At Gibson Consulting, we believe that our clients need to continuously focus on their strategic purpose, and then align their goals with their capabilities. Excellence is achieved through a culture that encourages open and creative dialog, while simultaneously ensuring clarity in the roles and responsibilities.

This balance empowers all and makes significant accomplishments possible.  Our team enjoys working on many issues, with a conviction that the qualities of our environment, community, culture, and relationships are all intertwined.

Core Team




Founder/ Owner

Keesha Gibson (Founder) has more than 25 years of executive management and nonprofit industry experience. She raised and managed millions of dollars in funds for organizations across the country. Ms. Gibson and her growing team of consulting professionals are seeking to broaden the horizons of entrepreneurs and businesses by providing "out of the box" ideas and strategic services to encourage business owners to remain steadfast in their visions of success.




Business Advisor

A graduate of New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service graduate program, Michelle has worked in the nonprofit field for over 20 years. She began her career developing vocational programs for homeless and mentally ill adults in New York City. Before transitioning into the fund development field, she led an innovative community development project targeting at-risk youth residing low-income Staten Island neighborhoods. The outcomes of this innovative program have been researched and documented by a national research think tank.



Admin Support Specialist

Blakeley Blackman graduated cum laude from the College of New Rochelle in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. In addition to her admin experience, she is an entrepreneur who also serves as a substitute teacher, primarily to middle and high school students. While working alongside Keesha Gibson at a nonprofit from 2017-2018, Ms. Gibson noticed Ms. Blackman’s efficiency and keen attention to detail. As the company is expanding, Ms. Blackman assists with the administrative needs of the company, and contributes to the day-to-day operations.




Content Editor

Dr. Downing has a passion for unedited text. As a freelance Editor, she provides professional proofreading and editing services.  She ensures that our articles, blogs, contracts, business plans, and proposals are professionally reviewed, edited and revised. Dr. Downing provides us with a valuable and timely service. It gives us peace of mind when our publications are ready to be shared publicly. 

Business Partners




Principal & Managing Attorney

Max has an extensive career in all aspects of the entertainment and sports industry.  From handling the legal and management tasks of entertainment events, to brand management for fashion brands, to legal counsel of startup sports league – Max has become one of the most diverse sports and entertainment attorneys in the country.


Max is currently admitted to the New York and New Jersey State Bar and specializes in Sports Law and Corporate Transactions. Prior to establishing the Beaulieu Law Firm, Max worked with some of the  major sports leagues and some of the top Law Firms in New York City

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Managing Partner

Charles Foster, CPA, PPLC

Charles Foster has years of valuable experience assisting small businesses and nonprofits.  Financial statement preparation and analysis, strategic planning, financial modeling, business process analysis, and re-engineering are among the many services provided. Mr. Foster provides services that are specialized, independent, unbiased, and thorough.






Principal & Owner

Innovative Consulting & Solutions

Shantel Garcia is the Principal and Owner of Innovative Consulting and Solutions (ICS). She earned her MBA from the University of New Haven and has over 13 years of managerial accounting and operations experience. Through ICS, she provides senior-level financial management and accounting services to private and public businesses and non profit organizations.


Shantel refers to herself as a financial thought partner, as she helps entrepreneurs and executives work through challenges they face while managing their companies’ finances. Shantel is also an engaged member of the New Haven business community where she serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven and a Board Member for the Connecticut Women’s Consortium. She lives in New Haven with her husband and three children.