Verve Consulting

We bring energy, inspiration and years of accumulated experience

At Verve we make a difference for our clients...

Our Founders

Our Founders

Tamara Howard

From developing and managing sales and bid control processes to running strategic business planning and personal leadership development programs, Tamara has experience in all the fundamentals of growing business in the IT services and Life Sciences sectors – including managing consulting teams in a number of industry sectors, and being part of the management team reponsible for £350M annual sales/delivery. Tamara brings together international teams and drives delivery of business outcomes. Tamara has lived and worked all over the US and Europe. She started out by earning an AB from Harvard University, and a PhD. from Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, and then worked in sales and marketing roles at Bethesda Research Laboratories, an early biotech company, IBM, PA Consulting, Digital and as a divisional director at Capgemini. Tamara operated as a high end independent consultant before merging her business to form Verve Consulting in 2006.

Vari McLuskie

Driving business development and change management for Blue Chip companies led Vari to focus on leadership, where she has supported and challenged many organizations and senior executives to reach new levels and to be their best. Vari works with clients to identify clear business directions and to implement business changes, she’s committed to using positive approaches to build on strengths and explore development areas. Vari secured an MA from Oxford University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School, then built her experience with IBM and latterly Capgemini, where she was a Director in the Life Sciences Global Business Unit. Vari founded a successful consulting business which merged to form Verve Consulting in 2006. In addition, Vari is a committed mindfulness practitioner and National Mindfulness Teacher. Vari has a broad range of experience of sharing the benefits of mindfulness with others in both organisational and public settings.