The Strategic Offsites GroupOverviewVersion 14
Strategic Offsites Group at a Glance• Boutique strategy consulting firm founded in 2002• Work around the globe with CEOs, ...
How We Serve Our Clients• Whether engaged for a single meeting or a multiyear change initiative, our role is to  help desi...
Our Client Work Often Falls Into One of Five Categories                                Vision and strategy development    ...
While Topics May Vary, We Have Developed a ‘Backbone’Around Which to Organize Successful Projects    Preparation          ...
We Enjoy Strong Client Relationships With Executive TeamsAround the World                                             Sele...
Our Thought Leadership is Featured in Leading BusinessPublications and in Our Recent Book      “Off-Sites That Work” is th...
Bob Frisch, Managing Partner, Strategic Offsites Group        For the past 31 years, Bob has worked with executive teams o...
Cary Greene, Partner        Cary has over 20 years‟ experience working with senior executives and boards on challenging an...
Andrew McIlwraith, Senior Engagement Manager        At Strategic Offsites Andrew has consulted across multiple industries ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Strategic Offsites Group Firm Overview

282

Published on

Brief overview of the firm, our clients, our leadership and the issues we help with.

Published in: Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
282
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Strategic Offsites Group Firm Overview

  1. 1. The Strategic Offsites GroupOverviewVersion 14
  2. 2. Strategic Offsites Group at a Glance• Boutique strategy consulting firm founded in 2002• Work around the globe with CEOs, senior executive teams and Boards across industries on their most important strategic issues and opportunities• Specialize in the design and facilitation of strategy processes and discussions to help executive teams make better decisions and convert those decisions to measureable actions• Through our thought leadership, offer new ways of thinking about strategy process and decision making• Operate single office in Boston with seven-person team • Leverage specialist research firms to gather market and competitor data when required ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 2
  3. 3. How We Serve Our Clients• Whether engaged for a single meeting or a multiyear change initiative, our role is to help design and manage critical strategic discussions• The common denominator underlying our work is expertly facilitated and prepared workshops and processes designed to achieve organizational and executive alignment• Beginning with setting clear objectives, we help clients maintain a balance of process, content, and conversation to ensure that strategies gain and hold momentum• We collect and synthesize relevant data that inform objectives and frameworks to drive management teams to actionable outcomes ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 3
  4. 4. Our Client Work Often Falls Into One of Five Categories Vision and strategy development Create a clear vision for an organization‟s future and the strategies and roadmap to achieve that vision Priority setting and resource allocation Clarify organizational priorities and ensure alignment of critical activities and initiatives designed to make them a reality Initiative development and dependency management Design and structure key initiatives and manage interactions with key stakeholders to ensure consistent direction and buy-in Strategy execution and measurement Identify, define, and align behind strategic measures and processes to collectively manage, monitor and analyze business performance Strategic oversight Work with boards and executive teams to design and structure appropriate strategic conversations and processes ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 4
  5. 5. While Topics May Vary, We Have Developed a ‘Backbone’Around Which to Organize Successful Projects Preparation One or More Offsites Follow-Through Scope & Roles & Timeframe Facilitation Deliverables Communication Objectives Agenda Process & Strategic Alignment Tracking Frameworks Initiatives Emotional Participant Metrics Data Action Steps Selection Political Rational Internal Opinions External Context Facts ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 5
  6. 6. We Enjoy Strong Client Relationships With Executive TeamsAround the World Selected Clients ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 6
  7. 7. Our Thought Leadership is Featured in Leading BusinessPublications and in Our Recent Book “Off-Sites That Work” is the seminal Harvard Business Review article on strategy offsites and has been reprinted in nine foreign editions ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 7
  8. 8. Bob Frisch, Managing Partner, Strategic Offsites Group For the past 31 years, Bob has worked with executive teams on their most vital strategic and organizational challenges, both as a consultant and a corporate executive. He is considered one of the world‟s leading strategic facilitators, having conducted executive offsites in fifteen countries with companies ranging from Fortune 10 multinationals to German mittelstand family businesses. Bob‟s work has been featured in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the Johannesburg Business Report, and he is the author of three Harvard Business Review articles: Off-Sites That Work, When Teams Can’t Decide and Who Really Makes The Big Decisions in Your Company?. When Teams Can’t Decide was recently named one of HBR‟s „10 Must Read Articles on Teams‟. Bob‟s first book, Who’s In The Room? How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them, was published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in January 2012 and is now in distribution in 12 countries. Bob is a frequent keynote speaker has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Stanford and Brandeis. Before founding Strategic Offsites, Bob was a Managing Partner of Accenture, where he helped create the Organization and Change Strategy practice. Bob joined Accenture from Cap Gemini Sogeti, where he created the firm‟s global capability in corporate vision and growth and led the Strategy practice for the Americas. