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Who We Are
Wolff Strategy Partners is a boutique consulting firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona with a national and international reach. Our model is to bring a highly qualified team to assess your organization’s goals, help you determine the appropriate business strategy, and deliver measurable results — efficiently and precisely. Our group of experts is known for their unique and innovative ability to partner with a company’s leadership and employees, whether it is a $500 million or $5 billion organization, to put the right strategy in place, align cross-functional departments and to help you attain your goals. Our business is mostly by referral. We work swiftly and efficiently and, when we are done, we leave. Plus, we’re confident that you’ll call us the next time you need results.
Who We Are Not
We are not a big consulting firm. We are not interested in extending engagements and putting “extra bodies” on your project.
Our approach is to remain lean, agile and efficient. We avoid multiple layers of partners that result in inflated fees. By doing so, we create a long-term “win-win” relationship with our clients so that we continue to earn your future business and valued referrals.
Larry Wolff, Partner
Larry is the founder and CEO of Wolff Strategy Partners. He has been leading organizations through digital transformations for more than 20 years with strategy management techniques that focus on measurable execution.
Larry has advised Boards and CEOs on corporate strategy and complex, high risk technology issues, driving industry disruption, revenue and earnings growth, customer satisfaction and employee retention. He has served as a CEO, COO, CIO, head of strategy, and management consultant for public, private, international and emerging growth companies. He specializes in corporate and IT strategic planning, digital transformation, business and IT turnarounds, merger integration and large-scale project rescues. His time-proven methodologies span industries and scale to companies of all sizes.
As a CIO with Reed Elsevier, Larry partnered with Microsoft to create Expedia, a well-known disrupter in the travel industry. He disrupted the publishing industry in the early days of the Web by developing tools to simultaneously deliver print and online content – resulting in massive cost savings and increased speed to market. Larry introduced predictive analytics as CIO and Senior Vice President, Strategy Management at Universal Technical Institute to identify which sales leads would become students in school, saving tens of millions of dollars. Later, as CEO of an early stage entertainment software company, he architected a predictive online advertising engine in partnership with IBM.
Larry served as a managing partner with Fortium Partners, the world’s largest provider of technology leadership services and then as President & COO of Ouellette & Associates, advising executives on digital transformation.
Larry believes that digital transformation starts with a healthy obsession for your customer and requires a thoughtful balance of strategy, culture and technology. He has continuously refined his methodology to drive breakthrough results.
Larry speaks on the topics of strategy management and digital transformation, and he has been frequently quoted in various media channels including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CIO.com, and Information Week.
A graduate of Seton Hall University, Larry and his wife of more than 30 years, Amy, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jesyka Simpson, Partner
Jesyka is a People and Culture Exec, Air Force (AF) Veteran, and Leadership coach turned founder. After 20+ years in Talent, Development, and senior HR Business Partner roles with some of America’s most influential brands, she’s found her calling at the intersection of strategy and culture and firmly believes humanity and good business can go hand-in-hand.
She now works exclusively with forward-thinking executives to create ecosystems where humans thrive and results become inevitable. Her greatest passion is partnering strategically to align people, programs, and processes in support of desired business outcomes.
Jesyka earned her undergrad in Management/Human Resources from Park University while serving on active duty in the AF and went on to receive her MBA from Rockhurst University during her tenure as their Human Resources Director. Jesyka has led HR and Learning & Development teams in a variety of industries and companies ranging in size from a few hundred employees to 120,000+.
During her tenure at Panera and Apple, she developed and refined her Healthy Hierarchy model, which provides a path to organizational transformation with and through people. Her most recent role as Chief People Officer at Snooze, a Denver-based restaurant group, gave her the opportunity to coach and mentor a rapidly-growing, cross-functional team, ultimately provided the inspiration for her journey to entrepreneurship.
Jesyka also has advanced training and holds certifications in transformational learning, change management, coaching, learning agility, multiple 360 and behavioral assessments, as well as NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Hypnosis.
Sometimes referred to as the velvet hammer, Jesyka is unwavering in her commitment to both delivering tangible business results and leading from a place of compassion.
When not working, Jesyka enjoys traveling, reading, hiking and biking, cooking, and “nerding out” over the future of work. After an amazing four years in NYC, Jesyka recently returned to sunny Phoenix to lend her talents to Wolff Strategy Partners.
Jeffrey Davidson, Partner
Grab onto the handrail! Jeffrey Davidson is engaging, thought-provoking, and sometimes gets so excited you think he forgot to breathe. Jeffrey has been exploring the boundaries of world-class teams for over 20 years. As a recognized expert in strengthening leaders and building teams, he has worked with 100s of teams, taught thousands, and consulted with multiple Fortune 100 corporations.
A dynamic presenter, Jeffrey speaks at conferences across the United States and Canada. Audiences love his high-energy talks because reason, emotion, and stories are woven together, leaving the audience inspired to act.
A master trainer, Jeffrey prefers colored markers over PowerPoint, amusing anecdotes over dry facts, and doing over sitting. Students seldom forget their experience and the lessons in his classes.
A professional facilitator, Jeffrey helps groups from 2 to 150 come to a common understanding, align on a direction, and develop action-oriented steps for moving forward. Organizations appreciate his ability to build a safe environment that brings out ideas, engagement, and commitment from all participants.
A playful fellow, Jeffrey’s goal is simple, he wants you to be outstanding … and he wants your team to be even better.
Jim Longo, Partner
Jim is an accomplished IT executive, specializing in technical infrastructure and program management. He leads teams with a positive culture (respectful & rewarding) to provide services to others.
Jim doesn’t just deliver – he makes huge improvements to IT processes and work culture. He uses a servant leadership approach to invest in his teams’ professional growth and advancement, and they respond with loyalty, longevity, and excellent results that impact the whole company.
Jim has led complex, global IT solutions at Fortune 500 Companies for over 30 years, specializing in:
- Datacenter Cloud Design, Construction, and Operations
- Infrastructure Reengineering
- Complex Program Management
- IT Service Management
- IT and Business Process Improvement
Both the CEO and CIO of a global pharmaceutical firm once said of Jim, “We sleep better at night because Jim is at the controls.” In fact, curve balls energize Jim.
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