Our leadership team has deep personal expertise in using strategic analysis and data science approaches to address highly complex challenges. We regularly work at board level and government equivalent on especially complex issues, with innovative approaches that help leaders navigate through uncertainty.
Meet Our Experts
Tom has a personal specialty in analyzing business dynamics of complex organizations and major programs to assess likely long-term performance, prioritize strategic risks, and identify actions to improve. Tom helps clients use this insight to develop pragmatic solutions and build support among stakeholders on the path forward.
Tom holds an MS in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with concentrations in Strategy and System Dynamics. He received his BS degree from MIT in Management Science with a focus on Information Systems and Expert Systems.
Ritu has led Sage’s largest DoD engagements, working across acquisition programs and security topics. She leads Sage’s efforts on many of the major Aerospace and Defense programs, providing strategic advice across the lifecycle on difficult decisions and priorities. She has also helped government organizations evaluate and plan for complex security issues, with past clients including the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Research Labs, US Combatant Commands, and others.
Ritu holds an MBA from Cornell University and a B.S. in engineering from MIT.
Bill holds an M.S. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from MIT.
Tamara leads Sage's efforts to adapt and tailor causal methods including: structuring disciplined, transparent causal analysis efforts in environments with sparse information and many sources of uncertainty; aligning causal methods with military Design, Planning, and Assessment practices; tailoring causal methods given demanding end user planning and adaptation contexts; and exploring potential hybrid System Dynamics / machine learning methods. She has worked with OSD P&R, OPNAV N81, N3-5, Marine Corps PA&E, Army PA&E, several US Combatant Commands, Joint Staff J8, Joint Staff J5, DARPA, ONR, and ASD R&E.
Tamara holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Maine and MBA and M.S. Engineering degrees from MIT.
John has been the technical lead on a broad range of assignments over 15+ years. These include program modeling for several major DoD acquisition programs, analysis of infrastructure and platform sustainment challenges in energy and aerospace & defense, cross-functional capability prioritization to support military readiness, and personnel and workforce modeling.
John holds a Ph.D. in System Dynamics from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.
Rick is a retired United States Navy Vice Admiral (3-star) with decades of experience leading large and complex organizations in challenging, dynamic and resource constrained environments. He held leadership positions in Naval Aviation, Naval Surface Forces, the Joint Staff, a Combatant Command, and as the Naval Inspector General. Rick has extensive experience in intra-governmental and international affairs at the highest levels of government.
Rick holds an MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Management from Tulane University.
Interested in joining the team?
- Work in committed teams that combine deep analysis expertise and strategic perspective who work together to achieve amazing results for clients.
- An environment to grow. Join a team of sharp, supportive individuals who challenge and help each other while having fun solving big problems.
- Learn and grow in a fast-paced environment with opportunities to progress quickly, as part of an independent business where our direction is up to us.