Scott Dettman


Avenica CEO Scott Dettman is a dynamic leader with a strong track record of driving growth through transformation and innovation in the human capital arena.

Scott joined Avenica in 2019 following a six-year stint with ManpowerGroup that included progressive leadership roles spanning analytics and transformation to general management and business development.

Scott has a master’s degree and Ph.D. (ABD) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and most recently completed an Executive Leadership program at Harvard Business School.



Gary Benedik


Gary, an authentic leader with a profound background in the human capital space that embarked on a transformative journey with the founding of Arch Advisory Group. Drawing from his deep-seated belief in the pivotal role of talent in today’s dynamic workforce, Gary established Arch Advisory Group as a beacon of innovation. In October 2023, this journey took a significant turn as Arch Advisory Group was acquired by Avenica, underscoring Gary’s expertise and the value of his contributions to the industry.


Prior to the acquisition of Arch Advisory Group in Avenica, Gary spent time in agency recruitment, scaling tech-enabled start-ups, and also leading all talent acquisition for a F200 company.


Kristin Taylor


Kristin Taylor is a second-career talent acquisition strategist and modern-day headhunter, having previously worked as a professional actress and makeup artist in the New York Film & Television industry. Renowned for her ability to connect top-tier talent with leading organizations across various industries, she leverages her expertise as a Certified Diversity & Inclusion Recruiter (CDR) to serve as a trusted adviser and advocate for both candidates and employers.

With a career spanning talent acquisition functions within large, publicly traded companies in Commercial Real Estate and FinTech, Kristin embodies a ‘Maverick’ spirit and a relentless ‘get it done’ attitude. Her achievements include receiving accolades such as the Top Recruiter Award™ and recognition as a Crain’s Notable HR Leader.

Kristin’s dedication to inclusivity is central to her professional ethos, believing in the transformative power of diverse talent. Her unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and fostering inclusive workplaces drives her mission.

Beyond modern-day headhunting, Kristin is a proud member of the SAG-AFTRA union and serves on the Board of Directors for the 24 Hour Plays, a national non-profit organization benefiting theatre arts & education. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Theatre from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts, Film & Television Production from St. John’s University, and is currently pursuing her EMBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology.

What’s your why?

My mission is to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity, guided by the belief that diverse perspectives drive innovation and success. As a neurodivergent leader, I’m profoundly impacted by the inclusive hiring practices that can benefit both individuals and organizations. I’ve dedicated my career to paying forward the opportunities that I was fortunate enough to receive directly as a result of those practices.

Tess Eby


What’s your why?
Super simple – helping anyone and everyone who has the motivation to better themselves! I came from a background that provided me many opportunities to both succeed and fail, and the ultimate option of what path I wanted to take was up to me. Here at Avenica, we are finding ways to demonstrate the type of potential that you can’t see and focus more on what people have the potential to do vs. what they have done. I get excited over being able to go against the grain and help forge a new path into hiring, culture, and experience — which is what we do every day at Avenica.

Tess graduated from the University of Illinois at Edwardsville with a B.S. in Applied Communication Studies.


Board of Directors

  • Scott Dettman-CEO, Avenica
  • Ryan Craig-Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Aanand Radia-Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Bob LaBombard-Former CEO, Avenica
  • Bryan Power, Nextdoor


Arch Advisory Group has joined forces with Avenica. You can learn about Arch Advisory Group and its services at