Carl Wagner

Principal, Consulting

In Carl’s time at Root, he has managed and supported more than 50 clients in learning solutions, change management, and strategy implementation. He frequently works with senior teams to help align on strategic messages, develop engaging solutions to cascade to employees, and create programs that translate ideas into action.

Carl’s clients have included American Express, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, California ISO, CUNA Mutual Group, KeyBank, Nationwide, Prudential Group Insurance, Scotiabank, Seacoast Bank, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, WW Kellogg Foundation, and United Way.

Before joining Root, Carl spent 20 years as an educator, curriculum specialist, and administrator in a private high school.

Carl holds a BA from Miami University and an MA from the University of Toledo. He is a past volunteer director for Directions Credit Union and advises and supports local private schools in their strategic planning efforts.

Carl lives with his wife, Sherry, in Toledo, Ohio, and is the father of Jessica, Darcy, and Brett. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and running.

More deeply rooted thinking

Employee Engagement
Leadership Strategies
Managing Change