About

At Thinc Strategy our commitment is to develop strategies that convert into measurable results. We exist to help our clients reach their measure of success.  Our job is to assess your business objectively and pose the right questions that elevate the conversation allowing you to consider new perspectives. It is those questions, the objective analysis, and everything that follows that propel your business to new heights. We want to expose the best of who you are, get your decisions on paper, and help you execute an actionable plan that leads to long-term success.

Thinc Strategy’s reputation as trusted advisors has been built on our customized approach in addition to being there for our clients through the various life cycles of their business.  We provide trusted, insightful and analytically-driven consulting designed with your business in mind. Thinc has an experienced team of professionals that have been leaders, owners and entrepreneurs.  We have been on the same side of the table as our clients – we understand the challenges and we are committed to increasing the value of your business.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Kristen Nagy

Marketing Manager
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 305
kristen.nagy@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Kelli Kiger, CPA

Director of Consulting Services
Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 303
Mobile
(252) 725-0547
kelli.kiger@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Cindy Anderson, CPA

President & CEO
Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 301
Mobile
(919) 512-1420
cindy.anderson@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Karen Albritton

Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 302
Mobile
(919) 656-8272
karen.albritton@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Matt Carslaw

Partner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 304
Mobile
(919) 606-4785
matt.carslaw@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Kathy Graham

Business Manager
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 307
kathy.graham@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Kelli Kiger, CPA

Director of Consulting Services
Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 303
Mobile
(252) 725-0547
Email
kelli.kiger@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Kelli joined Thinc Strategy as a partner after a rewarding career with one of the top four public accounting firms in the world. Kelli provided risk management audit support services for privately held, publicly traded and government entities requiring a top-secret security clearance from the Defense Security Service (DSS). Known for her trusted analytically-driven insight, Kelli specializes in compliance, strategic planning, due diligence and increasing efficiency in business performance.  In addition to building client relationships, Kelli teaches Accounting as an adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Outside of the office, Kelli can be found on the water with her family or playing beach volleyball with friends.

Cindy Anderson, CPA

President & CEO
Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 301
Mobile
(910) 512-1420
Email
cindy.anderson@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Cindy founded Thinc Strategy to help business leaders and their management teams increase their value. Having owned six successful privately held companies, Cindy understands the rewards and challenges of both leading and transitioning a business. She has worked with privately held and public corporations ranging from sophisticated start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises.  Cindy is a seasoned speaker and facilitator with various organizations on the topics of growth, performance, leadership, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, finance and management development. Beyond the office, Cindy enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, playing with her pets and spending time with her husband Chris and son, Jackson.

Karen Albritton

Owner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 302
Mobile
(919) 656-8272
Email
karen.albritton@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Karen is an advisor to executives and boards of emerging growth and mid-market companies, helping them drive performance and growth. Prior to joining Thinc Strategy, Karen spent over 20 years in executive leadership roles with professional services firms such as Ketchum, Capstrat and McKinney. In a decade as Capstrat President and then CEO, she helped grow the agency from a 20-person firm into an award-winning market leader with an entrepreneurial, client-focused culture. Among her accomplishments are a number of innovations: launching analytics, digital and social media services as well as building a national healthcare practice. She’s been a part of eight acquisitions of privately-held businesses, both as an acquirer and in successful exits. Karen is actively engaged in industry and community organizations.  Current board service includes the American Marketing Association (executive committee), the National Association for Corporate Directors-Research Triangle, and the UNC Health Foundation (audit committee). She earned her B.A. degree in Journalism (Advertising Sequence) and Political Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Matt Carslaw

Partner
Office
(910) 769-3397 ext. 304
Mobile
(919) 606-4785
Email
matt.carslaw@thincstrategy.com
LinkedIn

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Cary, NC, Matt joined the Thinc Strategy team after earning a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. A youthful world traveler, Matt utilizes an open mind and deep cultural understanding when dealing with international and domestic companies seeking insightful business strategy. In his role as partner, Matt entrenches himself within the business process and procedures of each client, gaining an in-depth understanding of corporate operations and ways to improve. Prior to Thinc, Matt worked for a global engineering firm with divisions on four continents. He was responsible for financial consolidation and reporting of over a dozen international entities, which sharpened his advisory and analytic skills, excelling in all areas of financial consulting, reporting, and management. Outside his professional career, Matt stays active by lending a hand to Habitat for Humanity and participating in sports events for local charities.

