New CEO takes the helm at talent management firm Chally Group Worldwide

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Human capital predictive analytics expert, Founder Howard Stevens, moves to Chairman of the Board

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Chally Group Worldwide™, a leading talent analytics consulting firm specializing in predicting performance in leadership and sales roles, announced today the promotion of Kenneth W. Carroll from President and Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder and former CEO Howard P. Stevens will remain in his role of Chairman of the Board.

The move is part of the company's long-term succession management strategy. After more than thirty-eight years building Chally (formerly HRChally), co-founders and principals, Howard and Sarah (Sally) Stevens, plan to turn their attention to other initiatives, including the Sales Education Foundation.

Chairman Stevens said, "We couldn't be happier with our choice of Ken to shepherd Chally in the coming years. While we will remain attached to the organization and all of the employees, we have every confidence in his ability to lead the company through this next exciting period of growth."

Carroll joined Chally in April 2008 after working with the organization for many years as a management consultant. He has industry expertise in senior-level financial, information technology and general management positions, with a focus on defining strategic direction and leading organizational change initiatives. Before joining Chally, Carroll held executive level positions in Fortune 500 manufacturing and distribution organizations and served as an interim executive in a variety of roles and companies leading transformational change initiatives and merger/acquisition assignments as president of his independent management consulting firm.

"I am honored that Howard and Sally Stevens have entrusted me with building on the unique, successful history of Chally while introducing the next generation of tools and services Chally brings to the talent analytics marketplace. The New Chally World Wide platform will be introduced August 1, 2012," stated Carroll. "Once launched, the new platform will enable Chally to roll out significant enhancements to our services on an ongoing basis. Specific announcements are forthcoming as we introduce our cloud-based value delivery platform."

Chally is privately held and headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

About Chally Group Worldwide
A global leadership and sales potential, performance and talent measurement firm, Chally Group Worldwide ( provides its industry-leading research, predictive analytics and advisory services to clients across 60 countries. Chally assures that our customers have the information they need to grow sales and minimize risks associated with talent management decisions relating to selection, alignment, development and succession planning.

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