Our Impact

Praxis has assisted hundreds of client organizations across a broad range of industries.

We have developed specific practice areas to meet the unique needs of clients in different sectors. Below are examples of the sectors in which we have worked extensively and samples of clients in each area.

Blossom Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties since 1918.

Need in Deed

Since its founding in 1987, Need in Deed’s mission has been to use the classroom to prepare young people for civic responsibility and service to others, enabling them to become capable, contributing members of society. Working in public, charter, independent and faith-based schools, we train and support teachers as they adopt a teaching and learning strategy known as service-learning.

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Aqua Engineers

Aqua Engineers, Inc. has an unsurpassed record for providing high quality water and wastewater services in Hawaii. During more than 30 years of planned company growth and diversification, we have developed a reputation for providing a broad spectrum of services, while still maintaining high standards for quality and customer service.

Untours Foundation

A hand up, not a hand out

Alleviating Poverty Through Investment In Innovative Businesses

Eileen Fisher

A designer clothing company that embraces simplicity, sustainability and great design.

SAGE

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA Home Health Care is a national leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. Since 1975, BAYADA has been at the forefront of the home health care movement — working to give people greater access to high-quality care that helps them live safely at home.

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BL Companies

BL Companies is a leader in delivering high-quality, integrated architecture, engineering and environmental services to public and private clients for land development, building design and infrastructure projects.

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City First Bank

A Different Kind of Bank.

We see the possibilities in places that others do not. Our loans have revitalized communities by providing capital for business growth and development in low and moderate income areas.

Vespoli

Every Vespoli racing shell is state-of-the-art, incorporating the most advanced hull design, riggers and components with aerospace technology. Vespoli hulls are the creation of one of the world’s leading naval architects and a designer of the two-time America’s Cup winner, Alinghi, Manolo Ruiz de Elvira.

DVL Group, Inc.

We ensure data flows through the heart of your business.
DVL Group, Inc. has the talent, experience, technology and service to build a superior data center infrastructure, providing a solution for today and tomorrow. With the strength of Liebert behind DVL, a comprehensive, consultative first step that defines the strategic approach to your needs, innovative assessment tools, frequent on-site reviews and analyses, and more, DVL is perfecting the science of data center infrastructure implementation.

City First Enterprises

City First Enterprises is a nonprofit bank holding company and an incubator of social finance solutions located in Washington, DC, that promotes social justice by increasing economic access and expanding opportunity for low-wealth communities. CFE has launched City First BankCity First Homes and City First New Markets Fund. In total, the City First family has financed over 5,000 units of affordable housing, 7,000 school seats, and 3,400 jobs.

Carris Reels

For over half a century, Carris Reels has provided its customers with high-quality cable reels and spools including plywood reels, plastic reels and nailed wood reels for the wire and cable industry. Started in 1951 by Henry Carris with just two employees, today Carris includes eight divisions nationwide, including two permanent assembly/warehouse sites and eight temporary facilities.

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research to a cure.

We work every day to advance:

  • RESEARCH: We promote and fund research toward diagnosis, treatment and a cure.
  • AWARENESS: We stimulate greater public awareness and understanding.
  • SUPPORT: We provide information and support to those directly impacted.
  • EDUCATION: We promote and provide education for healthcare professionals.
  • ADVOCACY: We advocate for research and appropriate, affordable services.

Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them.

Gearing Up

Gearing Up provides women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth. The term “women in transition” refers to women who have been formerly incarcerated, have histories of abuse and trauma as kids and/or as adults, have used drugs and/or alcohol as a way to cope with painful experiences and are learning how to live a crime-free sober life with purpose and meaning.

Cooperative Home Care Associates

(CHCA) is a nationally recognized, worker-owned home care agency in the Bronx. CHCA was founded in 1985 to provide quality home care to clients by providing quality jobs for direct-care workers.

CHCA started with 12 home health aides. The cooperative now employs more than 2,000 staff. Together with PHI, a nonprofit founded by CHCA in 1992, CHCA maintains an employer-based workforce development program that provides free training for 600 low-income and unemployed women annually and serves as a significant driver of employment in the Bronx.

PC Construction

In order to educate its employees about the value and significance of their ESOP plan, PC Construction hired Praxis to train and support a group of trainers to deliver ESOP educational presentations. PC Construction employs a large Hispanic workforce, so the company provided a Spanish version of the presentation and included five bilingual speakers in the training. Praxis facilitated the ESOP education and presentation skills training, with some parts of the training and coaching conducted in Spanish.

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Congresso de Latinos Unidos

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy.

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King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is a 220 year old, 100% ESOP owned company that provides the highest quality flour and baking ingredients and baking tools through internet, catalog, retail and wholesale sources. Their mission is to support and expand all aspects of baking by being the highest quality product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide. They have more than 180 full time, year round employees most of whom are located in Norwich, Vermont.

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Gardener's Supply Company

GARDENER’S Supply was founded in 1983 by a handful of enthusiastic Vermont gardeners. Today, they serve millions of gardeners nationwide, offering everything from seed starting supplies and garden furniture to flower supports and garden carts. Though the company has grown, they remain passionately committed to providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products that will help our customers have more fun and success in their gardens.

