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 Expert  723202

Expert in Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Innovation: Fortune 100's & Non-Profit Organizations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 13 years of experience developing, implementing, and measuring strategic and business planning initiatives for Fortune 100 companies and non-profit organizations. She is respected by peers for her commitment to excellence, long-term vision, systemic thinking, and ability to build organizational consensus. She is recognized for her superior writing ability, and that she has effectively produced and monitored numerous multi-billion USD plans for large organizations. Expert is proficient in driving organization-wide understanding and implementation of strategic planning priorities and capabilities. She has a strong facility to empathize and work across cultures. Some of her key accomplishments include designing and applying several strategic frameworks that aligned priorities and guided resource allocations across functions and programs. Additionally, she established a performance management routine and development process for a $4B division, that set a precedent for future routines and other organizations.

business management


business strategy


cross-functional team

Expert has extensive experience with a variety of methodologies, having effectively developed strategies for both multi-billion USD private sector as well as non-profit organizations. In each case the result is improved decision-making throughout the organization, improved investments, and minimized risks. Additionally, each situation resulted in linkage to annual (field / operating) plans.

strategic planning


corporate strategic planning



Expert specializes in innovation and new product development capabilities, such as: Investment and development processes for new products, services, and programs; Screening criteria for investments and checking relevance at each stage of development; User tools to build and evolve business cases for each idea or investment; Leadership team tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the whole portfolio and contribution of each program (e.g. prioritization criteria, portfolio mix and effectiveness, risk / reward by program, best practice benchmarks and targets, etc.); Timely management routines to facilitate Go / No-Go and related investment decisions; Cross-functional expertise in new product development and implementation




integrated product development


new consumer product development


new product development


new product development management


stage gate process


performance management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   MBA   Business   Emory University  
1992   BAE   Aerospace Engineering   Georgia Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to







Builds strategic planning and measurement capabilities for a variety of organizations.

2004 to 2005


The Coca-Cola Company


Planning & Performance Management




Facilitated development and evolution of strategic framework, providing direction for annual leadership meetings and alignment of priorities across functions. Developed division planning processes and direction, including strategic and financial templates that create a consistent and effective basis for reviews. Prepared performance briefings for executive staff. Led the development of team members.

2000 to 2004


The Coca-Cola Company


Strategic Planning




Developed strategic planning, operating planning, and performance management routines. Established division's strategic framework, business model, and supporting tools. Produced annual and three-year plans. Developed the scorecards and supporting routines for Innovation and at the total division level.

1997 to 2000


The Coca-Cola Company




Senior Engineer / Product Manager


Led cross-functional team responsible for authorizing customer-specific products. Increased profits for suppliers and customers by measurably improving products and services from global suppliers.

1994 to 1996


Lockheed-Martin Aerospace




Product Manager


Engaged customers to understand economic and operational needs. Produced design alternatives and assisted customers in selection process. Developed preliminary design of WC-130J aircraft that addressed unique customer needs.

1992 to 1994


McDonnell Douglas Aerospace




Project Manager


Translated customer needs into supplier requirements for procurement. Formulated bid packages and supported negotiations for $75M in supplier proposals.

Career Accomplishments:

American Management Association Association of Fundraising Professionals Association for Strategic Planning

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Serbo-Croatian   Fluent and routine usage
French   Intermediate-level proficiency, sporadic opportunity for usage
Russian   Basic proficiency

Market Research:
Experienced creating stage-gate processes and decision making frameworks through which new products and services are evaluated for commercialization. Design the screening criteria and the management routine to facilitate investment decisions across the total portfolio, and at each stage of the process.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experienced in providing procurement and customer-use requirements to technical suppliers. Experienced in designing tests and test success-critera to inform supply decisions.


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