Our Principals

We honor God in all that we do. 

We earn the trust of our colleagues and clients.

We believe that it's never wrong to do the right thing.

We are committed to excellence.

We demonstrate that we care.

We serve our communities.



Bill Talerico

Bill has always loved helping people see and achieve the best versions of themselves.  There are many parallels between sales and leadership—both take people on a journey, helping them to see possibilities they didn’t know existed.  Bill has held various Sales and Sales Leadership roles in his 20 year career in the Financial and Technology Industries.

He has also always had a passion for helping other people grow and realize their full potential. Wanting to focus on People Development full time is what led him to launch Talerico Group.

Bill devotes his time and energy to many activities including serving as an Extra-ordinary minister of Holy Communion and on the Pastoral Council at St. Louise de Marillac; serving on the Board of Directors at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School. Bill has previously served on the Board of Directors for Young Life – Urban Pittsburgh, Holy Family Institutes ICCP Board, and the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh.

Bill is a proud graduate of Seton LaSalle Catholic High School and Duquesne University. When not working with clients Bill can be found either on the sidelines coaching one of his children’s activities or in the stands rooting them on.

He and his wife, Suzee find great joy in sharing their marriage experiences with engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage by serving on the Pre-Cana Team at their parish.

Bill can be reached at: 724-655-4551


Matt Rodgers.

Matt is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning A­­­ll-State honors in football as a Quarterback at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School, Matt went on to play football at the University of Akron and to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

After consistently outperforming many of his colleagues in sales working at a Fortune 500 Company, Matt follows his mentor in expanding Talerico Group sales practice. Matt carries with him the lessons and successes of his career in sales and offers them as practical solutions to aid in navigating for those in the field. 

Identifying what’s most important and devising a personal success plan unique to each individual ignites Matt’s work with Talerico Group.  Matt’s experience on the football field prepared him well for coaching individuals and teams toward success,  holding people accountable, and pushing through those perceived constraints.

Matt is an active member of St. Bernard’s parish in Mt. Lebanon, PA where he serves on the Pastoral Council and serves on Catholic Charities Executive Leadership Council. He also serves a Big Brother through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.  Matt and his wife Paige reside in Rosslyn Farms, PA.

Matt can be reached at: 412-548-4697


Lisa Banbury

Lisa graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance.  Upon graduation she began a career at PNC in the auditing department and then proceeded to advance to various departments. During this time at PNC she was extensively trained in commercial lending and branch management.  After 17 years she decided to retire from PNC to stay at home while raising a large family.

She joined Talerico Group as the Operations Manager and serves as the Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition to bring her experience to a broader group of emerging leaders.

Lisa is active in children’s schools as a volunteer at both St. Louise de Marillac School and Seton LaSalle High School.  She is the President of the St. Louise de Marillac Football Boosters.  Lisa and her family live in Upper St. Clair, PA.

Lisa can be reached at: 412-688-6430

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Holly McIlwain

Developing leaders who change lives has long been the passion of our newest director, Holly McIlwain.  Holly has studied and written about Leadership and Mission, and Human Relationships, and  has spoken at numerous conferences and on Sirius XM Radio.  She holds an advanced degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University and is a Certified DISC Behavior Specialist.  She has studied with Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation and works to challenge leaders to become fully engaged in transformation. 

She most recently functioned as a lead consultant in Organizational Management and Leadership Development for one of the largest non-profits in the world.  The desire to invest all of her energies into developing leaders is what brought her to Talerico Group. 

Holly has previously served on the Board of Directors for Anchorpoint Counseling Ministries and the Renew the I Do Foundation.  She’s a frequent speaker and trainer on topics of leadership and living at Universities, Churches, Conferences, and Workshops.  Holly and her husband, Kevin, are raising two young boys and residing in Beaver County. 

Holly can be reached at: 412-347-6517