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Artemis Connection was founded by a McKinsey alumna, Christy Johnson, and is supported by a core team of 20 and a global network of over one hundred of experienced consultants.

We help you solve complex issues. Our team of problem solvers will help you fill talent gaps or catalyze a team  - and you'll only pay for what you need when you need it.

We bring a wealth of skills and experience from a wide range of backgrounds.

Christy is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur, and strategist. She founded Artemis Connection to work with forward-thinking executives who want results and are willing to craft strategies with an intrapreneurial mindset. She is a former McKinsey Engagement Manager, a Stanford Graduate School of Business alum, and a career educator. She also regularly lectures on entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation, including at Stanford GSB and more recently at the University of Washington. Christy and Artemis Connection have been featured in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
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Christy Johnson
CEO and Founder
Stanford MBA, McKinsey alum, entrepreneur, strategist
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Christy is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur, and strategist. She founded Artemis Connection to work with forward-thinking executives who want results and are willing to craft strategies with an intrapreneurial mindset. She is a former McKinsey Engagement Manager, a Stanford Graduate School of Business alum, and a career educator. She also regularly lectures on entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation, including at Stanford GSB and more recently at the University of Washington. Christy and Artemis Connection have been featured in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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Adrian has 25 years of experience advising companies around the world on creating value, focusing principally on Digital Media and Heavy Industry. His functional expertise focuses on Strategy, Sales Force Effectiveness, Marketing, Product Launch, Communications, and Performance Improvement.  He has been involved in several Private Equity-led turnarounds.  Adrian began his career in the entertainment industry, driving the launch of Saturday Night Live in media markets around the world. He graduated with distinction from Harvard College with an A.B. in Classics; M.B.A. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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Adrian Blake
Principal
Harvard/Wharton, McKinsey alum, digital transformation
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Adrian has 25 years of experience advising companies around the world on creating value, focusing principally on Digital Media and Heavy Industry. His functional expertise focuses on Strategy, Sales Force Effectiveness, Marketing, Product Launch, Communications, and Performance Improvement.  He has been involved in several Private Equity-led turnarounds.  Adrian began his career in the entertainment industry, driving the launch of Saturday Night Live in media markets around the world. He graduated with distinction from Harvard College with an A.B. in Classics; M.B.A. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Felecia has served as a project management director and a primary point of contact for key internal and external stakeholders on non-technical aspects of her projects. Felecia’s experience includes responsibility for driving operational components, including coordination, dissemination, and general oversight of project scope, and ensuring client satisfaction with outcomes. She is a solution-oriented and performance-focused project manager. For more than a decade, she has managed state, federal, non-profit, and for-profit projects including multimillion dollar and multi-year development contracts. Felecia earned her Masters of Public of Administration from The Evergreen State College.
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Felecia McKinney
Engagement Manager
Project management, public sector, change leader
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Felecia has served as a project management director and a primary point of contact for key internal and external stakeholders on non-technical aspects of her projects. Felecia’s experience includes responsibility for driving operational components, including coordination, dissemination, and general oversight of project scope, and ensuring client satisfaction with outcomes. She is a solution-oriented and performance-focused project manager. For more than a decade, she has managed state, federal, non-profit, and for-profit projects including multimillion dollar and multi-year development contracts. Felecia earned her Masters of Public of Administration from The Evergreen State College.

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Francine is a physician and management consultant. Previously at McKinsey & Co, she continues her focus on healthcare and education for an array of local and international clients, government, and philanthropic institutions. She has been involved in education and education policy at local, state, and national levels, and recently completed her term as president of the Bellevue Public Schools Board of Directors. She is deeply committed to developing a diversity of leaders to tackle our biggest challenges. Francine graduated from Harvard College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship in health services research and the Teaching Scholars program at the University of Washington.
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Francine Wiest
Subject Matter Expert
Physician, McKinsey alum, Healthcare providers and systems
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Francine is a physician and management consultant. Previously at McKinsey & Co, she continues her focus on healthcare and education for an array of local and international clients, government, and philanthropic institutions. She has been involved in education and education policy at local, state, and national levels, and recently completed her term as president of the Bellevue Public Schools Board of Directors. She is deeply committed to developing a diversity of leaders to tackle our biggest challenges. Francine graduated from Harvard College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship in health services research and the Teaching Scholars program at the University of Washington.

