About Us

SpeedReading People Team

Management Team

Paul D. Tieger
President and CEO

Paul D. Tieger is an internationally recognized expert on — and the author of five breakthrough books — about Personality Type. His credits include The Art of SpeedReading People, Nurture by Nature, Just Your Type, The Personality Type Tool Kit, and the 750,000 copy best-selling career guide Do What You Are. The Founder and first Director of The New England Type Institute, Paul has personally trained thousands of managers, team leaders, HR professionals, career consultants, psychologists, attorneys, and educators.

Over the past 20 years, Paul has consulted with dozens of insurance companies, financial institutions, law firms, colleges, utility companies, governmental offices, hospitals, and a variety of other types of businesses. He has developed innovative programs in such areas as team-building, management and sales training, career development, succession planning, conflict resolution, and communication enhancement.

Paul pioneered the application of Personality Type as a tool to assist trial attorneys in selecting and communicating with jurors, and has worked on dozens of high-profile civil and criminal cases, including the first physician-assisted suicide trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

Paul has appeared on scores of radio and television programs, including Geraldo Live and CNN’s Business Unusual, and has been profiled in The New York Times. As a result of his jury consulting experiences, Paul wrote The Art of SpeedReading People – a system for helping all people quickly size others up and speak their language.

Paul holds degrees in Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Polly Merritt Maglio
V.P. of Global Accounts
& Master Trainer

Polly Merritt Maglio is stationed in Hartford, Connecticut, headquarters of SpeedReading People, LLC. Polly oversees client account activity from inception through completion of all training deliverables. Prior to joining the SRP team, she held Regional Directorship positions for numerous national fitness organizations where she trained upper level executives in the art of designing and executing industry-specific leadership and sales training programs. With a 25-year background in recruiting, career assessment and enhancement, sales and leadership training, interdepartmental communication, and strategic marketing, Polly oversees SRP's business development and training facilitation both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Amy Parchen
Senior Client Manager

Amy Parchen is a Senior Client Manager for SRP based out of Hartford, CT. Amy specializes in bringing solutions to clients that help build trusting relationships and an engaged work force. Before joining SRP, Amy was a corporate training leader and HR Business Partner for a Fortune 500 financial services organization, as well as a municipal economic development consultant and a public school educator. She holds an M.S. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and a B.A. in Psychology from Denison University in Granville, OH.

SaraBeth Nivision
Director of Accounts

SaraBeth joined the SRP Team in January of 2013. As Director of Accounts, her responsibilities include launching on-line tool access for both existing and new clients, overseeing account management from a financial and maintenance standpoint as well as the day-to-day activities of running the Hartford office.

Prior to joining SRP, SaraBeth was in Public Relations at a number of organizations as well as having extensive administrative experience in many non-profit and volunteer based communities. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA.

Rob Toomey
Vice President

In addition to his role as Vice President, Rob is also a certified trainer for SpeedReading People®. Prior to joining the company, Rob was a corporate attorney for five years beginning with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and then with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Boston, where he focused primarily on venture capital and leveraged buy-out transactions. He holds a B.A. with honors in both Philosophy and English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Carly Toomey
Vice President

Carly Toomey became a certified SpeedReading People® trainer and joined the SpeedReading People® team in October of 2004.  Prior to that, Carly was on the faculty at Lexington Montessori School in Massachusetts. She has more than five years of experience designing and presenting training programs. Carly graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., with a B.A. in Psychology.