Founder and Lead Consultant, Voyager Executive Consulting, LLC
Stephen Frenkel is an Executive and Leadership Team consultant with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, organizational optimization, and change management. He takes a “systems thinking” approach to his work, generating holistic solutions, in partnership with his clients, to drive strategy and overcome complex challenges.
In 2022, Stephen launched Voyager Executive Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping leaders drive the performance and changes they desire while improving the human experience in the workplace. Prior to launching Voyager, Stephen led the Organizational Development team supporting Evernorth Health Services, a subsidiary of Cigna, where he was responsible for overseeing a team supporting large-scale strategic initiatives to improve business/team performance. Additionally, Stephen led the change management discipline for Cigna, driving the development of change management approaches and competencies for Cigna’s leaders and teams. Example projects at Cigna included: leading the change management and cultural integration efforts for the Cigna/Express Scripts $54B/74,000 employee merger; launching Grounded and Conscious – a change leadership methodology as a central component to Cigna’s leadership model; designing and executing organizational design revisions for senior leaders, and driving a decentralized model for U.S. Commercial Sales.
Prior to joining Cigna, Stephen had been both an internal and external consultant, working globally in healthcare, property casualty insurance, utilities, technology, and finance. Stephen is a member of the Beta class of Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP), an ICF credentialed Executive Coach and holds a MA in Dispute Resolution from UMass Boston, a BA in Psychology from University of Michigan, and a Certificate Degree in Organizational Development from DePaul University. He was named one of Hartford’s 40 Under 40 by the Hartford Business Journal in 2015 and has been published in Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, BuyerZone, and Publishing Executive.
Outside of work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, giving back to his community, running, skiing, hiking/camping, motorcycle riding, gardening, traveling, and reading.