Bolton Elevates Consulting Portfolio with Launch of Bolton Talent, New Consulting Practice

By Bolton January 22nd, 2024


BALTIMORE, MD – BOLTON, a premier full-service employee benefits, actuarial, and investment consulting firm, is pleased to expand its service offerings with the launch of Bolton Talent. This dynamic consulting division has been crafted to meet the ever-evolving demands of today's workforce. In an era where the pursuit of exceptional employee performance is non-negotiable, Bolton Talent emerges as the catalyst for change, offering clients a data-driven, holistic approach to talent optimization and overall organizational effectiveness.

James Downing, Principal and CEO of Bolton, expressed his enthusiasm for this milestone: "The integration of these new services into Bolton's already extensive offerings solidifies our position as a comprehensive business consulting solution. We are committed to delivering an unparalleled experience to our clients."

Eric Barger, Ph.D., an esteemed industry leader with over two decades of expertise in leadership assessment, coaching, organizational effectiveness, strategic workforce planning, and organizational design, takes the helm as Managing Director of Bolton Talent. Barger's distinguished career is marked by his ability to craft effective talent strategies aligned with specific business goals and guide leaders across North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. His experience spans diverse industries, including the public sector, private enterprises, publicly traded corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

"I am excited to introduce new service offerings at Bolton in the realm of talent optimization and organizational development," remarked Barger.

Bolton Talent's comprehensive service offerings include:

  • Human Capital Consulting: Innovative solutions to unlock the potential of your talent pool.
  • Executive Coaching: Tailored coaching programs for executive development.
  • Team Assessment and Development: In-depth analysis and improvement strategies for team dynamics.
  • Workforce Optimization: Expert guidance on optimizing your workforce to meet strategic goals.
  • Leader and Team Onboarding: Seamless onboarding solutions to integrate leaders and teams effectively.
  • Organizational Design: Designing and restructuring organizations for maximum efficiency.
  • Change Management: Transition organizations to a desired future state while minimizing resistance and maximizing adoption.

As a trusted partner to clients across diverse industries, the launch of Bolton Talent represents a significant step forward in their ongoing mission to help employers and plan sponsors to inspire and enable their employees to be healthy and financially secure.

About Bolton

Bolton is a full-service actuarial, employee benefits, investment, compensation, and HR consulting firm with over 40 years of experience supporting clients in the public and corporate sectors, nonprofit organizations, and the Federal Government.

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