Your partners in business growth
Let us help you solve complex issues. If you need to fill talent gaps or catalyze a team, our expert problem solvers will get it done - and you’ll only pay for what you need when you need it.
Let us help you solve complex issues. If you need to fill talent gaps or catalyze a team, our expert problem solvers will get it done - and you’ll only pay for what you need when you need it.
Michael brings a wealth of experience supporting C-Level Fortune 500 executives with him to Artemis Connection.
As a founder, CEO, director, and manager, Michael has worked at the intersection of strategy, organization, and leadership at all levels, with a recent emphasis on high-growth companies and the carbon-free energy transition. In the last few years, he has helped to develop ‘lighthouse’ projects for a global energy company, accelerating business transformation in areas such as zero-carbon energy and digitalization. He has also developed commercial strategy and leadership-team alignment for a green hydrogen business. Currently, he is the interim Chief Commercial Officer for a carbon capture tech startup.
Earlier in his career, Michael developed and refreshed annual strategies for leadership at a global biotechnology company, before subsequently helping to implement their most strategic initiatives. He has also led IT transformations to achieve concrete business outcomes and guided project implementation teams through complex portfolios of projects.
Outside of the typical work day, Michael brings his experience to the board of Teknikkvinnor, a Swedish organization working to advance women in technology. He also loves to sail and ski with his wife and three teenage daughters near their home in Stockholm, Sweden.
Erika’s expertise lies in crafting compelling content for both internal and external purposes at Artemis Connection.
Her repertoire includes case studies, client work, business development presentations, social media posts, website material, and more. Erika has created copy for a diverse range of B2B and B2C clients, which has been used on websites, blogs, and in direct mail communications for customers. Her writing also extends outside the corporate world. For over a decade, she has penned a column for a parenting magazine paired with a weekly television segment. In addition, Erika also freelance edits various genres of fiction, and essays.
When Erika is not playing with words she runs a corporate volunteer program, mobilizing companies to give back to their communities. And she can often be found on several soccer sideline supporting her kids.
Christine brings expertise across Operations, Strategy, and Talent Acquisition to the team.
For over a decade, Christine has worked with small to medium-sized companies across the professional services and educational sectors, with a focus on people, the heart of every organization. She holds a certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership and is passionate about partnering with entrepreneurial leaders to build the best teams possible for scaling fast-growth businesses.
Outside of work, you can find Christine sailing, and exploring the outdoors with her partner, son, and pup.
Margaret is passionate about leveraging data and economic insights to drive impactful projects. With a specialized focus on financial analyses and strategies tailored for non-profits, Margaret excels in optimizing financial efficiency and bolstering sustainable growth.
Margaret draws on her expertise in various sectors, including education, technology, and healthcare while developing well-informed strategies that make a real difference. Armed with a BA in Actuarial Mathematics and an MA in Economics, she is also committed to empowering the next generation with economic knowledge and is actively involved with a non-profit organization advocating for economic and financial education among young students. In Washington State, Margaret helps to coordinate the National Economics Challenge, a platform designed to raise awareness and foster a deeper understanding of economics.
Outside of the workday, Margaret can be found enjoying the urban life in Brooklyn, but on weekends she escapes the city for adventures hiking, biking, and rollerblading.
Loren’s areas of expertise encompass financial planning and analysis, accounting, and auditing, while simultaneously supporting strategic growth in dynamic environments.
Loren has held leadership roles in advertising, media, and the professional services industries for over 20 years, successfully integrating acquisitions, implementing streamlined operational processes, and optimizing resources and profitability. She is Board Treasurer of a local non-profit organization focused on empowering women to achieve financial independence, and her passion for education and mentorship has also led her to serve as a volunteer financial literacy teacher and executive college mentor.
When not putting her substantial talents to work in the financial field, Loren enjoys spending time with her spouse and two teenagers in their home in New Jersey.
Kia specializes in go-to-market, growth, DEI, technology, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on developing and validating business models, and adopting the consumer perspective.
