Clint Burdett CMC is an experienced strategic planning facilitator who guides management through a team planning process for integrated strategic, operational and implementation plans. He teaches the strategy formulation process and is a strategic planning consultant, a coach and trusted advisor on strategy, leadership and communication issues for CEOs and their senior Vice Presidents.
As a facilitator, he helps strategic planning teams become more innovative, focused on customer and market opportunities. He helps senior leaders formulate their best strategy, set strategic and operational objectives and align the senior management team. His analytical specialties are strategic planning, customer and industry analyses, business model financial analysis, and business design.
Since 1995, he has taught over 50 strategic planning seminars to leaders from small, medium and large businesses to prepare them to formulate strategies.
Clients. Medicine Shoppe International (channel strategies, retail footprint), Trimble (worldwide sales strategy), WebEx (corporate strategy, sales strategy, pyramid profits), Aramex International (strategy, basic process improvement), Saudi Telecom (strategy, middle management: leadership, communications, teamwork, planning), 7-Eleven (Balanced Scorecard, strategy), John Deere (dealer strategy), Pierce Foods (a CONAGRA independent operating company - strategy, merger preparations, valuation), JWC Environmental (succession planning, strategy), American Management Association (course developer), Middle East Management Centre (course developer), United Space Alliance (strategy training), SDG&E (strategy training), Edwards AFB Test Center (strategy training), the Society of the Plastics Industry (strategy), Family Services Association (strategy), the San Diego Camp Fire Council (capital planning), Travelers Aid (strategy), and The American Melanoma Foundation (strategy).
Bio. Arthur Clinton Burdett, III, was educated at Vanderbilt University, BA magna cum laude in Political Science/Economics 1973 and MS in Engineering Management (Ingram Scholar) 1980, and at the Naval War College, MA in National Defense and Strategic Studies (with distinction) 1989.
He served 22 years as a Naval Officer. Invited to join the Advance Research Program at the Naval War College, working with the Rand Corporation, he developed scenarios for the post-Cold War European security environment. For the 1989 and 1990 Global War Games, he served as a facilitator for senior leaders from the Department of Defense, State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and White House. In the early 1990s, he represented the Supreme Commander, Allied Forces, Europe, as his principle negotiator during negotiations at NATO's Military Committee to streamline NATO's Integrated Command Structure. His last government assignment was to improve U.S. Navy classroom utilization and reduce costs. The business model and IT infrastructure was re-engineered using activity based management (ABM) methods and employing American Airlines yield management processes.
Professional Achievements. Mr. Burdett is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), designated by the Institute of Management Consultants USA. He served as Chairman of Share-A-Vision Foundation, which built the Blind Community Center in San Diego's Balboa Park and President of the Institute of Management Consultant's San Diego Chapter. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the Welfare Foundation. Honors: IMCUSA Community Service Award, Melvin Jones Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa, Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM), January 27, 2009 Clint Burdett Day the County of San Diego.
He authored of many customized strategy formulation courses and practical guides, and "A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning," at www.clintburdett.com. His blog on economic marco trends is at www.twitter.com/clintburdett.