For Immediate Release

Leah Walling
CPP, Inc.
(800) 624-1765


CPP, Inc., Adds Two New Members To Its Board Of Directors

Co-Presidents Patrick and Hayes to Join the Board


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 17 – CPP, Inc. (, publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument and other major assessments, announces that Maria V. Patrick and Jeffrey A. Hayes have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Co-presidents since March 2004, Patrick and Hayes have demonstrated extraordinary collaborative ability, effectively working in tandem, always with an eye on the bottom line. Promoted to fill the void created by the sudden passing of CEO David Krantz, they were able to successfully transition CPP management with zero negative impact to the business. Their skills, competencies, and experience with the product lines have helped them spearhead initiatives that have grown the business, particularly with regard to international expansion and Professional Services.

Board Chairman Carl E. Thoresen, Ph.D., says, “CPP has grown tremendously under Hayes and Patrick’s leadership. Collectively they have over 30 years’ experience at CPP, and both have demonstrated the excellent industry knowledge, breadth of company operations expertise, and leadership skills required of Board members. I am pleased that the Board has offered them this new opportunity, and look forward to continuing our work together to realize a sound and sustainable strategic vision for CPP.”

Maria Patrick, Co-President

Patrick joined CPP in June 1991 and brings nearly 20 years of business experience to her current role. She is responsible for product development and oversees CPP’s Publishing, Research, Human Resources, Legal, and Technology divisions. She also leads the company’s strategic planning process. Patrick has exhibited strong leadership skills in her years at CPP, including her strategic work on the Executive Management Team, in human resources and organization development, and in product development. She was instrumental in the negotiations for the Xicom and Strong Interest Inventory® acquisitions. Patrick is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and Association of Psychological Type (APT).

Jeff Hayes, Co-President

Hayes joined CPP in October 1987 and brings over 20 years of experience to his current role. He oversees CPP’s Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Operations divisions. Throughout his tenure at CPP, Hayes has provided exemplary service and leadership. He has made many material contributions to the advancement of the company, including the development of the Washington, D.C., Scoring Center, which gave CPP a strategic East Coast presence. Hayes played a critical role in the Xicom and Strong Interest Inventory acquisitions, as well as in the conceptual work for launching CPP’s Technology Division. He also spearheaded the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) initiative, a vision that has transformed CPP into a truly customer-focused organization. Hayes is a member of NACD, SHRM, ASTD, and APT.

About CPP, Inc.

Since its founding in 1956, CPP, Inc., has been a leading publisher and provider of innovative products and services for individual and organizational development. CPP has been supplying reliable training solutions to businesses of all sizes, including the Fortune 500, for more than 50 years. The company’s hundreds of unique offerings have been used by millions of individuals in more than 100 countries, in more than 20 languages, to help people and organizations grow and develop by improving performance and increasing understanding. Among CPP’s world-renowned brands and services are CPP Professional Services; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Strong Interest Inventory®, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO-B®, CPI 260™, and California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) assessments; and Davies-Black® Publishing.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, and MBTI are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust. Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO-B, and Davies-Black are registered trademarks and California Psychological Inventory, CPI, and CPI 260 are trademarks of CPP, Inc.