The Capacity to help you win

Capacity’s team of professionals, with diverse backgrounds, crafts customized solutions to help you succeed. When there is not an obvious or simple solution to a challenge, we excel. We consult on a range of projects across the U.S. We help our clients define and shape an emerging issue; the sooner we’re brought into the process, the better the outcome. With a wide range of startup and economic development clients, we have the experience to provide key insights through analytical support and ongoing consultation.

Our Mission

To help our clients be successful and to constantly improve, professionally and personally.

Our values

Caring

Caring is a way of life at Capacity Consulting. We care about our clients and our people. We care about our work, our reputation, and our communities

Confidence

Competence creates confidence, but it is the ultimate level of confidence, when you are able to stand in truth about who you are and what you stand for.

Candor

To achieve a high level of performance for our clients, our consultants are candid about the findings. Research, objectivity and truth are our super powers, and it is candor that brings these powers to life.

Our non-negotiables

Knowing

Our team members must not just be inquisitive, they must NEED to know. This is a fundamental requirement of Capacity team members. This need to know is what drives us to keep going until we find answers and generate results.

Growth

We encourage our people to learn and grow. This drives us to continually improve and never become complacent.

Independence

This flows directly from our CEO who wants this for our clients and our people. Fiscal independence. Physical independence. Mental independence! Being empowered through independence!

“Capacity is successful because we are laser focused on accelerating our client’s success.” - Eric Egeland

Meet our executive team

Eric Egeland

President

John Bell

Senior Vice President

Matt Dorcas

Vice President

Martyna Triggs

Director of Research

Laurie Dupont-Sherard

Finance Director

Expertise & Experience

In addition to our rockstar Executive Team, Capacity works with a wide range of consultants and industry experts who bring a unique perspective and broad experience acquired through close collaboration with clients, and deep insight to our work. Together, our diverse team shares the same commitment to challenging conventional thinking and solving complex problems, experience that spans a variety of industries, and a passion for helping clients succeed.

Eric
Egeland

CPCU, AU, President

Mr. Egeland and Capacity Consulting have been helping clients accelerate success since 1999. We have consulted on and/or conducted hundreds of engagements in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. A published author and thought leader; Eric’s personal values are Caring, Candor, and Confidence. He insists on honesty and accountability and has an innate “need to know”.

Get to know Eric

Eric was a semi- famous musician reaching as far as Japan and a trophy placing super bike racer.

John
Bell

Senior Vice President

Mr. Bell is a seasoned professional with over 20 years sales and marketing experience. In addition to consulting, the breadth of his industry experience includes: marketing and public relations, financial services, and manufacturing. He has a passion for helping businesses overcome complex issues and has a successful track record navigating and mediating difficulty. John has a unique ability to influence and align key stakeholders, and inspire groups to collaborate and work effectively. He is skilled in generating new innovative approaches and compelling value propositions. His work in these areas has transformed top and bottom line numbers for many businesses and has allowed him the pleasure of working with billionaires, celebrities and business icons. Prior to Capacity, John was Managing Director of M&A Advisory Services and a Consultant for Marketing Consulting Services. He has a BA from Seton Hall University.

Get to know John

John’s current hobby is MMA fighting!

Matt
Dorcas

Vice President

Mr. Dorcas is an award-winning marketing professional and has worked in the field for more than two decades.

Matt has been singular in his commitment to both quality and community, dedicating years of hard work to bring world-class marketing to his clients. He’s been involved in high-visibility projects, including a Telly Award-winning project with renowned poet Maya Angelou.

Matt works with our clients on a level like no other with his experience of working in the private sector and now as an entrepreneur for over 6 years.

Get to know Matt

Matt sang on tour for a year, preforming in over 80 cities and visiting 14 countries.

Martyna
Triggs

Director of Research

Meet Martyna Triggs, a seasoned professional with a knack for turning curiosity into successful business ventures. With a solid 10-year track record in business planning, feasibility analysis, and economic impact reports, Martyna has honed her skills across diverse projects.

One of her standout achievements was managing the “New York State Casino Study,” a pivotal project that secured Sullivan County’s $1.2-billion Resorts World Catskills casino. She also spearheaded the “Doubleday Field Market and Economic Impact Report” at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, conducted real estate rate studies for Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, and orchestrated an organizational redesign for Quality Surgical Management in Miami, Florida.

In her role as Project Manager, Martyna led various projects and fostered relationships with Capacity’s Tribal clients, including the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Delaware Nation, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, Burns Paiute Tribe, and others. Her extensive experience extends to collaborating with county and local governments, Tribal sovereign nations, businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, aiding them in achieving their goals and paving the way for growth and scalability.

Martyna’s passion lies in business development that not only benefits individual enterprises but also stimulates local economies and fosters job growth. Armed with her wealth of experience and exemplary leadership qualities, Martyna Triggs is well-equipped to guide business owners and their teams in creating robust business and financial models that drive sustained growth and revenue.

Get to know Martyna

Born in Poland, skis as much as she can, and makes some mean pierogis.

Laurie
Dupont-Sherard

Finance Director

Laurie handles all finance matters for Capacity Group. Prior to Capacity, she was a Staff Accountant for Margolis Healy and the National Center for Campus Public Safety where she was responsible for overseeing the accounting department.  Prior to joining Margolis Healy and the National Center, Laurie worked as a Tax Examiner in the Corporate Tax Department for the State of Vermont.  She also spent several years working with Fortune 500 companies in the field of captive insurance, one of the leading businesses in Vermont, as a Manger for Aon Risk Management and Marsh Captive Management.

Though born and raised in Vermont, she spent several years living in Germany and Indiana.  She served three years in the United States Army as a Legal Specialist living in Wildflecken, Germany.

Laurie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Davenport University in 2000.   She also has an associate’s degree in Office Management-Executive Assistant.

Get to know Laurie

Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, listening to a wide variety of music and reading.