About CMPartners Speakers

Jayne Nucete, MA
Principal, CMPartners

Jayne Nucete is a facilitator and trainer focused on conversations that generate deeper insight, connection and action for transformative change in individuals, teams, organizations, and communities. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts and has been facilitating for 25+ years. Jayne has delivered training in negotiation, difficult conversations, and leadership for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit leaders, governmental organizations, the World Bank Group, and WHO. She supports companies and organizations in the early stages of implementing their strategy for equity, inclusion, and diversity. She also teaches a course for emerging leaders at The Gordon Institute of Tufts University. 

Jayne earned her MA in International Relations, Conflict Management, and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy, and Washington, DC. She holds a BSW in Social Work and a BA in Spanish from the University of Missouri. 

Ken Hyatt, JD
Partner and Founder, CMPartners

Ken Hyatt advises clients engaged in complex negotiations, conflicts and the management of critical relationships. He facilitates complex disputes on a non-partisan basis, and advises on: negotiating specific transactions; improving internal conflict management and decision-making processes; and creating, maintaining and/or repairing relationships with internal and external parties. He provides trade and investment advice to organizations engaged in international commerce. Ken served as the Acting Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade where he oversaw the strategy and operations of the International Trade Administration (ITA). Prior to forming CMPartners, Ken was a principal at Conflict Management Inc. and a consultant with Bain & Company. He was also an Associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project where he taught seminars for business executives, law and other graduate students.  

He received his B.A. from Yale College, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and was a Fulbright/West German Exchange Service Scholar.

Sarada Peri, MPP
Founder, Peri Communications

Sarada Peri was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. She is the founder of Peri Communications, where she helps C-suite executives, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and politicians with speechwriting, speech delivery, message strategy, and more. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers. She was also a member of the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams. Sarada also writes under her own byline, and has been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and other outlets.

A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked in the U.S. Senate as a health care and education legislative staffer. She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America, and is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.