About Us

Learn more about the rich history behind
the Cedar and Burwell team.

Our Vision

The vision of Cedar & Burwell Strategic Consulting (CBSC) is an inclusive world where: diversity in all its forms is a defining strength; social and systemic injustices are continually confronted and dismantled; and our firm skillfully contributes to organizations creating and sustaining equitable cultures to develop the healthiest planet and populations possible.

Our Mission

At Cedar & Burwell Strategic Consulting (CBSC), we help our clients merge diversity and inclusion skills with organizational development theory and equip them with the tools to: dismantle systemic inefficiency and oppression; create and sustain inclusive and equitable cultures and organizations; and drive relentlessly toward excellence.

Meet Robert Greene

Cedar & Burwell

Founder & CEO

Robert Greene is the CEO/Principal of Cedar & Burwell Strategic Consulting, specializing in the application of DEI technologies in broad-scale organizational development consulting. Prior to Cedar & Burwell, Robert served as a teacher and administrator in educational organizations, department leader in for-profit organizations, trustee and director for non- profit and social entrepreneurship agencies, and consultant to corporate and civic enterprises.

He brings insightful thinking, writing and consulting to issues ranging from organizational development and leadership design; diversity and inclusion leadership and management strategies; human resources and organizational culture consulting; wealth and social class disparities; the impact of identity differences in employee culture; and bias awareness and bias resistance training to his current professional engagements. Robert has also been a peer reviewer for one of the most exciting recent contributions in social psychology around unconscious bias, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh.

Experience Unmatched

Robert has been a thought leader in schools, for-profits and non-profits for more than 25 years.





Robert’s client-facing work has typically focused on organizational development; executive and leadership coaching; culture change; diversity and inclusion planning and strategy; strategic planning and leadership development; non-profit board development, governance and strategy consulting; team formation and development; cultural competency skill development; workforce and talent management systems; and systemic integration of diversity, equity and inclusion frameworks across all facets of organizational function.

Some of the clients and professional partners with whom he has engaged include: Animoto, Berkeley Law School, BlackRock, Cal State University Northridge (CSUN), Capital Group, Cerritos College (CA), Deerfield Academy (MA), Equinix (Global and Americas), Francis Parker School (CA), Harvard-Westlake School (CA), Hotchkiss School (CT), Isaacson Miller (MA/DC/CA), John Thomas Dye School (CA), KIPP Schools, Lakeside School (WA), Lovett School (GA), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Media Rights Capital Studios (CA), New York University (Stern School of Business), Occidental College (CA), Pahara Institute (NextGen Leaders), Philips Academy Andover (MA), Phillips Exeter Academy (NH), Princeton University Alumni Association (San Francisco), St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (CA), St. Mary’s College (CA), SFFilm (CA), Seasoned, Thacher School (CA), University of Chicago Lab Schools (IL), Viewpoint School (CA) and YPO among others.

Culturally Competent

Midwest by birth, southern by heritage, east coast by education, and west coast by adaptation.

Midwest by birth, southern by heritage, east coast by education, and west coast by adaptation, Robert currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, a nationally-renown educator, and their two sons. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown and Harvard respectively. And among other interests, he has served on the board of advisors for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Scholars Program-San Francisco, the board of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Board of Directors of OnePurpose Charter School (San Francisco Unified School District) and remains civically engaged throughout the Bay Area.

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