Organizational change isn’t easy, which is why his favorite quote is Winston Churchill’s “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” With experience that ranges from McKinsey & Co., Deloitte and the United States Army (ask him about implementing the Dayton Peace Accord in Bosnia-Hercegovina), he knows that leading shifts in workplace culture requires creative ways to lead people and engage employees. He was also president of Ketchum Change, a high-growth boutique focused on international change management. He leverages his experience working with a diverse set of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, fast-growth start-ups, government agencies and nonprofit institutions.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, where he is a visiting lecturer, and a BA in history from Wake Forest University. A dedicated oenophile who doesn’t object to the occasional bourbon or scotch, he spends his free time hiking, golfing, fly-fishing and enjoying his family and his Labrador Retriever.