Our People

Sean Whitaker, MBA, MSc, PMP

Managing Director

sean@crystal.consulting

Headshot 2103Sean is the driving force behind Crystal Consulting. His extensive international experience in project management, across a multitude of industries such as mining, defence, banking, energy, space exploration, public service and telecommunications, brings a truly global perspective to your business. He is an expert practitioner in assessing and improving organizational maturity and practitioner competency. Sean has published books and papers on the practice of project management and is a world-renowned trainer and presenter.

In 2016, he was recognized as one of the Top 123 Global Influencers of the profession of project management. He has been granted the status of Fellow of PMI New Zealand in recognition of significant and sustained contribution to the profession. He is known for his passionate, professional and direct style.

You can read his full LinkedIn biography by clicking this LINK


Rasa Cowie-Cloesen, PMP

Project Management Consultant and Coach

Rasa is our delivery and communications expert. Rasa has successfully delivered complex IT and change projects. Rasa also has corporate experience in both public and private project and change management capacities, leading a variety of different initiatives across a range of industries. She is actively involved as a subject matter expert with the Project Management Institute on a global level, and regularly contributes to ongoing credential development.

Rasa is also a Certified Professional Coach and provides coaching services to practitioners at all levels from beginner to executive.

Karen Ryan, Master of Project Leadership

Senior Portfolio Management Consultant

Karen is a dynamic senior level professional with more than twenty years of experience in successful leadership of business and organizational turnarounds that involve multiple, complex, dynamics and cross disciplines and management levels. She is a senior portfolio and project manager with experience across a range of industries including Banking, Financial, Telecommunications and Utilities. She is a highly skilled facilitator committed to the implementation of initiatives, and leading groups and individuals through organizational change. She is also a results driven leader , program manager and project manager with a demonstrated and outstanding track record of attainment of objectives at a personal and organizational level.


Roger Goodman, PMP

Project Management Trainer

Roger is our lead trainer and is responsible for delivering our world class project management training. He delivers all levels of project management training from introductory level up to PMP Examination preparation level. Roger will work with you to fully customize your training needs and ensure it has maximum impact for your organization and practitioners of all levels. Find out more about all of our fully customizable project management training HERE.

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We also have associates who provide consultancy and training services in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.