“Thoughtful, Fun & Easy To Work With”

Meet the people who make sr4 Partners such a special bunch.

 


We wake up each day thinking about how we can help people discover and realize their full potential.

We love partnering with our clients to co-create dynamic solutions to unique challenges. We do our best work with people and organizations who believe what we believe... that healthier leaders, more cohesive teams, a thriving culture, and an inclusive approach to change are key elements to improving performance. 

 
 
 
 
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Ish

PARTNER-CONSULTING • CONNECTOR-IN-CHIEF

“I tend to get called when there’s information, there’s knowledge, there’s a sense of direction, but people aren’t connected. I get hired for relationship.”

He’s out amongst them. Helping, teaching, inspiring. Feeling what’s needed, sensing what’s missing. Fighting the good fight. Loyal to the mission and the people on the ground. We never know who’s going to decide that "Let’s call Ish" is the answer to their problem. Comes from the disciplines of appreciative storylistening and experiential learning.

In it for the journey that reroutes a life.

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Erin Jones

PRINCIPAL • PROBLEM-SOLVER

"I tend to get called when something isn’t working right. I get hired to fix the problem – whatever it is."

Our version of The Wolf, in Pulp Fiction ("I’m Winston Wolfe. I fix things.") Her quote would be, "If I can Google it, I can do it." She does it all the time. Came to sr4 as Career Option B – after her ambition to become the last great cartographer was dashed by Google Maps. Her master’s degree in geography and environmental studies is one of our hidden assets.

In it to make things work.

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Kim Ferrer

CONSULTANT • CHIEF INTEGRATOR 

"I tend to get called when there are a lot of moving parts to something. I get hired to make sure we get where we’re going, no matter what happens along the way."

Sees all the pieces of a puzzle and gravitates to the point of greatest need. When conditions on the ground are nothing like the conditions planned for – Kim is our rock. Corporate background in marketing, advertising and HR – and brings the skills of all three to our thought processes.

In it like the Three Musketeers: "All for one and one for all".

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Kate Jones

CONSULTANT • PATHFINDER

"I tend to get called when there's a need for collaboration. I get hired to encourage partnering and help people move together in a positive direction."

Certified wilderness guide who veered off the trail, went to grad school, and then headed out to the Silicon Valley, where she found herself leading a global team devoted to standardizing the multinational technology platform of a dot-com success story. One of our favorites for getting groups together to work things out and find their way forward.

In it for the good of the whole.

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Abby Lewis 

CONSULTANT • CHIEF DUCKS-IN-A-ROW OFFICER

I tend to get called whenever someone needs to think about how something is actually - no kidding - going to work. I get hired for details, logistics and follow-through.

How many hotel rooms? Which loading dock to ship to? Why shouldn't the parade turn left there? What's the room set-up? Has anyone confirmed the guest speaker? Every "i" dotted, every "t" crossed, all your ducks in a row? Abby's on it! Plus, a people person of the highest order - that's her in this TV commercial

In it to make sure it actually works. 

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Andy Montgomery 

CONSULTANT • THE CLARIFIER 

"I tend to get called when picture is foggy. I get hired to make visual sense of it all."

In 1990, in the Lesser Antilles, on the Isle of Saint Lucia, a young business school grad sat down in his Peace Corps office and started pointing and clicking on the Macintosh computer. He’s been doing it ever since. You bring him your sketchy thoughts and he gives you back a visual clarification. 

In it to make sense of things, and then draw a picture of it.

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Bill Seyle

PARTNER • WORD GEEK 

"I tend to get called when there’s complexity, or ambiguity, and they need someone to make things clear. I get hired for clarity."

Understands that nothing matters until there’s a word for it, nothing lasts unless there are memorable phrases to describe it, and nobody cares unless there’s a good story about it. "We never know what he’s reading." Comes from the worlds of executive speechwriting, strategic communication and investor communication. 

In it for the sentence that changes everything.

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Jake Elster 

CONSULTANT • MR. PLAUSIBLE

"I tend to get called when there’s ambiguity on a very large scale. I get hired to come up with a plausible way forward."

Triple major in anthropology, international studies and humanities. Masters in the science of learning and organizational change. Mobilized communities in Uganda, did outdoor education with the Navajo Nation, free-lanced in Geneva. The guy we turn to when we’re way out on a limb.

In it to be on the frontiers of learning. 

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Christopher Hart

PARTNER-DIS • KEEPER OF THE FLAME

"I tend to get called when there’s a desire for capacity building but structure and approach are missing. I get hired for system design."

Our thought leader on what we do and how we do it. Owner and chief interpreter of our change methodology. The first to say, "Everything’s going to be all right". We never know the full extent of what he’s up to. Comes from the arena of organizational behavior and change management.

In it to teach communities of people to learn to help themselves.

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Jason Bell

CONSULTANT-DIS LEAD • DIGITAL THINKER

"I tend to get called when teams need to connect and share."

Comes from a background of exploring the intersection of cultures, and why people believe what they believe. Eventually fell in love with solving problems in digital space. Listens before he speaks, formulates paths forward, helps groups of people become better at what they do.

In it to learn, explore and grow.

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Chris Calip

CONSULTANT-DIS • SOFTWARE ENGINEER 

"I tend to get called when the question is, 'Do we need an app for that?'"

Second-generation programmer. First kid on his block to have his own personal computer. Undergrad in computer information science; working toward a master’s degree in computer science. Under-the-hood guy for sr4’s DIS group for vigorous network-building.

In it for multilayered software challenges, organizational issues, and design quandaries waiting to be resolved.

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Lauren Howey

CONSULTANT • THE VISUALIZER

"I tend to get called when there’s a need to connect, and the visual sense is a way in."

Data, made simple. Environments, made real. Text, made approachable. Concepts, made dimensional. Brands, brought to life. Initiatives, bestowed with identities. How do we know what we’re talking about if we can’t see what it looks like? That’s why Lauren’s at the table – before all the decisions are made.

In it for the visual that turns a head, and touches a heart. 

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