Kia is a graduate of INSEAD and has worked on projects in over 10 countries in the financial services industry, as well as in healthcare, food, beauty, and consumer product areas. She authored the book Flashpoint 100: Radical Business Growth in 100 Days for small businesses looking for a do-it-yourself approach to strategy. She has also created and presented workshops, training aids, games, and simulations.
As an instructor at the University of Washington, Kia teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses and trains entrepreneurs at tech startup bootcamps in the UAE.
In her spare time, Kia attends dance festivals around the country, combining her passion for travel with her love of dance.
Stephen is an accomplished entrepreneur and consultant with a keen focus on upper management strategy.
Throughout his career, Stephen has been at the forefront of strategic endeavors. He founded a shared office space business center tailored to independent professionals, managed a non-IT consulting practice focused on the oil & gas industry, and developed comprehensive scenario plans for diverse fields including publishing, pharmaceuticals, and banking. Drawing from his experience as a McKinsey alumnus, Stephen brings a unique perspective that drives success in every project.
Hailing from the vibrant city of Calgary, Stephen graduated from Brown University with degrees in physics and mathematics, then continued onward to receive his MBA from Stanford University. When not implementing improvement processes, Stephen can be found on the water competing in a single scull or harnessing the wind on a kiteboard. He also enjoys attending live music events and traveling.
Krista loves working with companies on growth strategy and business development. Her analytical approach combined with her broad set of skills ranging from financial analysis to growth strategy, brings a unique perspective to the consulting arena.
As a former executive at JPMorgan Chase, Krista worked on branding, product development, communications, and overall strategy. Prior to JPMC, Krista was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. More recently, Krista has been focused on Type 1 Diabetes, learning to navigate federal government channels to garner support and funding for research. She has also spent many years on the IL Chapter Board of JDRF supporting efforts in advocacy and outreach.
Outside of work, Krista loves to water ski in Wisconsin and to travel the country with her husband and kids.
Dr. Indranil Ghosh is a sustainable investor, author, and strategic advisor to global leaders. He is currently the CEO of Tiger Hill Capital and host of the leading impact entrepreneurship podcast, Impact Unicorns.
In an earlier position as Head of Strategy at Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi’s Sovereign Investment and Development fund, Dr. Ghosh helped to shape the organization’s direction and played a critical role in its growth. He has also held senior roles at Bridgewater Associates and McKinsey & Co.
Dr. Ghosh holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MEng from Cambridge University in the UK. His book, Powering Prosperity, received the Gold Medal at the 2020 Nautilus Book Awards and was the winner of the 2021 Axiom Business Book Award.
Zadaai is an integrated brand marketer with a background in project management, paid media, and brand strategy. She is passionate about developing innovative marketing strategies and continuous process improvements for clients.
Her B2C marketing experience spans across digital, product marketing, and creative innovation where she is driven by a commitment to develop strategies rooted in consumer behavior and insights to overcome complex business challenges. Zadaai holds a BA in Business Economics and Entrepreneurship from Brown University, and she has shared her leadership and marketing acumen as a board member of a community building association.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Zadaai takes time to foster cats and kittens for an animal rescue organization. She also loves to boulder and climb, experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, and host extravagantly-themed dinner parties for her friends and family.
Ariell specializes in project management, operations, and process improvement, with a focus on data management.
As a CRM administrator, her strong dedication to ensuring data quality and leveraging visualization techniques helped Ariell create lasting impacts in business operations for her clients. She honed her critical thinking and analytical skills at the University of the Pacific, where she received her BA in History. And she has channeled this expertise into her volunteer work with upwardlyglobal.org where she mentors skilled immigrants pursuing career opportunities in the United States. Her guidance and support have proved invaluable in helping newcomers navigate the complex job market and achieve their career goals.
When not working or volunteering, Ariell loves delving into a good book, learning a new language, or working in the garden. And whenever she can, she loves to seek new experiences through travel.
Ashley is a seasoned professional in the project and program management fields, specializing in operational and market strategy across the full implementation and execution spectrum.
