Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting
Lisa Hufford is the CEO of Simplicity Consulting, Inc., author of “Be You: Five Steps to Ignite Your Personal Brand”, part-time lecturer at the University of Washington Business School teaching “Business Consulting,” and instructor at Bellevue College. In 2011, Inc. Magazine named Lisa one of the top 10 female entrepreneurs and for the past three years consecutively Simplicity Consulting has been featured on the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing private companies.
Recognized as a visionary and thought-leader in the industry, Lisa is driving a movement around building flexible marketing teams as an alternative to the traditional staffing model. She is an educator and advocate for marketing professionals in search of choice, impact and success in the work they do and has established a proven methodology around the way Fortune 1,000 companies strategically leverage the right talent to launch their products and services globally.
Today, Simplicity represents over 250 marketing consultants across the United States in addition to a referral based, pre-screened community of thousands of marketing professionals. As the founder of this unique marketing talent agency, Lisa and her team have become trusted advisors to sales and marketing clients, including Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile, HTC, Coinstar, Farmers Insurance, and Nordstrom.
Prior to founding Simplicity Consulting, Lisa managed strategic high-value clients – such as IBM, Apple, Gateway, Acer America, and Sun Microsystems – for Microsoft, RR Donnelley, and Modus Media. She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, and a Technology MBA certificate from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation Founders’ Circle, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and a Cal Poly Center of Entrepreneurship Founding Member. She’s also involved in a number of philanthropic efforts including the YWCA, Bellevue LifeSpring, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.