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CALIFORNIA

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

COMMITTED TO THE GREATER GOOD

TIM GALLAGHER

Strategy. New growth. Organizational performance. 

Tim helps executives and Boards of corporations and public institutions including Fortune 100 companies, universities, governments, private equity firms, not-for-profits, and successful early-stage companies to create strategies and build operational capabilities.  He has worked in a wide range of industries including airlines, business services, electronics, consumer products, and manufacturing.

 

Tim brings an active and collaborative problem-solving approach to the most difficult strategic and organizational questions facing today’s leaders.

 

Formerly, Tim was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and was a member of McKinsey’s Strategy and High Technology practices.

 

Tim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. 

EMILY HOWE

Change. Stuck projects.

Corporate gender/culture.

Emily helps clients frame, align around, and move in new directions. 

 

Emily has a 15+ year history consulting and doing high visibility communications, change management and IT projects for corporate and nonprofit clients. She has served some of the most impactful organizations in Northern California, Boston and New York manage organizational transformations and enterprise-wide technical changes, improve leadership and middle-management, and advance inclusion.​

 

She has a passion for helping leaders get "unstuck" by helping them move critical projects forward or through executive coaching and consulting.

Emily has her MA in Gender/Cultural Studies and a certification in the Prosci change management methodology.