New Orleans (March 5, 2018) trepwise, a local impact consulting firm, is being recognized for rapid growth with new additions to its team and accolades from the local business community.

First, Chris Wimbush came on as Operations Manager at the end of last year. He is responsible for the company’s internal operations and development. Chris focuses on knowledge management, process improvement, systems and technology, and long-term planning. Chris also supports the business development team in its efforts and growth strategies. Prior to joining trepwise, Chris was with the U.S. Department of Justice resolving business and employment disputes on behalf of more than a dozen federal agencies and shared in day-to-day management of a claims settlement program that distributed hundreds of millions of dollars each year. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the George Washington University, where he received a B.A. in Political Science (Public Policy Focus).


Next, Geoffrey Hamlyn joined the team as an Advisor and is responsible for leading and managing all facets of client engagements and ensuring they are executed to the highest standard of quality. Geoffrey brings experience in program evaluation, non-profit governance, strategic communications, and public policy. Prior to joining the trepwise team, Geoffrey managed and consulted for non-profit and for-profit organizations across the United States and, most recently, consulted for a large federal agency on the development and implementation of a communications and stakeholder engagement strategy for a multi-year technology transformation impacting over 200 million Americans. A native of El Paso, Texas, Geoffrey holds a B.M. from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Music from the Juilliard School in New York City, and Masters in Public Policy from Duke University.

Lastly, Genevieve Douglass most recently came on as Marketing Director. She is responsible for developing and executing strategic marketing plans for trepwise. Her focus is on strategy, research and content creation with the goals of driving increased awareness, deepening communications with current and former clients, and supporting the build-out of the business development pipeline for the company. Deliverables range from social media strategy and management to the creation of marketing materials to representing the organization at community and networking events. Genevieve is a public relations and marketing specialist with more than ten years in the industry, as well as a former entrepreneur. A native New Orleanian, she attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from The University of Alabama.

“These strong additions to our team will help us to continue maximizing our impact in the Greater New Orleans region,” said Kevin Wilkins, founder and managing director of trepwise. “It speaks to our company’s culture, environment and values; which was proven to be true in our recent recognition from our local business community. We are positively positioned for ongoing growth in 2018, and beyond.”

Trepwise was named as one of New Orleans City Business’s “Best Places to Work 2017” in the “Small Companies” category amongst 15 other local honorees. Selection was based on detailed nomination criteria such as salaries, benefits, retention levels and employee advancement, as well as a survey of company employees to measure workplace culture.

 About trepwise, llc

trepwise was founded in 2013 with the mission of being a growth catalyst for entrepreneurial cities. Today it is a robust advisory team with broad cross-functional knowledge. trepwise advisors are well-educated, passionate individuals with experience working with hundreds of organizations here in New Orleans. The team has led non-profit boards, entered new markets, conceptualized innovative products, and built well-aligned teams. The firm continues to do whatever it takes to maximize the value of its work to clients.

The company’s client portfolio is a mix of organizations, from the for-profit, non-profit and public sector, from virtually every industry, including education, financial services, food & hospitality, technology, the arts, faith-based institutions and many more. Because it works with a variety of organizations operating across the local economy, we have a breadth of knowledge of both the unique challenges facing each, as well as how learning can be shared across them.

Located in Central City on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, trepwise is a for-profit, values based and mission driven company. It uses innovative approaches to scale and sustain organizations by providing practical and creative solutions. trepwise provides clients across all sizes, sectors, and industries with the pathways to organizational capacity building in the fields of: Marketing, Finance, Operations, Organizational Culture, Leadership Development, Governance, Strategic Planning, and Impact Measurement.

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