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About Media Partners

Media Partners’ mission is to help build workplaces where all employees feel respected, safe and fully engaged. A positive work culture is not only good for people, it’s good for business.

Achieving meaningful culture change is a journey – one taken by individuals and the organization itself. Our solutions and services pave the way.

What We Do

For 25 years, we've helped organizations explore the attitudes and behaviors that impact culture. Through award-winning video-based content and 5-star client services, our powerful learning experiences cover:

  • Respectful Workplace - generating awareness and genuine dialogue on Unconscious Bias, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
  • Workplace Safety - preventing sexual harassment and workplace violence through easy-to-apply, behavior-changing instruction.
  • Empowered Engagement - developing inclusive leaders able to connect employees to the organization, its customers and one another.

Award-Winning Training Content

Leadership Team

John Hansen,  Chairman / Chief Executive Officer

John provides strategic insight and guidance for Media Partners and is responsible for leading all the company’s growth and innovation initiatives. He has a passion for helping organizations with their Respectful Workplace, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Sexual Harassment Prevention initiatives as well as creating a workplace where employees are engaged, respectful, and committed to company success.

John is an 8-time CEO with 20+ years’ experience developing world-class organizations that disrupt industries, including GoAhead Software and Vallent which were acquired by Oracle and IBM respectively.

John received his BS in Computer Science from BYU and his MBA from the University of Washington. He is a lecturer at UW’s Foster School of Business, teaching Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and sits on the Board of Paragon Development Systems.

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Tom Munro, Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Tom oversees Media Partners’ finance and operations teams, leading a transformation of the company’s systems and business model to accelerate the creation and delivery of its people skills and compliance training. He also guides initiatives to gather metrics that measure the impact of Media Partners' training; specifically, positive behavior change and organizational improvements stemming from a workplace where people are more engaged and customers are better served.

Tom has worked with startups and 3,000+ employee organizations (B2C and B2B) including as COO/CFO for Glowforge and CEO for Photobucket. His finance background includes two IPOs and more than fifteen M&A transactions.

Tom received his MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago.

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Mike Masters, Chief Revenue Officer

Mike is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer success at Media Partners. He brings 20+ years’ experience as a creative, results-driven executive with a reputation for delivering innovative growth and execution strategies.

Prior to Media Partners, Mike worked with both start-ups and large enterprises (B2B and B2C). His expertise includes increasing revenue, building brands, and leading customer-focused innovation as an executive at companies such as Amazon, Concur, and T-Mobile.    

Mike received his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and BSBA in Economics and Accounting from Miami University. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Shep.

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David Hansen, Chief Technology Officer

David manages all technology for Media Partners, specializing in the ongoing development of the company’s learning content delivery platform as well as incorporating data analytics into the learning cycle. He brings a wide range of expertise in the architecture, design, and development of software systems with an extensive background in protocols and networking.

David’s broad experience includes working on many complex systems such as satellite tracking software for the DoD Space Command, aircraft ground proximity warning systems that are outfitted in many of today’s modern airplanes, systems for billing collection and provisioning in wireless cellular networks, and building internet routers that connect corporate and regional offices. He also held broad development responsibilities at F5 Networks and was a core contributing member to their flagship BIG-IP product.

David received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Washington. He is a PSIA Level 3 Alpine Instructor, a USSA Level 100 Alpine Ski Coach and a PADI Certified Rescue Diver.

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LaTonya Jackson, Ed.D. Vice President of Services

LaTonya leads a team dedicated to helping Media Partners’ clients effectively identify and address issues that undermine organizational culture. Her expertise fosters ongoing company growth through thought- leadership, coaching, consulting, instructional strategy, and facilitation.

Highly skilled in collaborative partnerships, individual and group coaching, and people development, LaTonya has served as Learning and Development Manager at Walton Enterprises and as Human Resources Director for Walmart.

She received a BSBA in Marketing and Finance at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Arkansas, and a Doctor of Education in Workforce Development Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  LaTonya volunteers her time to facilitate for Unform Your Bias, a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce racial injustice. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts-Diamonds of AR, OK, TX.

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Michael Bond, Creative Director

A passionate film maker, Michael provides the creative vision for Media Partners’ award-winning video-based courses.  He guides a multi-talented team in the creation of compelling, story-rich learning content that engages learners and inspires behavior change.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the film industry, developing training for clients such as Starbucks, Microsoft, Nordstrom among others, he brings a keen creative edge and passion for training to each project. His programs have garnered dozens of industry awards for film excellence and directing, and many have become international best-sellers.

Michael attended Bethel University studying Drama and Theatre. His ongoing passion for engaging an audience springs from his early career as a performer and Associate Director and Touring Musical Director for the RC theatre, Minneapolis. 

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Tom Matthews, Vice President of Sales

Tom is responsible for Media Partners’ multiple sales channels. He brings 15+ years’ experience building successful sales organizations with skills in customer relationship management, sales automation, negotiating, and pipeline management.

Tom has worked in sales operations, account management, and sales leadership at IBM, Oracle, VoloMetrix, GoAhead Software and Imprev.

He received a BA from Utah Valley University in Behavioral Science/Spanish, and he is the founder of the annual Issaquah Turkey Trot which raises money for the local food and clothing bank.

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Carrie Zheng, Director of Marketing

In her role at Media Partners, Carrie oversees marketing initiatives and programs that drive demand, elevate market presence, and create thought leadership. 

She brings 18 years’ experience in branding, product marketing, digital & social marketing, marketing communications, customer-centric GTM programs, and integrated campaigns. Prior to joining Media Partners, Carrie worked in a variety of B2B and B2C startups and enterprises such as Spansive, Anker Innovations, Microsoft, Outerwall, Starbucks, and Sara Lee.

Carrie received her MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Her volunteer work has included serving as a Brand and Marketing Consultant for Taproot Foundation and as a Board Member for the Sixth Day Dance Company.

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Careers

If you want to make a positive impact on today’s workplaces, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about improving the world of work, through better and more effective people skills training.  And we practice what we teach: we offer a great culture where employees feel respected, engaged, and supported.  Small company values, big company technology tools, and a culture that our employees say is just right. 

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