Audra Chalfant Matlack
In 2005, Audra was recruited to Genesis Consulting Partners (GCP), a senior management executive search firm specializing in the Life Sciences industry, and is presently serving as the firm's Director of Research. GCP has called upon her broad business knowledge, sales and training experience, relationship skills and entrepreneurial drive to play a central role in search strategy formulation and execution, new business development and career coaching.
Audra holds a bachelor's degree in Education from Kutztown University. As a dean's list student, she balanced the demands of working and juggling a full course load to fully self-fund her education.
Her professional career began as corporate trainer providing technical and soft skills support to professionals throughout the United States. Working with a large cross-section of small and medium businesses and Fortune 1000 companies as a technical IT trainer, she co-created the coursework and designed the curriculum for the nationwide Sales Force Automation of several mortgage banking and bio-pharma firms. Continually recognized as the top performer in the Philadelphia region, clients often personally request her to provide business skills training as well.
Initially recruited to GMAC Mortgage as an IT consultant, she ultimately pursued a new career in the mortgage banking industry as a loan officer. Called upon to develop the GM affinity relationship with all GM partners, she was rewarded for her compelling and consultative sales approach.
An entrepreneurial self-starter, she co-founded Sunrise Environmental Industries (SEI), an organic recycling company to provide a green and safe solution for responsible organics management. As a principal in the company she performed many roles, primarily working to foster relationships and build long-term contracts within the varied industries that SEI served. She and her partners successfully built and managed the firm until it's sale in 2002.
As an independent contractor, she continues to provide IT and Soft-skills support to small and medium businesses, and offers career coaching and business reorganization consultation.
Her skills as a highly organized, efficient and motivated professional are further utilized in helping others through her contributions to various charitable.
Audra is an avid gardener and thoroughly enjoys anytime she can be outdoors. She and her husband Andrew and three young children live and play in Glenmoore, PA