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Rick Buenaventura has over 9 years of experience leading Digital Transformation projects as well as deploying and managing high performing consulting teams. During his career, Rick has supported client projects in eCommerce, B2B, Supply Chain, Frontline/Retail applications, and more. He has worked for both a boutique consultancy and a massive global IT services firm; at Bradson, he applies the unique perspective he has gained from each approach to design and implement impactful solutions. Rick's core competencies include program, project, and portfolio management, product leadership, delivery frameworks, and team leadership. Rick believes that values are critical to successful outcomes. In Rick's words: "Being entrusted with a client's success is a privilege. We do the right thing even when it's hard because that's who we are - it's a reflection of the shared values both of our company and the consultants we hire. Doing the right thing when it comes to our people means investing in them; they are our most valuable asset, and enabling our consultants naturally means better outcomes for our clients. Lastly, I believe it is critical in this rapidly evolving technology landscape to avoid complacency - that is why we encourage and promote ongoing curiosity and growth." Rick spends his free time with his wife Erika and their two children, Rico and Caleb. His interests include fly fishing, golf, snowboarding, trivia, food, and travel. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science, and has called the Greater Seattle area home for over 30 years.
Phil is a driven leader with over 13 years of experience leading delivery teams in IT Consulting, as well as providing business development consulting solutions in the Greater Seattle area. His sales knowledge encompasses IT Project Delivery, Application Development, Digital Experience, Data & Analytics, and Infrastructure Cloud Services. Previous to his current role, he spent 15 years in adventure outfitting where he created customized outdoor customer experiences. Phil is passionate about providing a higher level of service through relationships and cultivating an internal culture that is solely focused on our clients and consultants. Phil has been married to his wife Katie for over 20 years and have 4 children together. He dedicates his time to his family but also loves fishing, hunting, and Seahawks football.
President - Bellevue
Chris Dobbelaere is an accomplished management consulting executive with 20 years of experience in areas such as operations, quality, process, organizational change, and project management. His career has been focused on solving strategically important problems of various scales in industries including software, retail, healthcare, and financial services. Chris has a passion for developing strong teams that set the bar for outstanding execution and customer service. His areas of specialty are strategic planning, operational excellence (Six Sigma, Lean, and TQM), PMO & portfolio management, project discovery & rescue, organizational design & optimization, and customized facilitation. A Washington State native, Chris serves on the board of directors at Seattle Sports Commission. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Jen, and children Ethan and Allison. His hobbies include travel, snowboarding, backpacking, motorcycling, and soccer. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University.
President - Portland
Jeff Bartlett is a seasoned management consulting executive with 25+ years’ experience spanning both large multinational and small local firms. His career has been focused on solving strategically important problems for clients in the software, healthcare, insurance, retail, high-tech, and manufacturing industries. Jeff's depth of knowledge covers sales and marketing strategy, ERP and CRM, business process optimization, outsourcing, analytics, and organizational capability design. Jeff is passionate about helping others to develop and achieve their personal and professional goals. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for 24 years and have four wonderful children. An avid golfer and native of the Pacific Northwest, Jeff enjoys the outdoors, water sports, cooking and food. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University.
Operations & Ownership
Operations & Resource Manager
Kathryn Beery is a seasoned office professional that excels in organizational management and implementing new systems to streamline and optimize corporate efficiency. Her background in managing multiple startups and restaurants has given her a solid foundation in customer service, which is key for the ever-changing dynamics of working with a variety of personalities and skill sets at Bradson. She is always striving to maintain a fierce commitment to integrity, service, and professionalism. Kathryn lives on the Eastside with her two girls, who are 13 and 17. She moved to Washington in 2014 from the central coast of CA and in her free time enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving and recently has been learning to fly when mom duties permit.
Founder & COO
Anne is a founding member of Bradson Consulting along with her husband Paul. Her background in managing large group employee benefits and later in technical recruiting provide her with the expertise on how best to meet the needs of our employees with competitive and fair benefits offerings. Anne has actively served on PTSA boards for 12 years, has volunteered her time for various children’s charities in the Snoqualmie Valley as well as in adoptions and training at the Humane Society of Seattle. She lives in North Bend with her husband Paul and their 3 children. Anne has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her personal interests include anything with dogs, boating, skiing and time with family and friends.
Founder & CEO
Paul Stedman founded Bradson Consulting in 2001 in Bellevue and expanded to the Portland market in 2004. He incorporates more than 25 years of experience in business development, operations and financial management into his management of Bradson. He continues to oversee the operations and drive strategic decisions that ultimately define Bradson and its people. Paul believes passionately in empowering employees to be accountable for their own success at Bradson. This is accomplished by giving them the tools and environment for success and removing bureaucratic and burdensome administrative and reporting requirements. This approach has rewarded Bradson and its clients with a team of the most mature, competent and seasoned professionals in the Northwest. Additionally, this has created a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity with a company-wide sense of ownership and pride. This culture lends itself to collaborative relationships between consultants and management and the realization that all parts of an organization are interdependent on the others to achieve success. Paul is committed to this philosophy as well as a guiding principal that places family first. He admittedly overuses the adage “work smarter, not harder” and preaches that as a reminder to everyone that a person’s family role (dad, mom, parent, etc.) is the most important role in life. Paul is a contributor to numerous local charities benefiting the Snoqualmie Valley; a former Little League coach, board member and umpire; and a former Planning Commissioner of North Bend, Washington. He lives in North Bend with his wife, Anne, and children PJ, Ellie, and Tate. Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin. His hobbies include riding his Harley Davidson, golf, boating and Green Bay Packer football.
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