RedCloud New Hires

Recruiting Shines with Addition of Top Talent to Wrap Up 2019


As many in our industry know, that time period between Labor Day and the end of the calendar year can be non-stop, with clients eager to complete key projects and utilize budgets before 2020 is upon us. With that, we have an ongoing need for the type of high-end talent we hire, so our recruiting team is as busy as ever this fall connecting with seasoned consulting and industry pros, seeking a balanced and supported workplace. 

The results of our recruiters’ efforts is our welcoming a solid group of new RedCloud teammates in recent weeks, each bringing a plethora of invaluable experience. With new talent constantly flowing through our doors, it’s an exciting time to be a part of Team RedCloud. This set of talented new hires brings experience from across the globe in areas like finance, market research, product management and even coding. Let’s dive in a meet them:

Zoe “Z.” Brackney, Program Management Consultant

Z’s passion for partner experience will help the RedCloud team build a groundswell of partner engagement for a new technology platform serving as an integrated business solutions platform. Z has been working within the high tech sector for most of the last decade, but initially discovered a passion for business upon picking up a primer on Six Sigma at age 16.

Brenda Donner, Consultant

Brenda started her career in the banking industry, then leveraged her skill set to move into management consulting where she has focused on helping clients in high tech. She is recognized for managing large budgets, forecasting, and trend/variance analysis. Brenda is an expert when it comes to reconciling client accounts, cleaning up A/R, clearing aging items, and balancing G/L accounts during line of business liquidations.

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Luke Ekhoff, Practice Director

Luke is helping expand the capabilities of our firm and driving growth with new, and many existing clients.  He has 15+ years of diverse work experience including operating model design, operations, business planning, corporate finance, business management, program management, process design and optimization, market assessments and sizing, commercial due diligence, and sales operations.

Melissa Fox Lehman

Melissa Fox Lehman, Senior Consultant

Melissa is consulting as a Business Manager within the high tech sector.  She has 15+ years of diverse experience as a management consultant, entrepreneur and non-profit leader.   She loves a challenge and is equally comfortable at Fortune 50 companies, nonprofits and startups with a focus on helping to launch new programs, products, and companies.

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Melinda “Mel” Nevala, Marketing Specialist

In addition to covering day-to-day marketing needs, Mel will be developing the firm’s strategic marketing plan, and creating new collateral to support both client and consultant acquisition. She brings a wealth of experience in customer analysis, creative design and photography, and social media strategy and management.

Jon Reitan

Jon Reitan, Senior Associate

Jon is focused on helping RedCloud clients improve customer and partner experience, and to scale business operations on a global basis. He is a business and technology professional with over 30 years of experience managing large programs and projects, growing business units, and leading business integration and process optimization efforts.  He brings significant experience across multiple functions including Sales & Retail, e-Commerce, Marketing, Product Management, Pricing, Customer Service, Billing, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Regulatory & Compliance and Governance.

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Grace Sangonpiyaphan, Senior Consultant

Grace is managing the rhythm of business for several RedCloud clients to close the gaps among business planning, GTM, field sales, and customers’ expectation regarding licensing, pricing and packaging. She brings a unique experience from living and working in four continents, and a wide variety of skills including marketing, tech (coding), PM skills – working across industries including automotive, airlines, real estate, banking, and tech. She has an exceptional ability to lead and connect the dots between tech, non-tech stakeholders and cross-team collaborations while fixing miscommunications between on-shore and off-shore teams to successfully launch products and projects.

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Kunji Sedo, Account Development Manager

Kunji is developing new business and discovering new opportunities for RedCloud in the operations, IT, and data world.  Kunji brings 15+ years of diverse experience from corporate environments including three years in the staffing industry.

Ed Snyders

Ed Snyders, Senior Consultant

Ed comes to RedCloud with 30 years of technology experience and more than 20 years as a Project or Program manager working primarily in the Telecom industry.  He has a proven track record for bringing a matter of fact approach to every assignment. Ed’s initial focus will be working on a new care management platform for his client.

Rodney Thomas, Business Analyst

Rodney is helping his clients to create business requirements related to healthcare projects. Rodney brings six years of diverse experience related to EDI Healthcare Technology as well as an implementation and project management background. He has strong analytical, technical and communication skills, having served as a project SME and a direct point of contact for Medicare.

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 include Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, Project and IT Product Management, Sales and Marketing, and Business Intelligence Services. Learn more at: