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2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Consultants USA is the governing body of the Institute. Officers and Operating Committee members are selected by an annual vote of the Institute membership. The Nominating Committee is charged with creating a slate of Officers members each year, and welcomes input from the membership. A Governing Committee oversees adherence to bylaws and evaluates performance of the Board and Executive Staff.

The current Directors and Officers are listed below.


2018 - 2019 Directors and Officers


   Juan Negroni
   Chair
   Term Expiring 2019

Juan Negroni is a consultant, speaker and coach, and has guided management teams in pinpointing and eliminating performance barriers and getting work teams reengaged. He has done this before, during and after labor strife and organizational change. Contributing to his successes with diverse groups ranging from presidents to porters are a facility for identifying issues in the seed, language skills and a multicultural aptitude.

A member of the National Speakers Association he had used his facilitation and training skills globally in sessions on strategy formulation, management and supervisory development, ethics, team building and labor relations in union and union free organizations.

In his entertaining presentation – WINNING by Defaulting, Dodging or Doing: My Spanish Harlem Days Takeaways for Individuals Making Better Personal Choices and Business Decisions - Juan shares lessons learned from growing up in New York City’s El Barrio along with his corporate and consulting experiences…and how the latter can help individuals dig up their past winners for choosing smartly personally and professionally.

Certified in the Clark Wilson 360 Program and the Hogan Assessment Systems, his corporate and consulting assignments have covered 70 plus cities internationally. Writing credits consist of business articles, wine columns and a children’s book.

Public service activities range from mentoring 5th and 6th to implementing as his town’s School Board Chair the Harvard Law School collective bargaining model. He has appeared on CBS’s Public Eye telecast on business intuition.

Founder of The Tally Consultancy LLC, (1996), a Minority Certified firm, one lifelong disappointment is…coming in second by decimal points in a New York citywide school Spanish exam. The winner...an Irish student. Bilingual, born in Guantanamo, Cuba, he has been referred to as "The Irregular White Guy.”


   Shathi Govender 
   Treasurer
   Term Expiring 2019

Business partner who offers a wide range of management services designed to provide long term growth and increase shareholder value. With 30 years of global experience in leadership and consulting roles in various industries; including Publishing and Media, Mining, Oil, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Security and Risk Management, Retail, Transport and Logistics.

My expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, cash-flow projection, process re-engineering, accounting, and managing by objectives. I support management teams to become more effective leaders, by providing targeted solutions to suit your mission and business goals. I am committed to creating value for organizations, by understanding your needs and through the application of knowledge and techniques to improve performance.

I have owned businesses and understand how to grow teams, provide customer service, optimize operations, and manage cash flows, social presence, reputation and brand. I am a committed and trustworthy professional who has a track record of success built on strong business partnership.

My role with IMC USA will be to recommend and grow the membership base of the Institution internationally by promoting the values of the IMC USA. As a board member, I will endorse the codes of the IMC USA and ensure that the organization is adhering to all the bylaws and meeting all codes of good corporate governance.


  Lee Czarapata  Don Matheson CMC®
    Immediate Past Chair
    Term Expiring 2019

Don Matheson CMC® is CEO for NorthStar Management and has provided consulting services to management for over 20 years.  NorthStar was originally formed to provide consulting services to companies involved in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy turnarounds.  However, it quickly grew into a powerful resource for any small to mid-sized company looking to improve its operational performance.  Don helps CEOs and other C level executives improve their company’s financial performance and strengthen their balance sheets while optimizing the utilization of existing resources.

Don has served as Chair & CEO of IMC USA since May of 2015. His national service began when he joined the IMC National Board as a Director and as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee in 2011.  The IMC membership elected Don to the additional duty of Treasurer in 2012 where he served until May of 2015. He has served IMC in multiple roles including President of the Carolinas Chapter for four years and as its Certification Chair from 2009 until May of 2015.  Don was elected Chair of the IMC USA Foundation in 2012 and served in that role until 2015.  He is the recipient of the IMC USA 2013 Achievement Award for his financial expertise, strong leadership and ongoing commitment. 

