Our Team

Dean MadisonAbout Our Founder

Email: dmadison@tdmadison.com

In January 2001, Dean founded TD Madison & Associates on the principle of providing a more predictable approach for evaluating the culture, strategic fit and qualifications of potential candidates for key senior level positions within the cable and telecom industries.

Prior to founding TD Madison & Associates, Dean was a Senior Partner of the global telecommunications executive search firm Warren, Morris & Madison Ltd. for 14 years. As an early pioneer in behavioral/ situational based interviewing methods, Mr. Madison’s work in this area has led him to national status when author, Lori Davila interviewed him for her book “How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Job Every Time.” Mr. Madison has since created the 7 Point Leadership Model which is a hybrid assessment process to measure a candidate’s personality, culture, intellect, team fit, strategic direction and job competencies to achieve optimal long-term placements. One of the cornerstones of the TDM process is the use of “Case” Panel interviews which allow for candidates to openly conduct a dialog with the interviewing committee on how they would go about solving a true challenge(s) which they will encounter in the position.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, has completed Harvard’s Executive Educational program on Managing Human Capital, and has attended the SCTE-Tucks Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth. He is certified to administer the Five-Factor Model of Personality Assessment. He remains active in the Richmond Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) an organization that supports the community for mergers and acquisitions and the corporate growth professionals. Dean has been on the Richmond Board for six years and served two years on the executive board where he was responsible for programs and conferences. Dean is a frequent guest speaker at national broadband conferences on building leadership teams that succeed.

Kelley PearsonAbout Our Vice President

Vice President
Email: pearson@tdmadison.com

Kelley Pearson has been providing solutions in Talent Acquisition, Selection and Development for over 23 years. As a trusted advisor, she has partnered with Executive Leaders of organizations spanning Technology, Consumer Packaged Goods, Defense, and Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals. Kelley is also a Certified Executive Coach and has delivered senior leadership coaching and executive team building programs to organizations including Intel, NASA and the Department of Defense. Kelley is also an adjunct Instructor with Bryant & Stratton College, teaching classes in Organizational Development and Psychology. She is a Certified Consulting Partner with Hogan Assessment Systems.

Kelley started in executive search with A la Carte International, a boutique search firm specializing in senior level placements in sales, marketing, research & development, and general management for the food industry. Wanting to provide a higher level of value for her clients, Kelley pursued training and certification in executive coaching, and is now able to provide a more holistic approach to candidate evaluation, engagement and leadership alignment with the client organizations.

Kelley is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), and Women in Cable Television (WICT).

Kelley completed a B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Psychology at Radford University, and a postgraduate certification program at the College of Executive Coaching in Pismo Beach, CA. She is also a graduate of the LEAD Hampton Roads program. Currently, she is serving on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter. Kelley lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband and two sons.