Cicero Group, a data-driven management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the advancement of Jason Richards as a partner in the firm’s Strategy & Transformation practice area.

“I’ve had the privilege of working intimately with Jason for close to fifteen years. He’s continually shown himself to be a strong strategic partner to some of our largest and most sophisticated clients, creating tremendous impact and value in a range of contexts,” said Randy Shumway, the chairman and founder of Cicero Group. “Jason is an extraordinary leader and mentor of our internal teams. I’m confident our Strategy & Transformation practice area will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

Richards provides a wealth of knowledge in strategy development and transformation engagements for multifaceted large-scale organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. His expertise spans cross-functional knowledge of complex organizations and business challenges. In addition to change management expertise, Jason works with clients on developing merger and acquisition plans, leading integration projects, cultural transformation experience, process optimization and streamlining experience in multiple industries.

Prior to joining Cicero, Jason served as the executive director of the Sustainable Power Group at sPower, where he led the company’s sales operations and marketing efforts. There, Jason sourced and financed private equity deals for the company’s portfolio, and also oversaw the companies’ information systems, public relations, and community outreach programs.

Jason earned an M.B.A. and bachelor’s degrees in business management and business marketing from the University of Utah.

This leadership change is effective immediately.