ed denton

President

Edward Denton is a seasoned corporate strategist and general management practitioner.  His consulting perspective is informed by more than three decades of leadership experience spanning multiple industries, the gamut of corporate functional disciplines, and operational transformations in developed and emerging economies. He is able to conduct business in French and Portuguese; his global professional experience spans the following countries:

Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Egypt, and Israel.

As head of global marketing for United States Steel, Ed improved quantitative analysis tools for visibility into volatile demand, delivered weekly macroeconomic guidance to the Corporate Operating Committee, and led strategic market assessments related to growth and differentiation.  Prior to that, as a MeadWestvaco executive in Europe, Canada and Brazil for more than a decade, he led commercial and manufacturing units that delivered supply chain solutions for the raw materials and packaging needs of leading consumer products.  His experience at MeadWestvaco also encompassed corporate development in China, oversight for a Six Sigma transformation initiative, strategic planning and finance.

Ed's career began in Procter & Gamble’s sales management program, where he built a high performing sales team that serially introduced ambient, chilled and frozen beverage products to leading supermarket chains. He has served as Chairman of AISI’s Automotive Applications Council and as a Board Member of The Auto/Steel Partnership, a technical development consortium between steel producers and automotive OEMs.  He is a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

The breadth and diversity of Ed's background provides him with a holistic understanding of what companies need to do to manage risk and thrive within their varied and dynamic markets.  His educational background includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

Jack neely

Partner & Chief Administrative Officer

Jack brings to clients his deep experience in strategic development and business transformation from senior leadership in the Metals & Mining and Electrical Equipment industries. He has conducted business in England, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, China, Japan, Korea, and Australia.

As an Assistant General Counsel with United States Steel, Jack was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic planning and antitrust.  He also served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Joy Mining Machinery, a world leader in underground mining equipment.  There, as a member of the executive leadership team, he oversaw a transformation involving global business process reengineering and organizational realignment.  At Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Jack managed the legal affairs of one of its seven operating companies.  

In addition to his corporate experience, Jack’s background includes private practice serving closely held businesses, and he has operated a franchise retail company of his own.

His varied background brings a unique perspective on the formation of business strategies, and especially with leadership and implementation problems associated with those strategies.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an adjunct college instructor in business and paralegal programs.

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