Blaze Team

With a combined 50+ years of consulting and executive leadership, we are passionate about helping our clients create real behavior change that leads to increased performance. We’ve seen all the quick fixes and stopgap measures that get used for short term results. We want to help your entire organization succeed through the success of teams who are individually winning on a daily basis.

Alexander Noren

President & Co-Founder | Blaze Performance

Alexander began his leadership career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After his first two years, he transferred to Brigham Young University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Alexander went on to complete a master’s degree program at Harvard University in information systems management.

Alexander began his professional career working at Continuing Education as a systems analyst in their marketing department where he focused on increasing organizational efficiencies. He then transitioned to working at PwC as a tax CPA. He enjoys working with nonprofits helping them achieve greater and more efficient organizational success. He has been running employee engagement and culture start ups since 2018.

Kent Vaughn

CEO & Co-Founder | Blaze Performance

In the past 25 years Kent has helped 100’s of organizations improve their Performance and Results.  He has  conducted over 2,000 days of  Strategy & Execution Consulting, Leadership Development, and process improvement work for these organizations.  His clients (past and present) include Wal-Mart, FedEx, ServiceMaster, Nissan, Honda, ABF Freight, Covenant, Scripps, The State of Tennessee and Jewelry Television to name just a few.  


CTO & Co-Founder | Blaze Performance

Denny has been working in Computer Science & Information Technology for over 25 years.  He began his career as a programmer for an aftermarket automotive firm where he quickly took over as Director of Information Technology.  When this company was purchased, he started a consulting and custom software development firm. This company has been providing custom software development services for companies for over 20 years.

Denny is passionate about leading people and helping everyone maximize their potential. With this background, Denny has been a tactile and agile CTO at Blaze building its software to ensure the greatest user experience possible.

David Williams

COO & Co-Founder | Blaze Performance

David is an achievement-oriented professional with extensive experience in organizational development, operations management, and human resources. He has served as a Business Owner, Executive and Leader at some of the world’s best organizations. He received his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Human Resources Management from Liberty University and also has a Masters in Philosophy.

Brent Chesney

Blaze Senior Learning Partner | Author | 10 Quiet QuestionsTM

Brent Chesney has been actively engaged as a practitioner and consultant in the fields of management, talent development, and organizational performance for over 3 decades. He has worked in and with 119 different organizations, both for profit and not-for-profit, from ten different industry sectors to enable them to achieve higher levels of productivity, employee engagement and economic sustainability.

He understands the role managers have and their impact on people and performance capability. Brent has held positions as a supervisor, a department manager, an internal consultant, a regional office manager, a corporate training manager, a national director, and a global manager of learning & development for a tier 1 international automotive supplier. By serving in many roles and organizations, Brent has become  especially adept at understanding both the human and the systemic sides of business, and in helping organizational leaders align both for greater effectiveness.