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he helped found the Los Angeles office. Bob‟s executive roles began when he went to work for a client, running planning and business development for The Dial Corporation. Bob went on to become the youngest Division President of this Fortune 500 company. A decade later, he took another leave from consulting to head corporate strategy for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Bob is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and earned his MBA at the Yale School of Management. Bob lives in Newton Centre, Massachusetts with his wife Iris and their four children. Dangerous Company, a best-selling book on the consulting industry, says of Bob: "He has been there, small company and big, strategy and operations. He has lived much of his professional life on the road or in the corridors of power of huge institutions. In the game of business, he is equipped to be the perfect coach." ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 8
  9. 9. Cary Greene, Partner Cary has over 20 years‟ experience working with senior executives and boards on challenging and complex strategic issues. In addition to his expertise in strategy workshop design and facilitation, Cary leads SOG‟s efforts focusing on large-scale transformation and strategy programs. These include strategy formulation and execution, executive and organizational alignment, and performance measurement. Carys work has spanned the financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, business services, software, and transportation industries in the United States and Europe. Examples of recent client engagements include: • Worked with 60 executives across six teams to develop a three-year growth strategy for a $5 billion wealth- management firm • Worked with 30 executives and 50 doctors across four teams from the second largest medical association to develop a comprehensive, multiyear strategy to transform a leading medical specialty • Designed and facilitated a series of workshops for the board and senior management of a $5 billion telecommunications provider to identify and prioritize a set of critical growth opportunities • Supported 70 executives in six teams to create strategies and new functions across three strategic themes. The effort was designed to drive and sustain 75% business growth over seven years Prior to joining the Strategic Offsites Group, Cary led the Finance practice at the Palladium Group, where he worked closely with David Norton and Robert Kaplan (co-creators of the Balanced Scorecard) to pioneer Palladium‟s “Planning for Results” offering. Previously, Cary co-founded Painted Word, a strategy and technology consulting firm specializing in corporate performance management, where he established and managed the firm‟s Strategy and Financial Services practices. Inc. magazine twice named Painted Word to the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies. Cary led the process to sell Painted Word to Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm, and the subsequent merger with the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative to form the Palladium Group. Before founding Painted Word, Cary worked for A. T. Kearney, a management consulting firm. He began his career in investment banking at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding, where he was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group. Cary earned a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and a MBA from Harvard Business School. ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 9
  10. 10. Andrew McIlwraith, Senior Engagement Manager At Strategic Offsites Andrew has consulted across multiple industries in several continents. Sample industries include retail, financial services (including insurance, retail brokerage, clearing, credit cards, credit reporting), food and beverages (both retail and ingredient supply), upstream oil and gas, industrial products, and medical instruments. In addition multiple strategy development projects, Andrew has worked extensively on initiative prioritization and resource allocation issues helping connect the worlds of strategy and implementation. Before joining Strategic Offsites in 2005, he spent nine years with Gemini Consulting (subsequently Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) in the Strategy practice. While at Gemini, Andrew leveraged his financial and strategy experience to develop Balanced Scorecards in a variety of industries, including consumer products, chemicals, and food ingredients. Other project work included a distribution strategy for a consumer lawn and garden chemical company and a debit card strategy for a major regional retail bank. Prior to joining Gemini, Andrew worked as a credit analyst in the Specialized Finance arm of Dresdner Bank AG, London Branch. His responsibilities included analyzing new leveraged and project finance loans, as well as loans which had been reclassified into the specialized department. Before Dresdner, Andrew was with Citicorp Investment Bank Limited, London. Andrew graduated from Duke University with an AB in Economics and History. ©2013 The Strategic Offsites Group®, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and Confidential. 10
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×