How We Work

We can work with you on any of these bases:

  • Done for you
  • Done with you
  • Develop you

That could be putting together a substantial project team for you, developing and supporting your internal staff through projects, or some combination.

We leverage frameworks, tools and methodologies that represent best practices, and are as lean as possible.


Meet the Team


Richard Straker, CPT

Founder & CEO

Rick is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Simple Performance, and brings more than 20 years experience in a variety of performance improvement roles – including management, training, performance consulting, organizational development, knowledge management, and change management – to his consulting.

He's completed successful projects in a range of industries– such as energy/oil & gas, high tech, the public sector, biomedical, healthcare, and financial services – and has worked with such firms as:

  • Abbot
  • Cameron
  • Compaq Computer Corporation
  • Dell
  • Harris County, Texas
  • Houston Airport System
  • McKesson
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Owens Corning
  • Riverside Country, California
  • Samsung
  • Shell
  • University of Texas Medical Branch

Amos Benning


Amos is a Simple Performance partner and is in charge of business development. He has over 30 years expertise in business development, sales, sales management, organizational leadership, leadership development, and human performance consulting.

Amos spent 25 years with Xerox Corporation holding senior sales management positions – including managing sales and technical training at the Xerox International Center for Training and Management Development.

He has expertise in both the public and private sectors – including:

  • Healthcare
  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Federal, state, and local government

He participated in Xerox's Malcolm Baldrige national quality certification award and is a role model in his knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and Quality principles.


Simple Performance is proud to have affiliate relationships with the Six Boxes Performance Thinking Network, Expert OJT, Saba, Third Rock Management Consulting and Platinum Performance Partners – and is supported by a network of experienced colleagues.

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