about blue sky partners

Blue Sky Partners is a national consulting firm based in Austin, Texas, that helps leaders and teams set clear goals, develop sustainable systems, and establish healthy expectations. We work with executive teams to get urgent projects done faster and keep long-term projects on track. Our goal with every project is to help our clients save time and make more money as a result of our work together. Each member of our team has a track record of building and scaling businesses, non-profits, and governmental institutions —and in the last six years, we’ve used that experience to help organizations of all sizes launch more than 100 departments, initiatives, projects, and products. Additionally, our team has supported over 50 non-profits at the local, regional, national, and international level to help develop strategic plans, decision matrices, logic models, and perform organizational diagnostics. For examples and case studies take a look at our Capabilities Deck.

nathan ryan

Chief Executive Officer

Nathan Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, business and community leader. He is the CEO of Austin-based consulting firm Blue Sky Partners, and co-founder of GoodPolitics. He serves on the board of directors at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Future Forum and the Austin Monitor; he has been appointed by Austin City Council to the Economic Prosperity Commission and the Urban Transportation Commission. Nathan lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Amanda, and dogs, Max and Rory.

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tim seaton

Chief Operations Officer

Tim has spent the better part of a decade working passionately with companies and on projects related to technology, design and online marketing. Having managed Operations at Toi, an international creative agency, he oversaw relationships for such clients as Verizon Digital Media Services and Red Bull Records and organized a network of designers, developers and project managers over four years and for dozens of clients. Recently, he has been accepted into the Leadership Austin Class of 2020. Tim lives in Austin, TX, with his dog, Marla.

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matt glazer

Chief Strategy Officer

Matt has had a diverse career focused on launching new ventures, executive management, and change management. He served as the Community Director (regional General Manager) for WeWork in Central Texas and is a two time Executive Director at nonprofits—Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and Progress Texas. He has been in the start up and entrepreneurship space for over a decade, having helped launch Weird Homes Tour and Capitol Intelligence. His work has given him firsthand knowledge of the challenges and solutions that both nonprofits and for-profit businesses encounter on a daily basis. He loves supporting other people and empower them to pursue their dreams. In addition to his role as Blue Sky Partners’ Chief Strategy Officer, he serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence and professor at Trinity University. Matt is a Texas native and lives in Austin with his family and pup-star, Poe.

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audrey sherman

Director of Client Services

Over the past 15 years Audrey has led groups of cross-functional stakeholders by facilitating and bridging large gaps in diverse nonprofits. As a project manager, consultant, and coach Audrey works closely with team members to create change across complex systems. Through her strategic and creative thinking, structure, and organization skills, she brings programs and people together to solve some of their toughest problems. She has collaborated with an array of nonprofits and government agencies, working primarily in the child welfare environment in Texas. She has a BA in Spanish and Sociology, as well as a Master of Science in Social Work from UT Austin. Audrey lives in Austin with her cats, Michi and Toothless.

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siri chakka

Originally from Chicago, Siri holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Texas – Austin. As Senior Advisor to Blue Sky Partners, Siri focuses primarily on auditing and recommending financial, fundraising, and organizational strategy for our clients.

She is currently the head of Strategy at Workrise, a digital platform bringing modern workforce and vendor management to underserved industries. Siri has a decade of experience in developing strategies that accelerate long term growth for her clients across Fortune 500 C-Suites, middle-market private equity portfolio companies, and startups. She’s led cross-functional teams in multiple sectors and has experience working globally in geographies like Turkey, Russia, Australia, India, and Western Europe and has run two startups as well in B2B SaaS and Marketplaces.

She also sits on the board of Seedling’s and is a Notley Fellow at Springdale Ventures. In her free time, she loves exploring the live music scene and is always on the hunt for the best taco in Austin.

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callie kerbo

Callie Kerbo is a brand and digital marketing strategist who believes that brands should be as strategic as they are beautiful. As the creative director and senior marketing consultant for Blue Sky Partners, she focuses on developing and executing high-level, innovative marketing strategy for BSP clients and oversees the firm’s social presence.

Callie is the founder of Honeycomb, a full service boutique brand partner serving startup and growth stage businesses. She believes that every business not only deserves top-notch branding, but a creative partner to walk alongside them. With nearly a decade of experience in marketing, Callie combines field-tested strategies with innovative approaches to create timeless brands who break through the noise.

She also sits on the board for GoodPolitics and serves as the digital director for USTomorrow. When she’s not geeking out over packaging or designing websites, she loves to get outside and is on a quest to perfect her croissant recipe.

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