Over 18 years, she has spearheaded large-scale projects, conducted complex workshops, and provided consulting guidance in marketing and sales development strategies to businesses and distributorships across Fortune 500 organizations. Ashley’s expertise has also found a home on an Advisory Board for an early education cooperative where she serves as the Education Chairperson, focused on community and instruction.
Throughout her career, Ashley has demonstrated a knack for problem-solving and innovation. She successfully navigated an evolving landscape of client objectives, transitioning a B2C company publication from print to digital, driving substantial revenue growth. She also addressed a unique rural market nuance for a global product manufacturer, resulting in a remarkable multi-million net annual revenue gain. Additionally, Ashley holds a Google Certification in Project Management Foundations.
When Ashley isn’t immersed in solving Brand, Market, or Operations challenges, she finds joy in yoga, running in the great outdoors, exploring diverse cuisines, and traveling with her son.
As an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, strategist, and educator, Christy’s vision for the company was a space where she could work with forward-thinking executives who wanted results, and who were willing to craft strategies with an intrapreneurial mindset. Years later, this vision has continued to flourish.
Her experience as a former McKinsey Engagement Manager and Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna has shaped Christy’s work and inspired her continued role as an Adjunct Professor at both Stanford GSB and the University of Washington. Her passion for sharing knowledge and skills surrounding entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation most recently earned her a 2023 Elective Professor of the Year award at UW.
Christy and Artemis Connection have been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Sloan Management Review. She is particularly proud of the 4.5% Promise program, the volunteer arm of Artemis Connection, and the robust Artemis Fellows program, providing an entrée to real-world consulting for college interns across the country.
When the workday ends, Christy can be found with her family – hosting sleepovers and soccer sideline events, traveling, or playing strategy board games.
Connor specializes in actionable strategy and solutions while empowering strategic leaders.
Connor has a deep background in strategy and operational consulting, primarily within the private equity and tech industries. He previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for a leading manufacturer and marketer in the haircare industry and has used his background in coaching and sports psychology for marketing roles within national and international sports organizations.
Connor has an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology and holds an FA Level 2 Soccer Coaching License in the UK. His love of sport even led him to a systemic review on motivations to participate in extreme sports, as part of a team executing sports psychology workshops with a Rugby Union team.
When Connor is not diving into strategy or striding along the sidelines, he can be found exercising determined optimism for Leeds United, his favorite football club.
Ellen brings a wealth of international experience to the Artemis team as a seasoned management consultant and brand strategist across diverse sectors, ranging from healthcare and banking to consumer goods, retail, fashion, technology, and logistics.
She honed her skills in 6+ years of experience in brand management, innovation, and growth strategy, including roles at Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal, and Lynxeye, a leading Nordic management consulting company, where she held a leadership role as a Team Leader. Ellen's specialization lies in crafting and executing growth strategies, spearheading product and service development, and ensuring the seamless implementation of brand communication. Her project experience includes building a MedTech company's market position and strategy, resulting in a 60% sales increase in 2021.
Ellen is passionate about purpose-driven organizations and enjoys tackling intricate challenges and customer-centric business development projects. Ellen is a Fulbright Scholar holding an MBA in STEM Business Analytics from Hult San Francisco, and an M.Sc. in Business and Management from the Stockholm School of Economics where she was Vice President & Head of the B.Sc. on the Education Committee. Ellen also holds Intermediate Certificates in both Python and SQL.
Beyond the professional world, Ellen is an avid traveler and an enthusiast of vintage treasure hunting. She also loves to hit the slopes for ski adventures whenever she can.
Felecia excels at managing complex projects and acting as liaison for both internal and external stakeholders.
With over fifteen years of experience, Felecia has managed a diverse portfolio including state, federal, non-profit, and for-profit projects spanning multi-year development contracts and multimillion-dollar budgets. Her approach is solution-oriented and performance-focused; always ensuring client satisfaction with thorough outcomes.
Felecia holds a Masters of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College and she recently served a six-year board role as VP of Marketing & Communications for the Project Management Institute (PMI) – Olympia Chapter.