Don has extensive Board experience having served on numerous boards including the Georgia Manufacturers Association where he served as Board Member, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair-elect.  He served six years on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce before moving to North Carolina.  In addition to serving on the Middle Georgia United Way Board, he was Founding Chair of the Heart of Georgia United Way. Don serves on various Business & Economic Advisory Boards at the state & national level.


  Gregory Brooks
  Secretary & Executive Director of IMC USA   

Gregory Brooks is President at AMC Source, and Executive Director of IMC USA.  His primary role is to provide senior level collaboration with leaders to advance the association’s mission, vision and goals. With more than 35 years experience, Greg has a proven track record of working with volunteer leaders to develop sustainable membership value, relevancy, stability and growth. He has helped many state, regional, national, and international trade associations, professional societies and non-profit and organizations improve their infrastructures and processes through leadership collaboration, strategy, support and full-service management.

Education includes International Honor Society - Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society – Lambda Pi Eta, Florida Atlantic University President’s and Dean’s List, Communications and Marketing. Greg is an active member and volunteer leader of the American Society of Association Executives, Florida Society of Association Executives and the AMC Institute. Greg gives back to the community through his leadership and volunteer roles at many organizations, especially where children are concerned.


  Parag Ambardekar CMC®

  Director
  Term Expiring 2019

Parag Ambardekar, CMC, has been providing consulting and advisory services for over 30 years in various roles as founder/CEO of Dash Group, Inc. and as an executive/senior manager in Accenture, IBM, Hughes Electronics, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Carney, Inc. His employers and clients have ranged in size from start-ups to multi-billion dollar institutions.

He has managed operating budgets of $50 million and staff of 150 plus professionals.  In his 30-year career as a management consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 executives, Federal agency executives, and small business owners.  He has worked in multiple industries, a variety of organizational cultures, and many different environments.  Parag believes that success is dependent on the ability of management to adapt to the changing business environment and capitalize on the opportunities it presents.

Parag Ambardekar is a certified management consultant. He applies his experience in strategic planning, business transformation, program management, and technology integration as needed to identify and address strategy execution challenges in operations, business processes, or technology that may be affecting successful execution.

EDUCATION

  • MBA in General Management from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • MS and BS in Statistics (Minor: Economics, Math), from M.S. University, Baroda, India.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Institute of Management Consultants, USA.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the Project Management Institute.
  • Certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation V3.0.

Statement of My Candidacy for IMC USA Board Member Position

IMC USA is the only professional association with a national presence that caters exclusively to Management Consultants.   With an overwhelming majority of its members as solo practitioners over 45 years of age, it is susceptible to membership declines as baby boomers retire.  IMC USA board has been addressing the challenge with many new initiatives to promote membership and financial viability.  I would like to join the IMC USA board to:

  1. Devise, lead, and support initiatives that increase recurring non-dues revenue
  2. Attract mid-career management consultants as members

I am confident that I will be a valuable addition to the board given my background.


   Jennifer Beever CMC®
   Director
   Term Expiring 2020

Jennifer (“Jen”) Beever CMC is a Marketing Consultant who has served at the IMC USA chapter level (IMC SoCal) as Marketing and Programs Chair, President, and Area Breakfast Coordinator for the Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, and LAX breakfast meetings. She also served at the IMC USA National level as Marketing Chair for four years on the IMC USA Confab Conference Committee, bringing her marketing, social media and website and search engine optimization skills into the mix to drive increased attendance.

 

In her consulting practice, New Incite, Jen is the original “Chief Marketing Officer for Hire” for growing companies. With her background in B2B sales and marketing for software, technology and manufacturing companies, Jennifer has a unique ability to analyze business situations and apply practical marketing programs that get results for her clients. Her experience in marketing technology products and services provides her with special talent in translating the technical into stories that sell for her clients. In 2009, Jen received the Inbound Marketing Certified Professional with Honors Distinction certification, which recognizes proficiency in Digital Marketing principles and best practices, including blogging, social media, lead conversion, lead nurturing, and closed-loop analysis. Only 15% of IMCPs received Honors Distinction. Her B2B Marketing Traction blog was named one of “20 Must-Read B2B Marketing Blogs” in 2013 by B2B Marketing Insider.

