Meet Our Team

Ann-Marie Archer, PCC

Owner and CEO

Ann-Marie Archer is the founder and CEO of Archer & Associates, an Executive Search, Leadership Development, and Coaching Services firm that delivers best-in-class, talented candidates for its clients, and helps individuals and organizations achieve their potential. After 20 years in corporate America observing and experiencing the tedious and unpredictable hiring process, as well as gaps in effective leadership, Ann-Marie chose to launch a firm dedicated to leadership development and an authentic and holistic “right fit” philosophy.

Ann-Marie developed a proven methodology to recruit, hire, and coach that discovers clients’ needs and delivers results that make a difference. She understands the dynamics of growth and success and how to set and achieve goals in a way that is measurable and effective. Since its founding in 2000, Archer & Associates has weathered the ups and downs of the business cycle. Ann-Marie knows how to navigate challenges and hone strategies to keep moving forward. She is a connector, voice of clarity, and purpose-finder who inspires others to find their courage. She is dedicated to guiding people and companies to find their true purpose, forging connections, and elevating people so they find more meaning and success in their work.

After graduating from Western Washington University, Ann-Marie served as a business manager at BEST Consulting, where she oversaw the hiring and management of more than 400 individuals. She honed her capabilities and insights as Director and Branch Manager for Inteliant, where she led a $75 million project consulting business unit. Before launching Archer & Associates, Ann-Marie served, through the Ascentium Corporation, as the on-site Director of Consulting Services at Microsoft.

Her years of experience at premier companies, her advanced training in organizational dynamics and personal optimization, and her use of intuition to make penetrating insights make Ann-Marie remarkably effective as a leader, recruiter, and coach. She shares with rare generosity, listens profoundly, and fosters conversations that leave people, teams, and companies energized, empowered, and inspired with a clear pathway to achieving the results that matter most.

Ann-Marie is active in many organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors for Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Executive Advisory Team for IgniteWA, a digital equity and readiness initiative for small businesses. She is also the former co-chair of Executive Women in Technology (EWIT) for the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), teaches Performance Management at Bellevue College, and has had the honor of coaching the CIO of Washington State and many other leaders in state government.

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Cheri Hoggard

Finance and Operations Manager

Cheri makes sure the business side of Archer & Associates runs smoothly. Her entrepreneurial spirit and love of numbers started at an early age and have led her to a career focused on providing exceptional business services, including office management, recruiting coordination, executive support, and accounting. She provides the foundational support for our powerhouse consulting services company using a combination of top-notch accounting skills, financial oversight, and operations management savvy. She also acts as a business sounding board and cheerleader for Ann-Marie’s expanding business.

Andrea S. James

ACC, Professional Coach

Andrea S. James is a talented coach who really shines when she’s coaching someone through one of these three categories: Transformation coaching for those considering big change; Executive Performance coaching for executives who need a trusted space to speak freely, and for leaders who are getting groomed for bigger roles; and Strategic Planning and Meeting Facilitation for groups that seek a keen observer to speak the truth, ask the right questions, and both challenge and nurture the decision-making process. Her clients are smart people who know that life-long learning never stops, who are not afraid to expand their growing edges, and who seek to make the most of their short time here on the planet.

Andrea loves both people and spreadsheets, has a heart for revolutionary technologies that change human behavior and create value along the way, and is a natural cheerleader who people want in their corner. She was most recently a vice president and senior research analyst for Dougherty & Co., an investment bank, where she researched emerging technologies on behalf of hedge fund and mutual fund investor clients. Her research focused on the aerospace and defense, clean tech/automotive, and industrial markets. She developed expertise on the business ecosystems of defense and intelligence contracting, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), commercial satellite imagery and Earth observation through remote sensing, precision agriculture technology, 3D printing, firearms sales, and electric vehicles and batteries.

Ms. James has enjoyed expert media appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, and Fox Business. Her research and interviews frequently appear in media outlets including Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the MIT Technology Review. She has been professionally profiled by CBS MarketWatch, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and National Public Radio. She most recently appeared in Success Magazine as a coach.

Timothy Thomas

ACC, Professional Coach

Timothy Thomas is a coach and consultant in Seattle, WA. A member of the International Coach Federation, Tim uses ICF core competencies in his coaching practice. He is also trained and certified in mediation, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and neurolinguistics. His consulting practice focuses on current trends in search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media, and copywriting. He has been involved in IT and Online Media since 1995.

Staci Zenonian

Principal Recruiter

Staci Zenonian is a potent recruiting resource. She has 20+ years of technical recruiting experience, including all levels of full-cycle technical and non-technical recruiting within semiconductor, software and internet companies. Her specialty is in candidate generation and development/assessment. Her efficiency, charm and technical chops make her one of the top recruiters in the Pacific Northwest.

Sue Couper

ACC, Professional Coach

As a professional coach, Sue Couper relies on the knowledge she gained over her 30 years as a business leader. She understands the challenges people face in organizations—leading and developing effective teams, aligning personal and professional goals, and handling the unique issues faced by women in the workplace. She loves helping people understand what may be holding them back and working with them to unlock the clues to personal and professional success.

Our Referral Partners

As an active partner in the small business ecosystem, we are constantly expanding our capabilities by adding strategic partnerships with like-minded, talented, and targeted businesses. We refer clients to our partners and, when appropriate, engage our partners to join us on specific projects.

Feel free to contact any of our partners and let them know that Archer & Associates referred you!

HR Consulting Services and Outsourced HR

HR Strategies International
Christine Martin
(206) 349-4774

Resourceful HR
Jennifer Olsen
(206) 463-3110


Recruiting Services

Recruiting Bandwidth
Jennie Ellis
(206) 510-3565


Business/IT Consulting

Rock Bridge Executive Advisory, LLC
Lowell Millard
(206) 979-4424


Organizational Change & Strategic Consulting

Ian McKelvie
(206) 336-5609


Digital Marketing Solutions,
Websites, Content Strategy

Denny Mountain Media
Seattle office: (425) 831-7130
Hawaii office: (808) 499-5502


Hecker, Wakefield, Feilberg, P.S.
Jordan Hecker
Emphasis on business and real estate, both transactional and litigation
(206) 447-1900

Laurel Law Group, PLLC
Diana Zottman
Emphasis on estate and small business planning
(206) 745-2044


Benefits Advisor and Broker

NPB Advisors
Aaron Pollock
(206) 941-6484


IT Services

Z7 Networks
(877) 207-0627


Financial Advisor

Jarvis Financial
Matthew Jarvis
(253) 838-9703

Ameriprise Financial Services®, Inc.
Peter Hamilton
Financial Advisor, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
(425) 869-7100, ext. 1016

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