Unterberger & Partner Join Kennedy Network




Unterberger Joins Kennedy Network

April is Autism Awareness Month and Tuesday the 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  Across the globe people are wearing the color blue to raise awareness for the increasing prevalence of this developmental disorder.

World Autism Awareness Day is an Internationally recognized event where the United Nations reaffirms its “commitment to promote the full participation of all people with autism, and ensure they have the necessary support to be able to exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms.”

Various building and landmarks around the world will light up in the color blue Tuesday to raise awareness as well.  The White House, the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls have all been lit blue on this day in years’ past. 

53811994_10157118791275948_276311438178385920_oMore than 3.5 million American fall somewhere on the autism spectrum and about 1 in 68 children in the US will diagnosed this year, according to the CDC.  Autism is generally diagnosed before the age of 3, with markers ranging anywhere from an inability to socialize to being non-verbal.  Children and adults often have severe sensory issues and sensitivities to noise, light, and even food.  Many families struggle with the financial burden having a child with autism brings and rely on organizations such as Autism Speaks to provide the much needed therapy and medical care these children desperately need.  Early intervention is key in providing optimal progress however a majority of adults with autism still need intensive care depending on the severity of the disorder. 

If you would like to show your support for autism awareness on your social media accounts, you can use these pre-written tweets and post hashtags #LightItUpBlue or #WorldAutismAwareness2019, or even turn your Facebook profile picture blue for the day. 

Autism Speaks is one of the nine organizations IPS has selected to support through IPS Cares.  Our clients can select from one of the nine organizations that is most important to their company.  IPS Cares was initiated on January 1st, 2005; our passion for excellence on each client’s account is fueled by the knowledge that together we are also working to support important causes such as this. 


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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

You can contact Simon at sroads@ipeoplesolutions.com

Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at Meredith@ipeoplesolutions.com

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