Meet Our Executives

Together with an incredible staff, we’re changing the world — one conversation at a time.

Susan Scott

Susan Scott

CEO & Founder

Known for her bold yet practical approach to executive coaching and leadership development, Susan Scott has been challenging people to say the things that are hard to say for over two decades. Susan founded Fierce in 2001 after 13 years leading CEO think tanks, more than 10,000 hours of conversations with senior executives, and one epiphany: While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage, or a life—any single conversation can. Susan continues to share her expertise with clients through her thought leadership, keynote presentations, and award-winning books.

Chris Douglas

Chris Douglas

EVP of International Expansion & Learning

As the head of international expansion and learning, Chris is building a global network of top-tier training companies and Authorized Providers who share the philosophies of Fierce. Chris is a visionary who believes that Fierce offers 21st century solutions to leadership challenges. She works with clients to overcome the challenges of a global audience, pushes boundaries that limit results, and builds far-reaching organizational strategies.

Stacey Engle

Stacey Engle

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Stacey is obsessed with helping Fierce clients stay ahead of the curve. A strong innovator, she’s always connected—to clients, emerging trends and new opportunities. Stacey’s forward-thinking approach to sales and marketing reflects Fierce’s commitment to enriching lives and creating community, one conversation at a time. She relishes her role in bringing people together to have the conversations they most need to have.

Ed Beltrane

Edward Beltran

EVP of Finance & Operations

From analyzing data to dissecting new opportunities, Ed is forging a strong financial future for Fierce. He has an especially sharp eye for driving results from business intelligence solutions and strategic planning. Beyond his business acumen, Ed is a strong leader who pours heart and soul into building an expert in-house finance and analytics operation. He is continually learning, leveraging his post-master’s coursework to improve financial results and develop his team.