Meet Our Leadership Team

The Devine Group leadership team consists of accredited and certified staff in the areas of I/O Psychologists, human resource generalists and statistical modeling and training specialists. Our Executive Leadership Team includes professionals with decades of experience in employee selection, development trends, and best practices.

David Devine

Chairman and CEO

David Devine is the Chairman and CEO of The Devine Group. David joined the company in 1992 as Chief Operating Officer, and was named President and CEO in 2002. His leadership has grown The Devine Group into a significant market leader in the field of human resource and assessment solutions. David earned his Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and his Graduate degree from The University of Chicago with a concentration in Organizational Development. David also serves on the Executive Board of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of American Mensa, Ltd.

Erik Lutz

Chief Operating Officer

Erik is the Chief Operating Officer at The Devine Group, where he oversees and manages the finance, accounting and legal functions of the company. Previously, Erik served as President of Great Southwest Mortgage in Scottsdale, Arizona after founding the company in 1995. In 1999, Erik sold the company and continued on as President of Great Southwest Mortgage until 2007, growing the business from 5 employees in 1995 to over 1,300 in 2007. Erik serves as the Secretary of The Devine Group's Board of Directors, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Home Equity Partners, a real estate management firm, and IQual, a financial services software firm.

Gary Dent


Gary Dent became a Principal after retiring as Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Labor Relations of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He has held senior HR leadership positions with GM, City of Detroit, Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati. In these organizations, he was responsible for building a service-oriented culture; integrating people, technology, business processes and workflow in creating high performance HR teams; assisting leadership in meeting strategic plans by creating a forward-thinking, action-oriented HR strategic plan; building productive working relationships with unions and employees; and improving all aspects of HR services including leading change. Gary has a BS in special education from Norfolk State University, an MA in management and supervision from Central Michigan University and several advanced professional certifications.

Joe Koczwara

Chief Information Officer and Chief Analytics Officer

As The Devine Group's CIO and CAO, Joe brings more than 25 years of experience in analytics, including statistics, predictive modeling and optimization. At Devine, Joe is responsible for the analytical integrity of the assessment tools, which includes predictive modeling (correlating behaviors to an individual’s performance measures). Prior to joining The Devine Group, Joe worked as a Senior Analytics Specialist at General Foods and Procter & Gamble. Joe received a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue, and is a member of American Mensa, Ltd.

Pamela Walters

Executive Vice President

Pamela serves as the Executive Vice President at The Devine Group and has been with the company since 1999. Pamela is responsible for directing the execution of all professional services for client organizations and contributes to the strategic planning process for research and development. Previously, Pamela served as the Director of Change Management for Marriott International, where she established communication networks and strategies, identified training needs and facilitated a change agent network. Pamela holds a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Regent University and is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Chris Leech

Senior Vice President

Chris serves as the VP of Sales and Marketing where he brings 20 years’ experience working in the Human Capital Management industry. During that time, Chris assisted to optimize talent strategies for organizations like Citigroup, IBM, Eli Lilly, DuPont, Best Buy, Cardinal Health, Target Stores, Sutter Health and hundreds of other clients. Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Anderson University and received his MBA from The Falls School of Business. In addition to his leadership position with The Devine Group, Chris teaches as an adjunct Professor of Managerial Economics for Anderson University’s Professional MBA program.