About Us

Collaborative Strategies (CSI) is an entrepreneurial firm dedicated to serving entrepreneurial leaders in both for-profit and non-profit enterprises. CSI is recognized for its expertise in the process of planning, whether the focus is strategy, leadership, succession or capacity-building.

Established in St. Louis in 1983, Collaborative Strategies was sold to GenAmerica Financial Corporation (GenAm) in 1997. In 2002, CSI’s strong entrepreneurial roots were restored through the firm’s acquisition by two of its long-time principals, Gina Hoagland and Jack Smith. Those roots deepened in 2010 as Jim Del Carmen, Brian Hayden and Jim Lang joined the ownership team through promotions to partners.

CSI principals and consultants together offer a combined total of more than 200 years of wide-ranging experience. They generously share and apply the wisdom gained through that practice to a variety of client needs in diverse settings. CSI team members’ value is best witnessed in day-to-day interactions with clients across nearly four dozen industries. Their common focus: helping clients effectively address the opportunities of the present and build strong foundations for the future through the decisions and actions of today.

The CSI team’s particular strengths span:

  • Strategic planning
  • Performance enhancement
  • Organizational development
  • Advisory board development
  • Succession management
  • Search consulting

We invite you to work with us and experience the CSI difference for your organization.