Lisa Hufford Founder Story

Our Story

Lisa Hufford founded Simplicity Consulting in 2006.

After 14 years in corporate America, her career was at a crossroads. She still wanted to do impactful work, but she also wanted the flexibility to own her schedule.

Lisa saw that companies were starting to rethink the traditional employment model. And she knew that she had the expertise to deliver meaningful results. So she approached her VP at Microsoft and pitched him a project—as a consultant.

One successful project led to another, and Lisa quickly became the go-to advisor for experts who wanted to redefine how they worked and for companies and managers who wanted to leverage on-demand talent. Today, Simplicity employs nearly 200 people—more than 70% of whom are women.

We exist to help experts deliver impactful work and to help companies build dynamic, flexible teams.

Community Focus

We believe in the importance of community.

Our team lives and works in the greater Puget Sound region, and we’re committed to giving back by fostering a work environment that brings out the best in people and donating our time and money to local organizations that better our community, like the Female Founders Alliance, Bellevue LifeSpring, Year Up, and Hopelink.

View our 2019 corporate social responsibility report.

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Curated community of experts

We work with the best of the best. Our seasoned experts are choosing to drive impact, on their terms. Here’s how we curate our community of experts to pair you with the region’s top talent.

1. Consultant application. We ask all prospective consultants to submit an online profile detailing their areas of expertise, work history and requirements, skills, and ideal project.

2. In-person screening. Team fit matters. Our talent team conducts a thorough skills assessment to deliver the best talent, fast and right.

3. On-demand access. Armed with the info we need to assess an applicant’s skills and expertise, we contact them when we have a project that aligns with their passion & experience.

We help everyone thrive in the new world of work

Female founded. Female Run. Committed to helping everyone thrive in today's on-demand world.
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Simplicity Diversity Pledge

We pledge to:
  • Facilitate personal brand and communication trainings
  • Support BIPOC in activating and expanding their professional networks
  • Help BIPOC find meaningful work* in marketing, communications, and business management roles
* We match experts with project-based roles for companies like Microsoft, Tableau, Amazon, and more
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