Lees Parkin Returns to Vantage as Chief of Staff

Newly Created Position to Play a Pivotal Role in Supporting Firm’s Culture, Mission, & Continuity

Lees Parkin, Chief of Staff

May 4, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Vantage Leadership Consulting, the global expert in identifying and developing world-class leaders, is proud to announce that Lees Parkin has been hired as the firm’s chief of staff. She joined Vantage on April 17th.

“What has always drawn me to Vantage Leadership Consulting is the firm’s unwavering commitment to their values, their genuine passion for the work they do, and their dedication to serving their community,” said Parkin. “Given the chance to play a pivotal role in promoting Vantage’s values, vision, and sustainability, I enthusiastically embraced the opportunity.”

As Vantage’s chief of staff, Parkin reports directly to the firm’s partner group. She is charged with supporting the firm in executing strategic priorities, fostering effective knowledge sharing, and communication across business lines. This includes supporting sales, operations, client onboarding, and more, to ensure that the firm continues to thrive as a great place to work while delivering client success.

Parkin’s chief of staff position represents her return to Vantage Leadership Consulting. For the last three years, she focused on her growing family. Before that, she worked for Vantage for eight years, most recently overseeing the firm’s marketing efforts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lees back to Vantage Leadership Consulting in the role of chief of staff,” said Keith Goudy, Vantage’s managing partner. “She is a proven leader and has a deep understanding of our principles and purpose. We are confident that Lees will once again make significant contributions to our team and help us continue to grow and thrive.”

Vantage continues to experience significant growth and recognition. In January, the firm announced Kathrina Dubnicek joined the C-Suite as chief administrative officer, and that Stephanie Clay was promoted to director of human resources. In October, Danielle Klene rejoined the firm and Lacey Savage, Psy.D. was hired a few months prior. Both are consultants with the firm. In March 2022, Sara Nelson was hired by Vantage to head the business’ marketing efforts. Vantage was honored to send speakers from the firm to participate in nine sessions at this year’s annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference in Boston, MA.


Vantage Leadership Consulting is the global leader in partnering with organizations to identify and develop world-class leaders who can drive their companies’ business strategies. From executive assessments and succession planning to leader development, executive coaching, and high-performance team development, Vantage has spent more than four decades focused on a single mission: ensuring their clients have the leadership required to win in their marketplace. Founded in 1976, Vantage is based in Chicago, IL and serves clients worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.VantageLeadership.com.

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Marc Raybin
Cardinal Communications Strategies