Meet the Más Talent Team

Cyndi Ramírez Ryan, SPHR

CEO, Chief People & Culture Officer

Cyndi Ramírez Ryan, SPHR is a Human Resources Expert, Leadership Development Facilitator, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, and Executive Coach with a comprehensive background in leading people strategy solutions in health care, medical device, insurance, and financial industries.  Cyndi has over 20 years of experience leading organizational change, talent management, leadership development, human resources transformation and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her experience leading human resources functions across a variety of industries positions her to share her insight with large and small clients and craft solutions that uniquely fill their business needs.

Rachel Ball Statler

Vice President of Talent

Rachel Ball is Vice President of Talent at Más Talent HR. Rachel’s background includes over 20 years as an Operational Leader and Talent Manager with GEICO Insurance. She has an MBA in Risk Management and holds Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional designations. Her areas of expertise include: Identifying talent, engaging employees, improving and sustaining high performance, grooming high potential talent, developing diversity & inclusion strategies and sales and customer service leadership.

Tim Ryan

Director of Operations

Tim Ryan is an accomplished leader with a career  history of shaping strategic and operational initiatives across global organizations. He specializes in bridging strategy and implementation, leading cross-functional teams, building client relationships, and guiding business activities, including growth innovation, process improvements, and organizational transformation. With over 20 years of experience, Tim’s background in risk assessment, compliance management, finance, and operations inform his ability to streamline organizational goals from vision to process improvements. Tim holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Tim is proud to be an Army veteran, an advocate for the disability community, and a Wyoming native. 

Daiquiri Ryan, Esq.

General Counsel & Senior Consultant

Daiquiri Ryan is General Counsel and Senior Consultant at Más Talent HR specializing in Civil Rights Law, Employment Law, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and social impact storytelling. Her background in social justice, compliance, and peer coaching positions her as an asset to the Más Talent team. As an ambitious leader with expertise in narrative shaping, design, and business strategy, Daiquiri brings a new perspective to Human Resources needs of today and tomorrow.

Daiquiri received her Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Media Relations from Arizona State University. A Texas native, Daiquiri currently lives in Washington, DC. 

Kyla Martin

Senior Consultant

Kyla Martin is a Senior Consultant at Más Talent HR. Kyla is a communications and change management expert and executive coach with more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies. In the past, Kyla has driven change models and organizational transformations at industry-leading companies, like Toyota North America, eBay, Dell Technologies, and Keurig Dr. Pepper.  Kyla has an exceptional reputation for influencing leaders and engaging employees through organizational and business change using behavioral science. 

Sylvia McGurk

Senior Consultant

Sylvia Adame McGurk is a Senior Consultant at Más Talent HR, and has over 15 years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist. Her passion for inclusion, development, training, and talent acquisition has led her to excel across a variety of industries. Sylvia holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Our Lady of the Lake University. She is an advocate for Veterans, and uses her passion for exceptional customer service to serve her clients’ needs.

Kelsa Ryan

Senior Consultant

Kelsa Ryan is a Senior Consultant with Más Talent HR, and supports the organization in recruiting and general Human Resources. Kelsa’s first career was in the hospitality industry where she fed thousands of people through catering and dinner services. From there Kelsa went into the Human Resources and Document Control fields, where she is passionate about helping businesses optimize technology and streamline operations. Kelsa is expected to receive her Masters Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources in Spring of 2022. Outside of work, Kelsa loves to hunt, fish, camp, play with her horses, and spend time with her wife, Dawn.  

Portia Portugal

Senior Consultant

Portia Portugal is a Senior Consultant with Más Talent HR, supporting the organization in project management and operations. Her leadership background in non-profit and philanthropy brings a community-focused lens to the Más team. She is an advocate for women’s rights and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is passionate about helping organizations build their capacity for positive change. 

Portia received her Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Arizona State University. She currently calls San Antonio, Texas home with her husband and children.  

Hope Ryan

Human Resources Coordinator

Hope Ryan supports Más Talent HR through administrative coordination and operations support. As a team player and natural-born leader, she helps optimize MTHR business functions across departments, and successfully keeps the growing MTHR team organized. Hope is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Miguel Joey Aviles

Senior Consultant

Miguel Joey Aviles served as the first civilian Chief of D&I in the history of the US Coast Guard.  He started his career as diversity recruiter and for over a decade held several leadership positions in 3 major Federal Departments. Recognized as a one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top 10 Voices in Racial Equity,  Top 15 Champion of Diversity by Diversity Global Magazine, a Top 100 Executive by Diversity MBA Magazine, and featured as an Inclusion Innovator by SHRM.  Miguel is a TEDx speaker, featured at the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Telemundo. Miguel is a graduate of Yale School of Management Fostering Inclusion and Diversity Certificate, and a certified Professional Diversity Coach.

Antoinette Freeman

Senior Consultant

Antionette (Toni) Freeman is a dynamic corporate executive with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) experience encompassing commercial industry experience as a workforce change agent for private and public sector brands, inclusive of the Fortune 100 companies. Adept at providing organizations with comprehensive DEI strategy, the ability to inspire, educate and galvanize support for creating an inclusive culture. She is a champion who can influence change and positive behaviors across organizations and an astute communicator internally and externally on behalf of the organization. Toni is bold enough to question the status quo and hold leaders accountable for metrics and drive results without formal authority. Experienced leader who knows enough to pace change and focus on core priorities.