Meet The

Sigred Solutions Team


Mike Dergis, Partner

Mike has over 25 years of experience in operational management, executive recruiting, organizational development, and international strategy consulting. Having served in senior management positions in industry and consulting, Mike has a well-rounded understanding of

organizational strategy and recruiting.

Mike founded Sigred Solutions to help clients increase their profitability by leveraging the team’s unique skills and experiences to create pragmatic solutions.

Mike is passionate about connecting people. He enjoys bringing together people that should know each other and is always looking to grow his network.

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Kristi Stepp, Partner

Kristi has over 25 years of experience in human resources across the automotive, healthcare and workforce solutions sectors.  Her experience includes strategic planning,

change management, operational excellence and team collaboration.


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Kristi is passionate about education and learning.  In addition to her professional experience leading global learning for Fortune 500 organizations, she also serves on the boards of Focus: HOPE and Pewabic Pottery, non-profits based in Detroit.


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Erin Fitzpatrick,
Senior Client Advisor

Erin joined Sigred Solutions from Pet Supplies Plus where she led the implementation of their Learning Management System and developed in-person and virtual training courses for all levels of the organization. She has six+ years of Human Resources Management and Training Development.


Erin understands all aspects of HR, Recruiting and Organizational Development. Prior to joining Sigred Solutions, she was an HR Administrator for an automotive supplier, focused on recruiting and a Benefits Coordinator for a national professional employer organization.

Erin is passionate about helping people find new and exciting ways to continue growing professionally. She enjoys bringing people together so that they can shine their brightest.

Lee Meadows, PhD,

Senior Client Advisor

Lee joined Sigred Solutions from Walsh College where he was a Professor of Management. Lee has over 40 years of experience in teaching and coaching at organizations across the country.


Lee had a detailed understanding of what makes organizations successful. In addition to his work with Walsh College and now Sigred Solutions, Lee is the President of the Board of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.

Lee is passionate about helping managers become leaders and believes that leadership is about giving a d@mn.

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Cheryl Czach, Senior Client Advisor

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, management recruiting and executive coaching. In addition, she is accredited through the International Coaching Federation.


Cheryl’s professional experience includes executive leadership in human resources, finance, operations, business development, organizational growth, strategy development, staffing / recruiting, and entrepreneurship.

Cheryl is passionate about building community. Whether it is hosting networking events to bring people together or her work as board president for a local non-profit, she believes in the power of community to heal, connect and uplift.

Ron Woods, Partner

Ron has over 40 years of experience in global executive search. During the course of his career, he has successfully conducted over 200 C-suite searches, working with corporate officers, functional heads and key human resource executives, and partnering with them to develop critical recruitment strategies. 

Ron’s professional experience includes leading two recruiting firms and conducting global assignments in Asia, Europe and Latin America. His recruiting assignments have encompassed a broad range of functions and industries, performing strategic search assignments for large Fortune100 corporations as well as not-for profit and privately held concerns.

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“The speed and quality of the candidates and the search were exceptional.”