Our Team

Each of the Kolme Group Partners has over 20 years of Project & Program Management experience and have hand selected industry professionals, assembling a team of experts to support your PPM initiatives. Our team has practical, global experience across five continents. They have supported enterprise clients from Fortune 100 & 500 companies and found success as entrepreneurs of multiple start-ups. Their abilities are balanced across the spectrum – from executive strategy, to practical implementation, and the highly technical.

Kim Essendrup, Partner and Co-founder
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Matt Henderson, Partner and Co-founder
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Drew Middleton, Partner
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Kayla Glenn, PPM Consultant
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Kornelia Homewood, PPM Consultant
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Lien Perk, PPM Consultant
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Jonathan Smith, Technical Consultant
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Tanya Mancuso, PPM Consultant
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Cortney Felix, PPM Consultant
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Joe Zamora, Developer
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Byron Augustine, PPM Consultant
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Kim Essendrup

I help our customers because I’ve “been in their shoes,” and can share pragmatic advice about what works and what doesn’t in the world of Project & Portfolio management. I have 20+ years managing teams, projects, programs and PMO’s. I’m a certified PMP and PMI Registered Education Provider, and love to nerd out over PPM with my colleagues and clients. When not being a PPM nerd, I like to participate in endurance sports – I’ve participated in 8 Ironman triathlons and most recently completed the 50 kilometer Crown King Scramble. These events are long and occasionally challenging, but have a defined beginning, middle and end – much like managing a project :)

Matt Henderson

Versatile leader with experience in program and portfolio management, professional services, information technology, and business operations spanning startups to Fortune 500 companies. Competencies: Strategic Planning, Program/Portfolio Management, Change/Transition Management, People Development, P&L/Budgeting, M&A, Contract Negotiations, Conflict Management, Process Improvements, International Business, Business Development

Specialties: PMI (PMP), Prince2, Agile, ITIL, CISSP

Drew Middleton

As a project leader, I incorporate a business analysis perspective into my project management approach to ensure that all project stakeholders’ voices are heard. I’m a certified PMP and ScrumMaster with 25+ years’ experience leading projects, advising PMO leaders, and teaching project management practices. If I’m not fast-tracking and crashing my project schedule, it’s probably because I’m out on a trail somewhere, fast-tracking and crashing my mountain bike. I also enjoy road cycling and kayaking with my wife and kids.

Kayla Glenn

I’m a jack-of-all-trades, bringing a wide variety of unique experience to every project. I’m great at putting myself in the end-user’s shoes and building a creative solution to keep things easy. Over the last 8 years, I’ve managed projects in the non-profit sector, in small business, in IT and PMOs, and all the way to Burning Man! I spend my spare time planning my Burning Man camp, taking glamour photos of my friends’ pets, and perfecting my gourmet jello shot recipes.

Kornelia Homewood

I love to help our customers by bringing a breadth PM, PMO, and PMIS knowledge to guide them in discovering what will work best and drive the most value within their own organizations. I am a certified PMP, Professional Scrum Master I, and have a master’s degree in project management. This knowledge and experience has helped me build PMOs, coach others on project management methodologies, and lead countless projects in finance, higher education, marketing, and technology industries. I am a life-long learner and am always curious. When not in the office, you’ll find me taking a quick walk around the neighborhood listening to all my favorite PM podcasts, logging on to a PM webinar, or just reading about PM trends.

Lien Perk

Communication & Connecting people is what I bring to our customers. Communicating is such an important part of managing your projects successfully and most of the time it also proves to be the hardest. By connecting your people and facilitating your project management processes I aim to contribute to growing your business success. With a Bachelor in Communication and CAPM, Prince2 and Scrum certificates on my wall, I have been working in various coordinator, manager and consultant roles in the field of Project Management & PMO. 10 years down that road and still having too much fun to want to leave it behind! When not chatting with people on a work related basis, I like to socialize with close friends and family. There is always food involved when doing that, preferably homemade food. When ‘retrospective’ hours are required, I like to go to the stables riding my horse or to take a long, quiet walk in nature.

Jonathan Smith

I love to help our customers because I enjoy solving technical challenges and finding creative solutions that simplify day to day tasks. I have 20+ years managing and implementing technical deployments, migrations, and automation. I’m a certified MCSE (Productivity), MCSA (O365/Azure), and MCSE (Messaging). Outside of the office I enjoy testing my mental resolve and physical endurance in Spartan and Ragnar Trail races. On the more relaxing side of life I enjoy cooking, home improvement projects, traveling the country side in the family RV, and training my three dogs.

Tanya Mancuso

Having faced many of the same challenges our clients face, I have walked in their shoes and use my skills and experience to guide them through the process to a successful close. I have 20+ years of experience in project management, implementation and management. I thrive on turning chaos and complex issues into simplified and clear processes. I am a PMP, Lean and Agile Project Management certified professional.

My passions include traveling to new places with my husband or friends. I love exploring new cities, concert road trips, home improvement projects and good food & wine. On a regular day, I’m content to kick back at home with my husband and dogs outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada and plan our next adventure!

Cortney Felix

I bring empathy and real-world insight to our customers that allows me to listen to what the customer believes they want and translate it into what they need to be successful. I have 20+ years in program development and implementation, team development, and portfolio and resource management that work in harmony to create the “best of album” provided to my clients. In my free time you can usually find me out on my back porch with a good book, playing with my dogs or exploring the amazing roads of the Carolinas on my motorcycle.

Joe Zamora

For twenty years, I have been helping clients get the most out of their software investments through my expertise with extensibility technologies. I've been a member of dozens of teams and have tens of thousands of lines of code running in production across the globe. I love living in Colorado for the climate, natural wonders, people, snow sports, and craft beer.

Byron Augustine

As a project leader for over 20 years I love helping companies achieve expected business outcomes that enable strategy into action to achieve desired outcomes.  As a certified Project Management Professional and ScumMaster I incorporate both rigor and agility in my management approach. When I'm not geeking out with my project teams I enjoy scuba diving and being outdoors.