trepwise Team Members Continue to Expand Skills and Reach
New Orleans (June 4, 2018) – trepwise, a local impact consulting firm, is delighted to announce the promotion of three of its team members further establishing the impact the firm and its team are exhibiting through their work.
With his ambitious support in business development, Blake J. Stanfill was named Director of Growth. In this role he guides the firm’s business development and expansion strategy. Blake leverages data to identify and pursue growth opportunities and partnerships for trepwise. Blake has broad experience at the intersection of the public and private sector—boasting a career in economic development, education and financial risk management, as well as entrepreneurial strategy and analysis. Drawing from his varied experience, Blake is dedicated to helping trepwise clients think outside-the-box and craft custom solutions for the problems businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies face.
After three years with the firm, Isaac MacDonald was promoted to Advisor, where he focuses on strategic planning and operational effectiveness for clients. In his tenure at trepwise, Isaac has worked with over sixty organizations, including the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Blue Oak BBQ, ThirtyNorth Investments, and the Orleans Public Defender’s Office. Isaac received his B.A. in Urban Studies at Brown University, where he started the Urban Journal, an annual publication for students and faculty focused on how we can build and sustain the urban environments of the future. Prior to relocating to New Orleans, Isaac worked at a number of environmental non-profits in Washington D.C.
Formerly the Operations Manager, Chris Wimbush was recently sworn in by the Supreme Court of Louisiana to act as in-house counsel for the firm making him the Director of Business Operations & General Counsel. In his role as Director of Business Operations, Chris oversees trepwise’s finance operations, information technology, human resources, administrative services, and continuous improvement functions. As General Counsel, Chris leads trepwise’s legal, ethics, and compliance functions, providing counsel to the Managing Director. Prior to trepwise, Chris spent three years with the U.S. Department of Justice. During that time, he resolved business and employment disputes on behalf of more than one dozen federal agencies and shared in the day-to-day management of a claims settlement program that distributed hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
“Our team, as a whole, has been growing and refining,” said Kevin Wilkins, founder and managing director of trepwise. “In alignment with our company’s culture, environment, and values, it was time to acknowledge these leaders and help bolster their career paths. They are positioned for greatness and we look forward to seeing their impact with our clients, on our own team, and within the community.”
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 and beyond. 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 sectors, from virtually every industry, including education, financial services, food & hospitality, technology, the arts, faith-based institutions and many more. Since trepwise works with a variety of organizations across the local economy, the team has a breadth of knowledge of both the unique challenges facing each, as well as how learning can be disseminated to effectively problem solve.
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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