Roxanne Brown and Ed Cook are co-founders of The Change Decision, a change and culture company focused on Joy at Work.
Roxanne is a life-long-employee-turned-entrepreneur who found her calling in change work long ago. Today, she is the CEO of The Change Decision.
She has 20+ years of Change Management experience working for Fortune 500 firms, nonprofits and small businesses. She also has extensive subject matter expertise in Banking, Risk Management, Compliance and Data Quality.
During her 16-year tenure with Capital One, she was an executive coach, led large-scale change initiatives for several divisions and established their Change Leadership Community of Practice. She has a background in culture strategy, communication and training. Her specialty is in creating high-performing teams through engaging their unique capabilities.
Roxanne received her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus in Leadership Studies, from the University of Richmond and has several advanced certifications. She also serves as the global Past President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).
Ed Cook received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and became a Naval Aviator flying the C-2A, Greyhound achieving over 750 aircraft carrier landings. Ed received an MBA from Old Dominion University and after leaving the active Navy, he worked for two decades in two Fortune 200 companies, Corning and Capital One, as an analyst and leader of large teams, technology implementations and corporate mergers.
In 2007, Ed was mobilized by the Navy and sent to Baghdad, Iraq where, as CDR Ed Cook, he worked in the Green Zone on the Commanding General's Staff, at the time Gen. David Petraeus. Ed worked extensively on employment initiatives for the people of Iraq bridging across the US military, the US Embassy and the Government of Iraq. Ed was awarded the Bronze Star.
Today, Ed is the cofounder of The Change Decision, a change and culture company focused on Joy at Work. Ed has a PhD in Systems Modeling and Analysis and brings his expertise in Decision Analytics to the work of The Change Decision. Ed also employs his analytics expertise as a Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.