Thoughtful transformation.
Data-driven Assurance.
Trusted partner.

Waymaker Group activates cities looking to ignite economic transformation and harness innovation-based growth.
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Transform to thrive.

Waymaker excels at optimizing market growth — with custom assessment tools, agile strategies, and strong network transformation, you’ll lead your market beyond its traditional business model and put your city back on the map.

We believe every market matters.

It’s not easy to transform an established market into a thriving destination for talent, invention and capital. But, with leadership, empathy, and expertise, Waymaker helps you navigate the emerging technologies best suited for success. Your market’s prosperity is essential to the larger economic network, and with Waymaker, you’ll gain a partner with a vested stake in the outcome.

Two Pronged Leadership

Every community in the U.S. is facing new technology-driven economic demands and pressures- most especially those who enjoyed success during the industrial revolution. Meeting these new demands will require a two-pronged leadership approach-- both led by private...

Timeless Advice

The healthcare heroes that are part of a growing community in Austin taught me just enough about their worlds to be dangerous (thank you, Gary Sabins, Dennis McWilliams, Timothy Sullivan, Jack Henneman). Thankfully, jumping back into that world on the East Coast...

We invest in expertise.

Our industry and economic data acquisition is second to none. With data partners like Gartner and Emsi, we’re serious about moving you forward. You mobilize with the best and make informed decisions with the assurance and confidence to push farther in hyper-competitive environments.

"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.

"Every city needs somebody like Julie Huls. Julie has a unique talent to position stakeholders ahead of the curve while managing the fears and resistance typically associated with change. Her energy, vision, professionalism and attention to detail are unmatched."

Hugh Forrest

 

Cheif Programming Officer, SXSW

"Waymaker Group is an asset for any region trying to grow. Their ability to bring together leaders across entire spectrums was critical in making Austin the tech hub it is today and a testament to their transformational leadership ability."

Joel Trammell

 

CEO, Black Box

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

Susanne Bowen

 

SCEO, SaaS Advisor, Board Director

"If your goal is to position your market for success, Waymaker is your fastest way forward. People value their ability to combine data with soulful insight and organically follow their lead."

Larry Warnock

 

CEO, Olono

"As an investor, there’s no better group to have in my corner than Waymaker. Their ability to grasp long-range technology trends, along with their uncanny ability to read individual talent makes picking market winners that much easier."

Blair Garrou

 

Managing Director, Mercury Fund

"Julie Huls is a true transformational leader whose vision and dedication has been instrumental in growing the Austin tech community into what it is today."

Manoj Saxena

 

Venture Capitalist