 

Jen is a featured speaker on digital marketing at national conferences and provides marketing trainings and workshops for businesses. She taught Ethics in Marketing and Advertising and the capstone Strategic Marketing course at UCLA Extension’s Marketing Certificate program and Marketing Entrepreneurial Ventures at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business’ Entrepreneurship graduate program. Prior to starting New Incite in 1997, Jen spent 14 years in the software industry in sales and marketing, working with companies such as IBM, Oracle and others. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and her M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

 

Jen has served on the Association for Strategic Planning national board as Marketing Chair from 2006-7 and again from 2009-11 as well as other non-profit Boards of Directors. Her goal for IMC USA is to create a sustainable, written, strategic marketing plan and direct its execution to create awareness for IMC USA and attract and convert potential members.

 

In Jen’s words, “I have found that consultants are some of the smartest and most interesting people I know. They are entrepreneurs, often turning from the security of corporate jobs to strike out in the world on their own or with a firm to make a difference. It would be my honor to serve on the IMC USA national board to promote IMC USA and the consulting profession.”


   D.Kevin Berchelmann CMC®
   Director
   Term Expiring 2021

D. Kevin Berchelmann, CMC President, CEO and principal consultant at Triangle Performance, LLC

Kevin set out nearly two decades ago to take the leadership lessons learned from military service and corporate C-level roles to help organizations succeed by getting the most out of their leadership teams.

He learned his first important leadership lesson while hauling watermelons in Luling, Texas for Marlin Moore, his best friend’s father: “The object of a horse trade is that both sides get a horse,” taught him that leaders in business and life understand how to negotiate win-win solutions.

Kevin has clients across the country, in industries that include technology, manufacturing, professional services, construction, not for profit and healthcare. Additionally, he has extensive experience with investor-led start-ups, investor banking support and private equity efforts with ongoing firms. His firm has twice been recognized with a place on Houston’s Fast 100 list of fastest growing, privately held companies.

Though he doubles as an executive coach, Kevin is first and foremost, a management consultant.

His IMC background tracks a consulting career, and includes 15 years of membership, six of those as a CMC and several years as a chapter officer, including Houston’s Chapter President. Kevin was the Editor for the IMC Connector newsletter for a couple of years and was a recipient of IMC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013.

A decorated 13-year USAF veteran (no, you can’t see pictures of those lean military years!), Kevin has an extensive “pre-consulting” corporate background, including senior executive roles in general management, operations and human resources for multiple Fortune 1000 and privately held firms.

Kevin’s credentials are commensurate with his roles: degrees in Aerospace and Business Management, he is a CMC and holds lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Though a Mensa member, he is still unable to program that damned clock in his tivo.


  Terry Flanagan
  Director
  Term Expiring 2019

Terry Flanagan is the principal of A Third View Medical, a healthcare business advisory firm, and founder; also Principal/Founder of Smart Decision Services, Inc. specializing in advising/coaching C-level executives on issues of business development and risk assessment.  This role has him facilitating collaborations to discover insights, develop alternatives and develop strategies for improved performance and growth.

Having over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and service operational responsibilities and since 1997, Terry has been consulting in risk management in employee benefits and commercial insurance.  Prior to forming his own consultancy, he was with Mesirow Insurance Services from 2003 to 2009. 

Previously, he was President of a fire engine manufacturer and vice president of sales and marketing for a multiple OEM video display products supplier.

Terry is currently the Chapter Chair of the Chicagoland Chapter of IMC and has previously served on the IMC National Board.  Additionally, he currently leads two local “mastermind” groups in bi-weekly discussions on matters of importance to C-level leaders. 

Terry graduated from Loras College with a BS Degree in Chemistry and attended the University of North Carolina, Graduate School, Department of Chemistry before joining the US Air Force; and has served two terms on the Community District 155 School Board in Crystal Lake, IL.


