Our Team

We Understand People

We are strategic thinkers and creative problem-solvers with a shared mission: give the people who drive companies the tools that they need to improve so their companies become better, too.

Our Team

We Understand People

We are strategic thinkers and creative problem-solvers with a shared mission: give the people who drive companies the tools that they need to improve so their companies become better, too.

Alida Miranda-Wolff

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Alida Miranda-Wolff is the CEO and Founder of Ethos, a culture consulting meets diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm serving growing and growth-stage companies across the U.S. At Ethos, Alida focuses on building incredible – and incredibly diverse – company cultures by creating the conditions for everyone to thrive through organizational design, culture strategy, learning and development, and DEI strategies and practices.

Learn more about her and her public talks here, and contact us to book a speaking engagement. Read her complete blog here.

Alida Miranda-Wolff

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Alida Miranda-Wolff is the CEO and Founder of Ethos, a culture consulting meets diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm serving over growing and growth-stage companies across the U.S. At Ethos, Alida focuses on building incredible – and incredibly diverse – company cultures by creating the conditions for everyone to thrive through organizational design, culture strategy, learning and development, and DEI strategies and practices.

Learn more about her and her public talks here, and contact us to book a speaking engagement. 

Read her complete blog here.

Lexi Brown

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Lexi Brown is an Associate at Ethos, overseeing marketing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns for the company itself and Ethos’s clients.

Lexi has over three years of advertising and marketing experience, with her main interests lying in branding, social media management, and content development. Prior to Ethos, Lexi worked as a Social Media Specialist in the real estate and automotive industries. She is passionate about bringing ideas and people together and has enjoyed working in multiple areas throughout her career because it has solidified the importance of being able to adapt to and understand different stories and voices. Lexi attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for both her undergraduate and graduate years, earning a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a Master of Science in Strategic Brand Communication.

Lexi Brown

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Lexi Brown is an Associate at Ethos, overseeing marketing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns for the company itself and Ethos’s clients.

Lexi has over three years of advertising and marketing experience, with her main interests lying in branding, social media management, and content development. Prior to Ethos, Lexi worked as a Social Media Specialist in the real estate and automotive industries. She is passionate about bringing ideas and people together and has enjoyed working in multiple areas throughout her career because it has solidified the importance of being able to adapt to and understand different stories and voices. Lexi attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for both her undergraduate and graduate years, earning a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a Master of Science in Strategic Brand Communication.

Pondharshini Sadasivam

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Pondharshini Sadasivam is a Training Associate at Ethos Talent, overseeing the company’s training practice operations.

A first-generation immigrant, Pondharshini’s interest in DEI stems from her personal challenges with identity and her observation of the unequal allocation of resources in the criminal justice system. She is also the founder and President of D&I Futures: a group intended to inspire and provide community members accessible discussions, educational opportunities, and career advice for emerging D&I leaders. Pondharshini attended the University of San Francisco for her undergraduate career, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a concentration in Law and Justice and a double minor in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies. Learn more about Pondharshini and her DEI work through her blog.

Pondharshini Sadasivam

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Pondharshini Sadasivam is a Training Associate at Ethos Talent, overseeing the company’s training practice operations.

A first-generation immigrant, Pondharshini’s interest in DEI stems from her personal challenges with identity and her observation of the unequal allocation of resources in the criminal justice system. She is also the founder and President of D&I Futures: a group intended to inspire and provide community members accessible discussions, educational opportunities, and career advice for emerging D&I leaders. Pondharshini attended the University of San Francisco for her undergraduate career, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a concentration in Law and Justice and a double minor in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies. Learn more about Pondharshini and her DEI work through her blog.

Luis Vargas

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Luis Vargas is a Project Specialist at Ethos Talent, supporting the team in all internal workings of Ethos operations.

Before Ethos, Luis dedicated his early career to creating a client and community-focused business model. He is motivated by building impactful client services, supportive work cultures, and efficient work practices in all his endeavors. He believes that learning through others can be a powerful force towards creating a better tomorrow. He strives to be of service to others and help them become their best self. Luis received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and has participated in various collegiate programs, such as Gates Millennium Scholars, University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars, and Obama Foundations Community Leadership Corps.

Luis Vargas

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Luis Vargas is a Project Specialist at Ethos Talent, supporting the team in all internal workings of Ethos operations.

Before Ethos, Luis dedicated his early career to creating a client and community-focused business model. He is motivated by building impactful client services, supportive work cultures, and efficient work practices in all his endeavors. He believes that learning through others can be a powerful force towards creating a better tomorrow. He strives to be of service to others and help them become their best self. Luis received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and has participated in various collegiate programs, such as Gates Millennium Scholars, University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars, and Obama Foundations Community Leadership Corps.

Jake Burger

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Jake Burger serves as Finance Manager at Ethos, focusing on day-to-day execution of the accounting function as well as financial reporting and strategy.

