Heart required. Differences welcome.

Heart required. Differences welcome.

Driven to make a difference.

Our team is a diverse group that has traveled various paths, all leading us here. We are purpose-driven problem-solvers helping organizations use business as a force for good.

Every day we show up and do our best work to make our time on this earth matter. It’s who we are, why people work here, and why our clients partner with us.

We are a proud recipient of the Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Award.

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The Future State team

Collaboration, co-creation, and execution brings results.

It's how we approach our clients. It's how we approach each other. And we believe with the right heart, we can change the world.

Amee and Sheila discussion during workshop break. Steve Lu presenting during process session.

Work at Future State

Our clients look to us to make a real impact on their organization. You must be willing to engage, listen with empathy, and visualize complexity to succeed. As long as you can show up with respect and compassion for your team members, there are no limits to exploring your creativity and pushing your capabilities.

Our business is ever-changing in nature and will continue to do so. We’re always evolving and pivoting, and embrace this fast-paced environment. Managing complexity and ambiguity within our organization and our clients is a must to enjoy your work and thrive.

The experience here is unique. Whether you’re with us for one project or many projects, we’re confident you’ll find it meaningful.

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Employee-Owned, Certified Diversity Suppliers

Our chief officers, our Board of Directors, and 80 percent of our employee-owners are women: no small feat in the world of business. We are a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)—making us a diversity supplier for many of our clients.

100% Employee-Owned, ESOP

Our commitment to diversity and equality does not only influence how we recruit, it shows up in who we partner with, where we donate, and how we participate in our community. We are proud to support:

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Alzheimer’s Association®
  • Anti Police-Terror Project
  • Destiny Arts Center
  • The Dellums Institute for Social Justice
  • Habitat for Humanity®
  • Just Cities
  • Megafund: Racial Justice, Community Bail and Mutual Aid
  • Oakland Promise
  • Opportunity Junction
  • Project Homeless Connect™
  • Trans Justice Funding Project
  • Wardrobe for Opportunity

Work with us.

We are passionate problem-solvers with a reputation of excellence, compassion and innovation. We’ve been helping clients since 1982, and we are proud to work with some of the best-known brands in the world. We’re also proud to have gathered a group of some of the most talented consultants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are always interested in connecting with people with all types of backgrounds—smarts, passion and heart required.



Please contact Ryan Vines to learn about the current openings.

Success at Future State Takes:

EXPERIENCE – 7+ years of leading clients through complex initiatives

DOMAIN EXPERTISE – Specific industry knowledge in software, life sciences, or consumer packaged goods (CPG)

CERTIFICATION & COMPETENCE – These are just a few of what we’re looking for Agile/Scrum, Lean, PMI, PROSCI, ICF

VALUE-DRIVEN MINDSET – Able to embrace the “why” and measuring success

PEOPLE-ORIENTED STYLE – Focus on humans at the center of everything you do

INFLUENCE – Able to lead and positively impact dynamic environments

CONFIDENCE WITH AMBIGUITY – Boldly embrace the unknown

COLLABORATION – Belief that to go far, you must go together

CURIOSITY – In a constant state of inquiry always looking to open the next clue

ADAPTABILITY – Able to pivot and adjust to meet our clients where they are

INNOVATION – Transform challenges into opportunities with big-picture thinking

We are Future State.

We live at the cutting edge of technology solutions, forward-thinking business practices, and the models and methodologies that will drive success into the future.

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