Cindy Anderson

President & CEO

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 301
Mobile: (910) 512-1420
Email: cindy.anderson@thincstrategy.com

Cindy founded Thinc Strategy to help business leaders and their management teams increase their corporate value. She has owned five businesses including selling three of her own businesses. She has also guided over 140 clients in the past 20 years grow their value with many selling for a higher premium. Cindy has worked for a variety of clients, both domestic and international organizations, ranging in size from sophisticated startups to over $375 million in sales. She specializes in leadership management for growing exceptional teams from the CEO on down and has worked with both privately held and public corporations. She understands what it takes to start, manage, grow, lead and transition businesses successfully. Cindy is a seasoned speaker and facilitator with various organizations on the topics of leadership, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, finance and management development. Beyond the office, Cindy enjoys catching up on her reading, as well as hiking and traveling with her husband Chris and her son, Jackson.

Kelli Kiger

Director of Consulting Services

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 303
Mobile: (252) 725-0547
Email: kelli.kiger@thincstrategy

Kelli is an experienced and knowledgeable asset to the Thinc Strategy team as CPA partner licensed in North Carolina. An Atlantic Beach, NC native, she earned a B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, then promptly started her career at KPMG, LLP in Norfolk, VA. At KPMG, Kelli worked as the Senior Associate Advisory, providing risk management audit support, acquiring top secret security clearance for the Defense Security Service (DSS). Known for her honest, objective, and timely response to client needs, Kelli specializes in compliance, strategic planning, treasury services, due diligence, and increasing efficiency in business processes. When Kelli is not developing and maintaining client relationships, she can be found on or near the water, often boating, fishing, and playing beach volleyball with friends.

Karen Albritton

Owner

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 302
Mobile: (919) 656-8272
Email: karen.albritton@thincstrategy.com

Karen is an advisor to executives and boards of emerging growth and mid-market companies, helping them drive performance and growth. Prior to joining Thinc Strategy, Karen spent over 20 years in executive leadership roles with professional services firms such as Ketchum, Capstrat and McKinney. In a decade as Capstrat President and then CEO, she helped grow the agency from a 20-person firm into an award-winning market leader with an entrepreneurial, client-focused culture. Among her accomplishments are a number of innovations: launching analytics, digital and social media services as well as building a national healthcare practice. She’s been a part of eight acquisitions of privately-held businesses, both as an acquirer and in successful exits. Karen is actively engaged in industry and community organizations.  Current board service includes the American Marketing Association (executive committee), the National Association for Corporate Directors-Research Triangle, and the UNC Health Foundation (audit committee). She earned her B.A. degree in Journalism (Advertising Sequence) and Political Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Matt Carslaw

Partner

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 304
Mobile: (919) 606-4785
Email: matt.carslaw@thincstrategy.com

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Cary, NC, Matt joined the Thinc Strategy team after earning a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. A youthful world traveler, Matt utilizes an open mind and deep cultural understanding when dealing with international and domestic companies seeking insightful business strategy. In his role as partner, Matt entrenches himself within the business process and procedures of each client, gaining an in-depth understanding of corporate operations and ways to improve. Prior to Thinc, Matt worked for a global engineering firm with divisions on four continents. He was responsible for financial consolidation and reporting of over a dozen international entities, which sharpened his advisory and analytic skills, excelling in all areas of financial consulting, reporting, and management. Outside his professional career, Matt stays active by lending a hand to Habitat for Humanity and participating in sports events for local charities.

Kristen nagy

Marketing Manager

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 305
Email: kristen.nagy@thincstrategy

Kathy Graham

business Manager

Office: (910) 769-3397 ext. 307
Email: kathy.graham@thincstrategy

“Thinc Strategy understands how to match culture with goals.  We tried acquiring companies on our own.  We had limited time and expertise to successfully move through all of the stages in the process.  We brought Thinc in to assist us and later realized, we need to let them guide our efforts.  Three transactions later, we are more valuable, more profitable and still growing.”

“Several years ago, Thinc Strategy sold my company for me – handling every aspect from preparing a list for me to accomplish three years before the sale to handling all the issues after the sale. My broker informed me that it was the best deal he had ever seen, all due to Cindy’s expertise, critical thinking, and superb negotiating skills. I welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone that would like to learn more about Thinc Strategy and Cindy’s remarkable abilities.“

“It is so nice to have an advisor that has my company’s best interest in mind. Thinc doesn’t try to “sell” us on anything.  Thinc elevates the conversation.  They are an integral part of our leadership team.”

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”  Vince Lombardi

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”  Henry Ford

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”  Steven Covey

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”  Bill Gates

“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”  Sam Walton

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react.  If you’re in control, they’re in control.”  Tom Landry

“Never make decisions based on money alone.”  Cindy Anderson