As a highly experienced strategic change and transformation consultant, Donald specializes in orchestrating executive-sponsored change projects and transition management. He has twenty years of experience working with global clients to develop and implement major change initiatives that collectively span the business process value chain and cover all major functional areas. He excels at assessing needs, linking business impacts and success metrics to strategy, identifying issues and driving their resolution, and implementing new processes, policies, structures, and behaviors. Much of Donald’s work has been international in scope, including projects in Europe, Asia, and South America.
Donald has extensive experience facilitating executive decision making, serving as an executive coach, designing and running change workshops, creating and implementing change management strategies and plans, and developing and running large program management offices (10+ teams, 100+ members) spanning multiple time zones.
In addition to a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, Donald has completed five years of post-graduate work in Strategy and Organizational Management at Columbia University. When not helping a client with a major change effort, Donald enjoys spending time with his family and refereeing soccer games on the weekends.
“Donald is The Best. He’s very smart, thoughtful, conscientious and he’s really, really good at bringing people together to drive action and decision-making. He is a fabulous collaborator and amazingly good at adapting to a person’s working style in order to get things done.”
~ Elizabeth Ames, Sr. Director of eCommerce at Plastic Logic
Mark Augusta - Performance Consultant, Franklin Templeton Investments
“Donald had an impromptu conversation with me that turned out to be very helpful!. Some of the thoughts he so readily shared have become foundational to our analysis. I am always appreciative of how selfless Donald is with his knowledge and experience, he makes us better at every turn.”
State Agency Director
“Donald doesn’t tell me what I want to hear; he gives honest feedback and observations. Nor does he tell us what to do. Instead he asks lots of questions and creates an environment where our team is solving the problems and developing their skills as leaders. This has helped our people grow faster than they would have otherwise, and at the same time helped move our strategic agenda forward.”
Elizabeth Ames - Sr. Director of eCommerce at Plastic Logic
“Donald is The Best. He’s very smart, thoughtful, conscientious and he’s really, really good at bringing people together to drive action and decision-making. He is a fabulous collaborator and amazingly good at adapting to a person’s working style in order to get things done. Donald’s incredibly skilled at bridging the gap between team players who may have different styles and creating collaboration among them. He figures out the right path and them moves everybody in that direction. I’d work with him again in a minute!”
Alison DeMille - Vice President, a global specialty apparel company
“Donald demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism, expertise andintegrity. He was reliable and provided high quality deliverables and work products. We felt we did not utilize Donald’s expertise fully as we were already very clear on our strategy, but would recommend him to others.”