Executive Transition Consultant

Consultant Details:

Contact: Trella Walker
Name of Firm: RanWalk Enterprises, Inc. DBA Trella Walker Consulting
Language Spoken: English
Website/LinkedIn URL: www.trellawalker.com

Consultant Expertise

Organizational assessments, Board development, Recruitment, Executive coaching, Transition consulting & project management, DEI

Program Areas

Arts and Culture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Human Services, Information and Communications, International Relationship, Philanthropy, Public Affairs, Religion, Social Sciences

Legal Structure of Organization:

S corporation

Year Practice Founded:


Number of Individuals in Firm:


Names and Titles of Individuals in Firm:

Trella Walker
Bertha Osafo
Executive Assistant
Kayla Robinson
Associate 11 Project Consultants

Names and Titles of Individuals in Firm:

Trella Walker
Bertha Osafo
Executive Assistant
Kayla Robinson
Associate 11 Project Consultants

Firm or Consultant Address:

600 W 9th Street, #404

RFQ Contact Name:

Trella Walker

RFQ Contact Phone:


Geographic area currently served by firm (select all that apply):


How would you describe the range of diversity reflected in your firm’s consultants and leadership (or self, if sole practitioner)?

This firm is a 100% BIPOC, woman-led firm with diversity in ethnicity, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

Please describe your mission, values, and approach:

We are a women-led firm committed to helping organizations and leaders serve their communities more effectively. We are committed to meeting clients where they are, helping to surface the challenge, collaborate to design a path to resolution, and work with the client to a targeted conclusion that is wholistic and rooted in sound and equitable practices.

What expertise or perspective do you bring to organizations looking to ground their collaboration practices in values of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

The core of our practice is the belief that best practices for society should be rooted in equitable principles that create an environment of safety and belonging for all. All our practices are rooted in these principles.

Please describe your ideal engagement. Feel free to include issue area and scope of project:

The client and our team meet to discuss the presenting challenge such as CFO termination. We collaboratively identify a course of action that includes process, tools for addressing the challenge (here it would be things like writing a job description after clarifying the current and immediate future needs, assessing and developing plan for temporary coverage, etc.), identifying resources and information needed, and working to create an acceptable and digestible implementation strategy. This process would need to include various stakeholders to facilitate the most equitable process based on the challenge presented.

How many executive-transition related projects have you or your firm been involved with?

Our project consultants have a vast array of experience working with or being in executive transition.

Please describe your fee structure:

$250 per hour plus travel expenses (includes all staff engaged in project).

What percentage of your clients are within the nonprofit sector?


Are you open to remote engagements?


Briefly name and describe 1-3 examples of executive transitions with which you have been involved as a consultant (please prioritize NSI-funded and/or LA-based organizations).

Several of our consultants, including the CEO, have either led executive transitions or supported them. In addition, we have extensive consulting experience with executive transitions, including Nonprofit Finance Fund, LA County Bicycle Coalition, California African American Museum, The Theater Offensive, and many more.

Add any other information you feel would aid in understanding the value you or your consulting firm can bring to an organization preparing for or implementing an executive transition:

Please list up to 5 Consultants from your firm

Trella Walker
Trella Walker is a nonprofit sector veteran with over twenty years of experience. She has worked in various fields, including the arts and entertainment, youth development, social services, education, healthcare, veteran affairs, and law. Trella is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and information with those committed to service and leadership. Trella is a thought leader in the philanthropic space. In 2019, The Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article co-authored by Trella, her colleague, Claire Knowlton, and Fred Ali (CEO – Weingart Foundation) entitled “The Smartest Way to Promote Diversity: Pay for Overhead at Charities Led by People of Color.” Trella has spent her career promoting the arts and cultural equity. She has worked extensively with teams to increase access to the total cost of work and led national initiatives like the Andrew W. Mellon Foundationʼs Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) with the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD). This work helps provide support and access to organizations that have traditionally been denied access.

Ketsia Saint Armand
Ketsia Saint-Armand (she/her/hers) is a Senior Nonprofit Strategist at PNC Institutional Asset Management (IAM). In her role, Ketsia equips nonprofits with tools and frameworks to take a holistic approach to managing their investment portfolios. She works with IAM market teams across the Southeastern US to support nonprofits in building their financial health, reviewing their organizational strategies, and educating their stakeholders on strategies in place-based impact investing. Ketsiaʼs prior work experience is in nonprofit financial consulting, nonprofit lending, and banking and nonprofit strategy consulting. She has worked with nonprofits and grantmakers across the country to design and execute capacity building initiatives. She serves on the boards of Emancipet, Haiti Cultural Exchange, and Anseye Pou Ayiti. Ketsia is also on an advisory board for Village Capital and the credit committee for the University of Michiganʼs Impact Investing Group. Ketsia earned a bachelorʼs degree in Social Studies with a focus field in Migration and Development in the Caribbean from Harvard University, where she wrote her honors 3 thesis on the role of religious capital in supporting ongoing engagement in development efforts in Haiti. She also earned a language citation in Haitian Creole.
Saint Armand.ketsia@gmail.com

Do you always conduct an organizational assessment as a part of your scope of work?

How (or do) you involve senior staff and other stakeholders in the process

Prior to narrowing the pool of candidates for a client, do you make it a practice to share the full list of applicants with the client?

Do you identify/place interim executives?

Do you have a minimum fee?

What percentage of your searches are for LA-based organizations?

What is your track record of placing BIPOC candidates?

Do you have a guarantee policy or an “off-limits” policy?