our mission

We believe that every human deserves the opportunity to live a happy and prosperous life, and that we will not achieve this goal without a strong and high-functioning social sector. At Kinetic West, we empower leading social sector organizations to solve their toughest challenges on the way to supporting regional prosperity.

 

 

Our team

 
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marc casale

Marc is the founder and CEO of Kinetic West. His expertise includes strategy, data analytics, program design, and capacity building. Marc was a Project Leader in the Boston Consulting Group's Seattle office, working on a variety of education-focused projects from school district mergers to charter school expansion plans. Prior to consulting, Marc worked as a 5th grade teacher in the Bronx, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a master's in teaching from Pace University in New York, and graduated magna cum laude from Duke University. Marc also serves on the board of Techbridge Girls.

 
                                                           

                                                          

Sam Simas

Sam is an Associate Consultant at Kinetic West. Her background includes extensive work with the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, growth & investment strategy, and workforce development research. Sam began her consulting career with Boston-based Tyton Partners, working on several adult education expansion strategies for low-income and underserved adults, and driving research behind postsecondary financial aid strategy. She has also worked on growth and success at Impact Hub Seattle, and graduated cum laude from Middlebury College.

 

Collaborators

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Brock Grubb

Brock is a frequent contributor to the Kinetic West team. His expertise includes strategy, postsecondary success and data analysis. Brock has worked extensively with the Gates Foundation supporting postsecondary success strategy and initiatives on college completion rates. Brock also has a background as a mixed methods researcher at the MRDC and at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education. Brock also has experience in the classroom as a teacher. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota.

 
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Jasmine is an MPA Candidate in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Previously employed in the technology sector in Seattle, she now pursues her passion for public education and finance. Aside from studying and working, Jasmine is a distance runner and Scandanavian folk dancer.