About us

Dear Visitor,

We're glad you found us.

Project Tugboat is a company building products and services that help people better navigate the daunting journey back to work.

The world of work is changing and it doesn't always feel like it's for the better. Unexpected unemployment, underemployment, and career transitions are realities faced by nearly all professionals in the 21st century. These moments can leave us feeling at sea — unprepared for both the tactical and psychological aspects of the journey ahead. Project Tugboat is here to help guide you back to safer shores.

If you recently lost your job, are struggling to find your next gig, or are helping a friend or loved one navigate similar experiences — you've come to the right place.




Chris Rudnicki

Chris co-founded Project Tugboat after a decade-long personal experience that you can read about here.

Chris earned a BA from Williams College. He graduates from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School in 2019 with both an MBA and a Master in Public Policy.


Kate McLaughlin

Kate has spent her career in economic development and public sector consulting. She is passionate about putting workers back into the center of "Future of Work" conversations.

Kate earned a BA from Wake Forest University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. She will graduate from Harvard Business School in 2019 with her MBA.