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We're different from the rest..

What is BlueInc?


Leaders and their teams often need help to do big things.  Examples include industrial ramp up, strategy development, organizational transformation, launching startups and building innovation culture.  We've had the opportunity of looking at change through both the "telescope" (corporate, large enterprise, strategy ...) and "microscope" (front line, startup, tactical...)...constantly accompanying leaders on the journey between ambition and action.


Our goal is to help you by combining the capabilities of vision & creative thinking with a disciplined, people-centric approach to execution.  We want to accompany you as you travel the continuum between "idea and action" based on a deep understanding of how to bring inspiring things to life. It's thinking and doing, planning and iterating, inspiring and's the path between seed and fruit, embryo to's "vision to action."


Our Mindset

  • We're driven by the desire to make an outsized impact enabling inspiring ambitions come to life. This is key in deciding WHAT we work on and organizations we align ourselves with.

  • We strive to make leaders more successful than they ever imagined by equipping & enabling them to own, initiate and drive the desired change. This is key in WHO we decide to work with.

  • We combine innovative ways of thinking with a disciplined people-centric approach for execution, bringing together the best ideas with best practices of making them a reality. Change is hard but we firmly believe it ultimately can and should bring joy to people. This is key in HOW we work.


We believe happiness and passion are infectious and that people that are joyful are more fulfilled, work better & harder ("time flies when you're having fun", right?), and deliver contagious experiences to their customers. With that in mind, it's not just a lucky outcome it's baked into the design and the way we work to achieve it.

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Our Team


Johannes Mutzke - Partner


•Leader of Global Innovation Council for People & Culture

•Chief of Staff and founding team of Michelin Global New Venture Incubators, portfolio $30m/yr – startup launch & maturation, portfolio management, entrepreneurship & team coaching

•Corporate Strategy North America

•Michelin Internal Consultant for organizational development consulting and transformations

•Business model design expertise and methodology

•Customer Service & Logistics project management & process re-design experience

•Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, University of South Carolina, International MBA

•International education, language and extensive work experience– primarily in North America, Europe, Asia


Kenneth E. Fields - Partner


•Expert Project Manager (PMP®) and Change Manager (CCMP™) on organization-wide projects ($10M)

•Operations Coordinator for 1000+ person Research and Development team

•Developed and implemented change management strategies at a team and organization-wide level

•Global experience (North & South America, India, Asia, Europe) with 5 years as an expatriate

•10+ years of IT experience including project management, coaching, and worldwide portfolio management for $110M+ investments yearly

•Coach executives, portfolio/project managers and (young) baseball players

•Author of Visionaries, Builders, and Maintainers : The People You Need to Make Change Succeed with degrees in Chemistry/Computer Science (BS, Furman) and Business (MBA, Clemson)

Byron Smith - Consultant

•Energized by aligning systems, teams, and processes toward a common outcome and/or vision

•Global experience working with both non-profit and for-profit organizations

•Coach and consultant for teams and leaders helping them grow in self-awareness

•Expertise in project management and content creation, including communication strategies and marketing plans for national and international organizations and networks

•LSU Tigers fan and chauffeur to 2 daughters

•Undergraduate degree in Communication Studies & English from Furman University and MBA Candidate at Anderson University

Sarah Holcomb - Chief Experience Designer

•Designer of executive-level experiences for the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (a.k.a. the 'd. school') and developed and implemented brand identity, strategies and creative solutions to better serve their global network of executive students

•Human-centered design expertise with a knack for tackling complex problems

•Custom innovation program development and partner management for global clients (Mitsubishi, Eisai, Lendlease, etc)  

•Marketing and large-scale event planning experience in both the non-profit (California Academy of Sciences) and for profit (Google) arenas

•Inspired by architecture, art, design, music and food

•Undergraduate degree in Communications & Marketing from Dominican University of California

Martin O’Connor – Consultant

•C Level experience as CEO, CFO and Business Development in the Automotive sector with

premium OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

•Passionate about helping others reach their potential and advance the organization with both professional and cultural changes

•Expertise in economic development for green field startups, project management, tax incentives and high value contracts

•Avid outdoorsman, Georgia Bulldog fan and ‘PAPA’ to 10 grandkids

•Extensive experience in the nonprofit sector with churches and charter schools

•Augusta State University (BBA in Accounting, MBA)

Martin Pierce – Consultant

•Chief Operating Officer (executive search firm) and multiple roles with Milliken (strategy, finance,

sales & marketing, business development, M&A integration, operations and product development)

•Advised clients on M&A transactions and financing opportunities while in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs

•Led and served five years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer; Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal

•Father of five and Alabama native who enjoys fitness, golf, home renovations, and coaching children's sports teams

•BS from the United States Military Academy (Electrical Engineering), MBA from Cornell University

Alexis Milcent – Consultant

•Sustainability enabler (Triple Bottom Line Consultant in China and US Lead for The Climate Fresk)

•Experienced in organization design and transformation consulting (chief of staff for Chinese subsidiary of a global automotive leader)

•Marketing and sales experience in both B2B and B2C markets (automotive, travel, and tourism sectors)

•Global influencer and lobbyist in the mobility sector including work with the United Nations

•Undergraduate degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne et masters in entrepreneurship from HEC Paris 

•Choral singer and proud winner of the Asian Cup for French Improv Theatre in 2019 with the Shanghai team

Vickie Johnson – Consultant

•Experienced Leader in Marketing and Sales (up to VP level) including roles in Brand Category Management, Contract and Pricing Management, and Franchise Strategy and Services Management
•Serial Intrapreneur and Innovation expert, managed multiple startups 
•International business experience with management responsibilities for North & South America
•Degrees in Mathematics (B.S. - ETSU) and Business Administration (MBA - UNCW) 
•Army Veteran, Officer US Army Corps of Engineers
•Love fishing, camping, traveling, and cycling

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Our clients are our partners, that’s why we choose them carefully...

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