Beth Montag-Schmaltz

Beth Montag-Schmaltz

Senior Partner People & Productivity Seattle


Beth doesn’t just deliver change—she measures the intangibles of behavior change. Her work for an insurance client’s strategy and culture transformation generated positive employee sentiment: 92% agreed on the need to change to achieve long-term goals, and 94% supported the company’s new direction. And she guided an extremely difficult healthcare call-center consolidation project that drew rare positive publicity from union leadership.  

Beth loves innovation and the freedom and flexibility to create, test, and learn. She is passionate about teaming, collaborating, and creating magic—and she has done just that for countless strategic and high-risk corporate initiatives. She uses her wealth of knowledge, experience, and creative energy to guide organizations and their leaders through uniquely tailored change processes. She particularly enjoys finding common “north stars” that move groups forward.

Today, she is pioneering advances in two areas: developing best practices for measuring and tracking change initiatives across an enterprise, and building sustainable and change-capable organizations. 

Beth considers herself a serial entrepreneur. She co-founded 71 & Change—now part of West Monroe – and the proprietary change management software ChangeAnalytics. She earned a bachelor’s degree communications from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and an executive MBA from the University of Washington. She is also Prosci certified.

What makes Beth different

Is wine tasting a hobby? Beth and her husband surely think so. They also enjoy being the (hopefully) “cool” aunt and uncle to 12 nieces and nephews. 

She enjoys walking and is a “super slow but steady” jogger. She ran Hood to Coast in 2019 and would have done it again, but….COVID-19. 

Where Beth makes an impact

With her entrepreneurial spirit, Beth founded the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and is responsible for establishing the first US-based regional ACMP community of change practitioners. 

She is passionate about charitable work and lends her time, talent, and treasure to the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Puget Sound and Plymouth Housing.

Meet the People & Productivity team