We’re Outsourced Ombuds:

Most entertainment industry studios, productions, projects, events & organizations don’t really need a full-time Organizational Ombuds on staff.

Considering the median annual salary of an experienced full-time, corporate Organizational Ombuds is more than $145k per year*, many simply can’t afford one, either.

Additionally, experienced full-time, Organizational Ombuds typically work for companies, institutions or firms with more than 50k employees or constituents*, which is much larger than the vast majority of studios, productions, projects, events & organizations in the entertainment industry.

Ombuds.io specifically designed our Outsourced Organizational Ombuds service model to give you all the benefits of having an Organizational Ombuds when you need one, but at a fraction of the full-time cost.

*[Source: International Ombuds Association 2019 Practice & Compensation Report]

What Our Outsourced Ombuds Do:

We Help Studios, Productions, Projects & Events
  • Monitor Trends
  • Address Challenges
  • Pressure-Test New Ideas
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Analyze Risks
We Help Teams, Communities, Leaders & Individuals
  • Manage & Resolve Conflicts
  • Clarify Appropriate Channels
  • Identify Options
  • Build Engagement
  • Analyze Problems

Meet Our Outsourced Ombuds:

Dave Hilton
Dave Hilton

Principal Ombuds, Facilitator, Mediator & Conflict Resolution Consultant

Danette Norwood-Hilton
Danette Norwood-Hilton

Associate Ombuds, Services Coordinator, Educational Diagnostician & Consultant

Ready to work with our team?


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Ombuds.io is an active member of the International Ombuds Association (IOA). Ombuds services offered to Entertainment Industry studios, productions, projects & events through Ombuds.io follow the IOA Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics.

Ombuds.io Operating Principles:

Confidentiality is the defining characteristic of our Ombuds services. The identity of those seeking assistance from our Ombuds and all communications with them are confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law. Our Ombuds may, at their sole discretion, disclose confidential information when the person seeking assistance gives permission to do so; when failure to do so might result in an imminent risk of serious harm; or as necessary to defend against a formal complaint of professional misconduct.

Our Ombuds services are independent in structure, function, appearance, and decision-making. Our Ombuds report to the highest possible level within our client organizations and do not report to a function or entity that could affect, or be perceived as affecting, our Ombuds’ independence.

Our Ombuds are designated neutrals and impartial resources who do not take sides or serve as an advocate for any person or entity. Our Ombuds avoid conflicts of interest and conduct that could be perceived as a conflict of interest.

Our Ombuds do not participate in any evaluative, disciplinary, legal, or administrative proceedings related to concerns brought to the Ombuds’ attention. Our Ombuds are not authorized to make business and policy decisions or conduct formal investigations on behalf of our client organizations. Our Ombuds are not agents of client organizations for purposes of receiving notice of claims against the organization and are not authorized to be a formal reporting channel for the organization on matters brought to the Ombuds’ attention, except when specifically and expressly mandated by law.

Ombuds.io is a proud member of the International Ombuds Association