Our leadership and management represent a wide variety of experience from all types of industries. What unites us is a passion for client service and a desire to make a difference everyday in the lives of employees and the clients we serve.
It all starts with having the right people in place— people who know what it takes to deliver tailored solutions that meet the business’s need, no matter what challenges are on the horizon.
Renea brings a unique blend of operations and consulting expertise to her role as Managing Director. This allows her to dig deep technically, while keeping focus on the big picture. She is respected for her ability to unpack complicated business challenges as much as she is for matching the right consultant to the problem. As Account Director for Strong-Bridge, Renea was considered a “go to” for clients who trusted her to have their best interests at heart. Prior to these positions, Renea held roles in finance for a variety of industries, including footwear and communications.
Renea holds a BA in Finance from Washington State University College of Business and Economics. She is also the super-proud mom of two incredible children, Myles and Caraline. She is passionate about giving back to her community. She has spearheaded giveback programs within the company and encouraged others to join in.
As Managing Director of Strong-Bridge Envision, Rob brings extensive leadership and project-based consulting experience. A respected entrepreneur and senior executive, Rob has a track record of achieving results and growing companies, through a unique breadth of functional, operational, and strategic know-how. Prior to Strong-Bridge Envision, Rob was Managing Partner and co-founder of Envision Business Consulting, a firm that partnered with people and organizations to help solve problems, manage change, develop new markets, enlist the right talent, and execute effectively.
Rob holds a BS in Math & Computer Science from the University of Denver, an MS in Business Systems Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Operations from the Yale School of Management. He lives in Denver with his wife, Karen. Together, they have two wonderful children and a mostly wonderful golden retriever named Toast. He loves to take advantage of all Denver has to offer: running, cycling, and finding a nice spot to enjoy an Italian red.
Matt’s extensive background is steeped in wireless and telecom, and in the leadership of critical business and technology initiatives. Prior to Strong-Bridge, Matt had 10 years at T-Mobile as Director, and later Senior Director, of the Enterprise Program Office. For several years, he was actually a client of Strong-Bridge, and was struck by the integrity and passion of the firm. Matt spent his first four years at Strong-Bridge as a consultant, overseeing critical projects for key clients. Today, he is Managing Director of the Seattle office. For Matt, team is everything. He’s keenly aware of the micro-steps needed on a daily basis to arrive at successful client outcomes. He celebrates them, and the people behind them. His focus is on growing the Seattle office through the support of people, teams, and the work they perform on behalf of our client each and every day.
It should come as no surprise that people are also at the center of Matt’s personal life. He is a husband, father, and grandfather. Together, they love to ski and travel. But really, his passion is service. For many years, he and his wife have served a number of charities in Kenya and Burundi. The work of these teams and organizations has helped provide much needed assistance with housing, medical, education, and widow and orphan care. Those days in service, he says, are some of the most gratifying and enjoyable of their lives.
Carolyn leads Strong-Bridge Envision’s Southeast Region, where she draws on an expansive career in business development, marketing, and consulting. She is respected for her ability to rally teams and people and has a reputation for her integrity and her ability to cultivate long-standing relationships. Carolyn leverages her diverse business experience to identify actionable insights and opportunities that fuel growth, optimize investments, and support corporate objectives.
She’s also the founder of Two Tailz Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming homeless and abused dogs, and has a patent portfolio for innovations in the pet industry. If that weren’t enough, Carolyn teaches and speaks at various MBA programs in the metro Atlanta area and acts as a coach and mentor to MBA Capstone students. She earned her BA in English from Wake Forest University and her MBA from Georgia State University.
Peter leads Strong-Bridge Envision’s Northeast Region. Peter’s client work focuses on growth strategy and performance improvement, and he brings over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, performance improvement, M&A, post-merger integration, and change management. He has unique global experience having done work in 40+ countries and lived in Asia, Europe, and the US. Peter has a B.A in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago.
Outside the office, Peter enjoys running marathons, angel investing, keeping up with his wife and three young children, volunteering with Rotary International, and being a New York Mets fan.
Darren leads Strong-Bridge Envision’s Rocky Mountain Region. For over 25 years, he has worked in business and technology consulting, with a passion for helping businesses increase financial performance through strategic transformation. Prior to Strong-Bridge Envision, Darren was a Vice President at Envision Business Consulting, a role in which he consulted with senior level executives at medium and large size businesses to strategically improve their business performance. Darren also held senior leadership roles with Accenture and Avanade. His industry experience includes retail, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, software, telecommunications, and media.
He holds a B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. Darren lives in Denver with his wife Karen, and their three boys. Two of his lifelong pursuits include sailing and skiing— ask him about the time he sat through Hurricane Bob on a sailboat.
Sheila is Head of National Accounts at Strong-Bridge Envision, responsible for uncovering new markets and delivering excellence in client service in all practice areas at a national level. She serves organizations and individuals through expertise in change management, human capital management, and executive coaching.
Sheila brings 25 years of business experience with a variety of corporate senior leadership roles including organization development, leadership development, change management, project/program management, and information technology. Sheila is a versatile leader that uses her hands-on experience from multiple industries to assist her clients in accomplishing their goals. She is a sought-after resource and a trusted colleague because she delivers on her commitments.
Sheila spends her spare time volunteering for a local anti-human trafficking organization and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Kelly Bolin leads Human Capital Management consulting within Talent & Organization Performance. Prior to joining Strong-Bridge-Envision, Kelly held leadership positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mercer HR Consulting, and Ernst & Young Management Consulting.
