WHO WE ARE

We deliver strategic advisory services and hands-on guidance to businesses and organizations seeking to grow with distinction and have a positive impact. We believe that your key decisions should be emblematic of the commitment you have made to your vision and your values as leaders and as an organization. A collaborative business model allows us to assemble teams as needed and draw on top talent and subject matter expertise to deliver results. Delay is costing you more than it ever will to retain us.

Andrew Tarsy, Principal & Founder

 

Emblem’s founder Andy Tarsy draws on decades of experience as an executive and advisor in business, government and the non-profit sector. He is also a veteran civil rights attorney and advocate. The uncommon combination has prepared Andy to provide uniquely candid and practical assistance to business leaders in this unprecedented moment of racial reckoning and public scrutiny in the United States. As a strategist, coach and consultant, his focus is helping exceptional leaders turn their vision and values into transformational impact and competitive advantage.

 

Previously, Andy was a founder and President of the Alliance for Business Leadership, working closely with the CEOs of Akamai, Vertex, C-Space, Panera Bread, ZipCar and hundreds of other companies on sharpening their impact by aligning strategy and core values. His executive experience leading organizations to align their values and strategy also includes serving as President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and as Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England. He also served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development with Everseat, a Baltimore based Healthcare IT company recently acquired by Relatient. Earlier in his career, Andy was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice.

 

Andy was awarded the NAACP’s Kivie Kaplan Humanitarian Award in 2008 and the Max Michelson Humanitarian Award from Jewish Family Service of Metro-west (Boston) in 2018. The City of Somerville, MA awarded him with its inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in 2003. Andy has been appointed to multiple roles in public service by both Democratic and Republican Governors of Massachusetts. Today he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, as a Strategic Advisor to Boston’s Foundation for Business Equity and as a docent for the New England Holocaust Memorial.

Andrew Tarsy, Principal & Founder

 

Emblem Strategic is led by Andy Tarsy. Andy draws on years of experience as an advocate, executive and advisor to leaders in business, government and the non-profit sector. As a strategist, coach and consultant, his focus is helping exceptional leaders turn their vision and values into transformational impact and competitive advantage.

 

Before starting Emblem, Andy was President of the Alliance for Business Leadership, working closely with the CEOs of Akamai, Vertex, C-Space, Panera Bread, ZipCar and hundreds of other companies on sharpening their impact by aligning strategy and core values.

 

Andy’s executive experience leading organizations to align their values and strategy also includes serving as President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and as Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England. He also served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development with Everseat, a Baltimore based Healthcare IT company recently acquired by Relatient.

 

Earlier in his career, Andy was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice. He received the NAACP’s Kivie Kaplan Humanitarian Award and the Max Michelson Humanitarian Award from Jewish Family Service of Metro-west (Boston). Andy has been appointed to multiple roles in public service by both Democratic and Republican Governors of Massachusetts, and was a strategic advisor to the Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he served as a Visiting Professional. Today he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and as a Strategic Advisor to Boston’s Foundation for Business Equity.

It’s time to put impact at the center of your growth plan!