Who We Are

A full-service leadership consulting firm, OnPoint provides research-based solutions that help you identify and develop future leaders and improve team performance.

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Leadership Team

In addition to our core team, we selectively draw from a pool of highly specialized associates with whom we have established strong working relationships over our 25 year history.

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Darleen DeRosa, PhD

Managing Partner

Darleen DeRosa, PhD

Managing Partner

As a managing partner with OnPoint Consulting, Darleen brings more than fifteen years of consulting experience with deep expertise in the areas of talent management, executive assessment, virtual teams, and leadership development. Darleen works with organizations such as Accenture, AmeriGas, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Deloitte, EPAM, FINRA, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Navistar to facilitate selection, succession management, and leadership development initiatives. Darleen is a trusted advisor to many CEOs, CHROs and Boards.

Prior to joining OnPoint Consulting, Darleen was an Executive Director in the Assessment practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she conducted assessments of senior executives across industries. Before that, Darleen served as Assessment Practice Leader for Right Management Consultants, where she was responsible for the growth of the assessment practice for the Northeast Region. Prior to her tenure at Right Management, Darleen was a Clinical Researcher at the Yale University School of Medicine, where she conducted assessments and managed clinical research studies. She began her career at AT&T in Human Resources, where she focused on selection.

Darleen received her B.A. in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Organizational psychology from Temple University. She is a member of The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), METRO, and other professional organizations. Darleen is the author of Virtual Success: A Practical Guide For Working and Leading From a Distance (co-authored with Rick Lepsinger). She has also published book chapters and articles in journals such as Human Resource Management.

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Rick Lepsinger

Managing Partner

Rick Lepsinger

Managing Partner

Rick is a managing partner at OnPoint Consulting and has a twenty-five year track record of success as a human resource consultant and executive. The focus of Rick’s work has been on helping organizations close the gap between strategy and execution, work effectively in a matrix organization and lead and collaborate in a virtual environment.

He has served as a consultant to leaders and management teams at AIG, AmeriGas, Amway, Autodesk, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Coca-Cola Company, Eisai Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Hartford Steamboiler, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Medidata, Merck & Co., Mphasis, PepBoys, Pfizer Inc., Pitney Bowes, PPL, Prudential, and Siemens Medical Systems among others.

Rick has extensive experience in formulating and implementing strategic plans, managing change, and talent management. He has addressed executive conferences and made presentations to leadership teams on the topics of leader effectiveness, strategy execution, managing change, performance management, 360º feedback and its uses, and developing and using competency models to enhance organizational performance. Rick has also authored or co-authored five books on leadership:

  • The Art and Science of 360° Feedback, 2nd Edition
  • The Art and Science of Competency Models: Pinpointing Critical Success Factors in Organizations
  • Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices
  • Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results
  • Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading From a Distance
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Meghan Powell

Consultant

Meghan Powell

Consultant

Meghan Powell is a Project Associate with OnPoint Consulting where she manages client projects, produces deliverables, coordinates OnPoint’s online assessments, conducts research, and supports marketing activities. Meghan works with clients such as Amway, Autodesk, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Mphasis, the NYSE Euronext, PPL, EDMC, and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Prior to joining OnPoint, Meghan worked in project management and client support roles for several organizations. Prior to that, she worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation for The Hospital of Saint Raphael as a program coordinator where she consulted with clients to optimize their recovery process.

Meghan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Southern Connecticut State University.

About Us

With over 25 years of experience helping Fortune 1000 companies build agile leaders and improve team performance, OnPoint Consulting provides research-backed solutions designed for your specific needs. When you partner with OnPoint, you’ll be working directly with the experts who did the research and designed those solutions.

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We understand that leadership assessment and development requires something more flexible than a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Our leadership team plays an active role throughout the entire process, working directly with you to design and implement the solutions that will help solve your most significant talent challenges.

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Who We Help

OnPoint Consulting has helped a wide-range of Fortune 1000 and successful mid-sized companies to implement leadership assessment and development programs and enhance virtual and cross functional team performance. We work with companies across numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals/life sciences, manufacturing, insurance, retail, professional services, private equity, and financial services.

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Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying

In terms of this (high potential employees) program, the value is around getting some of our emerging leaders not only skilled up but really engaging the organization and feeling like they want to stay, but it's also making sure that they have visibility outside of their own specific area. This type of training gives them the foundation that they would need to take their skills up a notch.

Justine Staub

Director, Workforce Development at AmeriGas

I just thought they ‘got it’ more than the other company we were considering. In the conversations, it was just more ease of understanding our expectations. The other company would come back multiple times with a proposal that continued to not meet our needs. We were thinking about that and saying, ‘OnPoint clearly gets us a lot more than this other company.’ It just made more sense for us to go with them.

Cynthia Wynne

Learning Consultant at Merck

It’s so funny that I think some people think of their vendors as a vendor; something under them that they manage, and I just don’t feel that way with Rick and Darleen. I really feel it is a true partnership. They absolutely want to understand the culture at GSK. They are concerned about that with the program development and the program implementation tweaks that we do. They get right in there and when we send things back and forth it’s never critical or anything like that. I just really feel they’re just true partners in the sense that they want to speak to understand, learn and apply it into the program and make it a really good program for GSK.

Ginny Hobson

Global Learning Manager at GlaxoSmithKline

Guardian recently implemented workplace policy changes to support a “hybrid” approach in which employees are able to balance working in the office, at home, and at alternative Guardian locations. A critical part of the implementation was to ensure that managers would be set up for success in this new, virtual environment. We partnered with OnPoint to design and deliver a customized program to provide managers with some of the critical skills needed to lead from a distance. The program was very practical and we received excellent feedback from participants.

Electra Jacobs

Manager, Organization Effectiveness & Learning, Human Resources at Guardian Life Insurance Company

They are thought leaders who are exceptional at research and leadership development and combine the two disciplines in a way that enriches both. They partnered with us and delivered what they promised.

Jay Strunk

Director, Organizational and Leadership Development at Southco, Inc.

OnPoint’s Execution Gap Survey identified our strengths as well as the factors that inhibited our ability to get things done and their implementation process helped build consensus among the key stakeholders. As a result, work teams were formed to improve cross-organizational coordination and cooperation and we quickly saw key improvements.

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VP, Development and Engineering at ASML

Our strategic partnerships with RSR Partners, Trusted Advisor Associates, Open Sesame, and AthenaOnline provide us with additional resources to meet whatever challenges your organization faces without compromising the personalized touch our clients have come to expect from OnPoint Consulting.

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