Who we are

Who We Are:
In a Word…Partners

Partners in Scale was founded by Charmaine Kyle, Amy Madsen and Vanessa Wilkins to help socially minded organizations maximize their impact.

Partners in Scale brings together a talented group of highly experienced
independent consultants with:

  • Experience working with industry leaders
  • Powerful networks
  • Deep international expertise and cultural sensitivity
  • Education from top name schools

Each consultant brings 10 to 20 years of experience building teams and growing organizations. We are passionate individuals who do this work because we believe that each individual has the duty to try to make a difference. For us, that means helping you achieve your goals and deepen your impact.

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Biographies (Click on names below for full bios)

Charmaine Ess Kyle

Charmaine as the co-founder of Partners in Scale brings foundation and nonprofit expertise.
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Amy Madsen

Amy brings her experience as a diplomat to bear in researching and problem solving for our clients.
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Stacey Warner

Stacey offers our clients a wealth of program expertise in program design, M&E, development programs and more.
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Emily Leys

Emily puts energy, optimism, and expertise to work for our clients in the areas of international education, gender programming, and cross-cultural leadership.
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Jennifer Malkin

Jennifer brings business strategy, program design, grant writing and corporate responsibility expertise to our clients.
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Kristin McKennon

Kristin offers our clients deep expertise in program design, management, and team development with poise, good humor, and humility.
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Chris Kyle

Chris is our strategic planning and team facilitation expert who brings a wealth of experience from a variety of industries and business approaches.
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Vanessa Wilkins

Vanessa is the Co-Founder of Partners in Scale and works with corporations and foundations on community impact strategy.
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“Partners in Scale is simply put: exceptional. I partner with them often.  They bring deep experience, professionalism, and the ability to bring together strategy, team facilitation, and execution.   You always know you are going to get beyond what you expected – no matter what they are doing for you.  They come with my very highest personal and professional recommendation.”

Marianne Manilov, ED
The Engage Network

"Partners in Scale helped us replicate our successful self-sustaining school model in Paraguay to countries all over the world, including a training center in Tanzania. Partners in Scale was easy to work with, resourceful and really cared about our success. We can't wait to work with the whole Partners in Scale team! " Martin Burt
ED, Fundacion Paraguaya
Chief of Staff and Secretary General of the Presidency, Government of Paraguay

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