our humble company

S2A is an award-winning provider of custom solutions in the areas of culture, strategy, innovation, and organizational change. 

our foundation

our mission

Our mission is to put our clients’ strategy into action by revealing novel solutions that energize and engage their workforce. We do this by understanding our clients’ culture better than they do, ensuring that our recommendations are culturally responsive, connected to meaningful results, and ahead of their competition. We strive to be the best in the world at designing culturally responsive solutions that make strategy happen.

our Values

Our values serve as the foundation on which our culture is built. They shape the way we interact with the world and give special meaning to our work. They make us better together. They are:

Be Bold.
Be Curious.
Be Straightforward.
Be Kind.
Be Open.
Be Helpful.
Be Present.

we do and we do not


Strive for adoption over implementation.
Create culturally responsive solutions.
Focus on the problem until it’s fully understood.
Build lasting partnerships.


Tell people what to do.
Respond to cultural challenges with off-the-shelf solutions.
Make assumptions when the facts are available.
Treat our clients like a transaction.

we believe

We believe in the power of diverse teams working together to make our communities and companies better places to live and work. We believe it is the inherent responsibility of leadership to create a culture of inclusive excellence where all people have the encouragement and support to do their best work and be their best selves. We believe inclusively excellent cultures actively practice kindness, empathy, and an openness to new ways of thinking and acting. We believe such cultures outperform their competition in all ways that matter - retention, engagement, profitability - by thinking and acting more creatively, seeing what others can't, and getting to the best solution first.

Meet Our Leadership


Founder and Managing Director
Brad is the founder and managing director of S2A, working directly with senior leaders to help them design and execute culturally responsive strategies. Prior to S2A, Brad served as the CFO and VP of Corporate Strategy for a Cincinnati-based defense and aerospace manufacturing firm. He is also a retired Naval Officer and graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Brad is also an alumni of Cincinnati’s Forty Under 40.


Senior Director, Chief Learning and Design Officer
Kristin is the Chief Learning & Design Officer at S2A, combining her passion for learning with sound design principles to support S2A's culturally responsive solutions. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and as a former Active Duty Navy Engineering Duty Officer, she worked on Littoral Combat Ships and was an instructor at the Naval Academy.


Senior Director, Government Contracting
Mike joined S2A Solutions in 2019 as the Federal Contract Management Lead to launch a division with the goal of offering the Federal and State Governments leadership development and organizational training. With a strong foothold in the Government space, Mike now manages S2A’s contractual efforts and leads the business development team in seeking out and bidding on new opportunities..


Senior Director, Technology and Innovation
Matt joined S2A Solutions in 2019 as its head of technology and program management. He is an entrepreneur and experienced leader who assists organizations in leveraging technology to radically differentiate themselves from their competition. He brings a refreshingly simplistic approach to identify and implement solutions that create rapid adoption.

Dr. TM Mosley

Senior Consultant- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. T.M. Robinson-Mosley is a counseling psychologist and sport mental health expert. She is the owner and managing partner of Mosley and Associates Consulting, LLC, which is the umbrella brand for counseling and psychological services, sports consulting, diversity and inclusion training, and social impact consulting. Dr. Mosley has served in leadership positions across the diverse landscape of higher education, including roles in the Ivy League, large Division I institutions, highly selective Division III liberal arts, Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI), women’s colleges, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Dr. James Pogue

Senior Consultant- Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias
James is the founder and CEO of JP Enterprises, supporting leaders & organizations as they engage in the necessary work to attract, engage and retain talent at all levels. He focuses on the role of leaders as they assess their organizations and better lead them in a Diversity 2.0™ environment. James is an Army veteran of Desert Storm and after serving his country, James spent 10 years in Higher Education as a Researcher, Professor & Administrator focusing on issues of Diversity & Inclusion prior to founding JP Enterprises.

Dr. Katrice Albert

Executive Advisor-Culture, Inclusion, and Strategy
A member of the S2A Advisory Board, Dr. Katrice A. Albert's list of accomplishments include her previous role as the Executive Vice President of Culture, Innovation and Inclusion at S2A as well as the Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources for the NCAA. Dr. Albert currently serves as the Vice President of Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky, where she applies her more than 25 years of purpose propelled experience and culturally-responsive leadership development services.

Deana Taylor, JD

Senior Advisor- Human Resources Management
Deana Taylor currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for 3CDC. Prior to 3CDC, Deana was the Director of Human Resources for Lighthouse Youth and Family Services. She attended NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she earned her J.D in 2012. Deana is also a University of Cincinnati Alumna, where she holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s Degree in Labor and Employment Relations.

Todd Uterstaedt

Senior Advisor- Coaching and Entrepreneurship
Todd Uterstaedt is Co-Founder and CEO of Baker & Daboll, a leading boutique executive coaching firm, where he is also a Senior Executive Coach. After serving as a decorated U.S. Army Intelligence Officer and successful Vice President of a global organizational development company, Todd helped to build Baker & Daboll into a high performing team of exceptional executive coaches. As an in-demand executive coach, entrepreneur, and speaker, Todd also hosts the popular global podcast, “From Founder To CEO".

Dr. Tom Merrill

Senior Advisor- Innovation and Design Thinking
Tom is a Master Facilitator for ExperiencePoint, a world leading innovation capability-building training company. He regularly interacts with over half of the Fortune 100, and those companies that aspire to be there, too! He frequently leads executives, teams, high-performing cohorts through experiences in Human Centered Design and Change Management. Prior to joining ExperiencePoint, Tom served as a Professor, Associate Provost, and Director of the Center for Innovation at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Karen Mueller

Senior Advisor- Human Resources Management
Karen Mueller is the Executive Vice President & Partner at HORAN. She is a transformative business leader and healthcare innovator, bringing people, resources, and ideas together to find solutions for today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Karen is proud to have been named one of Cincy Magazine’s Power 100 multiple times and recipient of the Health Collaborative Leadership Award, among other honors.

Tim Sharp, JD

Senior Advisor- Strategy and Professional Services
Tim Sharp is an architect, attorney, and an experienced leader in facilitating and implementing complex projects. He has more than three decades of hands-on experience as a designer and project manager of residential, governmental, commercial, industrial and institutional projects for a wide spectrum of clients. His broad-based background includes land use planning, public financing, grant writing, regulatory/zoning approvals, economic development, urban design, building design, design-build and construction.

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