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Founder and Principal

In thirty-plus years of business experience, Randy has held leadership positions in four Fortune 500 corporations, and has consulted to firms ranging in size from 150 to 89,000 employees in industries including aerospace, design, energy, finance, microelectronics, health services, and technology. Randy was Senior Consultant and Director of the Organizational Solutions Group at the global consulting firm Personnel Decisions International, where he worked with PDI's acclaimed Customer Loyalty and Executive Coaching processes. In 2001, Randy founded the consulting firm Q3 Strategies. He is the author of What Clients Wish You Knew and The Hard Case for Soft Skills.

Randy earned his Masters degree at Arizona State University. In addition to his corporate and consulting work, he served as adjunct faculty at the University of Arizona and the University of Phoenix, and as guest lecturer at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. He worked in Cairo with the Government of Egypt on an educational exchange program for senior officials. Randy's work with design professionals convinced him of the power of visual communication. He utilizes graphic facilitation, a powerful toolset for collaborative development of vision, business strategy and implementation.

Most recently, Randy served for ten years as Chief Strategy Officer for CopperPoint Insurance Companies, where he was instrumental in the company's transition from a state agency to a private regional mutual insurance carrier. In 2015, Randy served as chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) National Management Conference, and in 2016 he served as NAMIC's Award in Innovation Chairman and joined the NAMIC Director's Bootcamp faculty. 

Randy is past chairman of the board of the Local First Arizona Foundation, and is a founding member and past co-chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Stewards. His interests include the desert Southwest and photography, and his work has been featured in Arizona galleries in Tucson, Bisbee and Tubac.