For nearly three decades, Elizabeth Hulings has helped businesses, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and artists see both the forest and the trees. She has worked with start-ups to build their resources and infrastructure; helped long-established nonprofits expand their programs; guided corporations that were struggling with growing pains and outdated systems; and collaborated with sole proprietors, who must wear both business and creative hats simultaneously.
Before launching the business-strategy consulting firm Counterpoise in 2001, Elizabeth worked on (and lived through) five Fortune-500 mergers at the predecessors of Citigroup, Cendant, and Verizon Communications. She also honed her skills at several nonprofit organizations including International Development Exchange, The Management Center/Opportunity Knocks, and Human Rights Watch.
In 2011 Elizabeth and her mother, Mary Hulings, established the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF). This non-profit organization helps visual artists better manage their businesses so that they can be financially independent and make a living through the creation of their art. CHF is a natural outgrowth of Elizabeth’s own career trajectory and personal experience. She grew up watching her father, Clark Hulings, successfully manage his own art business. It was founded on an investor-based, free-market approach that provides artists with the same kind of hands-on support that business incubator programs offer to entrepreneurs in the tech world and other fields.
Born in New York and raised in New Mexico, Elizabeth speaks Spanish and French. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, a B.A. in International Relations and History from Tufts University, and the Alliançe Française I.