Meet the Proteus Team


Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.

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Jeff, a Proteus partner since 2000, helps executives and leadership teams envision the organization they hope to create, clarify the essentials of their most pressing challenges and create practical plans to make their vision a reality.

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CEO & Partner

Laird McLean brings 30 years of experience as a visionary leader to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Proteus.

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COO and Practice Director, Transformation

Marie Holive brings two decades of experience as an inspirational leader and successful executive to her work at Proteus.

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Dir. of Finance, Accounting, HR, and Admin.

Christine is Proteus’ Director of Finance, HR, and Administration, bringing over 20 years of extensive expertise in small and medium size companies, spanning accounting, finance, human resources, and administration to Proteus.

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Dir. of Operational Excellence & Client Services

Alicia serves as Director of Operational Excellence & Client Services for Proteus, working with our client experience and sales support staff to ensure exceptional client experiences while continuously improving our systems and processes. 

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Head of Product

Jen’s consulting philosophy is to ask the right questions, understand key objectives, build trusted partnerships, and develop actionable solutions that will make a difference.

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Business Development Specialist

Caitlyn Judge is our Business Development Specialist, based in Proteus’ Minneapolis office. A problem-solver by nature, she enjoys understanding the full sales cycle and troubleshooting gaps to make improvements

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Design Manager

As the Proteus lead designer, Mary creates print and digital materials that enhance and communicate the Proteus brand. She helps make sure that the look and feel of Proteus materials is as clear and engaging as the content.

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Client Experience Lead

Michelle Moser is a Client Experience team member, based in Proteus’ Minneapolis office. She has worked across various industries, and in a broad range of functional roles, including sales, finance, process-improvement and operations. The constant thread throughout her career has been a focus on delivering customer satisfaction.

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Believing in something; acting on that belief...

At Proteus, we’re confident we’re serving our clients well when we demonstrate these beliefs through our actions.

  • Our work is judged by how well we help our clients build their business.
  • If people can see the true shape of a problem, they can solve it.
  • Teams thrive only with high trust, common vision, and consonant values.
  • When people feel capable and powerful, they can learn and change.
  • Listening is the foundation of success.