Team

Lewis Stanton 

Expertise: Strategy. Sales. Finance and Operations.

Industry Experience: Technology. Aerospace and Defense. Manufacturing. Business Services. Media & Entertainment.

Key Positions: Several time CEO, and former COO/CFO of a public company. Former Big 6 head of capital markets practice in the US Southwest.

Education: BS, University of Birmingham (UK).

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Lisa Leight

Expertise: Strategy. Marketing. Product Management.

Industry Experience: Technology.  Aerospace. Manufacturing. Food & Beverage. Consumer Products. E-commerce.

Key Positions: Several time VP Marketing and VP Product Management. Former consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Ernst & Young.

Education: BA Stanford University (industrial engineering); MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Tony Davis

Expertise: Marketing. Strategic Planning. Corporate Development. Operations.

Industry Experience: Wireless and Other Technology. E-commerce. Consumer Goods.

Key Positions: Several time CEO/COO at wireless, e-commerce and other technology companies.

Education: BA, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Taylor Ganz

Expertise: General Management. Operations. Finance.

Industry Experience: Retail. Consumer Finance. Consumer Products. Aviation Services.

Key Positions: Chief Operating Officer, McMahan’s Furniture Stores; General Manager, Newark International Airport – Ogden Allied Services.

Education: BA, Yale University; MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Stephen Jackson

Expertise: General Management. Strategy. Marketing. Information Systems and Services.

Industry Experience: Healthcare.

Key Positions: Founder and CEO of the largest provider of systems and services to the Medicare Advantage program.

Education: BA, Manchester University, UK

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Lawrence R. Johnson

Expertise: Strategy. Sales. Marketing & Distribution.

Industry Experience: Food & Beverage. Food Service. Consumer Products. Financial Services.

Key Positions: Founder and President of a specialty food products company. Former Managing Director, Deloitte.

Education: BS Economics, Boston College; MBA, Columbia University

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Garry Willinge

Expertise: Asia/China. Conversational Mandarin. Organizational Design. Leadership. Strategy. Executive Management. Corporate Governance. Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Industry Experience: Technology. Business Services. Manufacturing. Public Sector. Education. FMCG. Property. Retail and Distribution. Energy. Diplomas from the AICD and Securities Institute of Australia. BSc (Physics and Mathematics), Royal Australian Air Force Academy, INSEAD Asia International Executive Program.

Key Positions: Director, Global Services, IBM China/Hong Kong Limited – full responsibility for the business development and overall management of the consulting and services business in IBM China/HK Ltd. Currently serves as a non-executive Director on a number of private and public company boards in Hong Kong and internationally. Adjunct Professor of Business Studies at Curtin University in Australia.

Education: Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Australian Institute of Company Directors, with Graduate Diplomas from the AICD and Securities Institute of Australia. BSc (Physics and Mathematics), Royal Australian Air Force Academy, INSEAD Asia International Executive Program.

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Elaine Baran

Expertise: Strategy. Operations. Finance. Budgeting. Performance Metrics.

Industry Experience: Software. Hardware. E-Commerce. Travel & Tourism. Restaurant.

Key Positions: Principal, Computer Sciences Corporation; Manager, KPMG Consulting; CEO and Director of Strategic Finance of a travel and tour company; Manager of Financial and Strategic Planning, Sizzler International.

Education: BA, Magna Cum Laude, Catholic University of America; MBA, Marketing Specialization, University of Chicago.

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Kasey Byrne

Expertise: Strategy. Investor Relations. Public Relations. Communications.

Industry Experience: Technology. Financial Services.

Key Positions: Chief Communications Officer of Overture; SVP Product Management & Planning, AIG America; Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company.

Education: BS, Electrical Engineering, with Distinction, Cornell University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Rick Carlton

Expertise: PR, Marketing and Journalism involving the motorsports industry; IT Strategy, Development and Management.

Industry Experience: Automotive, Motorsports, Electronic Media, Hospitality, Publishing, Federal, State, Municipal Government, High-Technology.

Key Positions: Online marketing/advertising, automotive/motorsports media support, multiple CIO engagements for private/public companies including work in communications, large-scale computing.

Education: Portland State University, University of Missouri.

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Vijay Goel, MD

Expertise: Strategy. New Product Development. IT initiatives. Sales and Marketing.

Industry Experience: Insurance. Medical Products. Financial Services.

Key Positions: Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company.

Education: BS, University of California, Los Angeles; MD, University of Southern California.

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