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Anne joins Artemis with 15 years of experience in finance, education and nonprofit. Her expertise includes using data analytics to drive strategy, develop programming, and evaluate outcomes. She leverages her business background to create data driven strategies to strengthen organizations, primarily in the social sector. Anne is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA with a Certificate in Leadership Development. She is passionate about working with executives to build diverse, high performing teams that can tackle the toughest problems.
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Anne Nguyen
Head of Staffing
Wellesley, former investment banker, professional coach
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Anne joins Artemis with 15 years of experience in finance, education and nonprofit. Her expertise includes using data analytics to drive strategy, develop programming, and evaluate outcomes. She leverages her business background to create data driven strategies to strengthen organizations, primarily in the social sector. Anne is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA with a Certificate in Leadership Development. She is passionate about working with executives to build diverse, high performing teams that can tackle the toughest problems.

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Micah has 20+ years of professional experience in operational, consulting and executive roles and has led multi-department and functional teams of up to 90+ headcount. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, he served clients in retail, government, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and consumer goods, with a focus on operations and strategy. Subsequently, he held various leadership roles in high-growth technology companies, with P&L responsibility and functional oversight of groups in sales/revenue production, customer success/support/retention, partnerships/business development, finance, and people operations. He owns and manages a portfolio of multi-family real estate and is an active investor in private placement real estate, hotel and resort projects. He holds a BSE in Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science from Duke, an MBA from Stanford, and a PGDip in Philosophy, Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He currently lives in the Boston metropolitan area.
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Micah Rowland
Head of Professional Development
Stanford/Duke, McKinsey alum, investor
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Micah has 20+ years of professional experience in operational, consulting and executive roles and has led multi-department and functional teams of up to 90+ headcount. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, he served clients in retail, government, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and consumer goods, with a focus on operations and strategy. Subsequently, he held various leadership roles in high-growth technology companies, with P&L responsibility and functional oversight of groups in sales/revenue production, customer success/support/retention, partnerships/business development, finance, and people operations. He owns and manages a portfolio of multi-family real estate and is an active investor in private placement real estate, hotel and resort projects. He holds a BSE in Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science from Duke, an MBA from Stanford, and a PGDip in Philosophy, Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He currently lives in the Boston metropolitan area.

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Kia is a strategic advisor specialized in go-to-market, growth, DEI, technology, and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on developing and validating business models and adopting the consumer perspective. She has worked on projects in industries including financial services, healthcare, food, beauty, and consumer products in over 10 countries around the world. Kia wrote the book Flashpoint 100: Radical Business Growth in 100 Days for small businesses who wanted a do-it-yourself approach to strategy, as well as workshops and training aids, games, and simulations. She currently teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses at the University of Washington, and trains entrepreneurs at tech startup bootcamps in the UAE.
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Kia Davis
Principal
Yale/INSEAD, professor, innovation expert
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Kia is a strategic advisor specialized in go-to-market, growth, DEI, technology, and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on developing and validating business models and adopting the consumer perspective. She has worked on projects in industries including financial services, healthcare, food, beauty, and consumer products in over 10 countries around the world. Kia wrote the book Flashpoint 100: Radical Business Growth in 100 Days for small businesses who wanted a do-it-yourself approach to strategy, as well as workshops and training aids, games, and simulations. She currently teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses at the University of Washington, and trains entrepreneurs at tech startup bootcamps in the UAE.

