Sperduto & Associates, Inc. maintains the highest quality staff who, collectively, possess well over a century of consulting experience. All of our consultants are members of the American Psychological Association and/or the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. To see individual biographies of a particular consultant, click one of the links below.
- Dale Belles, Ph.D.
- Kay Loerch, Ph.D.
- Christopher Reilly, Ph.D.
- Gary R. Sperduto, Ph.D.
- Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.
Dale Belles, Ph.D.
Dr. Dale Belles earned his B.S. in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology were awarded from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dale was awarded a fellowship at UF, where he developed and evaluated worksite stress management programs and consulted with physicians and their patients. He has published numerous articles and two books focusing on the consultation process, the psychological benefits of exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, and executive personalities. Before joining Sperduto & Associates, Inc., Dale spent nine years as a corporate psychologist with another Atlanta firm. He is a licensed psychologist whose areas of professional interest include personality assessment, career counseling, and individual management/leadership development. Dale grew up in the Chicago area. Avocational interests include exercise, antique fire engines, cooking, and the history of Chicago.
Kay Loerch, Ph.D.
Dr. Loerch grew up in Nebraska and received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kays graduate work was completed at the University of Tennessee, where she received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. While at UT, she taught in the departments of Management and Office Systems Management. In addition, she worked in the Offices of Human Resource Development and Personnel Services where she was involved in training and development activities at both the employee and management levels, including the University’s Institute for Leadership Effectiveness. She has published and presented papers in the areas of goal-setting, work/family conflict, and ethics. She is a licensed psychologist whose current areas of professional interest are in leadership development, team building, organization development, change management, talent management, and the creation of feedback-rich environments.
Since 1987, Kay has been a part of Sperduto & Associates, Inc., serving local, national, and international corporations, by providing psychological and management consultation. Across her career as a corporate psychologist, she has worked with hundreds of organizations, of all shapes and sizes, across many industries, helping them select, develop, understand, and organize their most important asset: people. She gets her best results working in the context of long-term client relationships to achieve the following goals: to help members of the organization be happier and more productive at work, to build higher functioning teams within the organization, and to help the organization at large better achieve its goals and strategies.
Kay lives in Atlanta with her husband Mark and 14 year old daughter Katie, along with Molly their very large and rambunctious Doberman, a host of assorted fish and hermit crabs, and a 9th grade international student from China, who will be living with them for the school year. Kay enjoys growing orchids, reading, and entertaining. She is an ordained Presbyterian Elder, and enjoys singing in her churchs choir, and, with Mark, teaching Sunday School for three-, four-, and five-year olds. She also serves as President of Atlantas Family, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that arranges sponsorship of needy families during the holiday season.
Christopher Reilly, Ph.D.
Dr. Chris Reilly graduated summa cum laude with his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Niagara University in 1985. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1989. In 2012, he was honored to be selected as a SIOP Scholar, one of the highest forms of recognition for contributions to the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chris has worked as a consultant for companies in the healthcare, distribution, information technology and consulting industries. He has published and presented a number of technical papers in the areas of employee engagement, work scheduling, performance measurement, and decision-making. Before joining Sperduto & Associates, Inc., he worked as a corporate psychologist in Greenville, South Carolina, focusing his efforts primarily in the areas of employee engagement, development of selection and promotion systems and executive development. Chris has worked internationally and has led a number of projects related to employee engagement, succession planning, talent management, and organization restructuring. He is a licensed psychologist and is the President of our survey division.
Gary R. Sperduto, Ph.D.
Dr. Gary R. Sperduto is Chief Executive Officer of Sperduto & Associates, Inc. He earned his B.A. in Biopsychology at Eckerd College where he conducted small animal stereotactic neurosurgery and histological studies as an undergraduate. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the age of 26 in Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia, and conducted his clinical internship at a Harvard teaching hospital. The focus of his professional efforts has been in identifying and developing executive talent, consulting regarding organizational structure, mergers and acquisitions, the professional development of CEOs, CEO/Board relations, mapping appropriate organizational strategy, and leadership/culture enhancement and change. Recognized nationally as a leader in the field of Corporate Psychology, he has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and on local Atlanta television. In addition, he has published professionally as well as written for the lay press. He has served as a faculty member at the Director’s College presented by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and the National Association of Corporate Directors. His clients have varied by industry, segments of the economy, and size. Example client relationships have included Lockheed Martin, Ernst & Young, AGL Resources, Price Waterhouse Coopers, SunTrust Banks, Cox Enterprises, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eckerd Drugs, Richfoods, King & Spalding, Nash Finch, Larson Juhl, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Born in New York City, Gary grew up in Kansas, went to high school in Cincinnati, and played college baseball in Florida.
Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Thompson was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. After completing her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Toronto she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. As part of her graduate training, Patricia completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania. In this setting, she worked with high functioning individuals on issues ranging from stress management, time management, and career counseling to more serious clinical issues such as depression and anxiety. After graduation, Patricia completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at Georgia State University and the University of Pennsylvania covering topics such as theories of personality, general psychology, communication skills, and interventions to alter self-defeating thoughts. In addition, she has led seminars and workshops at the Wharton Business School, Spelman College, University of Toronto, and Emory University, and for various community organizations. Patricia has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for her work in survey development and research regarding the influence of culture on attitude development. She is a licensed psychologist whose current areas of professional interest include personality assessment, teambuilding, executive coaching, career planning, and applying positive psychology to business. Patricia is an advisory board member of The Cool Girls, Inc. Her other interests include tennis, reading, watching independent films, working out, and playing piano. She and her husband, Markeal, live in East Atlanta with their son, Blake.