If you haven’t heard the good news already, please allow us to share! We’re excited to announce that XPLANE is once again an independently-operated company, re-establishing our US headquarters in the creative city of Portland, Oregon and European headquarters in equally creative Amsterdam, Netherlands.

XPLANE has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and smaller organizations for almost 20 years and this move allows us to serve our clients even better than before.

Aric Wood has reassumed his role as CEO; Parker Lee, former VP of sales and marketing, is now president; Rich Shawen, former CFO, and Dave King, former VP of client services, have both returned to their previous positions. Patrick Dodson and Drew Mattison lead the company’s business development team.

We are happy to be back and look forward to continued growth for years to come.


XPLANE is an award-winning, global business design consultancy that uses a visualization-based, design thinking approach to help organizations innovate and perform better. Our methodology enables organizations to think differently, resulting in practical solutions that achieve better results in less time. Using this approach for the last 20 years, we’ve earned the trust of leading organizations in virtually every industry, including American Express, Proctor and Gamble, The Economist, Gates Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Nike, and the U.S. Marines. We serve our clients from our U.S. headquarters in Portland, Oregon and from our European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.