At Gordian Knot Strategies, we value the feedback of our past clients, as it serves as a cornerstone of our commitment to excellence. Their experiences and insights matter to us, and we actively seek their input to continuously improve our services. That fuels our passion for growth, empowering us to build lasting relationships and maintain the highest standards of client satisfaction.

“In addition to the obvious expertise in building a financially sustainable impact program, the thing I enjoy most about working with the GKS team is the opportunity for constant learning and growth–all offered with the utmost respect and patience to every individual at every level of our organization.”

Christine Cadigan – Executive Vice President, Carbon Origination, American Forest Foundation

“Helping RenewWest determine what to prioritize and focus on has allowed many other doors to open. Sean helps reduce the clutter and makes good connections.”

John Cleland – CEO, RenewWest

“Gordian Knot Strategies’ work on the financial model for our program allowed us for the first time to chart a viable course to implement and scale the program.  Before working with you, we had a good idea with no way to implement.  Now we have a much more concrete road map.”

Nathan Truitt – Senior Vice President of Business Development, American Forest Foundation

“GKS brought clarity to what was previously difficult for us to define on our own. The goals and vision that we created will serve this program well beyond the next fiscal year, it helped us lay the foundation for a truly innovative program.”

Spencer Plumb – Conservation Finance Program Manager, National Forest Foundation

“GKS listens well. They know the carbon and impact investment space and bring much added expertise for us. You challenge us to think outside the box and use a well thought out process to tackle ideas. You are very well networked and those connections help you to see spaces that we have not even considered.”

Alicia Cramer – Sr. Vice President, U.S.Endowment for Forestry and Communities

“It’s been fantastic working with GKS. The IFNF grant program has benefitted from GKS’ big-picture strategic thinking, and ability to connect strategy to less exciting but equally as important tactical decisions. Of the many positives, I’ve most appreciated GKS’ willingness to re-think assumptions, respond to group feedback and/or research takeaways, and adapt accordingly. They recognize the importance of problem identification, take time to vet assumptions with a range of experts, and are constantly brainstorming new ideas and connecting dots across sectors. GKS brought subject matter expertise, open and questioning minds, and intellectual enthusiasm for big questions and solutions to their work with the IFNF team – it was fun!”

Nathalie Woolworth – Conservation Finance Program Manager, U. S Forest Service

“What you’ve done particularly well is to help us craft ideas ahead of when they’ll be needed. Understanding the needs of potential investors/clients before they do is valuable.”

Mike Smith – RenewWest (formerly)