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Connor brings a professional background steeped in strategy and operational consulting primarily within private equity and tech, while also previously serving as Director of Strategic Initiatives for a leading manufacturer and marketer in the haircare industry. Additional marketing experience in multiple industries, including international and national sports, alongside a background in coaching and sports psychology powers Connor to deliver actionable strategy and solutions while empowering strategic leaders.
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Connor Kogge
Engagement Manager
M.Sc. Sports management, media, private equity
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Connor brings a professional background steeped in strategy and operational consulting primarily within private equity and tech, while also previously serving as Director of Strategic Initiatives for a leading manufacturer and marketer in the haircare industry. Additional marketing experience in multiple industries, including international and national sports, alongside a background in coaching and sports psychology powers Connor to deliver actionable strategy and solutions while empowering strategic leaders.

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Dan has 15 years of strategy and SMB experience including international licensing of intellectual property, market valuation, customer segmentation, and operating SMBs. He holds a PhD in Physics, was previously at McKinsey, and has held roles in technology and innovation. He excels at strategy, analysis, data management, and early-to-mid stage growth, with clients ranging from small businesses to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, as well as non-profits and government. Dan is passionate about locating and promoting the world’s best ideas to tackle novel problems
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Dan Vandervelde
Principal
Ph.D Physics, McKinsey alum, high-tech and engineering
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Dan has 15 years of strategy and SMB experience including international licensing of intellectual property, market valuation, customer segmentation, and operating SMBs. He holds a PhD in Physics, was previously at McKinsey, and has held roles in technology and innovation. He excels at strategy, analysis, data management, and early-to-mid stage growth, with clients ranging from small businesses to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, as well as non-profits and government. Dan is passionate about locating and promoting the world’s best ideas to tackle novel problems.

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Christine is a strategic and operational leader with expertise across People Operations, Strategy, and Talent Acquisition. For more than a decade, she has worked with startups across the professional services and educational sectors, focused on human capital -  the heart of every organization. With a sweet spot for working with early-stage organizations, she’s passionate about partnering with entrepreneurial leaders to build the best teams to scale fast-growth businesses.
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Christine Byrne
Head of People
People Operations, high-growth strategy
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Christine is a strategic and operational leader with expertise across People Operations, Strategy, and Talent Acquisition. For more than a decade, she has worked with startups across the professional services and educational sectors, focused on human capital -  the heart of every organization. With a sweet spot for working with early-stage organizations, she’s passionate about partnering with entrepreneurial leaders to build the best teams to scale fast-growth businesses.

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Loren has extensive financial and analytical expertise, having held leadership roles at organizations in the Advertising, Media and Professional Services industries for 20+ years. Loren’s areas of oversight have included financial planning and analysis, accounting, and auditing, while supporting strategic growth in dynamic environments. She has successfully integrated acquisitions, implemented streamlined operational processes, and optimized resources and profitability. Loren is a valued, collaborative business partner and advisor to executive leadership teams.  Loren is currently Board Treasurer of a non-profit organization focused on empowering women to achieve financial independence. She is passionate about education and mentorship, serving as a volunteer financial literacy teacher and executive college mentor. Loren is married with 2 teenage children and lives in New Jersey.
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Loren Cooper
Head of Finance
PWC alum, Consulting and agency experience, Board Member
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Loren has extensive financial and analytical expertise, having held leadership roles at organizations in the Advertising, Media and Professional Services industries for 20+ years. Loren’s areas of oversight have included financial planning and analysis, accounting, and auditing, while supporting strategic growth in dynamic environments. She has successfully integrated acquisitions, implemented streamlined operational processes, and optimized resources and profitability. Loren is a valued, collaborative business partner and advisor to executive leadership teams.  Loren is currently Board Treasurer of a non-profit organization focused on empowering women to achieve financial independence. She is passionate about education and mentorship, serving as a volunteer financial literacy teacher and executive college mentor. Loren is married with 2 teenage children and lives in New Jersey.

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Joelle is a dedicated professional with proven skills and experience in managing a wide spectrum of executive assistance, administrative, and human resources’ program, services, and functions.
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Joelle Magtira
Executive Assistant
Human resources, event planning, luxury industry
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Joelle is a dedicated professional with proven skills and experience in managing a wide spectrum of executive assistance, administrative, and human resources’ program, services, and functions.

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