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What Makes CSR Small & Medium Business & Nonprofit Consultants Different?

We collaborate with you to develop and implement strategic plans that are laser-focused on growing your organization to achieve your goals.

Our Values


Team CSR will relentlessly seek solutions that unlock value for your company. We work hard, embrace new challenges, and never give up.


We are stakeholders with our clients. We CARE what happens to our clients as much as they do and that caring translates into action and results.


We address issues and seize opportunities in whatever way will work, whether it’s going through, around, over or under. We’re ready to adapt to new circumstances and turn on a dime when obstacles emerge.


As lifelong learners and listeners, we always seek new ways to improve our services and share valuable insights. We readily accept feedback, as it gives us the opportunity to grow and help our clients even more.

Origin Story

CSR’s origin story doesn’t start with us being bitten by a radioactive spider or rocketing to Earth as babies sent by parents who loved us while their planet was dying. It was much more mundane and had to do with that humble food millions of Latin Americans eat every day: tamales. In 2002, Alex was bored and ready for a change – having successfully moved from industry to industry (manufacturing, financial service and health information management), he had proved to himself and to María that his approaches and methodologies worked regardless of the subject matter. Our children were out of diapers and María felt she had the time and mental energy to take on a new challenge.

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Why Bored?

There are few things more frustrating than developing a plan of action and then having to wait for bureaucrats, pencil pushers and political obstructionists to align so that progress can be made. Working in Corporate America was full of these folks – in Alex’s time there, he was charged with turning divisions/SBUs around or starting brand new businesses. This agility was highly prized and needed but exhausting to implement with staff members for whom inertia was a cuddly warm blanket.

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What Does This Have To Do With Tamales?

What does this have to do with tamales?
Our children were enrolled at a school where a fellow parent had a similar career trajectory as Alex’s, except he was a Mexican national. He had always thought that starting a traditional tamale company would be a neat product offering here in the States and would fill a niche that had not been addressed to date in the marketplace. Talk about a challenge – we’d never eaten a Mexican tamale, but it sure sounded interesting!

From there, the essence of CSR was born: Development of a detailed and organized solution; rapid implementation and feedback loop of results. Within 90 days, we had identified a USDA-certified meat handling facility, selected and implemented a packaging system, hired and trained a workforce, gotten the entire operations function in play and sold into Whole Foods and Kroger! Not bad for some novices! Since 2002, we have been in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. CSR has offered its service on both an international level as well as all over the US.

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