Denyse Ferguson, Co-founder & Partner

Denyse is a seasoned director of growth and transformation. She has spent the last 25+ years catalyzing new phases of growth for established companies, start-up organizations, non-profit organizations, and other cause-related entities. She has extensive experience in multiple areas of business strategy, marketing, and development across multiple industries and around the globe.

Most importantly, Denyse has a deep passion for social impact and opportunities for children. From her early career days transferring cutting-edge technologies out of Harvard University and managing the use of the Harvard name globally to generate financial aid for students in need, to her recent efforts to transform health system’s community impact efforts, she has always been laser-focused on making the world a better place.

Denyse holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Harvard University and completed graduate certification work at Radcliffe College.

Andre M. Williams, Co-founder & Partner

Andre is a strategic thinker and a champion for transformation. Over the last 20+ years, he has provided corporations, non-profits and small business with business acumen and market understanding to capture new opportunities and drive results. He brings an expertise in strategy, operations, business development and an unwillingness to accept the status quo to BOLD Change encounters.

Transformation and reimagining have always been at the root Andre’s professional journey. It brings him tremendous joy and satisfaction to help organizations shrink their obstacles and move towards excellence.

Andre holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science from Ohio University.

Nicole Ball, Senior Consultant

Quirky, courageous, and entrepreneurial, Nicole is energized by strategy and creativity. As a
brand strategist, she puts her 20+ years of marketing expertise to work providing
strategic solutions and results for clients. Nicole brings a diverse mix of career experience to
each engagement, having spent time on both the client-side and agency-side.

She is adept at translating clients’ needs and insights into detailed action items, developing innovative strategies, and providing the thought leadership needed to reach optimum results. Her greatest inspiration comes from her family and friends, who are regular reminders to always lift each other up. When she is not focused on brilliant strategic marketing efforts, you will find her in the middle of an art project, mystery novel, horror movie, or all three.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Kentucky University.

Brian Hines, Senior Consultant

Having spent more than 25 years in operations, business development and marketing leadership roles with major brands and agencies, Brian brings a wealth of experience to BOLD Change encounters. His blend of well-developed planning, systems and impactful activation has been a consistent thread throughout his career. He has worked with clients from a variety of industries such as professional sports, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, media automotive, education and healthcare just to name a few.

He thrives on connecting the dots for organizations and working toward a shared achievement for all stakeholders. Ensuring the success of strategic partnerships is his top priority.

Brian holds a Master of Sports Administration & Facility Management Degree from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Florida A & M University.

Rich Howard, Senior Consultant

Rich Howard is an established nonprofit leader and strategic consultant, with both the expertise and experience to assist your organization in defining and exceeding its goals. He has a combined 25+ years of nonprofit leadership experience and consulting with organizations large and small.

He is highly regarded by those who know and have collaborated with him, and considered an expert in conceptualizing, establishing infrastructure, and evaluating the effectiveness of organizations.

Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Michigan State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan.