RedCloud Adds Operational Optimization Expert Sophia Stead

Senior Manager brings 25 years of business strategy, transformation, change management, sales operations and leadership skills to add to firm’s rapid growth and quality service offerings

BELLEVUE, Wash. (August 9, 2016) RedCloud Consulting, a Bellevue-based boutique management-consulting firm, has hired Sophia Stead as a Senior Manager to expand the firm’s Business Program Management, Operational Optimization and Data Insights offerings. A 25-year global sales leader and business optimization consultant who holds her PMP certification, Sophia brings a unique combination of global strategy, execution, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity and interpersonal skills that are key to providing impactful solutions for RedCloud’s clients.

“From strategic business transformation to global initiative design and landing, to creating efficiencies across complex matrix organizations, Sophia’s breadth of experience is exceptional,” said Brett Alston, Managing Partner at RedCloud. “She brings a set of senior level skills to our team that not only will immediately help our clients, but she is an active mentor of other consultants which will help us grow our talent, sustainably deliver quality and enjoy low attrition.”

Prior to joining RedCloud, Sophia held senior-level positions at other management-consulting firms and Microsoft Partners. She was a Director at Microsoft and a West Area Global Sales Leader for Sprint. She has also co-led the Microsoft Autism Resource Event (GIVE Campaign) for the past 8 years.

“I was drawn to RedCloud both for the quality of delivery and a true interest in their clients’ objectives and success. I also like that they serve non-profits in the community,” said Stead. “We are in a region that is evolving quickly due to Industry Disruptors, High Tech Growth, among others. Our firm has an immense opportunity to facilitate success for these organizations, and, in parallel, play a role in the Pacific Northwest’s growth and sustainability.”

Building on a 20 year legacy of strong work, RedCloud re-launched in 2015 with a focus on management consulting to service clients based on a set of best practices learned by Managing Partners Brett Alston and Brett Clifton in their time within the industry. RedCloud’s founding principles of integrity and transparency guide the firm’s expansion within the Seattle marketplace, ensuring that clients receive top value, reliability and service from their consultants.

In July 2016, RedCloud was named the #1 ranked Mid-Sized Company to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine and the #3 Fastest Growing Eastside Company by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The firm’s transparent approach is the foundation of these recognitions, fulfilling the RedCloud’s joint purpose of client enablement and helping employees realizes their full potential. RedCloud provides clients services in Customer/Partner Engagement, Delivery Excellence, Business Transformation, Data Management and Analytics, and Managed Services.

About RedCloud Consulting

Founded in 1995, RedCloud is a boutique Management Consulting firm based in Bellevue, WA that empowers businesses to realize their potential and reach peak performance.  RedCloud executes projects with a complete and unwavering focus on accountability, dependability and results. We are able to achieve this by providing a broad array of both Business and IT Consulting in addition to staffing solutions to Enterprise clients. Red Cloud’s professional services Customer/Partner Engagement, Delivery Excellence and Business Transformation. Learn more at:, or by following RedCloud on Twitter: @RedCloudConsult.

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