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 25+ 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.

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.

Michelle Bush, Consultant

Michelle is a creative strategic thinker with a passion for cultivating deliberate partnerships. She brings skilled and dynamic energy to project management, which includes a deep focus on understanding and anticipating needs of all clients at various intersections.  

She prides herself on innovative strategies which focus on successful end goals, always bringing bold ideas to the forefront. She carries with her close to 15 years of experience in working across a variety of industries including large CPG manufacturers, lifestyle brands, and now health and wellness clientele. An active leader in community service based organizations, she centers community wellbeing in all facets of life.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Consumer Sciences as a graduate of The Ohio State 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.