Russell believes that interdisciplinary thinking provides valuable insights and opportunities to expand and improve business practices. He looks for ways to apply approaches and tools from one context to another. One of his early consulting challenges was to create models for the purpose of applying genomic research tools to quantitative finance. And without having ever flown on a helicopter or worked in the aerospace industry, he engineered systems for a stealth helicopter prototype. He co-founded Themis Insight to encourage a culture of continuous learning and creative praxis.
Ryan enjoys the challenge of catalyzing change. He co-founded Themis Insight after observing that many professionals focused primarily on short-term tasks that would complete a project’s defined objectives and timelines, but did not consider the holistic needs of the client and therefore, missed opportunities for even greater impact. His focus on amplifying mission success means he’s often called to projects that would benefit from his careful consideration of the alignment between process and long-term mission impact.
Ken believes that leadership is not a position or title, it is action and example. Ken started his career as an engineer in the medical device industry, where he is credited with the patent of three medical devices used to measure and analyze gait dysfunctions and thyroid conditions through non-invasive means. After 9/11, Ken commissioned into the United States Air Force, where he served for eight years and deployed to combat operations around the world. Since then, Ken has consulted with the US Intelligence Community to bridge the gap between the federal government and intelligence agencies, improve coordination of efforts, and identify mutual opportunities, particularly in the areas of Intelligence mission/operations and IT investment.