For more than 25 years, Kelly has advised companies in the areas of organization design and development, human capital strategy, organization change strategies, cost reduction, and process redesign. Kelly has led org design efforts saving millions in over 25 companies including Pepsi, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, and Sun Microsystems. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Organizational Studies in Los Angeles.
Kelly grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, spent 10 years in Los Angeles and has enjoyed calling Denver home for about 18 years. He is married to his wife of 24 years and rides herd over 4 rowdy kids whom he cherishes. On those rare moments of solitude, you’ll find Kelly in the mountains out on a river with a fly rod.
John has over 24 years of management consulting experience, leading projects across a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecom, retail, and technology. He has a unique ability to help organizations reduce organizational complexity and reengineer business processes, which in turn helps his clients reduce cost and bolster revenue. John is respected for his ability to effectively lead through diverse situational challenge. He has delivered time and again on multi-national projects that are focused on customer strategy, CRM, and call center.
John earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When he’s not busy at work, he’s likely planning his next travel adventure.
With nearly two decades of consulting experience, Dan has a proven ability to lead and manage projects that help his clients achieve their goals. He is also adept at building the kinds of relationships that are needed to develop trust — a vital part of unpacking technical and strategic initiatives in order to develop a roadmap for success. Dan’s industry experience is emphasized by wireless, telecom, and high-tech— a focus that has made him especially adept at leading technology-focused programs in highly stressful and often time sensitive environments. Prior to Strong-Bridge and Strong-Bridge Envision, Dan was a senior consultant for Deloitte Consulting.
Dan received his B.S. in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Idaho. When he’s not working, Dan is either adventuring outdoors or through any number of home projects. He enjoys mountaineering, SCUBA diving, woodworking, and home remodeling.
Kent has many years of experience in building and deploying complex technology solutions in a variety of industries, using on premises and cloud-based delivery models. Kent started his career as a software developer, working with several large telecommunication carriers. He then made the move to consulting, working with Accenture and earning their “Master Technical Architect” distinction. After his tenure there, he helped launch an early stage cloud-based marketing start-up. Today, at Strong-Bridge Envision, Kent brings his rich experience to a variety of client challenges— helping them solve big business and technology problems, and plot a successful course for the future.
Kent earned his B.S. in Finance, Management Information Systems from the Darla Moore School of Business and his MS in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. Outside of work, you’re likely to find Kent in the great outdoors, where he puts aside technology to enjoy disconnected time with his family.
Karin Thompson Brown
Karin Thompson Brown
Karin is the Practice Director for Business Optimization at Strong-Bridge Envision. She has over 30 years of industry and consulting experience in controllership, strategic organization development, business operations, program management, and change management. She is known as an innovative problem-solver and decision-maker with a passion for systems thinking. Karin has the keen ability to look at the performance of end-to-end processes and how an organization is currently positioned to deliver on their mission and design short and long-term solutions to improve process capabilities. Her approach includes implementing meaningful feedback mechanisms into structures so that an organization builds the muscle capability of data driven decision-making.
As a strategist and coach, she enjoys working with clients and consultants to connect them to their personal, teams’, and organizations’ values and design optimization strategies that work together. Outside of work, Karin is just as passionate about making an impact. She mentors leaders in her community on how they can bring their authentic selves into the work that means the most to them. She and her husband are actively involved in transforming education in their local school district through a strengths-based engagement model.
Danyel is a seasoned customer experience leader and Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), helping guide enterprise-wide teams in the technology, healthcare, and insurance industries for nearly two decades. Her approach is dedicated to customer experience—working with organizations to build strategies and frameworks that put the customer squarely at the center. She is passionate about helping her clients crack the status quo to meet the needs of their customers in new ways and engaging employees along the way to foster a customer-centric culture.
When she’s not creating customer excellence, you’re likely to find Danyel with her family, volunteering with her kids’ activities, or finding ways to enjoy the outdoors in the sunshine.
Alain Paolini has extensive U.S. and international experience in talent management, organizational change management, and sales/operations performance. His career is defined by these endeavors. It has also made him highly sought after for his expertise, and his ability to lead change, as well as shape, manage, and deliver on large-scale transformation. In his career, Alain has led nine business transformations, and created and implemented more than 25 talent management programs for sales, operations, and management workforces. Alain has held several senior Consulting and Corporate roles, including as a Partner/Senior Executive with Accenture, and as a Vice-President with Level 3 Communications/CenturyLink.
When he’s not at work, Alain enjoys catching a movie, watching sports, and indulging in some good dark chocolate. He’s also a skilled storyteller; to him, everything is a story waiting to be told. He has held several non-profit board positions, and is the current Board Chair for Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. and referees youth soccer games. He and his wife also stay busy with two teenagers, whom he believes make their lives a pretty great adventure. Alain earned his B.A. in International Business from NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
Heather is an international business leader with over 20 years of consulting experience leading enterprise solutions, global expansions, strategic initiatives, and business transformations. She thrives on exploring her client’s business opportunities and challenges and engaging the right team to help them achieve their goals. She is respected for her ability to successfully deliver work in undefined scenarios while managing and teaming with a diverse set of multicultural, geographically disbursed, and cross-functional teams. Her experience includes over 15 years working internationally in Europe and Latin America.
When she isn’t internationally trailblazing for business, Heather is still on the move. In her free time, she is an outdoor enthusiast and loves exploring new cultures and countries and adventuring into the unknown. She has traveled to over 70 countries and is fluent in Spanish.