Simplicity Consulting is a specialized talent solutions company that provides on-demand sales and marketing teams to leading brands. We are a trusted advisor and talent partner in the technology, wireless, retail, insurance and financial industries. Simplicity’s proven professionals have successfully completed thousands of projects. Our growth is a result of a relentless focus on adding value to our clients’ business and helping them achieve their goals.
The Simplicity Way
Our unique talent strategy, SPEEDTM, helps companies of all sizes stay competitive, drive innovation and reduce costs.
SPEED enables managers to build flexible, project-based teams that get results. It is a flexible framework for on-demand teams that provides adaptability to business changes by employing five elements: Success, Plan, Evaluate, Execute and Decide.
Our growing community of thousands of proven professionals are “strategic doers,” professionals who are 100% focused on delivering value to the client, not climbing a corporate ladder or doing busy work. They are adept at navigating large organizations; they roll up their sleeves and get things done. Strategic doers are comfortable in high-intensity, fast-paced corporate and startup environments; they have a success record in their areas of expertise.
Each project has a successful kickoff, delivery and completion with a dedicated Account Manager and Talent Team.
Setting clear expectations and guaranteeing consistent delivery are the foundation of the exceptional support we incorporate into every one of our client relationships — from beginning to end.
How We Got Started
Lisa Hufford founded Simplicity Consulting in 2006 as a result of her shift from the corporate world to the world of consulting. When her second child was born, she was a Director at Microsoft and though she loved the role and responsibilities, she needed to take control of her schedule, travel less and have more time for her young children and family. Lisa wanted to focus only on high-impact work, so she began consulting to Microsoft, her former employer. Not long after her transition to consulting, she was approached by other people with similar stories — corporate professionals who also wanted more control, flexibility, and the chance to use their skills for work that mattered. Lisa began teaching people how to make the transition from a traditional FTE job to a consultant.
At the same time, Lisa identified an emerging trend in the workforce: companies that were looking to reduce cost and risk, often by slashing talent and resources vital to the business’s success — but they still needed experts to get work done. She saw an opportunity to provide companies with a cost-effective, low-risk way to tap exceptional talent while also providing a transition for more corporate professionals looking to do what she had done: be in control and have more choices in their lives. Simplicity took off, growing organically from word-of-mouth referrals.
Awards & Recognitions
Simplicity Consulting has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for five years running for being one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Inc.magazine also named Lisa Hufford one of the top 10 female entrepreneurs in 2011, and Lisa was recently named a member of the 2014 class of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Simplicity has also been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a “fastest-growing” company for the past four years.