Our Team

Helps You Get To Your Peak

We wake up each morning ready to help companies climb higher and shine brighter.

From strategist to artist, each member of our team combines unique perspectives to unleash brilliance.
Mark Demel

Mark Demel

Visual thinker. On-the-spot Artist. Astute Observer.

 
Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Change Agent. Technologist. Systems thinker

 
Ted Harro

Ted Harro

Strategic Facilitator. Leadership Team Coach. Change Instigator

 
Alan Katz

Alan Katz

Executive Team Glue. Planner. GSD.

 
Jeff McKay

Jeff McKay

Prudent Strategist. Marketing Guru.

 
Amelia Norvell

Amelia Norvell

Organizer. Communicator. Facilitator.

 
Julie White

Julie White

Seasoned Leader. Pragmatic Strategist. Mentor and Coach.

 
Dave Wondra

Dave Wondra

Lead Coach

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Ken Blanchard

Mark Demel

Visual thinker. On-the-spot Artist. Astute Observer.

Mark brings ideas to life through pictures and creative communication. And he does it without being a prima donna. Mark is a recovering insurance marketer who has spent more than a decade using his artistic skills in the non-profit sector.

What brings Mark joy?

Expressing my uniqueness to help others find theirs, witnessing integrity in action, time with family, friends, outdoors, and horses.

Tim Duncan

Change Agent. Technologist. Systems thinker.

Tim has been helping organizations move to new technologies, new operating environments, and new companies for more than 30 years as a Management Consultant and Change Consultant with companies such as CSC, William James, and Arthur Andersen.  He’s experienced in helping large organizations implement large-scale change such as mergers and outsourcing partnerships.

What brings Tim joy?

Meeting new people and finding out how we are connected to one another

Ted Harro

Strategic Facilitator. Leadership Team Coach. Change Instigator.

As the founder of Noonday Ventures, Ted provides overall leadership for Noonday engagements, strategic facilitation, and delivers keynote presentations. Ted’s background includes leading the professional services division of Wilson Learning Worldwide. He has helped facilitate and implement plans for a variety of well-known organizations in technology, industrial, professional services and nonprofit environments in the U.S. and Western Europe. He also provides leadership coaching to a select group of senior and emerging leaders. Ted holds a Masters in Organization Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

What brings Ted joy?

Helping others become who they were created to be, writing, finding any way possible to be outdoors AND being the “Bread Dude.”

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”

John Wooden

Alan Katz

Executive Team Glue. Planner. GSD.

Alan works leadership teams of high growth organizations to help them lay the foundation for rapid growth by working with them on the health and clarity of their organizations.  Typically Alan’s client work includes a combination of executive team cohesion, strategy facilitation, and core execution planning.  Alan’s clients include high growth businesses across industries, non-for profits, and both city and federal government agencies.  Prior to starting his consulting practice, Alan was the head of sales at Capital IQ and ZocDoc and prior to that was an investment banker at Bear Stearns.

What brings Alan joy?

Writing poetry, practicing yoga, and being an avid dad.

Jeff McKay

Prudent Strategist. Marketing Guru.

Jeff helps leadership teams set smart growth strategies in motion. He balances intuition and analysis, probes, and facilitates conversations clients need to break free from the status quo.

His strategies have helped the world’s top professional services firms achieve industry-leading growth rates, optimize marketing investment, and maximize brand value. Jeff was the SVP of Marketing at Genworth Financial, the Global Marketing Leader at Hewitt Associates and held senior roles at Towers Perrin, and Andersen.

What brings Jeff joy?

Helping others realize their potential, spending time with his wife and three kids, riding anywhere on a bike.

Ameila Norvell

Organizer. Communicator. Facilitator.

Amelia keeps us organized and gets involved co-facilitating client sessions. Her background at Capital IQ/S&P and ZocDoc makes her super flexible and used to high-paced and fast-growth cultures.

What brings Amelia joy?

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

Phil Jackson

Julie White

Seasoned Leader. Pragmatic Strategist. Mentor and Coach.

Julie is an experienced consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations become more productive and effective. She has more than 35 years of experience partnering with executives on personal and organizational effectiveness, leading change and aligning people strategies with organizational strategies. She spent more than 20 years in progressively more strategic roles at Wells Fargo and its predecessor organizations, including being a key member on their post-merger integration teams.

 

What brings Julie joy?

Growing leaders and organizations, my beloved husband and two adult children, travel and books

 

Dave Wondra

Lead Coach

Dave listens with keen discernment. He understands the unwritten, unspoken dynamics of the executive suite. His observations make Dave a master at executive coaching. His 20 years of professional HR experience led him from the US to Europe and Asia, where he coached senior executives on transition issues. Dave’s background includes coaching leaders at Abbott Laboratories, Bell Canada, General Mills, Lucent Technologies, Opportunity International, The Star Tribune Company, and Wells Fargo.

What brings Dave joy?

Playing jazz and funk on the trumpet.

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