About

E Pluribus Partners is the leader in helping business, government, healthcare and higher education organization create and sustain Connection Cultures that increase employee engagement and strategic alignment to boost productivity, innovation and organizational performance.

Michael Stallard, President

Michael is the co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners.   He is the author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity and Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work,  a contributor to other books including What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers) and  The ASTD Management Development Handbook.

Articles by our about Michael’s work have been in the media worldwide including The Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Leader to Leader, Entrepreneur.comForbes.com, FastCompany.com, HR Magazine, Human Resource Executive, Talent Management, SmartBriefRotman (Canada), Shukan Diayamondo (Japan), Developing HR Strategy (UK), The Economic Times (India), LiveMint (India), Outlook Business for Decision Makers (India), Smart Manager (India), and Capital (Dubai). His blog has been recognized as one of the top blogs on leadership and Michael has been recognized at a top online influencer on leadership.

Michael has spoken at many organizations and conferences including the Association for Talent Development, Center for Creative Leadership, General Dynamics, General Electric, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, NASA, Northwestern University, TCU, The Conference Board, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Treasury. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a faculty member at the Institute for Management Studies.  Texas Christian University created the TCU Center for Connection Culture to advance Connection Culture at TCU and in higher education generally.

Prior to founding E Pluribus Partners, Michael was Chief Marketing Officer for the private wealth management businesses of Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. The programs identified and implemented by the team he assembled and led at Morgan Stanley contributed to doubling the business unit’s revenues over a two-and-a-half year period. The practices he and his team developed became the genesis for his approach to elevating the productivity and innovation of individuals and organizations. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in investment banking at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and marketing and finance at Texas Instruments. Michael’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. from University of Texas Permian Basin, and a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991.  Michael is married to Katherine P. Stallard. They have two grown daughters.

Todd W. Hall, PhD, Chief Scientist

Todd speaks, coaches, and consults for E Pluribus Partners’ clients.  A research and clinical psychologist, Todd has 20+ years experience helping individuals and teams thrive.  He is a regular contributor to the Human Capital Institute and ConnectionCulture.com.

Todd’s client work focuses on three areas.  He coaches leaders, helping them to leverage their core motivations and develop their relational expertise so they can facilitate a culture of connection.  He works with teams to align people’s core motivations with organizational goals and to develop strong relationships that fuel collaboration around those goals.  In addition, Todd develops research-based assessment tools and practices to provide organizations with actionable knowledge that translates into improved performance.   He is a co-developer of the MCORE, a proprietary assessment of core motivation that combines narrative and quantitative methodologies.

Todd has been privileged to consult with start-ups, government agencies, non-profits, and for-profits, including the National Institute for Mental Health, the Salvation Army, VHA Corp., New York City Leadership Center, Moody Press, Pruvio, and numerous universities.

Todd has presented research at the American Psychological Association (APA), and received the early career award from APA’s division for the psychology of religion and spirituality.  He is a licensed psychologist in California, and teaches psychology at Biola University.  Todd holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Biola University and a doctoral specialization in measurement and psychometrics from UCLA.

Prior to teaching and consulting, Todd served on active duty in the Army as a clinical psychologist.  He and his wife, Liz, of 23 years have two teen-aged sons and enjoy traveling and hanging out together at Disneyland (his favorite ride is the Cars ride at California Adventure).

Jason Pankau, Partner

Jason speaks, teaches, coaches and consults for E Pluribus Partners’ clients.  He is a co-author of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work, Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity and a chapter in the book What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers). His work has appeared in the media including in Leader to Leader and Leadership Excellence.  Jason has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and he has spoken and/or taught seminars at a wide variety of organizations including General Re, Johnson & Johnson, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and NASA.

Jason is also the president of Life Spring Network, a Christian organization that trains and coaches pastors and church leaders. He is the author of the book Beyond Self Help and several seminars on leadership, marriage, and discipleship that he teaches throughout North America. Jason has started churches and served as a pastor focused on mentoring and leadership development.

Jason earned a B.S. from Brown University in business economics and organizational behavior/ management. He was captain and pre-season All-American linebacker in football, school record holder in discus, and national qualifier in track while at Brown. Jason earned a Masters of Divinity from Southern Theological Seminary and completed required coursework for a doctorate in leadership at Gordon-Conwell. Jason is married and has two daughters and two sons.

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