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Leadership

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Partner, CEO

Simon is the CEO and strategic development expert helping clients work through complex business growth and financial challenges with precision and focus.

Simon leads the consulting side of SPTandTRUE with a passion for implementing practical business solutions, based on a solid plan that makes financial sense. Simon was the original founder of the consulting firm Strategic Practical Thinking (that’s the “SPT” in SPTandTRUE).

With a career in strategic development, sales, marketing and executive management, sitting on top of an engineering degree, Simon has the ability to make the complex seem simple — “clarity and focus are the key to results”.

Additionally, Simon has over 20 years of global commercial experience, supplying products and services into demanding markets including: pneumatics, fluid control, medical devices, semiconductor, packaging, automotive, rail, truck, printing and others.

Simon held several director positions at UK-based IMI plc, a billion-dollar multinational, including global strategic planning and market segmentation roles.

Prior to SPTandTRUE, Simon led product management and business development teams in Europe before being recruited to head marketing, sales, product management, customer service, and key account teams at Norgren, Inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

Kris Brinker

Kris Brinker

Partner, CEO

Kris is the Chief Creative Officer and creative force behind SPTandTrue—bringing 25 years of experience as director of new client development, art direction, graphic design, web design, social media, and creative content development.

Her marketing and design experience has particular depth in corporate retail, professional trade associations, med/pharma, non-profits and charities, and assistive education. SPTandTRUE has earned over thirty creative design awards.

Prior to launching her own successful creative branding firm, Kris held design and management positions for the May Company, Giant Foods and several Northern Virginia creative and printing companies. She prides herself in her long-term client relationships and partnerships and feels that the true proof of her success is the success of her clients.

Kris is a respected business leader who has served two terms on the board of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce working to energize local businesses through these tough economic times.

Kris’ professional success is balanced and energized by her personal passion as a practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi (Taiji), Chi Kung (Qigong), Yoga, and Reiki. After juggling employees, print projects, website design projects, running a business, consulting with clients, and drinking a much-needed cup of coffee, she refocuses her time to help people relax and improve their health and well-being. Kris has been told that her Zen-like attitude helps her clients feel better about their own demands and goals. Kris wants both students and clients to breathe easier and feel more relaxed with her assistance. If you are curious to know more, you can find out HERE.