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ELEMENTS

We believe in building genuine relationships with our clients in order to be of service and contribute to their success. We aspire to provide positive energy and influence in our operations and the people, companies, and communities we serve with gratitude. That's why we enjoy sharing our unique insights by participating in workshops and speaking engagements. We are proud to be a woman-owned small business.

 

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CALEY VAN CLEAVE

Managing Partner

Whether navigating new growth strategies or landing top talent, she has worked hands-on with business leaders finding valuable solutions for most of her career. Prior to co-founding Iridium Consulting Company, Caley served as the Vice President in two previous award-winning consulting and search firms. In both companies, she supported clients in identifying new approaches to their businesses and teams. In addition, Caley has successfully coached professionals across all levels of an organization to effectively advance their careers.

 

She serves as a speaker and workshop administrator on human capital strategies, career development skills, soft skill development, the energy industry and other key topics for private organizations, associations, and educational institutions. As an active member of the community, Caley currently serves as President on the board of the Colorado chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), an international organization of 6,800+ women professionals who work across the energy value chain. Caley received the Denver Business Journal's Top 40 Women in Energy award in 2020.

Caley is a Colorado native that can often be found mountain biking, hiking, or traveling outside of the office. 

Connect with Caley on LinkedIn here.

WHITNEY VAN CLEAVE

Managing Partner

Whitney has worked with organizational leaders across industries to identify new techniques to improve business processes, manage human capital resources, and revamp marketing & sales strategies. Before establishing Iridium Consulting Company, Whitney led technical recruiting initiatives, human capital strategies, and marketing projects for clients at two previous award-winning firms. In addition, she has held multiple leadership roles in marketing and communications, which allows her to implement new technologies and strategies to serve our client’s dynamic needs.

 

Whitney has served on the board of the Denver chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), a national organization devoted to facilitating the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry. She is also the Director of Marketing for the Colorado chapter of the Women's Energy Network (WEN), an international organization of 6,800+ women professionals who work across the energy value chain. 

Whitney can usually be found fly fishing or rambling around the Colorado mountains where she grew up in her free time.

Connect with Whitney on LinkedIn here.

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PRESLIE DEUSENBERY

HR Consultant

Preslie has human resources experience across multiple industries. Her main focuses have been in streamlining processes and tools to create efficiencies and clear understanding for all levels of the organization while driving business results. With this, she has been a relied-on coach for leaders in various people best practices. As a change agent, Preslie has leaned into DEI strategies to help companies become stronger through their most important asset, the employees, while upholding mission, vision, and values core to the business. With a keen eye for detail, Preslie has led many successful state and national audits across multiple states and jurisdictions. Taking a people-approach to her work and communication, Preslie deeply cares for those she is serving and knows the importance of internal and external stakeholders and how to cultivate relationships for mutual gain. This experience has allowed Preslie to be successful with tough conversations and internal investigations to ensure a productive return to operations as well as improving the company reputation. 

Preslie is a member and mentor through the Delta Mu Delta honor society and is a volunteer for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  

 

Outside of work, Preslie enjoys everything in nature including: hiking, fishing, dirt biking, and exploring new places.

Connect with Preslie on LinkedIn here.

THOMAS VEGHTE

Recruiter

Working across multiple different industries, Thomas has worn many different hats over his career. From his past endeavors working with hundreds of businesses as a small business consultant or managing a business of his own, Thomas has extensive experience in building and sustaining client relationships in sales and customer service. This varying experience gives Thomas the ability to find and attract top talent to build dynamic, effective teams. 

Outside of work Thomas you can usually find Thomas fly fishing, golfing, rafting or skiing. 

Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn here.

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BONDS

Over the last 15 years, we have cultivated strong relationships with a diverse network of professionals that we collaborate with to support our clients in solving their people and business-related challenges. The collective expertise of our core network spans a broad spectrum allowing us to provide meaningful, relevant connections to help our clients.

Areas of Expertise
 Environmental consulting, procurement strategy/advisement, project costing/bid development, insurance assessments, HSE consulting, accounting, interim executive management, acquisition/merger facilitation, financing, deal brokerage, etc. 
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