the team

Founded by two former colleagues, qb. was born out of the desire to leverage a talented network of freelancers hungry for purpose-driven work. We cherry pick from our network of over 100 experts in the social and environmental impact sectors.


Noemí Jiménez

Noemí has corporate communications, strategy, branding, and market research experience across the non-profit, for profit and social impact sectors. She works with clients to manage issues across equity, inclusion and diversity in the workplace and representative communications across sectors.

Based in NYC, Noemí works with executive teams to understand the strategic implications of inclusion and sustainability and develop approaches to drive business value. A seasoned sustainability professional with a track record helping Fortune 500 companies from S&P Global and PepsiCo to HP and Estee Lauder achieve their corporate responsibility goals, Noemí has spent over a decade working in the social impact space.

She holds an M.A. in Corporate Responsibility and International Relations from NYU’s Gallatin, School of Individualized Study and a B.A. in Children's Psychology and Visual Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.

Noemí moved a lot while she was growing up, spending most of her time in Quito, Ecuador. Aside from running qb., Noemí is a new mom, a travel addict, and an aspiring yogi.

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Samantha Harmon

Sam has worked in the retail, non-profit and social enterprise sectors for over a decade, developing expertises in responsible retail, systems thinking, gender equity and inclusive growth. She works with clients to craft and execute strategic initiatives and transformational business plans.

Based in the Bay Area, Sam leads a wide range of projects across the diverse landscape of corporate responsibility that enable clients to integrate sustainability into their operations, quantify impact and ignite change. She is skilled at navigating internal dynamics and understanding the needs of stakeholders at companies of all sizes from large corporations like Experian and Fossil to burgeoning, high-impact brands like Soko.

Sam holds an M.B.A. in Sustainability Management from Presidio Graduate School and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Missouri. As a true Texas native, she is well versed in breakfast tacos and kolaches.  

Alongside qb., Sam serves as an Ambassador for Remake, an NGO devoted to helping people understand the complexities of the retail industry and embrace a sustainable fashion lifestyle.

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