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Mission


Helping entrepreneurs make smarter, more informed decisions

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Mission


Helping entrepreneurs make smarter, more informed decisions

 

For innovators and entrepreneurs, The Crew Consultants help you realize your business vision to become more sustainable, scalable, and profitable. The Crew works with you to create a game plan and guide the implementation as a collaborative member of your team on a short or long-term basis.

With a background ranging from finance to marketing, The Crew's educated 360 strategy helps your business be more efficient and effective. As a prior investment banker, all goals are prioritized and grounded in a strong financial and analytical foundation.

 
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Who We Are


Who We Are


Who We Are

 

Colleen Pratt, founder + data lady of The Crew Consultants, began her career on Wall Street as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions before being tapped to focus on strategic communications and analyses for the Head of Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital.

After four years in finance, Colleen headed west to Chicago to fuse her love for numbers and storytelling. She worked on public relations campaigns at Edelman and served as the Marketing Director at an education-focused nonprofit.

Colleen’s diverse background working with founders, small teams, and complex organizations makes her a versatile advisor. She quickly assesses situations and uses data to help you solve problems and make smarter, more informed decisions.

Originally from New York City, Colleen graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Richmond. She enjoys running, photography, and is working on improving her culinary skills.

 
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Happy Clients


Happy Clients


Happy Clients

"The Crew Consultants have delved into our financials so we know costs and sales by product and by channel. It's a roadmap to streamlined inventory and more profitable sales."
 

Julie M.
Nourishing Notes

"Colleen established meaningful reports to identify trends and give me a real-time pulse on our financial position. Plus, our new organized accounting system saved lots of time and energy when preparing our taxes!"

Amy M.
Le Coeur Watch Co.

"The financial assessment and guidance has helped me sharpen my focus on delivering the services I enjoy while providing the best return on my time."

 

Patrice P.
Creative Genius Law

"Working with Colleen has given my massage therapy business a real boost! We have a new website, an email marketing program, and better packages and incentives to drive both new clients and repeat business."

Jason B.
Being Body Aware

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Services


"Colleen's systematic approach to making a business run more efficiently significantly improved our operations and bottom line, immediately and for the long-term. We've experienced such rapid growth [and...] the only thing that really changed was letting Colleen connect the dots for us. Every penny we spent on her services was worth it - and if we had more, we'd give it to her."

Ben S., Workshop Chicago

Services


"Colleen's systematic approach to making a business run more efficiently significantly improved our operations and bottom line, immediately and for the long-term. We've experienced such rapid growth [and...] the only thing that really changed was letting Colleen connect the dots for us. Every penny we spent on her services was worth it - and if we had more, we'd give it to her."

Ben S., Workshop Chicago

What We Do

 

The Crew works with organizations at all phases of growth and assesses the right priorities through a business audit. We collaborate to determine where you are, understand where you want to go, and then outline the road map to get you there.

Business is all about relationships. We prefer to kick off potential engagements with a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.  


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For more stories about business, life, and good decision-making, please enjoy our blog.

 
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Contact ME


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