Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Artis is an accomplished business development executive passionate about improving economic opportunities for individuals to achieve sustained economic mobility.
In his teens, Jeff was a beneficiary of the A Better Chance Program aimed at providing high-quality educational opportunities for youth by connecting them to the country’s top secondary institutions. Through this experience, he saw first-hand the transformational impact of high-quality education and professional networks on achieving sustained economic mobility. His participation in the ABC Program served as the foundation for his academic and professional accomplishments and sparked a life-long commitment to expanding opportunities for youth that not only prepare them to enter corporate America, but also offers the knowledge, support, and resources needed to thrive there.
Jeff joined Genesys Works as President and CEO in January 2021 and is responsible for leading the organization through its next phase of growth, including expanding its geographical footprint and skilled development curriculums and strengthening its position as a strategic talent pipeline for corporate America’s diverse, professional talent needs.
Prior to joining Genesys Works, Jeff spent seven years at the helm of Corporate Engagement for nonprofit Year Up, where he served as the architect of its enterprise growth strategy. He led a team of more than 100 employees in placing 3700 young adults into internships with top employers each year. Under Jeff’s leadership, Year Up grew its non-philanthropic revenue by more than 300%, generating $90 million in 2020 alone.
Jeff has more than 40 years of experience leading workforce development solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and leading sales for industry leaders like Agile-1, BMC and IBM where he achieved sales goals ranging from $50 million to $300 million a year.
Jeff earned a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Williams College. He is a former board member of the Indianapolis Urban League.
He is a native of Harlem, New York and currently resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Caitlin joins Genesys Works as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer with 15 years of experience in workforce development and education.
Caitlin began her career as a public school teacher at a vocational high school in Maine, where she developed a strong passion for helping young adults connect to both meaningful careers and higher education to set them on a path to lifelong success.
Prior to joining GW, Caitlin spent over 10 years in a variety of roles at Year Up. She helped to scale the program nationally, leading growth and expansion in the Bay Area, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Caitlin also helped formalize innovation at Year Up by launching and leading the organization’s R&D lab to develop new solutions for connecting young people in need of jobs with companies in need of talent. Most recently, Caitlin managed the Hiring Committee Training Team at Google, ensuring that the company’s hiring practices are inclusive and unbiased. After a stint in the private sector, Caitlin is very excited to be back on the nonprofit side, and looks forward to driving the strategy and innovation needed to scale GW nationally.
Caitlin earned her MBA from Boston University and her BA from Bowdoin College.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Tom joins Genesys Works with deep experience helping corporate and non-profit enterprises address their most complex and important growth challenges and opportunities.
His strengths in operations, sales and go-to-market strategy, and sales team and process building are a product of his experience as a Sales and Consulting Leader, CEO of a Healthcare Start-up, and Board Member of for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is known as an open and approachable leader with a collaborative, transparent management style and a passion for building teams, finding alternate pathways, and solving difficult problems.
Tom earned a B.S. in Commerce from Washington & Lee University, where he minored in Philosophy and Ethics. He has an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago with a focus on Operations and Marketing.
Tom enjoys working at the intersection of Corporations and Communities to create life changing opportunity for Young Adults, and value for companies interested in transforming their talent.
Senior Vice President Sales and Development
Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Boston with a bachelor’s in economics and political philosophy, and later received her Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova. She quickly moved into the non-profit sector first in a policy think tank focused on drafting paid family leave and then shifting to an advocacy position with a domestic violence organization. These experiences, combined with her personal background, fostered a passion for connecting those traditionally shutout from the mainstream economy to opportunity.
Michelle joined the Year Up team where she spent 13 years in fundraising managing a portfolio, team and eventually focusing on operations nationally. She transitioned into program-focused roles launching and building the South Florida and Los Angeles sites. The last 4 years of her tenure at Year Up was focused in sales both frontline and enablement roles.
Her expertise will enable Genesys Works to increase earned and contributed revenue, ultimately securing higher levels of scale and impact in years to come.
Senior Vice President of Sales and Development
Senior Vice President of Technology and Finance
Pam is responsible for managing Genesys Works’ tech team, tech strategy, technology stack of systems, technology enablement of business processes, financial operations, and the finance team.
Prior to Genesys Works, Pam was Chief Information Officer of Innovations for Poverty Action responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing data management and information technology strategies to further IPA’s mission and increase organizational efficiency. She has also served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Human Rights First, Uncommon Schools’ Senior Director of Data & IT, and has advised leading multinational corporations, multilateral organizations, and government agencies on ICT policy, strategy and operations management, public finance management and reform, change management, and organizational effectiveness as a strategy consultant and Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Her work history includes the US Peace Corps, Accenture, Merrill Lynch & Co, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Pam holds a Master of Public Administration in International Development degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has a B.A. in Economics from Reed College. She’s currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.