Meet the Corporater Advisory Board

Meet the Corporater Advisory Board

Thought-leading, innovative, experienced

Ed-Barrows

Ed Barrows

Managing Director, Cambridge Performance Partners
Cambridge, MA
www.cppinsights.com

Ed is an authority on business performance and a highly sought after strategy advisor. He is Managing Partner of CPP where he maintains a portfolio of clients ranging from companies who have recently ...

Ed is an authority on business performance and a highly sought after strategy advisor. He is Managing Partner of CPP where he maintains a portfolio of clients ranging from companies who have recently gone public to those with revenue in excess of $50 billion.

Previously, he held advisory positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, GE Capital and The Palladium Group. During his decade of work at Palladium, four of his clients were inducted into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Strategy Execution and he was the leader of the executive education division. Prior to starting his business career he served in the U.S. Marine Corps; he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service.

Ed is an accomplished researcher and educator. In addition to receiving his DBA in Business Performance from Cranfield School of Management's Centre for Business Performance, he is on the faculty of Babson College and Duke Corporate Education.

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Gary-Cokins

Gary Cokins

Noted Author and Founder of Analytics-Based
Performance Management LLC
www.garycokins.com

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance ...

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC www.garycokins.com.

He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. Then 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS (now part of HP). From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a business analytics software vendor. His most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics and Predictive Business Analytics.

Mr. Cokins holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg (1974) and a BS in industrial engineering and operations research (1971) from Cornell University.

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Mark-Graham-Brown

Mark Graham Brown

Noted Author, consultant, and top-rated instructor
www.markgrahambrown.com

Mark has been consulting with organizations on improving performance since 1979. He has a wide range of clients, including a number of Fortune 100 corporations, military, government, health care, and ...

Mark has been consulting with organizations on improving performance since 1979. He has a wide range of clients, including a number of Fortune 100 corporations, military, government, health care, and universities. The U.S. Navy has been a client for over 20 years, and he has done extensive work on strategic planning and scorecards for many R & D organizations.

Mark is the author of the first and best selling books on understanding the Baldrige Award and five books on balanced scorecards/performance management.

He has been a top-rated instructor with the Institute for management Studies for 14 years, and his current clients include: Pfizer, AltaMed, Nestle Purina, City of Los Angeles, and Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) which is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Areas of expertise include: aligning systems and processes, strategic planning, analytics, business excellence assessments, and development of performance indices.

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Michael-Brazukas

Michael Brazukas

President and Founder, Strategy Management Institute
www.strategymanagementinstitute.com

Michael Brazukas is recognized as the foremost expert on strategic planning and strategy execution for complex, mission-based organizations around the world. He has personally helped to develop strategic ...

Michael Brazukas is recognized as the foremost expert on strategic planning and strategy execution for complex, mission-based organizations around the world. He has personally helped to develop strategic plans and implement strategy management systems within NATO, the United Nations Secretariat, various UN agencies, the Inter-American Developmental Bank, the US Department of Interior, and the US Army Medical Command.

His experience spans a host of treaty-based organization, non-governmental entities, quasi-governmental entities, non-profit organizations, foundations, and associations, as well as federal, municipal and county governments. Michael works work directly with client leadership teams for facilitation, coaching, consulting and training.

His deep knowledge spans best practices in strategic planning, strategy mapping, balanced scorecards, performance measurement, strategic initiative portfolio management, strategy management review meetings, process excellence, management behavior change, and organizational change management. He is also a specialist in Baldrige assessments.

Michael published several articles in Harvard Business Publishing's Balanced Scorecard Report, and he is currently working on his book entitled, "Strategy Management: An Executive's Desk Reference." He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University where he compared the quality management practices of major Japanese companies operating in Japan and in the U.S.

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Paul-Niven

Paul R. Niven

Noted Author, Founder and President of the Senalosa Group, Inc.
www.senalosa.com

Paul has written five highly regarded books on the topics of strategy and strategy execution. These books have been translated in over fifteen languages and sold in the hundreds of thousands. All have been ...

Paul has written five highly regarded books on the topics of strategy and strategy execution. These books have been translated in over fifteen languages and sold in the hundreds of thousands. All have been ranked on Amazon's top 100, and are considered must-have resources for Balanced Scorecard and strategy practitioners in organizations of all types.

In addition to writing books, Paul contributes regularly to high-traffic blogs, and respected periodicals and has delivered keynote addresses at prestigious international conference venues. Paul has spoken at conferences in London, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Oslo, Bucharest, Helsinki, Singapore, Jakarta, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Dubai, Riyadh, Lebanon, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and many locations throughout the United States and Canada. Over the past fifteen years Mr. Niven has spoken to thousands of executives and strategy practitioners representing a wide spectrum of organizational types and sizes.

Paul is the Founder and President of the Senalosa Group, a boutique consulting firm exclusively dedicated to assisting organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors achieve breakthrough results by successfully executing their unique strategies. The firm provides consulting, training, and assessment services for: strategy development, mission, values, and vision creation, Balanced Scorecard design and implementation (including Strategy Mapping), organizational alignment, change management, strategy-focused meeting management, strategy-based budgeting, and other topics as required by clients.

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Randy-Russell

Randall H. Russell

Balanced Scorecard Pioneer, Researcher, Consultant

Mr. Russell served as the chief methodologist in the use of the Kaplan & Norton Balanced Scorecard at Palladium Group (formerly the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative) for over 15 years. He is certified in the use of ...

Mr. Russell served as the chief methodologist in the use of the Kaplan & Norton Balanced Scorecard at Palladium Group (formerly the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative) for over 15 years. He is certified in the use of this methodology and has led the delivery of numerous Certification Boot Camps. In these roles he has worked closely with Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton to advance the practice of strategy management through the use of the Balanced Scorecard.

Mr. Russell was the Founder and executive editor of the Balanced Scorecard Report published by Harvard Business Publishing (1999-2012) which featured the latest thinking of Drs. Kaplan and Norton, emerging trends, and best practices from prominent, world recognized experts in strategy execution.

Randy has led numerous research studies in the field of strategy and performance management and has authored many articles, white papers, research reports, and book chapters. As a trusted advisor to organizations from a broad range of industry in both private and public sectors, he has helped business leaders formulate strategy, design strategy management approaches, and achieve organizational transformation and breakthrough performance.

Mr. Russell holds an MA from Brown University, an MSSW and BS from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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