Founder & Principal
Patricia Duarte has an extensive background in Organizational Development and HR management accomplished throughout a 25 year corporate career in the technology industry. From individual contributor to executive management, Patricia held HR management and VP positions for publically traded and private technology companies including Cray Research, St. Paul MN; Silicon Graphics, Inc (SGI), Mountain View, CA; eBusiness Technologies, Providence, RI and IDG, Framingham, MA. Ms. Duarte also served on the board of directors of WebEngine, a technology start-up venture company in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Science, Patricia is certified in and a practitioner of various assessment tools and facilitation methods including Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Technology of Participation (ToP) Group Facilitation Methods, Executive Transition Management, High Impact Hiring, and Lominger Leadership Development Architecture. Patricia is also a frequent contributor to www.Workforce.com
SANDRA CASEY BUFORD, PhD
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
A seasoned professional with senior leadership roles in transportation, technology, healthcare, and academia. Owned and managed an international management consulting firm that focused on organizational strategy, and implementing and managing organizational change in mid-large scale companies. Dr. Buford is also key note speaker, author, researcher, educator, and practitioner. Key goal is to continue to contribute to the body of knowledge and understanding of organizational and human behavior, specifically in strategic planning, managing organizational change, and diversity and inclusion; and to synchronize and leverage the interaction between people and organizations to achieve business success. Specialties: Leadership Effectiveness and Development, organizational strategy, change Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Behavior and Development and strategic planning, Ethics and Leadership, Business Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Organizational Strategy.