Outside of work, Felecia enjoys kayaking in the great outdoors and the adventures that come when immersed in a great book. She also loves quality time with her family, which grew by one in 2021 when they welcomed their furry rescue Leeloo Dallas with a Multi-Pass.
Anne’s vast expertise spans the finance, education, and nonprofit sectors.
With a background as a former social impact executive, Anne has honed her skills in utilizing data analytics to propel strategic initiatives, develop innovative programs, and rigorously evaluate their outcomes. She excels at crafting data-driven strategies that fortify organizations, with a particular focus on the social sector. She is an alumna of Wellesley and holds an MBA with Certificate in Leadership Development from Seattle University. Her passion lies in collaborating with top-tier executives to cultivate diverse, high-performing teams capable of tackling complex challenges.
Beyond her professional commitments, Anne uses her skills as a dedicated board member for an arts education organization.
Mariana excels in account management, client services, and digital project management, with a proficiency in leading creative teams. Presently, she is embedded at a client on a marketing team with a focus on creative coordination, brand approvals, and content licensing.
In a previous role, Mariana played a pivotal part in generating all creative outputs for client partnerships from an agency perspective. She also successfully devised and implemented CRM and e-Commerce campaigns for Pernod Ricard’s whiskey brands, led digital initiatives for JP Morgan Chase credit cards, spearheading projects within the website development, social engagement, and digital activation departments, and produced TV spots and digital content for IKEA kitchens.
Mariana developed her advertising and account management interests while receiving her BS in Communications from Florida International University. Born in Venezuela, Mariana is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys exploring the ultra-urban landscape of her current home, Brooklyn, but also loves getting out of the city for all-weather hiking, biking, and occasional, skiing, surfing, and rock-climbing. Mariana is an avid knitter and creative host of art-making parties, and recently, a new mom! Her baby boy arrived in May.
Darla’s versatility encompasses her expertise in program and people management, analysis, strategy development and implementation, and communications
She spent 15 years with the Federal Reserve Bank focused on operations, people management, and vendor relations. She kept a steady eye toward compliance and risk, reporting to the Board and financial institutions across three states, as well as consulting on both national and regional projects. She then launched into the digital marketing field where she performed business, competitor, audience, and content analyses while crafting multi-channel campaigns for B2B and B2C clients.
Darla holds a degree in International Political Economics from the University of Puget Sound, as well as certifications in Editing and Writing from the University of Washington. She also maintains a PMP certification. She has consulted on websites and social media campaigns for a variety of clients and, through a passion for DEI, spent two years consulting with a start-up focused on accessibility.
When Darla is not driving positive change for her clients, she loves to travel, write, garden, and spend time with her two incredible teenagers.
Daniella is a versatile program manager who works in the development and coordination of marketing plans and content creation, while providing valuable support for external marketing events.
Formerly, she held operations manager roles at nonprofit organizations and inside small businesses. Daniella has also acted as a research study coordinator and has collaborated closely with business executives as an administrative business partner. Her strong focus on, and experience with, strategy and operations helps Daniella consistently craft effective, well-rounded solutions. She holds both a BA in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership from the University of Washington.
Outside of her professional life, Daniella is an avid reader. She also loves learning new skills, sharing live music experiences with friends, and traveling to Mexico to visit family.
Dan brings invaluable experience in strategy and SMBs (small and medium business operations) to Artemis Connection.
His expertise spans market valuation, customer segmentation, international licensing of intellectual property, and hands-on management of small businesses. With a PhD in physics and a background in technology and innovation, Dan demonstrates a unique blend of skills in the consulting arena. He consistently delivers exceptional results in strategy development and data management, and spearheads early-to-mid stage growth for clients ranging from small businesses and non-profits to government and multi-billion-dollar corporations.
Dan is passionate about seeking out the world’s most innovative ideas to address complex challenges. Outside of the office, he enjoys deconstructing, learning about, and reassembling various mechanical and technological systems, like those found in cars and computers.