SparkWorks Talent Strategies®
Organizational Change Management

Team

Talent visionaries on a mission

 

We are comprised of the wittiest and most people-passionate individuals out there.  From rock climbers to investment gurus, we bring our unique external perspectives to positively impact as many other companies and organizations we can.  Our team members make us excited to come to work every day, are the foundation of our company and the basis of our achievements.  

 
 
The SparkWorks team really helped
drive alignment among our executive
team, pinpointing areas of agreement
and bottlenecks, and clarifying how this
impacts the overall team structure. We
emerged from the process with more
clarity on priorities and where to invest.
Critically, we achieved consensus on
where to focus and engage our talent
as we pivot our business strategy. Their
tough questions and probing insights
made this possible, and our team
became stronger in the process.”
— Dan G., CEO, Hatch (formerly Belly)
 
  Catherine Cummings  Founder & CEO  Catherine focuses on small and medium sized businesses in the throes of a corporate restructure, transformation or a period of rapid growth.  Her creative energy along with her ability to uncover root causes and detect unforeseen talent issues deliver quick results.  Prior to founding SparkWorks, Catherine spent 20 years in executive-level roles in HR, corporate strategy and internal communications for companies large and small.

Catherine Cummings
Founder & CEO

Catherine focuses on small and medium sized businesses in the throes of a corporate restructure, transformation or a period of rapid growth.  Her creative energy along with her ability to uncover root causes and detect unforeseen talent issues deliver quick results.  Prior to founding SparkWorks, Catherine spent 20 years in executive-level roles in HR, corporate strategy and internal communications for companies large and small.

   Lourdes Gonzalez   Senior Talent Development Architect  Lourdes is a multicultural human capital leader with proven expertise in all facets of human resources translating global entrepreneurial business strategy into innovative talent programs.  She has a knack for finding solutions that impact leadership development and employee engagement aligned with high-performing cultures. While she calls the midwest home via Mexico City, Lourdes has lived in sunny San Diego, cosmopolitan Manhattan, and beer town Milwaukee. 

Lourdes Gonzalez
Senior Talent Development Architect

Lourdes is a multicultural human capital leader with proven expertise in all facets of human resources translating global entrepreneurial business strategy into innovative talent programs.  She has a knack for finding solutions that impact leadership development and employee engagement aligned with high-performing cultures. While she calls the midwest home via Mexico City, Lourdes has lived in sunny San Diego, cosmopolitan Manhattan, and beer town Milwaukee. 

  Elizabeth Samuels  Senior Culture Consultant  Elizabeth is an accomplished Human Resource professional specializing in small and medium sized businesses, educational institutions, professional service firms, start-ups, non-profits, and foundations. She has successfully guided organizations through reviews of existing HR systems, policies and procedures and has developed had implemented a wide variety of HR programs and systems.  

Elizabeth Samuels
Senior Culture Consultant

Elizabeth is an accomplished Human Resource professional specializing in small and medium sized businesses, educational institutions, professional service firms, start-ups, non-profits, and foundations. She has successfully guided organizations through reviews of existing HR systems, policies and procedures and has developed had implemented a wide variety of HR programs and systems.  

 
 
   Misa Myong    Inside Sales & Marketing Associate   Misa's passions beyond the realm of business have led her to an extensive involvement in environmental issues as well as a well versed background in music.  It has thus provided a platform in which Misa can apply a broadened perspective through creative applications to problem solving.  

Misa Myong
Inside Sales & Marketing Associate

Misa's passions beyond the realm of business have led her to an extensive involvement in environmental issues as well as a well versed background in music.  It has thus provided a platform in which Misa can apply a broadened perspective through creative applications to problem solving.  

  Fran Thompson  Executive Advisor  The face of Pathfinder Asia, Fran has over 20 years' regional experience across virtually all segments of the financial services industry.  She is passionate about getting the chemistry right between companies and candidates and is a firm believer that trusted talent solutions are critical to making good companies great.

Fran Thompson
Executive Advisor

The face of Pathfinder Asia, Fran has over 20 years' regional experience across virtually all segments of the financial services industry.  She is passionate about getting the chemistry right between companies and candidates and is a firm believer that trusted talent solutions are critical to making good companies great.