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Ips Group Capabilities

  1. 1. www.returnondisability.com
  2. 2. Ignoring Elephants = Bad •Disability is the 3rd largest market segment, behind men and women (1.1B people) •Market is untapped due to ‘charitable’ approach •Rigorous process will prove opportunity 2 2
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  4. 4. Why should Business Pay Attention? 1.1B 4
  5. 5. What We Offer Intelligence •Domestic and international business/disability trends, analysis and insights •Qualitative and quantitative consumer research •Insights gathering, assessment and analysis of key internal attitudes, desires and perceived challenges as they relate to disability Strategic Platform Development •Alignment and integration of all disability related programming and intelligence gathering efforts with the strategic organizational mission under one umbrella •Development of long-term strategy for systems of interaction with the disability market that drives sustained value Targeted Programming •Talent Sourcing •Accessible Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Solutions •Management Training •Messaging & Communications •Community Outreach •Extreme User-Led Innovation Valuation & Measurement •Performance audits to track and measure improvement •RoD™ Index 5
  6. 6. IPS Product Portfolio IPS Strategy IPS Insights Pinnacle Recruiting IPS Capital Return on DisabilityTM Process Informing Process and Decisions Sourcing the Best, for the Best Investing for Ultimate Value RoD Assessment Global Economics of Disability Diverse Experienced Talent Principal Investing Where are your organization’s A macro view on disability for Fee per hire model. Seeking outsized returns from opportunities in business managers (Released annually) capitalizing ‘stealth’ marketplace /disability and the Baby Boomer Recruiting Program Build generation? Best Practice Audit How to hire and retain People Index Investing Which companies are doing with Disabilities, their Leveraging RoD Index, investing RoD Map what, and how?(Released Stakeholders and evolving in global large-cap debt/equity Translates opportunities into annually) Boomers. and soveriegns using observable strategy and tactics. benchmarks. Trend Analysis Third Party Branding RoD Index Papers on emerging topics in Portable credibility through Sets clear goals and specific business/disability (Released bi- branding and program deliverables. Measures progress monthly and ‘as it happens’) operation. based on 320 customizable attributes. Custom Analysis Resource Collaboration Company specific consumer and Marshalling talent sources to one RoD Marketplace market research spigot. Attract the Customer and market of People with Disabilities, their Training/speaking Stakeholders and evolving Customized sessions ranging Boomers. from ‘Broad business case around disability’ to ‘Leveraging quality frameworks in Diversity’ Customers | Employees | Recruiting | Product Development | Risk Management 6
  7. 7. Return on Disability Process Map Identify Opportunity Define Strategy Delivering Solutions Measuring Progress Audit of existing programs/ RoD•Map™ Best Practices Development RoD™ Index policies • Focus Strategy • Talent outreach, recruiting • Performance Audits • Focus on specific audiences, • Hone vision and retention • Track Improvement from executive leadership to • Propel transformation • Management training • RoD™ - Innovation employees to consumers • Marketing • RoD™ - Allocation • Diagnoses of gaps in business/ • Safety procedures • Success Metrics disability program delivery Messaging & Communications Internal Resources Assessment & Analysis • Internal corporate Development • Attitudes/Corporate Culture communications • Executive Priority Survey – • External brand messaging Cascading priority of Objectives Innovation • Productivity Enhancement Overview of the marketplace • Product Development • Business/disability overview • Macro trends on disability and economic progression Insights Gathering • Customer segmentation • Ethnographic research RoD™ Assessment • Internal & External Opportunity Analysis 7
  8. 8. Sample list of clients/partners 8
  9. 9. About us IPS Managing Partner, Rich Donovan Rich Donovan is a Managing Partner of IPS Group LLC(IPS). Rich worked as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co in the role Portfolio Manager in New York City. While churning out an average annual return of 17%, Rich was a key change agent at Merrill to put measurable results behind disability and ensure that it became a recognized pillar of the firm’s diversity strategy. He is the founder of Lime, a New York-based not-for-profit delivering economic empowerment to people with disabilities. With its partners – Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Google, Target and Goldman Sachs – Lime approaches this space with a ‘rational edginess’ to combat the existing ‘radioactive’ brand of disability in connecting talent and opportunity in the workplace. Rich is a recipient of Merrill Lynch’s 2006 Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award in recognition of the results Lime produced for the firm, The Life Without Limits 2008 Award of Excellence and was honored as a ‘Champion of Change’ by the Bubel/Aiken Foundation. He serves on the board of directors of The United Cerebral Palsy Associations and the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation. Mr. Donovan, who happens to have cerebral palsy, holds a BBA from Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Rich is an avid sailor. 9
  10. 10. About us IPS Managing Partner, Dustin Longstreth Dustin Longstreth is a Managing Partner of IPS Group LLC. He is a founding board member and an original apostle of Lime, a New York-based not-for-profit dedicated to delivering economic empowerment to people with disabilities. Dustin was a founding partner of The New York Branding Company, a brand strategy consultancy that outsources talent to top NYC based agencies. Prior to founding NYBC, Dustin was a director of brand strategy at CBX and Wallace Church where he led major brand positioning and innovation projects for Pepsico, General Mills, Del Monte, M&M Mars, The Scotts Company, LifeStyles, McNeill Nutritionals and Wine Enthusiast Companies among many others. Dustin has been a speaker at Columbia Business School and the Institute for International Research. He is a graduate of the Actors Theatre of Louisville conservatory training program and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. 10
  11. 11. Contact us IPS Group, LLC 99 John Street Suite 520 New York, NY 10038 718.395.7877 www.returnondisability.com 11
  12. 12. Thank You

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