About Us

akathame's (ă-kah-thah-may) name was derived from two words akasha (energy from above) and athame (a tool used to direct energy). Combined, akathame means directed energy. Simply put, when energy is focused in the right direction, positive things happen — some call it magic.

akathame is a consortium of HR experts who've supported Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the federal government (including the Intelligence Community) by applying a human-centered approach to create exceptional experiences, solutions, and outcomes for employees, candidates, and companies.

Our Clients Realize

A happier workforce

Increased retention

Reduced hiring costs

Improved time-to-hire

"We are the bar of excellence for recruiting and human resources practices."

Lee Andrese,

Principal and Managing Director, akathame LLC


Lee Andrese

Principal & Managing Director

Lee can do and teach. She's sold and implemented multi-million dollar marketing, communications and creative talent management solutions within industry and government, including the Intelligence Community. She also led learning and development capabilities including creating, implementing, and teaching sales, sales management, technology, and customer service best practices.

Lee became a Certified Usability Analyst to better understand design decisions, the UX function, and roles. Since 2010, she's represented, placed, and worked with hundreds of industry and government design leaders to architect and implement talent solutions that became defining points in careers for marketing and creative professionals, practices, and companies.

When Lee's not advocating for or supporting the marketing and design community, she can be found riding her motorcycle (her own). 

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akathame solutions are right-sized for your organization, but we're not right for every company.


If you dare to think differently about creating a high-performing organization, then you're a perfect fit to achieve akathame — directing energy to greatness.


akathame (ă-kah-thah-may), derived from two words, akasha and athame, to mean directed energy. 

Email: inquiries@akathame.com

Phone: 410.262.1828

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