Our Team

Karen M. Pierce

Karen Pierce is an expert in business and crisis leadership.

She is an accomplished international businesswoman and pilot with 20 years of global corporate experience and 16 years in Asia, developing her consulting and coaching business. She has a rare combination of experience in demanding industries such as aviation, technology, and manufacturing. Coupled with an understanding of culture and its impact on the success of an organization, Karen brings powerful insight to companies and their leaders.
 
Karen’s unique leadership framework broke new ground in facilitating successful, authentic leadership amid change and disruption. She led through catastrophic events — such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster — and liaised at the highest levels of government to effect groundbreaking change. 
 
Her framework now unites splintered teams, drives productivity, and provides insight to foresee and offset significant company threats. It helps leaders leverage their unique talents, creates a winning company culture of trust, collaboration, and innovation that enables organizations to thrive. 
 
Karen brings her unique skill set of business development, crisis management, and leadership to transform organizations across industries and their leaders worldwide.

Jeannie Duncan, PhD

Jeannie works with brilliant leaders to make a big difference in the world.

A graduate of Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence Based Coaching Program and certified in group coaching, Jeannie also has three Master’s degrees in Educational Administration, Human Resources Management and Development, and Organizational Development―and her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems.

Jeannie has 25 years of corporate executive experience in talent management and organizational development roles across the U.S., Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. 

She is passionate about helping technical experts who become organizational leaders align their quest for excellence with the talents and well-being of their teams and organizations. 

With her support, leaders have shifted organizational cultures to strengthen engagement and contribution at all levels, and re-engineered talent management processes resulting in increased productivity and unparalleled employee and community loyalty.

She now serves the top executives who need her most, across a broad range of industries from retail to mining and manufacturing, to create successful, healthy, mutually rewarding and thriving workplaces everywhere.

John Lovato, CPA

He is a financial strategist and fiscal guardian with over 25 years of experience in accounting, financial planning, analysis, and business process improvement. John’s ability to strategically drive positive change comes from his diverse background as a CPA, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and experience in organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

While VP of Finance at JPMorgan Chase, John led a global initiative to standardize financial reporting best practices across the Chase enterprise. His financial leadership continued at Wells Fargo & Co, where he led strategic initiatives focused on increasing operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction. 

John has also served as a key strategic advisor within smaller companies driving financial reporting and accounting efficiencies, cash management, and structured debt and equity deals.

John’s expertise in financial analytics and fiscal discipline are key ingredients of KMP Consulting’s innovative business growth framework.

Tom Pierce

Tom made his career by leading and growing organizations from small startups to a business unit in a Fortune 75 company.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Aerospace Engineering department with both Bachelor and Masters degrees, with Honors, Tom has worked as an engineer designing some of the most advanced products to leading large global organizations.

Not only were the organizations of varying size but were globally and culturally diverse, with teams in Europe, India, China, Asia and South America.

With his extensive experience with B2B companies that supply highly engineered products and complex system solutions, Tom is exceptionally skilled in developing and leading cross-cultural teams that deliver results.

His most recent role was to complete the organizational transformation of a family-owned company that in the 10 years since its acquisition never produced the expected results. Over the course of 3 years Tom successfully completed the transformation from a family company to a professionally managed, globally integrated business unit of one of America’s largest companies.

Scott Knutson

Scott has been in the employee and organizational development field for over 25 years. He has worked with multiple national and multinational organizations in the U.S. and abroad, including Seagate Technologies, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., CEA Study Abroad, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Climax Molybdenum, Sociedad Minerales Cerro Verde, and Carvana. For the last 10 years, he worked specifically in leadership and organizational development, working with individual leaders and teams to improve performance. Scott is certified in the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) methodology, and has used LSP to coach leaders, as well as helping dyads and teams improve communication, productivity, and engagement.

Scott has an MBA with an emphasis in management and is currently working on his dissertation that focuses on servant leadership. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). In addition to his passion for helping others improve, he has a passion for working with non-profits. He has served on several non-profit boards, and currently serves as the past president of Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun (RTVOS).


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     4960 S Gilbert Rd STE 1-183
     Chandler, AZ 85249
  + 952-856-6113
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