The Board Advisors for Collective 54 are highly accomplished leaders of well-known and well-respected professional services firms. Collective 54 members benefit from the guidance and advice of truly successful professional services experts. Nowhere else will you be able to build long-term professional relationships with industry leaders who will help you grow, scale and exit your business.
Adam Prager is the Co-Leader of Korn Ferry’s Professional Services Practice in North America. A vast majority of his 25+ year retained search career has been dedicated to the professional services arena, working closely with both corporate and private equity sponsored clients focused on management consulting, advisory, outsourcing, business, information and marketing services. Prior to his role at Korn Ferry, Adam served as managing partner and global head of the Professional Services practice at a global executive recruiting firm. In recent years, he has co-led global relationships with the $50B+ services arm of a Fortune 10 corporation, a $25B+ advisory firm, and a $15B+, F200 IT services, consulting & outsourcing provider. Earlier in his career, he led the transportation, distribution and logistics practice of Martin H. Bauman Associates.
As CEO of Sid Lee USA, Andy leads five creative companies spanning experience design, brand development, premium entertainment storytelling and content, marketing, brand and CX design. Andy is a strategic leader of creative businesses as well as a transformation specialist and innovator, winning multiple creative and business awards. A sought-after regular public speaker, Andy’s focus is helping businesses lead through changing market dynamics, finding new ways to differentiate themselves and transform their organizations to unlock the pathways to growth. He has held global category leadership roles as both a client at Telstra and in research, strategy, branding, digital, insights, marketing and communications as a service provider for Interbrand and The Leading edge, as well as Thomson Reuters, UBS and Forte Hotels. Kimberly Clark, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Kellogg’s, Intel, Microsoft, Adobe and AT&T. As head of innovation strategy at Monitor Deloitte, Andy has led transformation, growth, digital and customer strategy programs at Intel, DuluxGroup, 7-Eleven and Telstra.
Andy Keith is MultiView’s CEO, overseeing the company’s strategic path of growth, development and success. MultiView is the one company that’s focused solely on digital solutions for the B2B market since its founding in 2000. In that time, MultiView has built connections with over 2,000+ associations and 150,000+ companies, capturing data and insights on millions of B2B buyers in the process. Andy started his career at MultiView in 2007 and most recently served as its CRO. He was responsible for the overall strategic acquisition and relationship management of MultiView’s 16,000 advertising clients and 1,200+ association partnerships. Andy played a strategic role in the M&A transaction from Warburg Pincus to its current owner, The Stagwell Group.
Bruce serves as Founder and CEO of Pariveda Solutions, a leading management consulting firm providing strategic consulting, leadership and organizational sciences, and meaningful technology solutions. With an unwavering commitment to growing people towards their highest potential, Pariveda creatively solves complex, ambiguous business problems with clients. Bruce is sought out by leaders in the community for both his deep technical expertise and business acumen, and he actively serves on the Boards of Directors of several companies and industry-leading organizations. Bruce has held transformational leadership positions in consulting, software and telecommunications industries in both large and small organizations -- including CEO, COO, CFO and CTO.
Greg helps consulting firm owners to grow profits and equity value and/or successfully sell their firm at Equiteq, the leading M&A advisor for consulting firms, providing merger, acquisition and growth services exclusively to the business consulting and IT services industries. Greg is a Managing Director at Equiteq and has recently been announced as one of the winners of the M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders Awards 2017. Prior to joining Equiteq, Greg worked for a medical device company where he engaged key stakeholders to drive innovation within critical and ambulatory care. Greg began his career helping non-profit colleges and universities achieve their institutional goals.
