Change Management & Organizational Consulting

PeopleFirm, a people-focused consultancy, engaged Pamela as an independent consultant to support them in helping the Gates Foundation’s Finance & Strategy group implement a new organizational model.

Project Synopsis

This several-month project included designing and operationalizing a new organizational model. Change readiness, program management, and alignment with global redesign efforts were also in scope and critical to success.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Pamela Saari

Key Components

  • Collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and senior leadership team
  • Creation of key role descriptions, including KPIs
  • Communications and change management activities
  • Assessment of operational impacts on systems and processes
  • Alignment with global redesign activities and stakeholders
  • Collaboration and alignment across the foundation


  • Lead roles vetted by foundation key stakeholders
  • Finalized job descriptions, including validated RACI
  • Finalized functional and role based org charts
  • Executive talking points on the new model
  • Leader engagement and stakeholder communications plans
  • Scenario vignettes with prescriptive solutions
  • Integration with global redesign and legal teams