Reos Partners is proud to welcome five talented individuals who have joined our team this Spring. Together they bring experience in organizational dynamics, diversity and inclusion, social entrepreneurship, collaboration, and transformational change. Get to know our newest members below!
Consultant, Cleveland, OH
“My dream job description had two criteria: work with a group of people who were prepared to roll up their sleeves, to do what it takes, and, as part of that team, to be able to influence meaningful change. I decided to join Reos because of the extraordinary work they do, and the extraordinary team they are.”
Jessica Colombi brings expertise in organizational dynamics, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. She serves as an ardent advocate for justice with a track record of influencing and executing meaningful change.
With nearly two decades of leading change in complex institutions, Jessica offers keen skills in understanding organizational challenges and mapping creative solutions. Her past roles include serving as the inaugural chief of staff for a newly established cabinet-level agency in Ohio, as well as reimagining a critical department in higher education.
Jessica has designed and facilitated thought-provoking experiential sessions on dismantling racism across education, healthcare, and corporate sectors. She has also developed training to address systems of power, cultural competence, leadership development, and the important work of violence de-escalation for law enforcement.
Consultant, New York, NY
“I believe in a multi-stakeholder approach to solving big problems, encouraging empathy for those who disagree with you and co-creating solutions which can be incubated in a safe space. Reos brings this methodology to life in its practice.”
Nikhil Dugal comes to Reos as an advocate of systems thinking, drawing from his diverse experience as a former social entrepreneur who has worked in the US, UK, and India. With expertise in systems thinking and impact evaluation, Nikhil will oversee the design and facilitation of whole system teams at Reos to help create transformative change.
Previously, Nikhil led the creation of the Systems Change Observatory at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, a community of practice and long-term empirical study of the pathways to systems change among the world’s largest social enterprises. He also ran Aadhan Infrastructure, building sustainable infrastructure for public and private sector organizations in India. Additionally, he managed stakeholder outreach and short-term policy research projects at a development economics research centre.
Consultant, Cambridge, MA
Paul is motivated by bringing together diverse groups of people to engage on shared challenges.
Paul Hackenmueller has experience leading innovative collaborative partnerships, particularly during moments of uncertainty caused by external change. He has worked on issues ranging from conservation, equity, colonization, sovereignty, and governance. Through attentive facilitation and capacity building, he has seen how meaningful systemic impacts arise from small shifts in collaborative practice. Paul is motivated by bringing together diverse groups of people to engage on shared challenges.
Paul has also managed an award-winning entrepreneurial development competition and developed programs at an emerging rural micro-finance institution. A recurring theme through his work is the unleashing of peer wisdom to enable breakthroughs for both the individual and the group.
Consultant, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
“I believe our values and beliefs systems are best showcased through cultural traditions and expressions. It’s a beautiful way to understand a society, it is also a constructive way to connect with one another. Through cultural understanding, I believe we can collaborate with anyone we choose.”
Regine Rene-Labrousse is committed to fostering brave spaces for leaders of diverse interests to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects that challenge the status quo. She brings a mix of intercultural and communication knowledge to projects by converting the geopolitical, technological, economic, and cultural relations among peoples, societies, and nations into brave spaces where stakeholders can build trust, learn to collaborate, and co-create winning solutions. She has led multi-level stakeholder initiatives in the Caribbean and Latin America, with extensive experience in Haiti.
As President of AmCham Haiti, she ensured sustainable public advocacy efforts to optimize the nation’s geo-political positioning to host the hemispheric conference for the first time ever in 2015, and diversified the board to include 50% women and 80% below the age of 60, all to reinforce its capacity to leverage many local and international business opportunities. She is recognized for her positive energy that keeps people motivated to persist towards their challenging goals.
Consultant, Denver, CO
“What I like about my work with Reos is collaborating with enthusiastic and sagacious peers and clients throughout the world.”
With an array expertise in facilitation, technology, inclusion, and process design, Jon Walton is known for his work leading diverse, high-functioning teams to innovate and co-create solutions that address systemic challenges.
For more than 20 years, as a management consultant and executive leader, Jon has worked on global change initiatives and developing enterprise solutions. Jon’s experience includes designing and supporting large-scale transformation efforts where multiple stakeholders are involved. He brings a passion for the inclusion of diverse and even contradictory voices when looking to change systems. His work focuses on domains including energy, healthcare, education, and technology.