Our Clients

organizational assessments

City of Kansas City, Missouri:

This city government adopted Stratex in 2016 and has embedded management of their City-Wide plan throughout the organization using the Ascend system. They are now able to review their plan progress and allocation of resources through the use of the software. Status updates and identification of items at risk are managed using a color coding system. City departments are able to link their plans to the City-wide plan.

strategic planning approaches

Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA):

This Organ Donation Organization is two years into an organizational transformation that started with the Stratex Strategic planning framework (Ascend). So far they have experienced dramatically increased outcomes in stakeholder satisfaction and engagement, increased employee engagement, and better organizational results with increased donations and operational results. LAORA recently announced adoption of the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework and is working on their first state program application through the Apex system.

Dunklin School District:

This K-12 organization was one of Stratex’s first clients. They adopted the Stratex Ascend system because they were interested in technology based approaches to developing and managing their strategic plan and Balanced Scorecard. The system has allowed them to manage their internal resources, while providing relevant updates to their School Board and the community. They were recently recognized  by the Midwest Excellence Institute (Missouri Baldrige State Program) for their efforts in applying the Baldrige framework within the district. 

Midwest Transplant Network:

This Organ Donation Organization was Stratex’s first client and they have been growing with us for several years. Like many of our clients, they started with us because they needed a better way to develop and implement their strategic plan. They identified a 75% savings in the administrative time associated with strategic planning with the adoption of the Stratex system. Their growth over the last few years has been impressive and they attribute their ability to elegantly manage their growth to the Stratex system. 

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency:

This Organ Donation Organization joined the Stratex client family recently to develop a new strategic plan featuring the completion of a 65,000 square foot building, with the addition of surgical facilities, providing them capabilities not previously available in-house. The development of the plan is well under way using the Stratex Ascend system. 

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Our Team

Dr. Knox-strategic-planning

Dr. Raina Knox takes the insane amount of passion she has for elevating organizational performance and channels it into the development of software and services for organizations seeking exceptional outcomes. She uses principles from Baldrige, Lean, Six Sigma and research-based learnings as the basis of product development for Stratex. She is a practitioner, actively working with clients and continuously evolving Stratex best practices. She has over 25 years of experience in partnering with organizations to improve key planning systems and processes using Baldrige and serves on the Board of Directors for the Baldrige Alliance. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Missouri Quality Award from 2009-2015 and has served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award and the Missouri Quality Award. She also served as an overseer and judge for the Missouri Quality Award and as a Judge for the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence. She has evaluated over 75 organizations using the Baldrige criteria.

courtney cole

Courtney Cole has spent over 25 years using advanced technology to develop highly secure, scalable, user friendly custom business solutions for Fortune 100 companies including Sprint, Target, Microsoft and the Indiana Pacers.  He enjoys taking on a business challenge and turning it into a software solution that enables clients to be efficient and focused on achieving results.   The Stratex Solution is a culmination of that passion, business experience and technology savviness that benefits clients. 

 JoLinda Vega Stratex Solutions

JoLinda Vega is an innovative, energetic results-oriented leader and coach.  She advised C-levels world-wide on strategic convergence of people, process and technology leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver global results.  She has over 25 years of comprehensive executive business experience and progressive accomplishment on business transformation, organizational design, strategic planning and advanced technologies.  She leads a 5013c raising funds for The University of Kansas Advanced Heart Care Center   She is a Committee Member for the Heart Council at the University of Kansas Health Systems, Board of Counselors at Avila University and Board member for Carl’s Cause - Promoting Mental Health Awareness.  She is an Adjunct Professor of International Business at Mid America Nazarene University.


Dan Stifter spent his career (so far) as a product and general management executive at Coca-Cola and Hallmark.  He knows all 7 of the secret ingredients in Coca-Cola and thanks to Hallmark and their partnership with Disney, can name all 10 Disney Princesses.  He teaches leadership and strategy at the MBA level and is on the Board of Outreach International, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating poverty globally.