Ted Lower, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Education

  • Ph.D. and M.A., Business Administration, NYU – Stern
  • M.B.A. West Virginia University
  • Bachelor of Laws, LaSalle University (Ext.)
  • B.S. (Engineering) , B.A. (Economics/Spanish, B.E.A (Engineering Admin.), U. of Delaware

Experience

  • Transformational consulting, strategic mentoring, leadership excellence modeling
  • Global perspectives, change leadership strategy preparation/reviews, cultural integration
  • Diversity, inclusion, creativity, innovation and gender acceleration programming
  • University, academy, training center formation, assessments and teaching
  • Learning process global expert – coaching, guiding, advising, mentoring including ELD
  • Conversion of start-of-the-art academic principles to understandable real world concepts
  • Familiarity with and business engagements/travels to 100+ nations, 6 continents
  • Speaking, writing, retreat, gathering and forum leadership coaching
  • Broad range of industries including engineering, construction, financial, IT and industrial

Tod Lower, M.B.A.

President and Managing Director

Education

  • M.B.A., University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • B.S., Penn State University

Experience

  • Leadership development, coaching, mentoring and executive leadership development
  • Strategy, operations, performance metrics, road show development and critiques
  • Dual operating and exit strategy analyses, leverage communications and risk considerations
  • Small business incubation, start-ups and commercializing entrepreneurial developments
  • Entertainment, hospitality, gaming, banking, restaurant, real estate and medical technology
  • High-performance teamwork, succession planning, effective difficult conversations

Diane Creel

Senior Consultant

Education

  • Leadership Certificate, Marketing Excellence, Harvard University
  • M.A and B.A., Journalism, University of South Carolina

Experience

  • Chairman of the Board, various corporations and Lipscomb University
  • First woman to be CEO of a public US engineering firm, national marketing leadership award
  • Transition management and governance in architecture, engineering and construction
  • Profitability, M&A, efficiency, coaching, image development, and market positioning

Bob Tardiff, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Education

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Chicago – Pritzger
  • M.A., Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University – Neiswenger Institute for Bioethics
  • A.B., Biology, Merrimack College

Experience

  • Ethical behaviors, integrity reviews and related constraints in organizational cultures
  • Intersection, medical sciences, genetics and bioethics guiding ethical decision making processes
  • Expertise in balance of ethical considerations with other organizational and sustainability factors
  • Risk analyses and safety assessments of chemical exposures in the environment and workplace

Ruth Santos

Senior Consultant

Education

  • Certified Non-Profit Accounting Professional (CNAP), FMA Institute
  • Certificate in Non-Profit Governance, Seton Hall University
  • Certificate in Leadership, Non-Profit, Public Organizational Management, Baruch College
  • B.A., Public Accounting, Pace University

Experience

  • Leadership, governance, financial analysis, effectiveness, efficiency
  • Small businesses, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations
  • Coaching/mentoring, engineering, merchandising, health, social services and non-profits

Reza Karimi, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Education

  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa
  • M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Eastern New Mexico University
  • American Society of Military Engineers, and American Chemical Society
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Experience

  • Change assessments, competitive advantage, technical organizational consulting
  • R&D, environmental, radiological, nuclear, pharmaceutical, and agricultural processes
  • Speaker, writer, professor, collaborating leader, methods designer, analytical expert
  • Leadership at Battelle Memorial Institute and Southwest Research Institute

Elsa Montenegro

Senior Consultant

Education

  • M.B.A., Strategy Management, Universidad ICESI (Colombia)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Universidad del Valle (Colombia)

Experience

  • Millennial perspectives, global languages, experiences and contexts
  • Procurement, supply chain logistics, analysis, negotiations, project management
  • Global standards of excellence, technology transfer

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