Jake is a Senior Analyst with Accelerated Growth, where he helps companies build and solidify their accounting and finance infrastructure and utilizes his expertise in process optimization and financial reporting to lead accounting clean-up, stabilize month-end close, and provide reliable financial metrics for clients. Prior to AG, Jake worked at PwC in it’s Compensation, Tax, and Accounting practice. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Mathematics and an MBA concentrated in Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame.

Jake Burger

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Jake Burger serves as Finance Manager at Ethos, focusing on day-to-day execution of the accounting function as well as financial reporting and strategy.

Jake is a Senior Analyst with Accelerated Growth, where he helps companies build and solidify their accounting and finance infrastructure and utilizes his expertise in process optimization and financial reporting to lead accounting clean-up, stabilize month-end close, and provide reliable financial metrics for clients. Prior to AG, Jake worked at PwC in it’s Compensation, Tax, and Accounting practice. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Mathematics and an MBA concentrated in Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame.

Michelle Bess

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Michelle Bess is a Facilitator at Ethos, specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion and management.

Michelle Y. Bess serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director at Sprout Social, focusing on efforts to ensure all people feel a sense of belonging and that their voices are heard. Prior to Sprout Social, Michelle worked in college persistence at OneGoal and Posse Chicago.

Michelle attended Whitworth University, earning a B.A. in Biology and completed Georgetown University’s Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management. She was recognized as a 2018 AdWeek Rising Brand Star, serves as the Board Chair of Degrees of Change, and is the Founder and Co-Lead of The Brave Space.

Michelle Bess

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Michelle Bess is a Facilitator at Ethos, specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion and management.

Michelle Y. Bess serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director at Sprout Social, focusing on efforts to ensure all people feel a sense of belonging and that their voices are heard. Prior to Sprout Social, Michelle worked in college persistence at OneGoal and Posse Chicago.

Michelle attended Whitworth University, earning a B.A. in Biology and completed Georgetown University’s Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management. She was recognized as a 2018 AdWeek Rising Brand Star, serves as the Board Chair of Degrees of Change, and is the Founder and Co-Lead of The Brave Space.

Francine Bailey

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Francine Bailey is a facilitator at Ethos, specializing in employment law.

Francine has spent the majority of her career within the context of the employment relationship. Whether employees and companies are at the beginning, middle, or end of the employment relationship, she has worked with them to reach a resolution. In addition to practicing in employment law, she also took some time to learn the ins and outs of recruiting, as well as running the operational background of a consulting startup and utilizing the services of independent contractors. Today, Francine is the founding attorney of the Bailey Law Firm.

Francine is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in International Business and French with a minor in Spanish.

Francine Bailey

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Francine Bailey is a facilitator at Ethos, specializing in employment law.

Francine has spent the majority of her career within the context of the employment relationship. Whether employees and companies are at the beginning, middle, or end of the employment relationship, she has worked with them to reach a resolution. In addition to practicing in employment law, she also took some time to learn the ins and outs of recruiting, as well as running the operational background of a consulting startup and utilizing the services of independent contractors. Today, Francine is the founding attorney of the Bailey Law Firm.

Francine is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in International Business and French with a minor in Spanish.

Trevor Jenkins

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Trevor Jenkins a Facilitator at Ethos, specializing in racial equity and anti-racism.

Trevor is the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) at ActiveCampaign. He has over a decade of experience in multi-ethnic churches and is passionate about helping people understand the severity of racism and inequality in America.

Trevor Jenkins

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Trevor Jenkins a Facilitator at Ethos, specializing in racial equity and anti-racism.

Trevor is the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) at ActiveCampaign. He has over a decade of experience in multi-ethnic churches and is passionate about helping people understand the severity of racism and inequality in America.

Kirsten Ramos

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Kirsten Ramos is a facilitator at Ethos.

For over 12 years, Kirsten has motivated individuals to look within themselves to work more effectively with others. She has led learning and development activities for smaller, post-startup organizations to a Fortune 500 company. Her passions include assisting participants with presentation skills, emotional intelligence, leadership and management skills enhancement, and working with early-career team members to develop them for maximum, positive impact within organizations.

She has a Synchronous Learning Delivery certificate from the American Society for Training & Development (ATD) and has significant experience in creating and delivering virtual learning to meet the demands of the global workforce.

Kirsten Ramos

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Kirsten Ramos is a facilitator at Ethos.

For over 12 years, Kirsten has motivated individuals to look within themselves to work more effectively with others. She has led learning and development activities for smaller, post-startup organizations to a Fortune 500 company. Her passions include assisting participants with presentation skills, emotional intelligence, leadership and management skills enhancement, and working with early-career team members to develop them for maximum, positive impact within organizations.

She has a Synchronous Learning Delivery certificate from the American Society for Training & Development (ATD) and has significant experience in creating and delivering virtual learning to meet the demands of the global workforce.

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