Jody K. Thelander, MA
J.Thelander Consulting is headed by Jody K. Thelander, a compensation executive with a track record of successful results and nearly two decades of professional experience. Jody has a keen understanding of business realities through a diversified background in compensation, sales and customer service. Her surveys and resulting reports have become a well-respected and highly desired tool for compensation decision-makers in the private business sector. Jody earned a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Studies at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources at Marymount University, Arlington, VA. Her career began in the fashion retail industry with British Vogue, Ralph Lauren Womenswear, Bonwit Teller and Garfinkel’s in London, New York and Washington, DC. Jody also spent ten years with TRW Space and Defense, both in Washington, DC and San Francisco, before starting her own firm. J.Thelander Consulting provides board and compensation consulting to a full range of businesses, from emerging growth companies, including life sciences and technology, to Fortune 500 businesses. Jody also runs the Thelander Private Company Compensation Survey as well as the Thelander-PitchBook Investment Firm Survey. She works closely with venture capital, private equity and law firms, providing compensation strategies for portfolio companies and clients. Jody serves on the Auxiliary Board of the San Francisco Ballet and the Modern Art Council of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is past chair of the Leadership Committee for the American Diabetes Association. Contact Jody: Send email.
Elyse K. Hurtado, PhD
Elyse provides expertise in the collection, inspection and cleaning of data for the Thelander Surveys. Her proficiency in data analysis, visualization and statistical interpretation is a key component supporting decision-making for J.Thelander Consulting. Elyse received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Emory University. She continued her academic studies at the University of Miami, earning both a master’s and doctoral degrees there. During her doctoral training she specialized in epidemiology and statistics and also worked in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to her work for J.Thelander Consulting, Elyse teaches psychology at the University of Miami. Contact Elyse: Send email.
Colin Turek heads client relations and business development. He has more than 10 years of experience with private companies in both San Francisco and New York. Colin has spent much of his career in private healthcare administration, serving most recently as the VP of Business Development for a Bay Area based startup. In addition to his work at J.Thelander Consulting, Colin directs institutional advancement and development for YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to talent cultivation and education for the Fashion Industry. He has been named “Top 40 Under 40” by the SF North Bay Business Journal, volunteers at Maitri AIDS Hospice, and is a current member of the New York City Ballet Young Patrons Circle. Colin earned his Bachelor degree in Social Justice and is currently obtaining his MBA at the State University of New York. Contact Colin: Send email.
Morgan specializes in client relations and business development for J.Thelander Consulting clients and survey participants. She has in-depth experience with private companies through her work at PitchBook in Seattle and Healthbox in Chicago. While at PitchBook, Morgan gained expertise in private company deal and financing tracking, as well as contributing to editorial for their daily newsletter and blog posts. She also has keen insights as to how start-ups bring their products to market through her work with the accelerator program at Healthbox. Morgan volunteered at Capitol Lakes, a retirement community in Madison, Wisconsin as well as Habitat for Humanity. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Contact Morgan: Send email.