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About RTT

The Resilience Think Tank was founded in 2021 and is dedicated to providing independent guidance and research to the risk and resilience industry. We are committed to ensuring diverse voices are included in making communities and organizations more resilient.

Our Story

A select group of risk and resilience leaders from the US, UK and Canada announced today that they have formed a group dedicated to providing guidance and research to their peers. The Resilience Think Tank is focused on simplifying complex issues and providing commentary on topics trending in the risk and resilience industries. Co-founder Mark Hoffman had the idea for forming a peer group after winning the BCI Americas Consulting Award back in April 2021. Realizing how fortunate he and his colleagues were, Mark said “Several in our industry find themselves in an uncertain time, struggling because they work for an organization that doesn’t understand the value that they bring to the table.”

In May, Mark invited five people to join him to identify ways to articulate the value that BCM professionals bring. The group quickly realized there were many areas where they could contribute expert analysis and advice, and effective solutions to enhance resilience. The Resilience Think Tank was born. Resilience Think Tank members provide an international perspective and reside in Tampa, Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston and London. In addition to Mark Hoffman, co-founders include James Green, Lisa Jones, Milena Maneva, as well as Andreas Bryant and Ashley Goosman. Collectively, the group shares 87 years of experience spanning across resilience, business continuity, crisis and risk management. Their aim is to take a multidisciplinary approach and share knowledge that helps educate up-to-date decision-making informed on their collective public, private, NGO, and consultancy experience. 

Meet RTT

James Green
James Green

James Green

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Mark Hoffman

Mark Hoffman

Milena Maneva

Milena Maneva

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James Green

Co-Founder & Partner

James Green is an advocate of intelligent risk taking, driven by the belief that risk can be a powerful tool to help organizations reach their maximum potential. In 2020, James was named the BCI’s Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Americas – the first to be awarded this twice. Currently, he is the co-founder of Illuminate Advisory, which inspires organizations through thought-leadership, strategic partnerships, and hands-on guidance to harness the power of risk. He is also a global co-founder of the Resilience Think Tank, which provides guidance and research to the risk industry worldwide.

Lisa Jones

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Co-Founder & Partner

Lisa Jones is a gifted communicator with over 14 years experience promoting resiliency and elevating contingency planning visibility.  She has led comprehensive programs within healthcare, education, and the manufacturing industry.  She readily shares insight on planning awareness, recovery strategies and industry trends, through presentations, articles and thought leadership projects. Currently, she serves as President of The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) USA Chapter.  Lisa’s goal is to ensure organizations recognize the value business continuity professionals provide.

Mark Hoffman

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Co-Founder & Partner

Mark Hoffman is a multi-award-winner, senior business continuity and resilience consultant, located in the Great Toronto area. He is a co-founder and partner of the Resilience Think Tank, owner of Anesis Consulting Group, Inc. and host of the Resilient Journey podcast. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Mark continues to provide world-class consulting to organizations in the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with a focus on BCM Program development and maturity, crisis management, crisis communications and cyber response.

Milena Maneva

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Co-Founder & Partner

Milena Maneva brings 15+ years of diverse experience in the financial services industry. With a strong background in resilience, risk management, governance, business continuity, and crisis management, Milena brings a unique and valuable perspective to helping organisation and individuals become resilient. She is passionate about helping organizations and individuals reach their full potential by fostering a culture of preparedness and resilience. Milena holds an MSc in Risk Management and is Board Director at the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). She is also on two streering committees for diversity and advancing women in the industry.

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