Consulting Partners

Erik Stavrand

Founding Partner

Erik is an expert executive coach with extensive global life science consulting and line management experience. He works with Procurement and Sales executives across a wide range of industries.

Erik is a qualified Myers-Briggs practitioner and is also certified by ISM (CPSM), SHRM (SPHR) and the ICF (PCC).

Professional Experience and Engagements
  • Executive coaching for key functional leaders including:
  • 360 degree feedback from the Board of Directors and Executive Team
  • Leadership team feedback and implication / communication planning
  • Cascading the data collection and feedback through the organization to build alignment and momentum for change
  • Coaching training and development including ‘Tiger Team’ implementation and revitalization
  • Leadership coach to the Chief Procurement Officer and supported the development and implementation of a procurement transformation strategy
  • Managing Consultant for a project including development and deployment of consistent Buying, Sourcing and Supplier Management training.
  • Managing Consultant supporting the procurement integration following a merger of two global pharma majors including:
  • Clean room support – priority contract review and opportunity analysis
  • Indirect Category support – management of interim category leaders addressing indirect spend
  • PMO – management of the global Project Management Office overseeing the entire Procurement integration and reporting progress to the Office of the CEO and Integration Committee
  • Managing Consultant for a team of category facilitators covering a range of Direct and Indirect categories
  • Delivery of world-class negotiation training involving high-impact simulations
Qualifications & Achievements
  • Bachelors Degree, Economics, University of Vermont
  • MBTI Qualified Practitioner
  • Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Professionally Certified Coach (PCC)
Employment Highlights
  • Adjunct professor for Master Program in Supply Chain Management, Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh-Dickinson University
  • SEAK, LLC, Founding Partner
  • Catchlight Consulting, LLC, Founding Partner
  • eXegy Partners, LLC, Founding Partner
  • QP Group – Vice-President, NA; Global HR Director
  • SmithKline Beecham – HROD Manager, HR Manager, Sterile Filling Manager, Management Associate


Susan Gaire

Managing Partner

Susan is a retired OB/GYN physician with leadership, executive coaching, and training experience in both civilian and military healthcare settings. Her executive coaching experience is primarily focused on healthcare delivery practices. As a former president of the medical staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, she has experience leading change initiatives in safety and dealing with physician compliance problems.

Professional Experience and Engagements
  • Patient flow review and redesign – reduced wait times and improved patient and practitioner satisfaction.
  • Physician and practice owner Caring Partners Obstetrics and Gynecology – patient-centered practice
  • Medical staff implementation leader, Team STEPPS safety program
  • President of Medical Staff – responsible for strategy setting and implementation for the physician staff and participation on the hospital Board of Directors
  • Physician Coach – personal style and staff interactions
Qualifications and Achievements
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont, 1985.
  • Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia , PA 1989.
  • Internship and Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brooke Army Medical Center. Fort Sam Houston, TX 1993
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Airborne qualified, Fort Benning, GA 1984
Employment Highlights
  • Member American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995-2012
  • Assistant Chief of Department of OB/GYN Martin Army Community Hospital 1995-1996
  • Treasurer of Medical Staff, York Hospital 1998-1999.
  • Chief of Department of OB/GYN, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, NH, 2006-2009
  • Vice President and President of Medical Staff, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, NH, 2007-2011.
  • Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996-2012.
  • SEAK, LLC, Founding Partner

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