About Winning Abilities: Unleashing Talent

We promote the exceptional talent that exists in individuals across all abilities.

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Company Vision

The vision at Winning Abilities is to create a world where diverse abilities are celebrated and optimized for the betterment of all in society.
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Todd Hedtke - CEO

Prior to forming Winning Abilities, Todd worked at Allianz Life Insurance Co. of N.A. for over 20 years, the last eight years leading the investment functions at the company as the CEO of Allianz Investment Management LLC. Over time, Todd became increasingly motivated by some of the most resilient people he had ever met: individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. Firsthand, he saw so many people tackling challenges head-on, and as opposed to seeing their life circumstances as headwinds or constraints—they embrace them and simply beat their competition—either in work or sport. He is an advocate for inclusion and was instrumental in creating the Beyond Employee Resource Group within Allianz Life and served as its Executive Sponsor. He also serves on the Advisory Board at Best Buddies MN. Todd strongly believes that creating environments that optimize all individuals' abilities improves life for everyone in the organizations and communities in which we live, work, and play.

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Our Recruters

Our affiliated recruiters play a crucial role in sourcing, identifying, and coaching individuals with great ability for positions inside of our great client companies.  They build diverse pools of candidates across a wide range of individuals, but focus on those with exceptional technical talent.  They partner with Winning Abilities management, our career coaches and client partners to open new opportunities for individuals who often can be underrepresented.

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Our Business Consultants

The independent partners we work with play a critical role in the overall Winning Abilities ecosystem.  They help us expand our client base by forging and nurturing strategic relationships with all types and sizes of organizations.  They unlock opportunities and support the organizations match their needs with our exceptional talent pool.  They serve as partners to our clients and build long-term lasting relationships.

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