Einstein Healthcare Network

Einstein Healthcare Network is a private, not-for-profit organization with several major facilities and many outpatient centers. They have a proud legacy of nearly 150 years of service to the community, including ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER ® that has and continues to provide quality healthcare and medical services to our community. Their primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the greater Philadelphia region. All Einstein facilities are smoke and tobacco free.

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project strives to create a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.

Recology

When Recology was getting ready to launch an initiative to expand both their business and staff, they engaged a team of Praxis consultants to help prepare to take on this challenge. For the growth strategy to be effective, the company wanted to strengthen its ownership culture, and develop a cadre of leaders who could effectively manage new and expanding businesses.

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Sentry Equipment Corp

With proven sampling expertise since 1924, Sentry products and services provide business operations the critical insights to optimize process control and product quality. We deliver true representative sampling and analysis techniques to customers around the globe, empowering them to accurately monitor and measure processes for improved production efficiency, output and safety. Standing behind our commitments, we are determined to tackle any application, anywhere.

Salem Distributing

Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is an American-based, worldwide distributor of surfacing supplies and equipment. Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we offer the finest products from more than 300 manufacturers and provide unsurpassed customer service and technical support to four core industries: Glass, Stone, Precision Electro-Optical and Opthalmic.

Women's Medical Fund

Women’s Medical Fund protects and expands access to abortion through direct service, advocacy and education.

Chemonics International

Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works

We believe those who have the least deserve our best. So at Chemonics, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s.

Cirtronics

Cirtronics is a product manufacturer invested in all stages of the product lifecycle including forward and reverse logistics offering NPI, Material Management, Manufacturing, Distribution, and After Market Support. Our extensive engineering, production, program management, quality and supply chain teams’ expertise allow us to customize programs from the initial vision to full production life cycle and end of life.

Hypertherm

For nearly 50 years, Hypertherm’s objective has been to deliver the world’s finest cutting products and solutions that help give shape to our customers’ vision. Our entire team of Associate owners is inspired by you to help shape a positive future of innovation, partnership and community that is full of possibility.

Dansko

In 1990, Mandy Cabot and her husband Peter Kjellerup co-founded Dansko, a leader in innovative comfort footwear. Since the discovery of their first product in a tiny store in Denmark, Dansko (literally translated as “Danish shoe”) now generates annual sales of approximately $150 million. Today their offering includes sandals, boots, heels, flats and many types of clogs which are sold through over 2,500 premium US and international retailers.

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Habitat for Humanity Bucks County

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

The Center for Reproductive Rights

Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world. The Centre for Reproductive Rights envisions a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.

tvsdesign

tvsdesign has had a significant influence on cities and the built environment through the design of major urban public spaces in large and small cities throughout the world. By creating good public space that energizes neighborhoods, tvsdesign projects generate additional wealth above and beyond their stated purpose. These are places where people feel that they are part of the dynamism of their city, generating cultural growth and development.

Crucible Industries, LLC

In order to address the concerns about the new company’s culture, Mike Shay of Praxis and Dennis Lasker of the Sigma Group partnered with four CIL high potential mid-managers to conduct a Rapid Business Assessment (RBA) consisting of one-on-one interviews, small focus groups, and direct observations over the course of three intense days and two nights.

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Moretrench

Moretrench, which is an ESOP company, is a nationally renowned geotechnical contractor, specializing in design/build solutions to meet the diverse conditions and construction challenges that impact so many of today’s projects. The company designs and constructs applications for the specialized needs of subsurface construction based on a comprehensive range of technologies, superior engineering and proven on-site capabilities. Moretrench works with a range of clients and projects, including homeowners, large industrial concerns and major infrastructure improvements. For the past 80 years, Moretrench has been a trusted and respected name for quality and service in the civil, environmental, construction and geotechnical engineering communities.

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Comcast Corporation

Comcast NBCUniversal is shaping the future of media and technology. Comcast strives to create the best content and constantly pursues innovation to delight our customers.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer provides programs and services to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Their goal is to provide information, community and trusted support that is easy to access and respectful. All their resources are carefully and frequently reviewed by some of the country’s leading healthcare experts and informed by people living with breast cancer.

Opportunity Finance Network

CDFIs (community development financial institutions) work for financial, social, and political justice.Since 1973, these mission-driven financial institutions have served communities and individuals that mainstream finance sees as too risky or not credit worthy enough for financing. As community lenders, they work closely with the people and businesses in these disinvested areas and know that they want nothing more than the opportunity to succeed. The opportunity finance industry offers that chance. CDFI believes in and provide opportunity. For all.

Wiley|Wilson

Wiley|Wilson is a multi-disciplined architectural, engineering, and planning firm serving a solid base of industrial, commercial, and government clients. Its services range from architecture to design-build to energy audits to power systems and water resources engineering. The firm focuses on reliability, quality and responsiveness to clients in all their work. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, the firm also has offices Richmond, Alexandria and Atlanta.

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Witt Kieffer

Witt/Kieffer serves hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations; life sciences companies including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and medical device corporations; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service organizations and foundations. Clients have relied on Witt/Kieffer for 45 years to identify leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill their missions.  For them, executive search is about much more than filling a chair —  It’s about bringing great leadership to your organization.