Coaching Team

Baker & DabollSM, is an international Executive Coaching firm headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our Team

Todd A. Uterstaedt
Amy J. Katz
K. Alan Steele
Mark J. Cappone

Todd A. Uterstaedt, MSOL

President & CEO,
Senior Executive Coach

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Todd Uterstaedt is Co-Founder, President and CEO of Baker & Daboll, where he is also a Senior Executive Coach.

After serving as a decorated U.S. Army Intelligence Officer and successful Vice President of a global organizational development company, Todd co-founded Baker & Daboll, LLC in order to fulfill his dream of growing a company dedicated to helping leaders thrive. Since then he has helped to build Baker & Daboll into a high performing team of exceptional executive coaches supporting hundreds of leaders in organizations like Procter & Gamble, Nucor, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank, Ball Aerospace, Miami University, United Federal Credit Union, The U.S. Federal Reserve, and The United States Air Force.

As an in-demand executive coach, entrepreneur, and speaker, Todd is described as “Invaluable,” “Top-notch,” “The best,” and possessing “A great ability to connect, touch, move, and inspire you.” He has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in many media outlets such as PBS Television, Wall Street Journal Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Inc. Magazine,, American City Business Journals and many publications in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the company is headquartered.

Additionally, Todd is the host of the popular podcast, “From Founder To CEO” where he interviews fast-growth founders from companies like Netflix, Zoom, Dunkin Donuts, Sonic Drive-In, Mailchimp, Basecamp, Calendly, Unbound Merino, Freshbooks, Hint Water, BeachBody, and Spartan Races. Todd’s podcast is ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts as measured by Listen Notes.

As an expert in executive influence, Todd earned his BA in Communication Arts from Hofstra University in New York and his MS in Organizational Leadership from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati. He speaks on the topics of entrepreneurial leadership, executive influence, ethical leadership, and overcoming executive derailment. 

Amy J. Katz, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer,
Senior Executive Coach
President, Daughters in Charge – A division of Baker & Daboll, LLC

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Amy J. Katz is Chief Learning Officer and a Senior Executive Coach with Baker & Daboll.

In addition to coaching leaders in a wide range of industries and settings, Amy is President of Daughters In Charge, a division of Baker & Daboll, which focuses on helping daughters working in their family’s business develop their professional and leadership skills.

Amy has a breadth and depth of experience in organization development and facilitation roles with organizations such as GE, P&G, and the Veterans Health Administration, in addition to her work with family businesses and smaller firms. Amy has had speaking engagements at several local and national organizations, such a Macy’s and the Association for Training and Development, and has also served as an adjunct professor at both Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati.

Amy is committed to her community and is a past President of the Isaac M. Wise Temple and former board member of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute and People Working Cooperatively.

K. Alan Steele, MA

Chief Project Officer,

Alan brings over 14 years of leadership management, recruiting, and coaching experience to the clients of Baker & Daboll. Alan has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Textron and Black & Decker where he focused on supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma.

Alan brings extensive international experience to his clients. He has traveled, studied, and worked in several of the former Soviet Republics, Europe, and India, along with acquiring significant import/export experience with China, India, Thailand, and Europe. Alan served for a number of years as a decorated U.S. Army Intelligence Officer where he specialized in Middle Eastern affairs. He is also a published author and is certified to interpret the Chally assessment.

Mark J. Cappone, MS, MSS, ACC

Senior Executive Coach

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Colonel (Retired) Mark Cappone is Baker & Daboll’s newest executive coach, joining the team with nearly 30 years of experience in military, government, and university organizational leadership and executive coaching roles. In addition to coaching public service leaders at one of Ohio’s top-ranked public service schools, Mark previously served as Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and retired from the Army after a career culminating as a brigade commander and Chief of Staff for the Ohio Army National Guard.

Mark is an International Coaching Federation-credentialed coach, providing executive and leadership coaching to senior, mid-level, emerging, and high potential leaders in both the private and public sectors. He is a graduate of the Duquesne University Professional Coach Certification Program and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, as well as a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University.