Founding Principles

We are never transactional

STS® is here to serve as your trusted talent management advisors

STS serves a diverse mix of client organizations (small, family owned businesses, Fortune 150 companies, and not-for-profits) across an array of industries. Our services support senior organizational leaders and teams who are positioned to have an impact on the business and who, over time, possess the capability and drive to assume a larger scope of responsibility. We closely partner with senior business leaders as well as Human Resource and Talent Management leaders to ensure the appropriate positioning and sustainability of our consulting beyond the engagement.

John Philbin, PhD,
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Our work matters because your work matters.

We use our wisdom, our experience, and our candor to meaningfully impact leaders and leadership teams so that they can meaningfully impact their organizations. Devoting our careers to this work is deeply rewarding and allows us to solve interesting, unique, and important challenges while having fun alongside our colleagues as we make the world a little better each day.

Our Core Values


is foundational and essential to our work.​


moves us forward to help others achieve their full potential.


keeps us focused on a high standard of excellence. ​

Our Communities

STS is grateful to have the opportunity to support a number of organizations that are meeting critical needs in our communities. We would encourage you to learn more about them and the important work they are doing. 

Our people define us

Devoted to making a difference

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