About

SpeakPulse believes in helping users from all backgrounds achieve success in the workforce.  For us, part of that success comes from how you communicate.

 

Since its creation, SpeakPulse has enabled job seekers to level up, improve their confidence, and fix weak spots in their speech delivery.  As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect”.

Our Team

Our team is building products and crafting a cultural experience that will help, and bring equity to future generations.

Founder And CEO
Chief Technology Officer

Head of Speech Analytics

Head of Marketing

Board Member

Board Member

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Clayton Terris

Founder And CEO

Coming out of college, Clay wanted to get better at interviewing. That simple problem was the genesis of SpeakPulse. Clay started SpeakPulse with pen, paper and a spreadsheet and eventually turned it into software. Now, he views SpeakPulse as paying it forward to thousands of students, job seekers and working professionals who are looking to be better speakers.

Jon Hopkins

Chief Technology Officer
Jon is the founder of Archiblox, a provider of software engineering tools, co-founder of Palladio Software (sold to Rational Software), and co-founder of Blueprint Technologies (sold to Pearson PLC). He holds an MS and BS in computer science from UW-Madison.

Sonia Sethi-Kohli

Senior Advisor
Sonia Sethi-Kohli, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Professional Communication Coach, Consultant, Presenter, and board-certified multilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who has served in a variety of settings/roles with extensive clinical and corporate experience. Ms. Sethi Kohli currently owns and operates her private practice in the greater Chicago area which has two distinct divisions – a clinical SLP division, Global Speech and Swallow, which provides speech-language/cognitive-communicative/feeding-swallowing/voice-airway diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to culturally & linguistically diverse patient populations, and a professional communication & development training division, The Global Speech Suite, which offers individuals and organizations customized training programs focusing on presentation skills/public speaking, accent modification, leadership communication/executive presence, cross-cultural communication & diversity, interview skills, and more. Sonia is also Co-Founder of The Communication Collective, an online communication enrichment & leadership development coaching program for children & teens. Beyond presenting at engagements in local, national, and international arenas, Ms. Sethi Kohli is a former President and continues to serve on the Executive Board of CORSPAN [The Corporate Speech Pathology Network]. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a Minor in Spanish from Illinois State University (with Spanish Minor coursework completed at Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) from Rush University.

Nate Harris

Senior Advisor
Nathan Harris is a serial entrepreneur, restaurateur and Co-Founder & CEO of Ease which improves organizational efficiency by providing a predictive talent management system that gives your organization access to a tailored and a screened pool of on-demand remote talent. As CEO Nathan has led Ease through the nationally ranked accelerator program gener8tor, the world’s largest corporate innovation accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center, and becoming backed by CSA Partners Venture fund. Nathan is also the creator and host of the #LIFEWITHEASE Podcast where he engages in deep discussions around how digitization is changing how we work, live and think.

Jackie Darr

Board Member
Jackie is the founder and CEO of Darr Advisors, a leading business advisory and human capital consulting firm. She is also the current President and COO of Racon Capital, an alternative investment firm, and a General Partner of the Wisconsin Super Angel Fund. She holds a BA from Lake Forest College.

Bill Haack

Board Member
Bill is the Chairman and CEO of Haack Ventures, and current Vice Chairman of Advicent Solutions, a leading provider of financial planning software solutions. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Zywave, a leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the insurance industry, until its sale to Aurora Capital in 2013. Before this, he was the Chairman and CEO of Frank F. Haack and Associates until its sale to HRH in 2004.