Who We Are

Frontier Design Group is a group of passionate change-makers, impact seekers, dreamers, and doers with proven results helping government, commercial, and non-profit organizations imagine and achieve a more effective and efficient future. Individually, we have unique backgrounds and perspectives – collectively, we combine our talents to work at the frontier of innovative practice together with our clients. We are a certified Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business with headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Alexa Courtney

Alexa Courtney

CEO and Founder

“We believe it takes creativity, courage, and commitment to engage and sustain agile, effective organizations and thriving communities.”

Steve Sheamer

Steve Sheamer

CFO / COO

“We believe in a bias for action – to learn by doing. To prototype, iterate and rapidly test our ideas to realize the best possible outcomes.”

Noah Sheinbaum

Noah Sheinbaum

Director, Client Experience

“We believe information drives action – that people are fundamentally open to evidence-based solutions.”

Justin Loustau

Justin Loustau

Field Strategist

“We believe that local research and context illuminate elegant solutions to complex challenges, helping our partners change the world.”

Stone Conroy

Stone Conroy

Security and Systems Strategist

“We believe people should live in dignity and free from violence.”

Mathan Ratinam

Mathan Ratinam

Senior Advisor, Design

“We believe in humility, optimism, and empathy – to always engage with respect and compassion.”

Bill Thoet

Bill Thoet

Senior Advisor, Strategy

“We believe organizational structures can be suffocating or liberating; people and organizations need the right incentives to grow and thrive."

Karen Grattan

Karen Grattan

Senior Advisor, Systems

“We believe in the power of questions – to seek first to understand before developing solutions.”