about blue sky partners

Founded in 2017 in Austin, Texas, Blue Sky Partners is a national consulting firm that manages executive-level projects for growth stage companies and teams. We work on the projects that are important, but maybe not urgent, keeping your long-term projects on track while you and your team focus on today. Each member of our team has a track record of building and scaling businesses—and in the last four years, we’ve used that experience to help more than 40 organizations launch more than 80 departments, initiatives, projects, and products. For examples and case studies take a look at our 2021 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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shayna dunitz

Consultant

Shayna was born and raised in New York and moved to Texas after college to escape the winter weather. She’s a problem solver by nature and the title of her memoir will be, “There’s Gotta Be a Better Way To Do This.” She’s spent the last 10 years of her career working in the startup space and helping organizations scale to the next level. When she isn’t working, Shayna can be found running around Town Lake training for the Houston Marathon, or curled up on the couch reading a book with her cat and dog. Giving back to the community is an important part of her life and she serves on the Board of Directors for 3 Day Startup and on the Austin Steering Committee for Annie’s List. Shayna is also the Austin Team Leader for the Texas Oiselle Volée. 

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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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