Our Team

Thomas Lehnert

Thomas Lehnert

President & Systems Architect

Thomas is the original founder of Tycoon Systems and IndustryMasters - the creative force behind many of our innovative solutions. A graduate of Köln University in Germany (Dipl. Kfm.), he has over 30 years experience of programming serious games and simulations to solving business problems. He has built a number of companies, including CABS, the successful Business Game still used in Germany, and IndustryPlayer, a massive online game platform with over 400,000 users. The unique IndustryMasters platform – with its highly flexible suite of programs – is Thomas’ latest innovation.

Kathryn Larson

Kathryn Larson

Managing Director NA

Kathy joined the IndustryMasters team to help open new markets in the US, and took over as MD in 2015. She has over 20 years experience in simulation, game, and instructional design; business development; and consulting. She holds a degree in geology from Southern Methodist University, with graduate studies in education and organizational development at Regis University in the U.S. Kathryn has facilitated and consulted globally with clients in logistics, manufacturing, energy, technology, and franchise industries. Areas of concentration include leadership development and organizational transformation.

Bryan Rimmer

Bryan Rimmer

CEO

Bryan has been working in the executive development & corporate education sector for over 20 years. He earned his MBA at the London Business School, and spent some years teaching finance and business strategy as part of the Executive Education faculty at LBS. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering, and spent his early career in production and marketing functions in the food sector. He has taught hundreds of executives at all levels over the past 20 years, in many sectors including the oil & gas and process industries, with corporations such as with Exxon, Schlumberger, Eli Lilly, Glaxo-Wellcome, SABIC, and Dow Chemical.

Allie Golon

Allie Golon

VP Operations, USA

Allie is VP Operations where she is responsible for managing the complex team work and information flow we use developing our simulations. In her previous role as VP Sales and Marketing, she was instrumental in expanding our market presence in North America. A former K-12 educator with an extensive sales, marketing, and project management background, Allie is the author of several books on learning style theory and brings an awareness of the power of experiential, hands-on learning to her work in the design and development of simulations. Allie earned her B.S. in Marketing from California State Polytechnic University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Our International Partners

Günther Kober

Günther Kober

Managing Director Germany

As a graduate in business administration, Günther brings 15 years of sales and marketing experience from management positions in the energy sector at Yello Strom and EnBW. His credo of many years of practical experience in the introduction and marketing of products is: ‘Nothing is as strong as an idea whose time has come.’

Ameya Mahadeshwar

Ameya Mahadeshwar

Director Custom Solutions

Ameya is a graduate of IIMA, the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad - India’s leading business school. He manages our business partners in Southeast Asia and APAC. Prior to IIMA, Ameya worked as an IT consultant for Infosys in India.

Jean Pierre Carlin

Jean Pierre Carlin

Global Hospitality Consultant

Jean-Pierre has extensive experience in the global hospitality industry. He spent over 25 years in senior financial management roles with global hospitality leaders, as well as working in financial roles at IBM and KPMG. As Deputy CFO for EMEA of Accor Groupe (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Europcar), he developed significant expertise in hospitality and travel industry. Jean-Pierre is our resource for hospitality simulations, particularly in EMEA.

Ricardo Lucas

Ricardo Lucas

Social Media Leader / Spain-LATAM

Ricardo Lucas Fernández is a seasoned expert in leading executive education programs, and has filled the roles of adjunct Professor of several important business schools in Spain, including EOI Madrid, EEN Madrid, ESESA Malaga, and CESAE Madrid. As Managing Director LATAM – based in Lima, Peru – he has recently launched a new private business school network for EEN. In previous roles he was Channel Manager Iberia Novell-WordPerfect Spain, and CEO of Lucas Training, Madrid.

Dan Topf

Dan Topf

Performance Consultant USA

Dan has a wealth of experience in managing successful executive change programs at Kiewit, Weitz Company, Accenture, ING Group, Deere & Company, Microsoft, Rockwell-Collins, Wells Fargo and many other companies. Known for his outstanding learning design and facilitation skills, Dan serves as lead facilitator for our business simulations and business acumen programs. Dan is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), and has an MA from the University of Northern Iowa.

Bob Hanna

Bob Hanna

Associate Director Canada

Bob is a true believer in the power of business simulations, to bring business and markets alive through advanced business simulation training programs. He has spent many years in senior sales and new business development functions at Goodyear, Fedex, Purolator and Oracle. He deveoped many advanced training programs to improve Sales Capability for global operations, and is currently engaged in building out business skills amongst senior sales and marketing teams in Canada