Consulting Partners

Erik Stavrand

Founding Partner

Erik Stavrand, Seak LLC Founding PartnerErik 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
  • 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:
  • Merger & acquisition support
  • 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
  • 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 Gaire, Seak LLC Managing PartnerSusan 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
  • SEAK, LLC, Founding Partner PRESENT
  • Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996-2012.
  • Member American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995-2012
  • Vice President and President of Medical Staff, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, NH, 2007-2011.
  • Chief of Department of OB/GYN, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, NH, 2006-2009
  • Treasurer of Medical Staff, York Hospital 1998-1999.
  • Assistant Chief of Department of OB/GYN Martin Army Community Hospital 1995-1996
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