Management Team

Jeffrey Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Hayes is President and Chief Executive Officer of CPP, Inc. and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. Previously, Mr. Hayes served as Co-President, overseeing Finance and Accounting, Professional Consulting Services, Sales, Marketing, and Operations. Mr. Hayes has also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Operations at CPP. He joined CPP in 1987 and throughout his tenure has led corporate-wide strategic planning, provided corporate visioning, and overseen business operations. Among his many contributions are the 2007 acquisition of APP, the company’s Asia Pacific distributor; the launch of CPP’s Professional Consulting Services practice in 2005; the conceptual development and implementation of CPP’s Technology Division; the vision and transformation of CPP into a customer-focused organization with the implementation of its customer relationship management (CRM) initiative; and the acquisitions of Xicom, Inc., and the Strong Interest Inventory® instrument. Prior to joining CPP, Mr. Hayes held a number of management roles for international companies such as Marcelo Fiberglass Corporation in the Philippines and McBer and Company in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. with a major in English from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jeff's Myers-Briggs® type preference is ENTP.

Dennis Diligent, Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Dennis Diligent joined CPP in 2007. He brings more than 20 years of experience in building, motivating, and leading international top-tier sales teams and channel partners to his role as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Dennis is responsible for strategically leading CPP’s global sales efforts which encompass both products and Professional Services. Prior to joining CPP, Dennis held senior global leadership positions with the Thomson Corporation and Sylvan Learning Systems. He holds a BA in International Studies/Political Science from the University of South Florida and an M.A. in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Dennis' Myers-Briggs® type preference is ESTJ.

Calvin W. Finch, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer

Calvin W. Finch joined CPP in 2002 and brings more than 25 years of financial management and business experience to his current role. He oversees the Finance & Accounting and Legal & Licensing Divisions and is a member of the Board of Directors. Cal was instrumental in the 2010 acquisition of Hemisphere Consulting, the company’s distributor in Singapore, the 2007 acquisition of APP, the company's Asia Pacific distributor, and the acquisition of the Strong Interest Inventory® instrument in 2004. Cal is a member of the board of directors of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Prior to joining CPP, Cal was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Coppola Group of Companies and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Zoetrope Group, Francis Coppola's entertainment companies; Vice President and Corporate Controller of New World Entertainment, Ltd.; and a Manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services division of Arthur Andersen & Co. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Utah.

Cal's Myers-Briggs® type preference is ISTP.

Lee Langhammer Law, Vice President of Research and Product Development, Publisher

Lee Langhammer Law joined CPP in 1987 and brings more than 20 years of publishing and business experience to her current role of leading the course and direction of the company's multiple publishing programs. During her tenure, Lee established CPP's award-winning book division and built it into a brand-name enterprise. She provided the vision and strategy for establishing CPP's Publishing Services group, and initiated an aggressive development plan for growing CPP's training and development publishing line. In her current position, she draws on an exceptional track record in author relations, contract negotiation, and business and product development to build the intellectual property assets of the company. Lee holds B.A. degrees with teacher certification in English and French, an M.A. degree in professional journalism, and an M.F.A. degree in expository writing, all from the University of Iowa.

Lee's Myers-Briggs® type preference is ENTP.

Bill Chapman, Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Bill Chapman joined CPP in 2015. He has a successful track record as an IT and Product Executive in technology, manufacturing, acquisitions, ERP deployments, eCommerce, and commercial product design. Prior to joining CPP, he has been a Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Business Technology Officer, and Software Research Scientist, as well as founding a successful startup. Bill’s experience is based on various industries including manufacturing, distribution, services, channel selling, retail, R & D, warehousing and logistics. Bill graduated in his MBA program Summa cum laude and class valedictorian, and holds a B.S., Quantitative Analysis.

Bill's Myers-Briggs® type preference is ENTP.

Thaddeus G. Stephens, Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

Thad Stephens joined CPP in 2011. Thad oversees the Legal & Licensing Divisions and serves as corporate secretary to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining CPP, Thad was Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at MegaPath Inc. (formerly Covad Communications), a national telecommunications services provider; Vice President and co-founder of Equilar, Inc., a provider of executive compensation data and analytics; and an associate in the corporate legal departments at three major law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he started his legal career. Thad received his B.A. in English from the Oberlin College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and received his J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School.

Thad's Myers-Briggs® type preference is INTP.