We’re dedicated to using this unique window of investment to turn DEI into a foundational business unit for years to come.
We believe in personalized relationship management over distant, self-service models of traditional consulting. Our service principles act as the bedrock of all our communication
We will understand–very specifically–your objectives, priorities, motivations, and management environment before we design and execute a service plan together.
We will bring unbiased, data-centered perspectives to the work we do on your behalf.
We will recognize and share openly with you the limitations of our own research and analysis.
We will promote disciplined decision making and responsible planning for the purpose of helping you accomplish your goals and manage risk.
We will find ways to help your team accelerate adoption of new ideas and develop new capabilities together.
We will change our service plan in response to changes in your priorities or circumstances.
Our team comes from very different backgrounds but we all share one goal: to make DEI changes that outlast cycles of attention and adequately drive positive change.
founder & ceo
head of product &
chief research officer
“DEI aspirations and expectations have evolved much faster than DEI playbooks have. Closing that gap means finding new ways for DEI organizations to add capability, accelerate impact and build credibility with stakeholders. That’s exactly what we help clients do.”
Serving as Head of Product and Chief Research Officer at ideascape offers a unique opportunity for me to pull together three separate threads from my own professional life—an interest in building new companies (more of a habit, really), a desire to help other leaders succeed and a drive to solve big problems.
Leadership teams at large companies are under enormous pressure to do something meaningful in DEI. At the same time, it’s clear to us that many legacy DEI management practices and much of the service ecosystem that’s grown up to support them aren’t well-suited to meeting new challenges in a higher-stakes environment. I’m excited to be part of a team that’s bringing new perspectives on DEI problems and solutions as well as fresh, client-centric approaches to service delivery.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve founded and worked with a wide variety of early-stage companies as a private investor, senior adviser and executive team member. Earlier in my career, I was a leader in the strategy and finance practice at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a pioneering best practices research and analytics firm, where I focused on high-profile new business launches, enterprise initiatives and product and delivery innovation.
I received a BS in Economics and a BA in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University and completed advanced studies in International Trade, Finance and Security Policy at Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Economic Policy at Georgetown University.
In my free time, I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking and tennis. I’m also an enthusiastic traveler, reader and guitarist.
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