Executive chair and founder
Location: Denver, Colorado
Industry: Management Consulting
Having the right leadership team in place is Celia Dietrich’s No. 1 key to success, and she admits she’s made a few missteps in this area in the past. Those decisions threatened to derail the business she founded, Dietrich Partners. But Dietrich learned from her mistakes and things are back on track for the company today.
“I am fortunate enough to have learned early to surround myself with extraordinarily talented individuals with complementary backgrounds and capabilities, that when brought together, we are a force to be reckoned with,” she said. “Over the years, we have expanded our service offerings, grown significantly in the face of adversity, proven the business case that complex projects, scale, or transformations can be delivered on time and under budget, and have had the opportunity to learn from one another both personally and professionally.”
Dietrich Partners is a nationally recognized business consulting firm founded in 2014 and based in Denver. The company’s client roster varies from middle market to Fortune 100 businesses, covering multiple industry sectors, including healthcare, financial services, utilities, manufacturing, government, hospitality, construction and agriculture. “We are proud to be a certified woman-owned business, an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company, a 2021 Colorado Company to Watch and an officially recognized Great Place to Work,” the company said.
The company is on track to finish 2022 with over $10 million in revenue and a salaried staff of close to 60 people.
Over the next five years, Dietrich anticipates Dietrich Partners will expand on its foundation of core values and service offerings, driving a significant increase in the number of employees and revenue and possibly adding offices in other areas.
Prior to starting Dietrich Partners, Dietrich was the Rocky Mountain advisory leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was responsible for building key client relationships, attracting and developing talent across multiple disciplines and industries, leading strategic visioning sessions and delivering complex programs.
Before joining PwC, she was the regional managing director of a public $800M professional services firm leading its transition from staff augmentation to consulting, re-established offices in Denver, Kansas City, Silicon Valley and Charlotte and fostered a global strategic accounts program. Prior to that, Dietrich managed the customer service and internal sales teams for Thomson Reuters. She started her career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.
Dietrich has donated time, expertise and means to nonprofit organizations such as Food for Thought, Girls Inc, Colorado Judicial Institute, Mile High United Way, Safe House Denver, and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Dietrich employees, including Dietrich herself, have held board and/or committee positions with these organizations, raised significant contributions, made connections to vital resources, and volunteered time.
“Our sense of community is at the core of Dietrich’s culture — we do what is best for each other, our clients, and the community we live in,” Dietrich said. “This is incredibly important to me, and coupled with our core values, truly defines me as a leader and the organization as a whole.”
Dietrich was recognized with the 2019 Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Mile High Leader of the Year Award. Her firm has received numerous honors. A few of the recent highlights include: 2018 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company; 2019 Top Women in Business; 2021 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner; 2021 Denver Business Journal Small Business Award & Medium Category Finalist; 2021 ColoradoBiz Magazine Top Companies & Professional Services Finalist; 2021 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company — #4950; 2021 ColoradoBiz Top 100 Women-Owned Companies.
“Under Celia’s guidance, Dietrich has a proven track record of solving some of the most complex business challenges and has built a trusted consulting firm in a short period of time, making considerable impact in the consulting market,” Dietrich’s staff said. “Her ability to build relationships and connect with people is truly unprecedented.”
"I am fortunate enough to have learned early to surround myself with extraordinarily talented individuals with complementary backgrounds and capabilities."