Joe Gagnon is a rare mix of entrepreneur, innovator and transformation executive who has held the role of CEO, COO, partner, and President. He is the founder of THPL, The High Performance Life, and is an avid blogger and serious endurance athlete. Joe is currently CEO of Performance Tea where his mission is to help people achieve their potential. After leaving IBM as VP, Global Leader of Retail Industry Joe held numerous executive roles at disruptive software companies. As an advisory board member, Joe provides his expertise in growth strategies to emerging companies. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences who has been featured in broadcast media outlets including The History Channel’s Modern Marvels, CNBC’s On the Money, and FOX News Live. Joe is the author of the book Living the High Performance Life and has many an interesting story to tell from when ran six marathons, across six consecutive days on six continents.
Mike is the Founder and CEO of the Lawrie Group which is a private company providing consulting services on value creation and management of a private equity fund which invests in value companies. Mike is a globally recognized business and technology leader, strategist and change-agent with proven success in transforming enterprises to create growth, new market opportunities and value for stakeholders. Lawrie Prior to founding the Lawrie Group, Mike served as Chairman, President and CEO of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a $20-plus billion Fortune 500 company, and the world' s leading, independent end-to-end IT services company serving more than 6,000 global enterprise clients in more than 70 countries. He served as a member of the CSC Board of Directors during this time and was appointed Chairman in December 2015.
Pete serves as the principal and owner of Richards/Lerma, a full-service branding, creative and interactive agency dedicated to crafting insightful, relevant communications for the Hispanic market. Richards/Lerma believes the most effective ad campaigns are those that align with Latino values, so aspirations and passion points and must be real, relevant and void of any cultural stereotypes. Pete leads a team of 70 seasoned Hispanic marketing experts that make up Richards/Lerma with offices in Dallas and Mexico City. Richards/Lerma’s ideas are rooted in a strong, deep understanding of the Hispanic market and designed to create a unique, enduring bond between consumer and brand. A few of the brands the agency leads include Avocados from Mexico, Dr Pepper, Metro by T-Mobile, The Home Depot and Southwest Airlines. The Richards Group is the largest independent branding agency in the nation, with a staff of over 600 and annual billings above $1 billion.
Peter Campbell is the Founder and Managing Partner of Education Growth Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to helping scale mission-oriented companies in the Education and Human Development sectors. Peter has over 25 years of experience successfully investing in and working with these high-growth firms, helping them manage the challenge of maintaining mission and quality while reaching scale. Peter is a leading authority on social entrepreneurship, having spent 12 years serving on the Board of Trustees of the Echoing Green Foundation, the leading funder of social entrepreneurs which has backed 800 social entrepreneurs since inception.
Rich is the leader of Bain’s procurement practice in North America, offering over 30 years management consulting experience executing global initiatives focused on driving EBITDA margin improvement and building organizational capabilities. Clients include private equity and leading global firms in diversified manufacturing, communications, aerospace, food services, technology infrastructure, utilities, financial services, and public sector. Rich offers significant management consulting experience with clients in multiple industries including utilities, diversified manufacturing, aerospace, technology infrastructure, and the public sector. Rich is an Affiliate in Full Potential Transformation, Performance Improvement, Consumer Products and Advanced Manufacturing and Services practices. Most recent experience leading multi-year full potential cost transformation at industrial chemicals company.
Sean most recently served as the global president and chief operating officer of YPO, serving 30,000 members in 138 countries, where he was responsible for membership, learning and insights, networks, chapters and regions, events and YPO’s exclusive member forum. At YPO, he led a globally distributed, diverse team serving CEOs with combined annual revenues of $9 trillion. Sean also achieved YPO’s highest annual customer retention rates for seven consecutive years, the best run during the organization’s 70-year history. Prior to YPO, Sean began his career in South Africa with Farm-Ag Limited and Dow Limited, one of the country’s largest producers of agricultural chemicals. Later, he acquired the United States rights for Thomas International and, as the company’s president, moved the headquarters for Thomas International USA to Dallas in 2000. Under his leadership as president, the organizational development consulting and human resources business, which also provided executive search services, grew to encompass operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, serving thousands of clients. Sean is the past international chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and he played a key role in EO’s North American and global expansion for more than 16 years. Sean also serves on the board of Gateway Green Energy Holdings.