We founded StangerCarlson to help senior leaders and their firms become more successful. Decades of experience working in senior roles at PwC, IBM and clients have taught us what makes leaders and their strategies win in the marketplace.


Meet StangerCarlson

Richard StangerRichard is a business strategist, executive coach and advisor to senior leaders. His passion is working with professional services firm leaders on developing and implementing their business strategies. Richard has more than 25 years of experience as a senior business unit leader with P&L responsibilities at PwC and IBM. He built and led PwC’s HR consulting business and IBM’s HR Business Process Outsourcing business. He was a senior HR leader for PwC’s Advisory business and for IBM’s Services business. He played a key role in developing PwC’s business strategy. He also worked on a senior executive task force established by IBM’s CEO that refocused IBM’s go-to-market strategy for 192,000 client-facing professionals.


Carolyn CarlsonCarolyn is a business & talent strategist, executive coach and consultant who works with leaders to envision, design and implement business and people strategies. Her strength is partnering with clients to quickly assess the needs of the organization and developing implementable strategies while focusing on the change implications. Carolyn has had a distinguished professional career as a senior business leader, consultant and executive coach. She was a consulting Partner at PwC, a senior executive in IBM’s Global Services Human Capital Consulting business and led IBM’s Strategy & People Consulting practice for the America’s.


Together, Richard and Carolyn bring deep expertise in professional services. Our greatest strength is sharing this knowledge with our clients as strategic management consultants, executive coaches and facilitators to help them achieve stronger results. We are hands-on in our approach, customizing for each client and situation and tailoring our working style to different leadership styles and cultures. We deliver personally for our clients, caring deeply about their success.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy has been guided by our individual journeys — growing through the ranks of one of the premier professional services firms, then taking on major leadership roles at PwC and IBM.

We work closely with our clients to deliver value.

We bring extensive experience in your industry.

We deeply appreciate the unique characteristics of each firm: history, culture, client mix, personalities, leaders, risk profile and needs.

We listen hard before giving advice and use our experience to enrich our work products.

We take a hands-on approach, rolling up our sleeves, to deliver personally for our clients.

We keep asking ourselves: “what’s in it for you?”

We are committed to delivering value that enhances your business success.

We don’t “break glass.”

We understand how partnerships work — that our work can be successful only if it is embraced by your partners.


Our Global Reach

StangerCarlson’s expert network spans the globe.

Americas — Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Equador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and United States

Europe — Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kindom

Asia-Pacific — Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Kula Lampur, Japan and New Zealand