We’re passionate about leadership development.

After spending decades coaching executives, recruiting C-suite leaders, and guiding global organizations through in-depth succession planning, we recognized the need for sustainable leadership pipelines — and we know what it takes to develop one.

The bluSPARC™ story

Founded by Dr. Kim Villeneuve and Dr. Andrew Rahaman in 2019, bluSPARC™ combines leadership development with coaching at its core, delivered on a digital platform. Through one-on-one coaching, cohort learning, and psychometric assessments, executives and entrepreneurs build leadership competencies, becoming high-performing leaders who can drive cultural change.

It’s a holistic approach to leadership development and succession planning that promotes continuous improvement and evolution as a cultural imperative. This empowers companies with a critical competitive advantage and helps them retain and develop the life-blood of their business: leaders.

Meet our leadership team

Dr. Kim Villeneuve
Co-Founder

Dr. Andrew Rahaman
Co-Founder

Michael Hubert
VP, Technology & Finance

Katie C. Kelley
VP Client Partnerships

Nikki Bowers
VP Learning & Design

Transform your approach to leadership development.

Build your leadership pipeline and create a culture of continuous learning.

Katie C. Kelley
VP Client Partnerships
Leadership development expert who led the West Coast Talent Development at LHH, a subsidiary of the world’s largest talent solutions provider, as well as global change management initiatives at KEEN. Katie holds a BA in Psychology from Boston College and a Masters of Clinical Social Work from Smith College.
Dr. Andrew Rahaman
Co-Founder bluSPARC
Expert coach, learning and development scholar and American University Professor in the Key Leadership Program for Senior Managers. Former Adjunct Faculty at Center for Creative Leadership with a Doctorate in Education from The George Washington University.
Nikki Bowers
VP Learning & Design

A Learning & Development expert who has led evidence-based design for performance improvement with organizations across the globe. Nikki holds her M. Ed. In Administration and Supervision from Frostburg University and her BA in Education from Shepherd University.

Michael Hubert
VP, Technology, Finance, & Operations
Analytics and finance professional with experience leading testing and strategy teams at Starbucks and M&A transactions at Meridian Capital, a Seattle based M&A Advisory firm. BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Washington and a Masters of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Kim Villeneuve
Co-Founder bluSPARC

Entrepreneur with formidable executive search experience placing executives in venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.  Expert in leadership, adult learning and organizational diagnostics. Adjunct faculty at American University, with a Doctorate in Education from The George Washington University.