New Orleans strategy consultancy Trepwise marks 10th anniversary

06 November 2023 1 min. read
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Trepwise, a New Orleans-based strategy consultancy focusing on nonprofits and foundations, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall.

The firm has in the last 10 years worked with over 500 organizations nationally, with its New Orleans engagements including projects with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Foundation, and Tulane University. Trepwise has completed more than 100 strategic plans in areas such as youth empowerment, workforce development, arts and culture, tourism, and health.

The firm was founded by CEO Kevin Wilkins in 2013. Prior to founding Trepwise, Wilkins spent over 20 years in the investment industry, serving as a managing director at State Street Research and a VP at Fidelity Investments. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble.

Wilkins has an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.New Orleans strategy consultancy Trepwise marks 10th anniversaryTrepwise today has a team of 13 people completing engagements for clients across the country – including in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Chicago, Charlottesville, and Houston. The consultancy has business lines in organizational planning, systems coordination, and a solutions lab.

Trepwise helps purpose-driven organizations solidify their strategic vision, refine their organizational model and approach, increase collaboration across stakeholders, launch new initiatives, and strengthen their team and culture.

The company was named a Best Place to Work in New Orleans the last seven years and has since its founding contributed 1,600 hours of pro bono consulting and $100,000+ in donations to philanthropic causes.

“This 10th anniversary milestone is a testament to the great team, the incredible clients and the valuable partners who have supported us along the way, and an indication of the continued relevance and need for social sector problem-solving that puts people at the center," said Wilkins.

Trepwise plans to commemorate its 10th anniversary with a reception and free workshop in early 2024.