Edges | Our Leadership Team
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Ken Leith, Patti Leith, Edges, Inter Face Methods, Execuvise, Strategy Development, Strategic Capacity, Align Resources, Change Management, Growth Planning, Fostering Accountability, Talent Management, Growth Culture, Actionable Tasks, Higher Revenue, Achieve More, Increased Profit and Productivity, Workflow Efficiency, Achieve your Goals, Leadership Training, Skills Building, Executive Coaching
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Patti Leith

CEO

Passion: Patti has dedicated her entire career to inclusive workplace cultures. She is energetic about equality and cares greatly about building collaborative teams. Her life’s work has been to teach people how to judge less and include more.

“I believe only organizations that intentionally shape a positive culture and align culture to their strategic objectives, will succeed. Everyone plays a vital part. When people learn to embrace differences and collaborate, they can solve extreme problems, together. When everyone does this, the organization is unstoppable.” - Patti

Key Corporate Positions:

  • Food Lion, Inc. - Store Manager; Director,Organizational Development; Top HRD/Strategy/Culture Leader through Prime Time Live-1992 Crisis for 70,000 employees
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club - Director of People Development, Sam’s Club Division
  • Founded EDGES™, Inc. in 2001; co-founded (e)Gauge™, Inc. in 2009; and co-founded Unform Your Bias™ in 2016

Major Accomplishments:

  • Creator - Inter Face Methods Learning eXcelerator™ to build tolerance, collaboration and inclusion
  • Author, Judge Not, A Guide to Influence People Who Think Differently
  • Product Designer - (e)Talent™ culture shaping, competency-based Talent Management system

Emphasis: Leadership Assessment and Coaching, Organizational Development and Strategic Planning, and Talent Management

Ken Leith

Managing Partner

Passion: Ken has a belief that when positive energies and diverse experiences are harnessed, powerful teams are formed and greatness is possible. He has a vision for quality, efficiency and systemic alignment through metrics.

“I believe that metrics aligned with the targeted change are the critical, and most often overlooked, elements of successful corporate change. Some organizations measure too much and lose sight of their true benchmarks, while others overlook measurement altogether due to the fear of change.  Without clear goals and metrics, there is no true accountability.” - Ken

Key Corporate Positions:

  • Ryland Homes and Regency Homes - Director of Customer Service; Media/Consumer Affairs
  • Brookfield Homes - Director of Purchasing; Senior Operations/Production Leader for Dominion Branch in DC
  • Joined EDGES™, Inc. in 2006; co-founded (e)Gauge™, Inc. in 2009; and co-founded Unform Your Bias™ in 2016

Major Accomplishments:

  • Creator - Brookfield Homes Quality Council - a first in industry partnership with vendors to develop higher standards for quality, efficiencies and customer service, doubling revenues in 18 months
  • Co-Author, Food Safety, A Roadmap to Success outlining methodology to shape culture
  • Product Designer - (e)Map™ Strategy Design and Execution system

Emphasis: Change Management, Strategic Planning, Process Efficiency, Organizational ROI Metrics

Julie Walker

Chief Commercial Officer

Passion: Julie believes in transforming operating cultures in order to develop high performance organizations with sustainable results. She believes that adversity leads to the pursuit of solutions. She is known and respected in her career as a transformational and visionary leader.

“The success of a company rests within the responsibility of leaders to inspire it. Leaders must conduct themselves with their employees in ways that allow for open dialogue and transparency. They have to listen to what is being said and quickly act to correct challenges.” - Julie

Key Corporate Positions:

  • Procter & Gamble - 24 year career, spanning Brand and Shopper Marketing, Executive Director of P&G’s multi-billion dollar global business with Sam’s Club
  • Sam’s Club - Executive On Loan reporting to CEO to assist with strategic transformation of Merchandising
  • Shopper Events - General Manager; CEO - $350M customer engagement agency, with multi-unit operation; >20,000 employees across U.S. and Canada

Major Accomplishments:

  • Led, with support from EDGES™, a corporate turn-around for Shopper Events, enabling changes in culture and performance resulting in +14% top-line growth and multi-year contract renewal with largest client
  • Pioneered Shopper Marketing within P&G and CPG industry; increased P&G revenues 33% during her 7-year leadership on that business
  • Recognized in 2006 by Advertising Age as one of “25 Women to Watch”

Emphasis: Sales, Marketing, Business Growth and Business efficiency