Team Members

A Broad Range of Staff Ready to Help
Specialists

Kafferlin Strategies boasts a broad range of specialists. The pool is mostly made up of Independent Contractors with unique work or educational experience. They become our subject matter experts and are tasked, based on their ability and availability, by project managers.

Project Managers

Kafferlin Strategies’ project managers use their varying skills, knowledge, and experience to execute processes and methods that effectively achieve results for our clients. By overseeing a series of mission-centric, time-bound, related tasks, our project managers are able ensure that each client endeavor is carried out from creation to completion with the best results possible.

Account Managers

Kafferlin Strategies’ account managers are most often full-time employees responsible for identifying client needs and creating,assigning, and overseeing projects that alleviate the client’s pain points.

Partners

Kafferlin Strategies’ partners are the owners of the company and handle product development, high level planning, and assess client satisfaction. They often serve as account managers, project managers, and/or subject matter experts.

Organizational Structure

We try to minimize the layers of management between the client and the person doing the work. Our model makes us more responsive than competitors, and we have less communication breakdown than many supporting organizations. Every client is assigned to an Account Manager, based on industry type, region, or previous relationship with the client. This person is responsible for understanding the client’s needs, dividing those needs into manageable projects, and selecting the best people within Kafferlin Strategies to serve as the Project Manager(s). Project Managers are detail-oriented staff, given authority to determine task lists, assign tasks and due dates to the best available specialists, and are responsible for making sure the tasks comport with the client’s needs. Project Managers can either be contractors or management – it depends on availability, expertise, and most importantly, ability to project manage – seniority or years experience is not a factor. Oftentimes, they end up being the primary worker themselves, or create a small (2-4 person) team to complete the project.

Partners

Senior Partners

Ben Kafferlin

Ben Kafferlin

Founding Partner & President

  • Process Engineering 35%
  • Research & Advocacy 35%
  • Sales Representation 30%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Nikki Kephart

Nikki Kephart

Managing Partner & Vice President

  • Marketing & Sales Representation 50%
  • Auditing & Planning 30%
  • Project Management 20%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Equity Partners

Brandon Zaffini

Brandon Zaffini

Book Writing Specialist

  • Writing & Editing 50%
  • Research & Analysis 30%
  • Project Management 20%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Carol Kafferlin

Carol Kafferlin

Comptrolling Partner & Treasurer

  • Nonprofit Management 60%
  • Bookkeeping Management 30%
  • Event Management 10%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Christine Matteson

Christine Matteson

Environmental Specialist

  • Environmental Compliance 80%
  • Notary 5%
  • Nonprofit Management 15%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Account Managers

General Account Managers

Michelle Munksgard

Michelle Munksgard

Account Manager

  • Graphic Design 40%
  • Web Design 40%
  • Project Management 20%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Kelsey Angove

Kelsey Angove

Account Manager

  • Copy Writing & Editing 50%
  • Operations Management 40%
  • Website Development 10%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Portfolio Advisors

International

Chris Siepmann

Chris Siepmann

International Business Specialist

  • Business Planning 40%
  • International Trade 40%
  • Project Management 20%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Small Business

John Bianchi

John Bianchi

Corporate Marketing Specialist

  • Marketing & Brand Consulting 40%
  • Conference & Event Planning 30%
  • Business Planning & Training 30%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

Nonprofit

Emily Carrington

Emily Carrington

Grant Writing Specialist

  • Grant Writing 33%
  • Nonprofit Consulting 33%
  • Grant Management 33%

Years with Kafferlin Strategies

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Forrest Baird

Forrest Baird

Michelle Munksgard

Michelle Munksgard

Brandon Zaffini

Brandon Zaffini

Kayla Gowdy

Kayla Gowdy

Rhonda Hopkins

Rhonda Hopkins

Adam Andriacchi

Adam Andriacchi

Patrick McWilliams

Patrick McWilliams

Adam Bernier

Adam Bernier

Peter Byrd

Peter Byrd

Joshua Bates

Joshua Bates

Dantan Wernecke

Dantan Wernecke

Christine Matteson

Christine Matteson

Carol Kafferlin

Carol Kafferlin

Part of the Team

For those already in the network or thinking of joining

Team Objectives

Providership

supplemental income to stay-at-home parents, those seeking higher education, or otherwise in need of project-based, part-time work

Mentorship

a training ground for young contractors to hone their craft and retirees to mentor the next generation

Map

Each of the pins signify the home of a current Kafferlin Strategies team member. We’re all over America!

Joining

If the Kafferlin Strategies story piques your interest and you’d like to apply to get work from us as an Independent Contractor, please submit a resume and meet with one of our Partners or Account Managers.

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