About Us

Our Leadership

CC Pace is led by experienced, highly respected industry specialists who personify our culture of committed service to clients and measurable results.

Mike Gordon, CEO

Mike co-founded CC Pace in 1980 and, to this day, remains a hands-on principal. As CEO, he sets the strategic direction and targeted objectives for CC Pace’s stakeholders and takes an active role in solving the most pressing challenges seen by our clients, business partners, and employees. Sports have been at the center of Mike’s personal interests, with golf and pickleball dominating current activities. Meet Mike 

Tim VanTassel, President

Tim is a seasoned technology executive with deep roots in the financial services industry. Tim has earned a reputation for building dynamic teams and is frequently requested to speak on a range of industry topics. When he’s not in the office, you’re likely to find Tim outdoors, as he enjoys hiking, skiing, and mountain biking in his free time. Meet Tim

Philippa Fewell, Vice President

Philippa has had a long-tenured, progressive consulting career leading to her current position as Vice President and Managing Director of Agile Services. Her practice focuses on application development services, training, and coaching in Lean and Agile Methods. Meet Phil

Joe Fuqua, Managing Director, Financial Services

With over three decades of experience in designing, deploying, and managing leading-edge technologies, Joe’s vision for CC Pace is focused on bringing innovative technology and analytics solutions to our clients. Joe is a published thought leader in emerging technologies & is a visionary for how data & analytics can transform an organization. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his 3 kids, is an avid outdoorsman, & is a mediocre (but passionate) guitar player.                                                    Connect with Joe!

Mike Wittrup, Director, Agile Practice

Mike is an experienced Agile, lean, and six sigma practitioner who has spent his career building up capabilities and transforming Fortune 500 companies. He believes his primary objective is to create value for his clients. When Mike is not coaching clients, you can find him on the soccer field coaching soccer, in his garden in the summer, and in his woodshop in the winter. Connect with Mike!

Laura Campbell, Director, Client Success

As a lifelong learner, Laura manages and directs all aspects of our Client Success program. Laura designed and implemented this program model after achieving her Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management, and it has enhanced our ability to deliver an outstanding client and consulting experience. In her free time, Laura volunteers with several community groups, enjoys going to Orangetheory, and likes to                                                           strategize on the upcoming 2023 CC Pace fantasy football season.                                                                     Connect with Laura!

Suzie Wheeler, Director, Talent Acquisition

Suzie has over 25 years of talent leadership and delivering highly qualified candidates both internally to CC Pace, and to our large financial and healthcare clients.  She is a hands-on leader with a team committed to delivering the best talent and prioritizes quality while focusing on company performance and bottom-line results.  As a strong communicator and collaborator, Suzie has a detailed consultative approach to developing trusted relationships and is dedicated to maximizing the candidate experience.  Suzie is an avid sports fan and in her free time, she especially enjoys kicking back with friends and watching her favorite college and NFL football teams. Connect with Suzie!

Jenna Bayer, Director, Marketing

Jenna oversees all aspects of CC Pace’s marketing efforts and enjoys bringing creative solutions to life. When Jenna isn’t convincing her coworkers to star in marketing videos, she’s likely volunteering with one of the various charities she supports, spoiling her rescue pup, or reminding her colleagues who won the 2022 fantasy football championship in the office league (spoiler alert: it was her). Connect with Jenna!

Greg Self, Director, Mortgage Practice

Greg Self, AMP is a seasoned and successful Mortgage Banking and IT professional with over 30 years of experience in the full range of mortgage loan origination processes, spearheading business transformation and IT initiatives, and overseeing critical technology platforms. Greg began his career at CC Pace 7 years ago as a Senior Consultant, became a Managing Consultant, and is now the Director of CC Pace’s Mortgage Practice.  Away from the office Greg supports several local and national charities, enjoys the occasional glass of wine, loves to read, and binge most things science fiction. Connect with Greg!

Dawne Ward, COO

Dawne is responsible for all operational functions with the exception of Accounting. She is an effective and versatile senior manager with the ability to lead and manage multiple areas which include: Business Planning and Operations, Human Resources, Contracting, and IT.  For relaxation, Dawne enjoys long walks and Yoga and is working to improve her Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (the bridge pose). Meet Dawne

Get to know our whole team here!