Avista Consulting Groups Senior Partners bring
an average of more than 20 years consulting experience
to their consulting work.
Martha Borst - Martha is the President and Senior Partner of Avista Consulting Group.
As the former president of her own leadership and personal development firm, she has over
34 years of experience inspiring thousands of leaders throughout the
United States with her skillful, innovative and passionate approach to leadership
Paul Downs - Paul Downs is a strategy and organizational consultant for public and social sector entities. Paul helps practical innovators achieve enduring change in education, environment, land use/transportation, and community capacity building. He cultivates clients’ strengths by applying the insights of public policy, interactive process, and organizational development.
Diane Foster - Diane assists organizations in achieving their strategic objectives by optimizing human resources at an individual and group level. Diane’s business-savvy approaches incorporate principles from a number of fields including industrial psychology, assessment, career development, change management, leadership and coaching. She is the author of The Skill Kit for Leaders, which has been used as a rich support tool by Fortune 50 organizations as well as the many coaches she mentors.
Dr. Marty Kaplan - Marty is Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant of the Avista Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years experience helping businesses and organizations remove the internal barriers to their growth and success, with specialized expertise in building collaborative capability between individuals, groups and organizations to achieve breakthroughs in learning and performance.
Gillian Khoo - Dr. Gillian Khoo provides coaching and consulting to global, strategic, and enterprise leaders in the United States, Asia and Europe who must accelerate business results while navigating complex, ambiguous, and ever changing environments. She is passionate about global leadership development, executive transitions, and organizational transformation.
Dr. Keith Merron - Keith is the Founder and CEO of the Avista Consulting Group. He has conducted over twenty whole-system culture change efforts and is considered by many as one of the thought leaders in the field of organization transformation and change. He has published numerous articles and two critically acclaimed books on the subject of change: Riding the Wave and Consulting Mastery.
Bill Stevens is a senior partner at Avista with over 20 years of experience as an executive consultant. His work spans the fields of leadership, strategy, and organizational transformation, and he is noted for his powerful work in shaping executive teams.
Steve Tennant - Steve is a strategic marketing consultant focused on helping high tech companies strategically grow their business. Steve is a former executive with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and PeopleSoft, and has worked in and consulted with over 40 companies, from two person startups to Fortune 50 companies. Since 2001, Steve has run his own firm, Tennant Consulting. He has teamed with Avista Consulting Group on projects since 2005.
Mark Voorsanger - Mark is a consultant and executive coach who has been working with and managing high technology teams for more than 25 years. Mark's is experienced as a business entrepreneur, corporate executive overseeing globally distributed production teams, and executive coach focusing on leadership development and authenticity.