  Michael E. Egan, Ph.D. CMC®
  Director
  Term Expiring 2021

Michael is Senior Vice President with The Dallas Marketing Group, an award winning marketing consultancy. He has more than 30 years’ experience launching and establishing new markets for products and businesses. He has helped companies in a broad range of categories capture new markets and introduce new services or products. He has broad experience in consulting, marketing, market research, strategic planning, sales, operations and product development, particularly in technology, medical devices and health care. 

Michael is a CMC® and has been an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter for 20 years. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the DFW Chapter including Treasurer, Chapter Chair, Marketing, Programs, Monthly Workshops & an annual “QuickStart” program that provides an overview of the profession to the local business community.  He has also been active in IMC-USA, serving on an ethics committee, attending and presenting programs at annual meetings. In 2017 IMC awarded his service with a Distinguished Service Award. 

Prior to launching his business career, Dr. Egan spent over a decade in the academic community serving on the faculties of Princeton University, the University of Texas at Austin and Lawrence University. He has published two textbooks and several peer reviewed scientific articles.  For more, please visit www.DallasMarketingGroup.com.

Michael’s interest in joining the national board is to help implement the objectives of the Reason for Being Initiative and ensure that the ethical foundation and the collaborative nature of the organization will provide a substantial benefit to the consulting profession in the years ahead.


 

  James H. Park
 
Director
  Term Expiring 2021

Jim attended the University of Michigan and San Jose State College, receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Communication.  After graduation he began working for non-profit service agencies and became the Executive Director of an agency providing services to Senior citizens in Sonoma County, California.  He later went on to be the Director of the Sonoma County Commission on Aging.  While in this position, he received a call from Intel Corporation and relocated with Intel to Portland, Oregon to accept a position in manufacturing. In 1985 Jim left Intel and went to work for a consulting firm who specialized on providing training and consulting products to the utility industry.

After 18 years of managing and leading in non-profits, private industry, utilities and government, Jim established his consulting practice in 1988.  Relying on his intimate knowledge of industry practices and continuous improvement methodologies, Jim has worked with clients around the country to increase performance, maximize leadership effectiveness and improve employee job satisfaction through his 3 “E” Performance Model.  Jim is a Master Trainer, Certified Coach and expert facilitator. 

He has authored more than 30 custom training programs covering topics including, project management, process improvement, systematic problem solving and leadership effectiveness.  In his training programs, Jim relies heavily on experiential methods to create a learning environment for his participants so that they can apply what they learn upon returning to work.

As a coach Jim works with Executives and Managers to increase their ability to lead and influence their employees to increased levels of performance.  He uses a variety of assessment methods to give his clients a thorough understanding of their skills, strengths and development opportunities.  In partnership with his clients he creates development plans that result in improved leadership effectiveness.

Jim helps clients change the culture of their organization and helps them meet the challenges that arise as a result of mergers, acquisitions, process improvement initiatives and changing leadership paradigms.  He designs and facilitates processes to facilitate change, measure progress and provides feedback that affects the success of change initiatives.


   Alfred Sagarese CMC®
   Director
   Term Expiring 2020

Alfred A. Sagarese CMC®, President, Forrestal Consultants International, holds two degrees: BSME- Rutgers University and MBA - Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Mr. Sagarese has over thirty-five years of consulting experience in addressing client issues related to new market analysis and market entry, industry analysis, and diversification studies, including due diligence [acquisitions] and management counsel.  He has performed numerous studies for companies interested in new products, channels of distribution, and industry trends and forecasts.  He began his career in R&D and has extensive work experience covering many segments of the mechanical industry.  Formerly, he was Vice President with SAI, Executive Director and partner with TECHNOMIC, and a founding member of PA Consultants.  Prior to the consulting profession, Mr. Sagarese held important positions with Cities Service R&D, Triangle and Singer. Manufacturing.   He is a licensed professional engineer, an elected member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and President of IMC-NJ, a member of Strategy of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, ASME, ACG [founding member of NJ Chapter] and Societe di Chimie Industrielle [board member, Treasurer].  He is the founder of Forrestal Consultants International.

Forrestal Consultants International is an outgrowth of several firms and was founded in 1999.  It is composed of senior consultants, many of whom have worked together since 1981.  Many senior with staff, in the U.S. and internationally, are former TECHNOMIC executives.  We are a consultancy focused on helping clients build strategic knowledge.  The firm traces its history to 1966 and specializes in business-to-business clientele.  Princeton is the headquarters; the firm is a New Jersey corporation.   Senior staff typically has over 25-35 years of experience assisting clients. Our staff is based in Princeton, Geneva, London, Rome, Paris, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tokyo.

Al Sagarese was always a behind the scenes guy with IMC until he became president of IMC-NJ.  His role was to turn around the chapter, which started in 2011.  He was active in getting new CMCs and worked aggressively with the NY – based department of commerce.  IMC and the Department held joint meetings wherein over 100 firms were represented to attend the European Bank Development-Corporation.  The same approach was used with the United Nation.  Both meetings were directed toward consultants wanting to obtain new business. These were entrepreneurial-driven events.


  Constantinos Stavropoulos CMC®
  Director
  Term Expiring 2019

Constantinos Stavropoulos CMC® helps enterprises become Strategic Innovators. Currently, he serves IMC USA as Board Member and Lead Delegate to ICMCI. Being a strong proponent of our tagline “Get Smart – Get Involved – Get Business”, he runs our “Let’s GloCal” worldwide initiative, which connects for practice learnings, links for business development opportunities and shapes collaboration possibilities.

He is also a global keynote speaker at international conferences, fora and events. Constantinos has a long history of assisting companies change the game, build their business value and innovate strategically. He ‘connects the unconnected’, ‘links the unlinked’ and ‘shapes the unshaped’.

Constantinos draws mainly upon his experience with Big4 consulting firms (EY and KPMG) in Greece and Small Business Development Centers in the U.S. during his 1st decade. In his 2nd decade, he held senior management and advisory roles with Greek groups operating in South East Europe (Printec and Kanellas). In his 3rd decade, Constantinos founded InnoValue to help companies worldwide optimize, innovate and pioneer.

As founder & CEO of InnoValue and a committed “Game Changer” with a 30-year business path, Constantinos has supported over 270 companies operating in more than 21 different business sectors in over 550 diverse projects. His Service Portfolio includes mostly engagements in strategy and innovation (141), as well as lead advisory and transactions (124). Constantinos has also accumulated more than 18 years of interim executive experience, including CEO assignments (9 years), Board appointments (5 years) and Representation engagements (4 years). His clients sail ‘on-the-wind’ (optimizing), ‘off-the-wind’ (innovating) and ‘before-the-wind’ (pioneering). Lately, he connects, links and facilitates worldwide renowned beneficiaries in creating responsible wealth and embracing strategic serendipity.

Constantinos holds with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, President's Honor Roll, Dean's List), an M.B.A degree (Management) from Washington State University (1992) and a BS degree (Business Administration) from the American College of Greece (1985).


   John J Tracy Jr, CMC®
   Director
   Term Expiring 2020

John J Tracy, Jr. is President of Tracy-Hayden Associates. His experience in supply chains, logistics and operations management cuts across diverse manufacturing and service enterprises where he creates effective and efficient Supply Chain, Physical Distribution, Logistics and Production Management systems.  John integrates all related strategic and functional activities including Marketing, Materials and Inventory Management, Purchasing, Production, Warehousing, Transportation, Customer Service, Information Systems, Cost Management and related business functions.  The strength of this broad background and wealth of knowledge enables John to assist clients to define their goals, develop practical business strategies, strengthen organization, and design forward-thinking business solutions. 

Over the past 35+ years, more than 250 organizations have benefited from his expertise.  John has assisted clients in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.  Before forming Tracy-Hayden Associates, he held important strategic planning, operating and engineering positions at J. C. Penney, Western Electric, and Popular Merchandise Company.


 


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