Director, Finance

Larry Hamby has almost thirty-five years experience supervising projects and their related expenditures for various Fortune 500 companies. As the husband of Chelsea C-Suite Solutions CEO and owner, Deb Jacobs Hamby, Larry is uniquely positioned to leverage his experience to assist in the growth of the firm.


Principal, Culture and Change

Dave's work focuses on bringing out the best in leaders and teams, and is rooted in a belief that implementing great strategies and processes are for naught if people are not showing up as their best selves. Through one-on-one executive coaching, team performance/dynamics work, change management, culture work, and large group facilitation, Dave helps individuals be more effective leaders and teams be more aligned, high performing and self aware.

His significant coaching experience includes work with senior leaders in large, multi-national organizations to increase job performance, improve executive presence, cultivate self-awareness, broaden team leadership capability and incorporate systems thinking. Recent coaching engagements include the Senior Vice Presidents of Mergers & Acquisitions, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer in the financial service sector, and the Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Sales for Medidata Solutions, a publicly traded technology company.

In addition to his work in people dynamics, Dave has twenty years of experience in the Compensation and Performance Management arena, designing programs for both public and private organizations, which he helps organizations implement with a change management lens.

Finally, Dave's 15 years experience as an independent filmmaker provides unique opportunities to bring powerful messaging and storytelling capabilities to his clients. Dave has a B.S. In Mathematics from Colgate University and is an active member of The Society of Organizational Learning and WorldAtWork. His feature film collaborations have won awards at international film festivals.



Deb is passionate about partnering with both senior leaders and top teams to strategize around how they can best create value. With 30 years of Fortune 500 P&L as well as consulting firm management under her wings, Deb believes that businesses sustain greatness over time when their leaders develop the ability to focus on the balance of operating mechanics and leader dynamics. She has spent much of her career building the case for top team development as the key to consistent high performing organizations.

Examples of how Deb’s clients have engaged her include strategy work that includes how to derive value from an authentic corporate social responsibility stance, crafting the plan to effectively communicate and cascade strategy, coaching key leaders from all sectors and functions, identifying successors and developing plans to prepare leaders for C-Suite roles, developing/implementing comprehensive organization effectiveness/leader development initiatives, building real teams up and down and across the business and advising leadership teams and Boards that seek a higher quality relationship and improved governance. .

Prior to founding Chelsea C-Suite Solutions, Deb was partner at Axiom Consulting Partners, a strategy alignment firm and co-founder/CEO of Innolect, an organization effectiveness firm. She has experience as a manager logistics (Firestone), executive director strategy (Motorola), senior director operations (Entergy Corp), SVP HR and OE (TVA). .

Deb has an MSOD from the Graziadio School of Management and Leadership, Pepperdine University. She is also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School program, “Leading Complex Change,” and the Wharton initiative on “Creating High Performing Enterprise”. She will receive the PhD in Leadership from Alliant International University, San Francisco. Her doctoral research centers on how the behavior of those in the C-Suite impacts culture and business performance. Deb is the co-author of Shockproof: How to Hardwire Your Business for Lasting Success (Wiley, 2011).