Kimberly Paterson – Founder and Partner
Kimberly helps leaders change the mindsets and behaviors that limit individual and corporate success.
At age 23, she founded CIM – a strategic planning and corporate communications company that works with senior executives of financial services organizations on change initiatives. The firm’s clients include Allianz, Marsh, Wells Fargo, CIGNA, Travelers, Tokio Fire & Marine, Bank of America and AIG.
With more than two plus decades of field experience on change initiatives, Kimberly has extensive real world expertise in what works and what doesn't work. Over the years she’s learned that the best intentions, planning and execution aren't always enough to “move the needle.” Individuals, teams and organizations often struggle to make the changes that are so vital to their success. That need is what motivated Kimberly to develop Breakthough Code - a proven method for addressing changes that are resistant to traditional approaches.
Kimberly is a Certified Executive Coach. She recently studied and earned her Certification in “Unlocking Immunity To Change” at Harvard University. She is an active member of the International Coach Federation and the Institute of Coaching, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
She is a featured columnist in Rough Notes magazine and frequent speaker on the topic of change.
In her free time, Kimberly enjoys restoring century-old homes and anything related to art and nature. She is an advocate in insuring high quality of life and education for severely brain injured children. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter but her heart is always at the beach at her home in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
Fred G. Marziano, Partner
Fred works with senior executives to help them improve personal and operational performance. He draws on 25+ years experience in executive leadership positions with Fortune 500® companies and global financial services organizations including: American Express, Liberty Mutual, Gerling Global and Continental Insurance.
His successes include: building a start-up business from zero to $2.3 billion in just two years; integrating seven separate companies with distinct cultures, marketing areas, and distribution systems into one organization with a common business strategy and shared services platform; and leading the turnaround of a $3 billion-dollar financial services company in three years.
He has served as a director on the boards of 12 financial services and industry organizations, including Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies, Continental Insurance Companies, Gerling Global, The Insurance Services Office, American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, Reinsurance Association of America, and National Council on Compensation Insurance
Fred’s focus is helping leaders achieve significant and rapid improvement in individual, team and organizational results. What he enjoys most about his job is working with senior leaders to achieve maximum results while enhancing their reputation and relationships with key stakeholders.
Born and raised in Northern California, Fred now makes his home in New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, cycling, working in his wood shop and traveling abroad. He is a founding member and active participant on the Children’s Specialized Hospital Family Advisory Board.