Consultant, author, writer and professional speaker - William Newman brings over 30 years of experience in strategy and operations planning across multiple industry sectors. He is a Certified Management Consultant since 1995 and has led several consulting practices at Booz & Company, DMR Consulting, KPMG BearingPoint, SAP and Grant Thornton. He is a graduate of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA, and received his masters degree (MBA) at the Conrad L. Hilton School of Business at Loyola Marymount University. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Northwood University in the area of management studies, as well as the University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Program, and a member of the McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel. Mr. Newman is based in Southeast Michigan.
Former moderator and committee chair, Congregational Church of Birmingham, United Church of Christ; Member Oakland County Advisory Board, Evangelical Homes of Michigan; District Member at Larger, former Crew Advisor, former Cubmaster, former Asst Scoutmaster, Pontiac-Manito District, Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Served on the IMC National Board of Directors, 2000-3; National Communications Chair, 1998-9, 2000-1; Michigan Board of Directors/President, 1998-2001; Pacific Northwest Board of Directors/President, 1993-7; Chapter Award of Appreciation, Portland, Oregon, 1995). Member of the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) Management Consulting Task Force (2000, 2010-2014). Life Member, Economic Club of Detroit. Member, SAP Sustainability Executive Advisory Council (2010-2014). Mr. Newman has served the America's SAP User Group as a volunteer (2008-2014) and as the SAP Point of Contact for Automotive (2014-2019), receiving the volunteer award of appreciation for each of these roles. Recognized professional speaker on technology, strategy, and sustainability with several business and technology groups including TEDx, ASUG, AICPA, and SAP Insider. His industry and client experience spans discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, state and local governments, and not for profit and charity (NFPC) institutions. In his spare time he is a wine enthusiast and blogger holding a WSET/1 credential with distinction.