Do you have WHO it takes to execute your strategy?

Can you prove it? Get the data and tools you need to reduce hidden employee risk, replicate your top talent, and increase your speed to revenue.
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We Focus on Results

26 pts

...pinpoint your team’s talent risk across 26 unique data points.

90 min

...begin reducing your talent risk in 90 mins or less.


...retain and cross-train more than 98% of your company’s unique knowledge and “secret sauce.”

12 time

...reduce your employee’s onboarding time by 50%.

Are retirements, overloaded experts, and talent wars slowing you down? We can help.


If your company depends on technical talent – like scientists, analysts, mechanics or engineers – and you’re not sure whether you have enough of the right people with the right skills to meet your business goals, check out some of our resources.

Our Consultants

The Steve Trautman Co. are global experts in talent risk management and knowledge transfer solutions. We are specialists in solving your day-to-day talent planning, talent shortage, and employee transition problems in your technical and professionally-skilled teams.

We reduce talent risk. Unlike the Deloittes or KPMGs of the world, our consultants start at the strategic level and then go deep—helping you manage risk down at the technical task level where your competitive advantage lives or dies.

Steve Trautman

Steve wrote the book on knowledge transfer and now he has written the book on talent
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Teresa Canady

Supporting teams as they learn and use the Steve Trautman Co. talent risk management framework
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Tim Walker

Tim has been in the business management field for more than a decade. His career began in the
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Marissa Martinez

Marissa started her career as a firmware and software engineer, where she learned words like
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Kelly Prime

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including software development,
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Bridget Jennings

Bridget Jennings comes to The Steve Trautman Co. after many diverse experiences in wide-ranging
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Todd Hudson

With more than 20 years of engineering and plant management experience at European, Chinese and
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Latest Blog Posts

Optimized for Agility

How Mutual of Omaha Builds Quick-Response Teams

"I’ve learned that change isn’t always the problem — it’s the fear of the unknown that often comes with change," says James Davenport, the senior VP of finance and operations at Mutual...
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By Steve Trautman - October 18, 2018

Steve Trautman Interviewed on ReadtoLead Podcast

What do you do when the guy who picks the sugar for all the products in a huge confectionary company is about to retire? How do you replicate his unique knowledge and skills? In a recent episode of...
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By Sonja Gustafson - October 17, 2018

Your Top Expert Just Gave Notice

What's Your Succession Plan?

This story begins with a CIO in full-blown panic. Luis, a chief software architect was the CIO’s go-to guy for feature development and product roadmapping at a global IT solutions company in...
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By Steve Trautman - October 11, 2018

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