History

Trium was founded in 1998, at a time when old business models were being re-examined and radical questions around what it means to be a leader were emerging. Our founders included management consultants, a world class whitewater guide, and a former Marine officer, who came together with a profound sense of mission and possibility. We saw that traditional consulting firms failed to recognize that all strategy problems are leadership problems and vice versa. That insight is at the core of our philosophy and consulting approach. We have served renowned industry leaders and scrappy startups in diverse industries across the globe. Though we’ve continued to learn and evolve over the past 20 years, our mission remains unaltered:

CHANGE THE WORLD BY CHANGING THE WAY BUSINESS LEADERS THINK.

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Meet the Team

Our team is fluent in the languages of strategy, business performance, leadership, and interpersonal dynamics. We have worked extensively with large and small organizations, both as leaders and as senior-level consultants brought in to rethink strategy, redesign structure, amplify execution, and catalyze change. Our job is to mobilize our clients’ internal capacities to create change that is lasting and meaningful.

Darren Gold

As a former CEO and long-time board member, Darren brings personal leadership experience and years of advising, coaching, and mentoring senior leaders to his work with organizations. Darren’s approach to leadership is premised on the importance of personal mastery and deep self-awareness. Darren shares his thought leadership in his best-selling book, Master Your Code: The Art Wisdom and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life (2019). He also delivered a recent TedX talk: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life. Prior to joining Trium, Darren was the CEO of two education companies, Heald College and Delta Career Education, and a Partner in two San Francisco-based private equity firms, Gryphon Investors and Genstar Capital. Earlier in his career, Darren worked as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. and an attorney at Irell & Manella. He has a BA from UCLA and a JD from the University of Michigan.

 

James McLeary

Dr. James McLeary is a deeply experienced wisdom holder and expert facilitator whose leadership has been a critical force driving the growth and success of programs at both Folsom State Prison and San Quentin State Prison. He is the executive producer of the documentary, THE WORK, detailing Inside Circle’s program in Folsom Prison, as well as the CEO of Inside Circle Foundation. He brings deep expertise in group process work and its application in varied settings. As a member of the Advisory Board, James guides our vision for incarcerated and released men, providing ongoing mentorship, training, and opportunities.

3 Distinctions of Trium

Choosing a partner to help unlock your organization's potential is a critical decision because it's the beginning of an intimate relationship. These qualities set Trium apart from other consultancies:

We design our work around your unique business context—your strategy, leadership, and culture challenges—and what’s required to unlock the potential of your organization. By balancing bold ambition with gritty realism, we simplify the path to achieving breakthrough results.

We give leaders different ways to think about strategy, leadership, and organizational development that free them from previous ways of thinking and leading. Multidisciplinary by design, our deep knowledge of business strategy, human behavior, organizational transformation, and high-performance coaching helps leaders embrace new ways of leading to match the context in which they’re operating.

Our decades of experience allow us to skillfully hold up the mirror to help leaders better understand how they’re organized, what limits them, and how they can become truly great in their roles. We're fiercely committed to truth-telling and transparency, which we use as the catalysts for rapid growth and improvement.

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