About Waymaker

Waymaker Group helps leaders and their communities power successful innovation economies.

We believe innovation-based economies are the key to stable and sustainable communities. We are passionate about reshaping economies and remaking places to optimize community prosperity. We partner closely with city leaders (government, corporate and academic) to develop data-driven plans that add economic hope and confidence. We believe in leveraging the existing assets and network intelligence of cities to support the creation of a new vision. We believe there has never been a more urgent time to lead courageously. Waymaker brings vision, a national network of technical experts and the ability to cultivate trust among disparate stakeholders.

Meet the Experts

Julie Huls

Julie Huls


Phil Hockberger, Ph.D.

Phil Hockberger, Ph.D.

Higher Education

Dougan Sherwood

Dougan Sherwood

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Who we serve

Government Leaders: Elected officials or city managers seeking a new approach to economic development.

Corporates: C-suite leaders, board directors or general managers of headquarter companies seeking to make their market more competitive.

Non Profits: Tech councils, associations, chambers of commerce or philanthropic organizations seeking to make their communities better.

Higher Education: Presidents, provosts and commercialization officers looking to forge strategic innovation partnerships with government and private companies.




“The Waymaker Group brings the combined power of insight and collaborative leadership required to take innovation economies forward.”

~Susanne Bowen, SaaS Advisor, Board DirectorSCEO

“Waymaker Group has become a trusted partner to Kenosha industry and civic leaders and helped us quicken the pace on a critical project that will transform our community’s economy. They push our market to position from our strengths, to think bigger about the region’s future and are sensitive to our community’s dynamics.”

~Mark Jaeger, Sr. Vice President, Jockey International, Inc.

How can we help your city?

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting with us. We look forward to working with you.

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