Our People

At Sendero our people are the differentiator. We hire and nurture intelligent, unpretentious, and collaborative professionals who align with our core values. Individuals come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a breadth and depth of experience, but we all share passion for defining and achieving agile, innovative solutions for our clients.

The spirit of how we operate is evident through every interaction with our team. Taking an entrepreneurial approach, a focus on stewardship, and a belief in strong relationships, we empower one another, our communities, and our clients daily. It’s the unique balance of knowledge and expertise—coupled with empathy and compassion—that enables us to partner with you to define success together. From Associates to Managing Directors, get to know some of our team members below.

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Allison Schrubb
Senior Specialist, Human Resources

Favorite part about your job? “I love that my job is dynamic and complex, which enables me to continuously learn something new. I also enjoy the opportunity I have to create meaningful and lasting relationships by helping others.”

Hobbies? “I enjoy being outside as much as possible, so any chance that I have to hike, ski, camp, or canoe, I take it!”

Amy Goad
Principal, Consulting
A management consulting leader with diverse industry and project expertise, Amy brings stakeholder management skills that allow her to be a strong,...
Bret Farrar
CEO and Founder
Bret’s top priority is building Sendero into a world-class organization respected for its outstanding people, its collaborative culture, and its...
Caitlyn Byther
Marketing Director
As Director of Marketing at Sendero, Caitlyn is responsible for overseeing the firm’s marketing and communications activities including integrated...
Christi Bellon
Managing Director
As Managing Director who oversees the Accounting and Finance department at Sendero, Christi’s primary responsibility is to provide financial...
D’Marquis Allen
Analyst, Consulting

Favorite Sendero memory? “I woke up at 5am to hike Camelback Mountain with a client stakeholder!”

Favorite part about your job? “Being able to mentor others and receiving mentoring from Sendero team members”

Hobbies? “Bass fishing, playing basketball, and playing piano”

George Hyde
Senior Manager, Consulting

What attracted you to Sendero? “Sendero provided the ability to continue a management consulting career without the requirement of weekly travel.”

Favorite part about your job? “I enjoy the fact I am responsible for shaping solutions for clients and bringing others to the table to deliver on them.”

Hobbies? “I’m an avid runner.  I’ve qualified for the Boston Marathon but, never run it.”

Jacy Witt
Senior Specialist, Marketing

Favorite Sendero memory? “My favorite memory has to be one of Sendero’s company-wide quarterly meetings. Whether we were gathering at one of Dallas’ most exemplary locations like the AT&T Stadium and running around the football field or at a luxurious hotel ballroom in Downtown Dallas, these events have always been a special day to bring our people together under one roof for relationships to be built and a reminder of the great company we work for.”

Jay Jayasuriya
Principal, Consulting
Jay brings 18 years of management consulting experience to Sendero’s Senior Leadership Team. His areas of expertise include developing and...
Jeff Schar
Managing Director
Jeff brings 19 years of consulting leadership experience to Sendero clients. He provides leadership with engagements centered on project management...
Jeremy Fonteneaux
Analyst, Consulting

Favorite part about your job? “My favorite part is being able to work in various industries and serve in various roles. As a consultant, you are constantly learning new skills and adapting to new environments.”

What are you passionate about in your community? “I’ve served as a Big Brother for 7 years. I’m passionate about spending quality time with my little brother and supporting him in pursuing his dream to play to college basketball.”

Julie Ding
Associate, Consulting

Favorite part about your job? “I would say it is seeing the change and progress made at the end of a project. Since starting at Sendero, I’ve been a part of 3 product deployment / launches. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the immediate change and how it impacts so many different departments. With my current project at a healthcare organization, the product we implemented was able to decrease turnaround time from 20 days to 5 days. Seeing the drastic improvement in end user experience was truly incredible.”

Kyle Berry
Principal, Consulting
With over 25 years of management consulting and IT operations experience, Kyle has helped clients build strategic roadmaps to meet business and...
Marisa Rosa
Analyst, Consulting

Favorite part about your job? “Knowing that every day will be different and that I am surrounded by talented people. We all push each other to succeed in both our professional and personal lives. I also love helping our clients to succeed.”

What are you passionate about in your community? “I am passionate about supporting mothers in our community through volunteering at women’s shelters, pregnancy resource centers, and maternity homes.”

Melody Mattox
Managing Director
As Managing Director overseeing Talent Management, Melody leads Sendero people-related strategic initiatives and provides leadership to all Talent...
Ricky Arnold
Analyst, Consulting

Favorite Sendero memory? “I had the opportunity to work on a team where we put together an analytics dashboard for a local nonprofit who offers camp experiences for children with acute illnesses. They were interested in visually showing metrics around donor funding and camper safety. One of my favorite memories was hearing from the client how appreciative they were and how impactful our delivery of an analytics dashboard was to their mission. It reminded me that you can always make a positive, meaningful impact on people near you and within your community.”

Rocky Irvin
Senior Manager, IT

What attracted you to Sendero?  “1) Sendero living its core values 2) The incredibly dedicated and talented people at Sendero 3) The challenge of supporting the fast-paced growth of the firm.”

Hobbies? “Spending family time at the lake, RVing, motorcycle trips with friends, tinkering with classic cars, and playing music.”

Ruth Farrar
COO
Ruth’s primary responsibilities are driving strategic planning, ensuring alignment with Sendero’s award-winning culture, and leading the internal...
Sabena Virani
Analyst, Consulting

What attracted you to Sendero? “The passion exuded by every person I met in the interview process and throughout my career here.”

Favorite Sendero memory? “It’s a tie between winning silver in Darts at Corporate Challenge and volunteering with other Senderoans at Best Buddies Winter Formal.”

Favorite part about your job?  “Bringing creative solutions to complex environments.”

Sandy Khoury
Manager, Consulting

Favorite Sendero memory? “One event that particularly stands out was my first all company quarterly meeting. It was my first week at Sendero and the energy and enthusiasm in the room was indescribable. I remember leaving the meeting knowing I had joined the right company.”

Favorite part about your job? “Getting to work with smart, driven people on exciting and challenging projects while having fun and giving back to the community.”

Scott Miller
Managing Director
A strategic thinker, advisor, and leader focused on guiding and delivering value for Sendero’s client relationships, Scott supports the strategic...
Shadia Conn
Senior Specialist, Finance & Accounting

What attracted you to Sendero? “The people. When I was interviewing, everyone seemed to genuinely love their job and spoke so highly of everyone they work with daily. I truly believe that the people you surround yourself with make a huge difference in your life and in your career.”

Hobbies? “I love hiking and being outdoors. Every time we go on a trip, my only request is that we do some sort of hike together. My favorite landscape so far was in Ireland – I would go back in a heartbeat.”

Susanne Turnbo
Managing Director
Through utilization of her deep management consulting and IT operations experience, Susanne plays an instrumental role in creating positive results...
Wayne Tung
Managing Director
Through more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience, Wayne has successfully delivered numerous consulting engagements for energy,...
Will Porter
Manager, Consulting

What attracted you to Sendero? "The challenging work, the variety of industries and clients, the smart people, and the culture. The people make this company and inspire me to come into work every day."

What are you passionate about in your community? "Pet rescues – my wife and I work closely with a local animal shelter that takes on particularly difficult cases. There’s a huge problem with stray pets and animal abuse in the Houston area and there’s always work to be done."

The spirit of how we operate is evident through every interaction with our team. Taking an entrepreneurial approach, a focus on stewardship, and a belief in strong relationships, we empower one another, our communities, and our clients daily.

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