Our Team

Sean Kennedy

After years of leading some of this region's top consulting firms and having started one of my own under Kennedy Consulting, I am thrilled to help bring CoCertus to life. There is no place like the Pacific Northwest to live and work. In addition, the caliber of business leaders and organizations here is unparalleled. I have had years of opportunity in working with dozens of highly valued and respected senior leaders across this region - from each of them, I have learned so much.

I have always led my life with integrity and as co-owner of CoCertus, I am proud to carry that on. Unlike other consultants, I can’t just step into the business without knowing I could make a positive difference and get the results we both want. I take tremendous pride in my ethical leadership of the work, my team, and the experience we share with so many great projects. I am proud to have found a way to blend my passion for this business with the flexibility I need to care for my family and community.

Sean 2015

Kristen Harris

Kristen is a results-oriented leader with extensive project management, process improvement, and system implementation experience and a proven record of success. To all of her engagements she brings strong organizational, communication and people skills along with her infectious humor and energy. She is seen by the executive teams of our clients as the go to person to get things done the right way and within the agreed to scope and budget.

She is detailed oriented and rarely allows items to slip by her which instills confidence in sponsors, team members and stakeholders. What makes her a valuable member of our team and an asset to our clients is that she understands how organizations work and change, ensuring that our customers get the most out of their investments. Kristen enjoys collaborating with all levels of organizations and putting the structure in place for companies to achieve their goals through projects managed/systems implemented.

Outside of work Kristen is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves to explore the numerous opportunities for paddle boarding, biking, hiking or skiing in the PNW! She enjoys time with her friends and family and is our go-to person when we want to know the latest place to eat in Seattle. Between engagements, she pursues her passion for adventure locally and throughout the world.

Kristen Harris

Monte B. St. Johns

I am an executive leader with over 25 years of demonstrated expertise in delivering high-caliber technology solutions for large corporations in diverse industries. Strategist able to map and execute multi-million-dollar projects, including revamping IT infrastructure as well as process and cost streamlining. I have advised/assisted senior executives and CIO's (Chief Information Officers) in finding ways to reduce operational risk, control and reduce IT spending, effectively leverage human and technology capital, reduce internal costs through better workflow management, and gain purchasing power with more efficient management of IT suppliers. Analyst skilled in integrating BPR, Six Sigma like best practices into business operations, measurably improving productivity and efficiency while escalating customer satisfaction. Excels in budget development and vendor/operations management.

Monte St. Johns

Our Expertise Bench

Because of our deep NW roots and our years of connecting across so many industries, our panel of subject matter expertise, our on-call industry leaders, and our network of solid flexible staffers can be made available to you.  


Sean is a proud graduate of the University of Washington Foster School of Business and is an active alumi.

CoCertus is proud to support the Pike Up! Campaign for the Pike Place Market Foundation and is a member of the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Puget Sound (CAMPS).

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