The basis of every consulting practice is to offer clients professional and expert advice in various subject areas. Our uniqueness is derived from the frameworks we each use to improve our clients' situations. You are invited to the 2nd Consulting Roundtable event where consultants will reveal their frameworks for peer review, which will be provided by you!
The first is from a CFO-services firm with a plan to do what none of their competitors have been able to do successfully: offer retained search services. The second is a healthcare consulting firm which is seeking a go-to-market strategy to convince their clients of the value of a new service offering. The third is from a marketing communication and insights firm which wonders if they can sustain their long-term strategy with the current long sales cycles.
This event will feature three frameworks. The first is from a CFO-services firm which is looking to incorporate retained search services to their model. The second is a healthcare consulting firm which is seeking a new go-to-market strategy for a service offering. The third is from a marketing communication firm which wonders if their long-term strategy will work in the growth phase.
Come learn about what your peers are offering, and help them improve their frameworks through your feedback. And you'll even get a chance to "invest" in the improved framework you like best.
Chicago Booth has arranged with the AMC Theater-River East Self-Parking Garage for discounted parking at the following:
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00pm
Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated: at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: Go to card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated: Insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. You can also validate your parking ticket at any time between your arrival at and departure from the Gleacher Center. When you leave the lot, you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.
Detailed Directions to Garage:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street. b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Framework Workshop
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking
About the Consulting Roundtable
The primary objective of the Consulting Roundtable is to connect consultants with the industry's best practices, most innovative approaches, latest market trends, and most dynamic leaders. Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month.
Christopher Denver, CPA, MBA (Speaker), SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC
SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC (SolomonEdwards or SEG) is a national business advisory and professional staffing firm. Our customized solutions provide our clients with the right combination of talent and expertise to achieve their business objectives. We operate from seven major cities across the country and maintain a global network of partners to serve multinational clients. SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC is not a registered public accounting firm.
The framework they have developed will be presented by Chris Denver, a principal who leads SolomonEdwards' Chicago Consulting Practice. He has more than 7 years' experience leading Account and Delivery Teams to sell, manage and deliver strategic and tactical consulting services to a wide variety of clients, across a spectrum of industries at all stages of growth. Chris' responsibilities include: practice development and management, marketing, client development, relationship management, delivery execution, personnel management, quality assurance and thought leadership. Chris specializes in management consulting to the CFO organization and has acted as an interim CFO for several of his clients.
Chris is a frequent speaker at events sponsored by various professional associations, including the Institute of Internal Auditors, AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.
Chris received a Bachelor's in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Econometrics & Statistics from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Hugh D. Pinkus, MBA, CPA, PMP (Speaker), The Healthcare Operations Group
The Healthcare Operations Group is a leading healthcare advisory firm offering services across four main disciplines – operational performance improvement, supply chain management, information technologies and organizational change management services. Our expertise is in helping clients anticipate, evaluate and successfully resolve urgent challenges in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic landscape.
The framework will be presented by Hugh. Pinkus, who works with clients to exploit opportunities for increased profitability through the intelligent integration of business data and on-site observations. With his technical and financial backgrounds, Mr. Pinkus establishes solid working relationships with healthcare leaders across all hierarchies. This leads to fact-based planning, appropriate operational restructuring, and the implementation of enabling technologies. Hugh has over 25 years experience serving publicly and privately owned companies with multinational operations. His engagement leadership experience ranges from one of the nation's largest hospital groups to a major chain of radiology clinics and to medical device manufacturers. His attention to team building across the consultant/client divide results in high levels of client satisfaction.
Mr. Pinkus was a Director for Alexander Proudfoot Consulting for five years. His also was a Principal at IBM Global Services and started in consulting with EDS/A.T. Kearney. On the client side, he was a CFO for nine years.
A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Pinkus worked as an engineer before earning an MBA from the University of Chicago in finance and accounting. He passed his CPA exam while working in audit for Deloitte.
Mr. Pinkus has spoken at many conferences and chaired a major conference in management accounting. He served on the American Institute of CPA's subcommittee that sets the CPA exam, and, for the Illinois CPA Society, chaired the Strategic Planning and the Manufacturing Organizations Committees. He has presented at the national MGMA conference.
David Rasho, MBA (Speaker), Access 2 Insight, LLC
Access 2 Insight, LLC (a2i) is comprised of marketing communications professionals with extensive experience in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Brand Strategy, Integrated Marketing, Web Analytics/Measurement, Social Listening, Cross Channel Optimization, Lead Generation, Vendor Management and Campaign Execution. The team has a strong record of implementing marketing strategies across multiple product categories that result in long-term positive ROI and brand equity maximization. The core team is responsible for analyzing cross-channel (i.e. Retail, Direct, Email, Mobile, Social and Web) data which ultimately drives the optimization of future marketing decisions.
The framework will be presented by David Rasho. David has more than 10 years of experience delivering data-driven solutions to clients across a variety of industries. During six years at Analytic Innovations he developed hands-on knowledge of how to leverage "big data" to improve marketing effectiveness. He became the lead for two of the company's largest analytics and predictive modeling clients: Discover Network and Bosch Power Tools. After completing his MBA, he joined ZS Associates, leading sales force optimization projects in the pharmaceutical industry and developing post-merger marketing strategies for Glanbia Inc.'s acquisition of Optimum Nutrition. He then spent a year at a middle market investment bank, where he learned M&A processes and financial modeling. In 2009 he joined Leo Burnett, where he led efforts to build and roll out Kellogg's loyalty program and built their CRM efforts to the needs of the client's brand and promotional teams.
David received his BS in economics and business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship.