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.
2019 - 2020 Directors and Officers
Juan A. Negroni
Term Expiring 2020
- Goal: Grow membership, add value.
- Joined late 90s - Past Chapter President - National Board, 2014 - National Chair, 2018.
- Former human resources executive for domestic and international companies.
- Founded The Tally Consultancy LLC firm in1996.
- As a consultant, bi-lingual facilitator/speaker and writer he has helped clients with sales up to 15 billion dollars to reconnect with its workforce before, during and after labor strife.
- Developed and facilitated business programs worldwide for The Conference Board.
- Weston, CT Board of Education 11 years, six as chair.
- Enhanced relationships among board, administrators, faculty and parents.
- Town’s Board of Ethics - Tutored underserved children through various foundations.
National Speakers Association:
- Professional Member - Past Chapter President - 20-year member (9/19).
- Panelist on a work forum a past US senator & presidential candidate chaired.
- Traveled to 50 countries & 46 states.
- Writes monthly column/Hearst’s Connecticut newspapers.
- Authored five children’s books - Wrote wine column.
- Panelist on CBS’s Public Eye business intuition telecast.
- Cuban born.
- St. Francis College BBA - NYU, Graduate Studies, Communication
- Married, Spouse, Educator, Ph.D.
Term Expiring 2020
Shathi Govender is a 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.
Don Matheson CMC®
Immediate Past Chair
Term Expiring 2020
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.
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.
Jennifer Beever CMC®
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. In 2009, Jen received the Inbound Marketing Certified Professional with Honors Distinction certification, which recognizes proficiency in Digital Marketing principles and best practices. 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 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. She 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's 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.”
Adam P. Cherrill
Term Expiring 2022
Adam is the president of Cherrill Consulting Group (CCG). CCG applies systems thinking, processes, and tools to solve our clients’ toughest business intelligence, strategy, capture, and execution challenges.
Adam’s leadership spans 22+ years U.S. aerospace & defense industry’s life cycle of strategy/business/
technology development, capture/proposal/pipeline management, and project/program/portfolio execution, both domestically and internationally.
Adam holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on system dynamics and feedback control, as well as an MBA in general management, all awarded by the University of Arizona. In addition, Adam has earned executive certificates in Technology, Operations & Value-Chain Management and Management & Leadership, respectively, from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Adam is a certified Portfolio Management Professional (PFMP), the apex credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He currently serves on PMI Minnesota’s Board of Directors as the Director of Finance.
Julia S. Demkowski, MBA,CMC®
Term Expiring 2022
Julia Demkowski has been the sole owner of Stanford, LLC, doing business as Stanford Management Consulting, since 2008 and headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Stanford Management Consulting works with business owners and executives focusing on the business side of business.
Julia is a leading business expert and founder of the Boot Camp Series – Fitness for Your Business. She teaches business owners and executives how to develop and implement strategies for improved performance, growth, and profitability.
She is a trusted advisor to companies seeking effective strategies to streamline and reengineer business operations, control cost, eliminate waste, and successfully manage by objectives. For over 30 years she has guided companies with strategic planning, financial and business analysis, organizational policy and procedure development, and executive coaching.
Using insightful techniques and solid business analysis, she quickly identifies opportunities for change and improvement to help business owners and executives make sound decisions that lead to business Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability.
She holds an MBA/Project Management degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Since joining IMC in 2015, she has served as Program Chair in 2016 and as Treasurer since 2017 for the NCR Chapter.
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®
Term Expiring 2021
Michael E. Egan CMC 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
Term Expiring 2021
Jim Park 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®
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 & Lead Delegate
Term Expiring 2020
Serving the Institute of Management Consultants USA as appointed Lead Delegate and Board Member since 2015 (recipient of 2017 Distinguished Service Award). Also serves the Recognition & Awards Committee in an ex-officio advisory capacity.
Has served the Southern California Chapter as Membership Chair and Board Member (2014-2016), and the National Membership Committee (2014-2018). Has run IMC USA’s “Let’s GloCal” worldwide initiative (2016-2018). Has contributed to ICMCI (2014-2016), as Board Member of CMC Global Institute and as Member of Marketing and Professional Standards committees. Has also promoted the CMC mark globally through various speeches, such as “Leveraging your CMC Milestones”.
Founder & CEO of InnoValue with a 30-year diverse business path (300 clients / 21 sectors / 600 projects), helping enterprises become strategic innovators. A Certified Management Consultant (since 2011) and a Certified Interim CEO (since 2019). Specializing in building strategic foresight capabilities, blending strategy with execution, and interim executive management services. Also, a global conference speaker and facilitator, customizing strategic workshops/retreats.
Holds with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, President's Honor Roll, and 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).
Envisages IMC USA “Advancing Excellence in America”, by becoming a fully-fledged agent (raising the excellence bar through coalitions/alliances with other prominent organizations).
John J Tracy Jr, CMC®
Term Expiring 2020
John J Tracy, Jr. CMC 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.