Jaren Gaither, Business Analyst
Jaren's work at the firm has focused on process reengineering, change management and data analysis in the public and private sectors. He has develop and maintained on-line channels to recruit a variety of difficult-to-fill state classifications for major government agencies. In addition, Jaren has worked with government administrators and program staff to improve core human resource processes and program operations for major state departments. Jaren’s other areas of experience include economic analysis and on-line marketing campaign management. Jaren graduated from the University of California at Davis with honors, receiving his B.A. in Economics and Political Science.

Andrew Chang, Managing Director

Andrew has over twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing major policy initiatives for government agencies, campaigns and non-profits and major strategy and operations initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies. Andrew has served as Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of General Services, Assistant Secretary of the California State and Consumer Services Agency and economist for Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Andrew began his consulting career with A.T. Kearney where he focused on business strategy and operations for high-technology and consumer retail companies. Andrew received his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Andrew is an alumnus of the University of Michigan's Executive MBA Center and currently sits on the California Center for Jobs and the Economy's Research Advisory Council.

Our Consultants

Jenny Kot, Sr. Associate
Jenny has a proven record of success helping government agencies develop and implement statewide public health and energy programs. Jenny has worked collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups to design new programs. In addition, she has worked with government administrators and program staff to improve core administrative functions and program operations. Jenny has managed sophisticated procurements, developed procurement and contract management policies, procedures and tools to support complex contracts. Jenny's other areas of experience include training, marketing campaign management, social media management, and financial and economic analyses. Jenny graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Finance and Economics. Jenny is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.