Ability Professional Network Leadership
Ken Lazar – Principal
Having spent over twenty years in talent acquisition and professional staffing, Ken previously held the positions of Managing Director for Experis Division of ManpowerGroup and District Manager for Kelly Services. Ken’s teams have put over 12,000 people to work.
Over the course of his career, Ken has won many top sales awards including District of the Year, the Consumer’s Choice Award for ͞Best Staffing Agency in Central Ohio and the Leadership Award for Influential Selling. Ken led his team to twice winning his companies highest award, the ManpowerGroup ͞Power Award, for growth, profitability and community service.
Understanding the needs of top sales performers and the importance of sourcing and hiring top sales professionals, Ken along with his son Matt, formed Ability Professional Network, LLC. The recruiting staff at APN are experts at recruiting sales and sale management professionals, nationally.
A graduate in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University with a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University, Ken and his wife, Nancy, reside in Hilliard, Ohio.
Ken is an avid golfer, custom pen crafter and owns the best dog on the planet.
Matt Lazar – Principal
Matt Lazar is a business development and client services professional. As a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial, he earned honors as the top advisor in the Ohio Valley for four years, as well as, one of the top 1% of financial advisors in the nation.
In 2010, Matt founded Trafalgar Wealth Management, a unique and successful financial advisory firm. Trafalgar offered its clients’ services that are personal, private, and exclusive.
Matt has developed and published two highly successful iPhone applications. His first app, Stock Genie, was recognized as the #1 stock tracing app on iTunes and earned the “New & Noteworthy” award. The second app, Next Trade, brings Wall Street to Main Street and has developed a success rate of 87% during the 2008 stock market crash.
During his career, Matt has hired, trained and coached over 120 financial sales professionals. As a Principal in Ability Professional Network, he understands the sales recruiting process that helps identify elite sales talent.
A graduate of Capital University in Economics and Political Science, Matt led the Men’s Tennis team in winning the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship. He now resides in downtown Columbus, Ohio and likes to live his life by the Jim Valvano model. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week and you’re going to have something special.”
Bryan Driscoll – Job Benchmarking and Assessments
Bryan is passionate about putting together effective teams by ensuring clients hire the right talent and grow leadership skills. A former All American wrestler, Bryan still coaches high school athletes and works full time as a business consultant helping companies and individuals create winning strategies and resolve issues related to performance improvement.
Over the past 20 years Bryan has developed mastery as a Certified Professional Behavior, Values, and Attribute Index Analyst as well as a strong passion for working with experiential solutions that engage all types of learners. His client work takes him across the United States.
Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree from West Liberty University and a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Sharon have four children and reside in Columbus Ohio.
Jeff Young – LinkedIn Training
Jeff Young is a highly qualified Education and Performance Development executive with 30+ years of progressive experience in program design and delivery, and 35+ years of engagement and project management experience.
His expertise lies in his ability to identify organizational needs and develop training programs suited to all levels of personnel. Just as significant are his contributions to improved business performance, productivity, quality and profitability.
Jeff is a former Director and Account Manager with Intellinex, an eLearning venture of Ernst & Young, LLP and has helped manage and mentor thousands of people in many different organizations. Since his retirement from OCLC, where he worked as an Enterprise Project Manager, Jeff has been deeply involved in community service by volunteering for and helping manage several local non-profit organizations.
- Networking, Social Networking
- LinkedIn Training
- Project Management
- Management Consulting
Most recently, Jeff’s passion has been devoting his time on being a Professional Networker, teaching Networking and LinkedIn and he has trained thousands of professionals in how to maximize their networking skills and best utilize networking tools.