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growth drives enterprise value for investors, career opportunity for employees


We help business leaders, pressured by day-to-day performance requirements, take a step back to understand why their best customers buy, who they could sell to but do not, and whether current plans will meet long-term strategic aspirations.  Then we help them decide what to do and provide support through the implementation process, including assistance with M&A projects.

Growth is determined less by the industry a company is in than by the everyday choices managers make about how to serve key markets and customer segments.  This dynamic takes on greater significance today as traditional industry boundaries become blurred by competitors crossing into adjacent markets to take advantage of advancements in technology, alternative business models, and emerging consumer trends.  Companies need to keep their best customers close, but they must also be sensitive to shifts in marketplace value and alert to disruptive forces that can build just beyond management’s line-of-sight.  


"The business case and financial model prepared by Denton/Neely brought a new level of professional analytics to our project.  This required a massive amount of teamwork in a compressed timeframe, and the results proved their value.”

  - Phil McFarren, President of McFarren Group

ed denton

President

Ed is a co-founder of Denton/Neely and focuses on basic materials, rail, and packaging. His corporate experience spans sales management at Procter & Gamble; various general management assignments including foreign subsidiary P&L, six sigma transformation, finance and China M&A at pulp, paperboard and packaging producer WestRock; and global marketing at U. S. Steel. In addition to his consulting work, Ed is a visiting executive lecturer at University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Business School.

ed denton

President

Ed is a co-founder of Denton/Neely and focuses on basic materials, rail and packaging.  His corporate experience spans sales management at Procter & Gamble; various general management assignments including foreign subsidiary P&L, six sigma transformation and China M&A at pulp, paper and packaging producer MeadWestvaco; and global marketing at U. S. Steel.  In addition to his consulting work, Ed is a visiting executive lecturer at University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Business School.

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Jack neely

Partner & Chief Administrative Officer

Jack is a co-founder of Denton/Neely and focuses on the firm’s steel, mining and equipment practices. His corporate background includes service as lead counsel for Westinghouse business units, general counsel of Joy Mining Machinery and assistant general counsel at U. S. Steel. His work  experience encompasses commercial operations, business transformation, strategy and corporate development including 8-figure domestic and international M&A transactions. Jack is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


jack neely

Partner & Chief Administrative Officer

Jack is a co-founder of Denton/Neely and focuses on the firm’s steel, mining and equipment practices.  His corporate background includes service as lead counsel for Westinghouse business units, general counsel of Joy Mining Machinery and assistant general counsel U. S. Steel.  His work  experience encompasses commercial operations, business transformation, strategy and corporate development including 8-figure domestic and international M&A transactions.  Jack is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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William H. Luke

Partner & Senior Consultant

Bill Luke brings over three decades of worldwide business practice including work in general management, operations, new venture initiatives and technical services across the transportation, pulp, paper and packaging industries. He has guided substantive profit improvement initiatives throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and China. Bill's Fortune 500 executive experience includes American Airlines and WestRock. He has served as a trustee for several organizations including Virginia Commonwealth University, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board, Boys’ Home, Covington, Virginia and Preservation Virginia where he continues to serve as Finance Committee member. Bill holds a BS degree in forestry from the University of Maine and he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


jack neely

Partner & Chief Administrative Officer

Jack is a co-founder of Denton/Neely and focuses on the firm’s steel, mining and equipment practices.  His corporate background includes service as lead counsel for Westinghouse business units, general counsel of Joy Mining Machinery and assistant general counsel U. S. Steel.  His work  experience encompasses commercial operations, business transformation, strategy and corporate development including 8-figure domestic and international M&A transactions.  Jack is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Alliances

Denton/Neely & Co. partners have comprehensive international business experience, and the firm has global reach through its strategic alliance with The Stevenson Group Global, a worldwide consultancy based in Washington, D. C.       www.thestevensongroup.global