Bryant Galindo is a bilingual, bi-cultural mediator and consultant specializing in business, employment, and partnership-based disputes in the startup and technology space. 

As Founder and Principal of CollabsHQ, Bryant has mediated multi-million dollar partnership dissolutions, breach of contract claims, equity restructuring deals, and general disagreements between startup founders and business partners. In addition to this, his consulting work focuses on the early prevention/conflict resolution methods and communication strategies businesses can embed in their partnerships and team environments to keep disagreements low and motivation high. 

Bryant also has experience mediating employment discrimination and harassment complaints, insurance claims, personal injury, negligence, and landlord-tenant disputes as a contract mediator for First Court, Inc. and The Mediation Center of the Pacific. Prior to this, Bryant worked as a pro bono mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Bryant has been recognized and shortlisted for a Mediator Newcomer Award with The National Mediation Awards (a U.K-based organization that celebrates domestic and international mediators) for his work pioneering mediation within the startup industry. He is also an author, publishing his first book, The New Middle: Connecting Heart and Mind to Collaboratively Disagree, through New Degree Press in May of 2022. 

Bryant holds a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Likewise, he previously consulted with the United Nations, MUFG, and the University of Phoenix to create large-scale conflict resolution and communication training. 

Expertise Areas
  • B.A. Political Science & International Relations, Pepperdine University, 2007 - 2011
  • M.S. Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, 2013 – 2015
  • International Relations & Latin American Politics - Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina 'Santa María de los Buenos Aires', 2008 - 2009
  • Representative Experience
  • Principal, Consultant - CollabsHQ LLC, Mar 2016 – Present
  • Author, New Degree Press, Oct 2020
  • Mediator, First Court, Inc. Contract, Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
  • Associate, Columbia University School of Professional Studies · Contract, Sep 2019 - May 2021
  • Consultant & Subject Matter Expert, MUFG Contract, Oct 2018 - Dec 2019
  • Subject Matter Expert & Online Instructor, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Aug 2017 - Nov 2019
  • Consultant, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
  • Mediator, EEOC, Apr 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Consultant, Association to Benefit Children (ABC), Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Legal Secretary/Paralegal, Lurie & Seltzer, Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • 3 Co-Founder Disputes that Kill Startups – But Mediation Can Solve It
  • 3 Communication Tools to Help Resolve Any Heated Disagreement
  • 3 Essentials for Building Collaborative High-Performing Co-Founder Teams
  • 3 Personalities that Kill Startups – And What To Do About Them
  • 7 Simpler Ways to Resolve Co-Founder Disagreements
  • A 15-minute Hack for Creating Ridiculously Efficient Teamwork
  • A Blueprint for Building a Collaborative Startup Culture
  • A Blueprint for Creating a Powerful Distributed Team Culture
  • A New Way of Managing Remote Teams at Scale
  • Beyond Slack: Building Communication Systems for Remote Teams
  • Co-Founder Disputes Kill Startups - Try Mediation Before It Kills Yours
  • Collaborating in World 2.0
  • Do This When You & Co-Founder Can't Agree on a Major Decision
  • Everything You Need to Know About the GROW Coaching Model
  • Five Mistakes to Avoid When Asking for a Raise
  • Here's a Quick Mind Trick to Build Better Business Relationships
  • How to Avoid Co-Founder Disputes
  • How to Break-Up With Your Co-Founder
  • How to Build a Healthy Relationship With a Difficult Boss
  • How to Make Co-CEO Relationships Work
  • How to Make a Strong, High-Performing Team
  • How to Run Effective Remote Team Meetings
  • How to Split Co-Founder Equity Fairly
  • Overcoming Virtual Fatigue & Burnout
  • Remote Team Communication Strategies
  • Self-awareness and Building a Collaborative Culture in Your Startup
  • Three Questions to Ask Before Disagreeing with Your Boss
  • What to Do When Your Business Partner Isn't Pulling Their Weight
  • Why Having a Bad Boss Can Actually be a Good Thing
  • Awards & Rankings
  • Mediator Newcomer Award, Issued by The National Mediation Awards
  • Mediator-Directed Apprenticeship Completed, New York Peace Institute, Dec 2014
  • Mediation Skills Certification (35 Hour Basic Mediation Training) - Columbia University in the City of New York, Sep 2014
  • experience

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