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Paul D. Via
Steven Lorch
Dr. Don Ronchi
Peter A. Morrissey
Greg Collins
Dr. Morris McInnes
Lakshmi Reddy Bloom
Kent Linder
Evan Smith

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Paul D. Via, Affiliate

Paul has worked closely with T.A.B. Associates on a wide variety of engagements over the past ten years. His special areas of experience and expertise are in high technology business management systems, software marketing and software product development. He also has extensive experience in high technology startups, system design and implementation, and long term software development.

Paul Via is also founder and President of Savtek Corporation, an Atlanta-based software development, publishing and consulting company. Savtek specializes in desktop publishing, database and multimedia applications and development. Savtek's products have received numerous industry awards and distinguished reviews, selling over 100,000 units worldwide.

Prior to founding Savtek in 1983, Paul was the Marketing Manager of GenRad Corporation, a leader in sophisticated computerized test and measurement equipment. Paul was responsible for high-end DEC based software and hardware computer test systems for the electronics manufacturing industry. He also spent 5 years as a microprocessor design engineer and engineering manager at NCR Corporation. Paul holds a Master's degree (Marketing and Technological Innovation) from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia.

Steven Lorch, Affiliate

Steven Lorch is an expert in the management of complex institutions with emphasis on corporate transition, organizational development, and executive decision making. He has worked as an independent management consultant to industry, government, military, non-profits, museums, and universities on corporate reorganization and served as the Director of organizations providing managerial support and information systems to health care and human service institutions.

Mr. Lorch has been associated with Harvard University and its affiliated institutions for over forty years as a project director, researcher and clinician. He is also a lecturer at the university and post-graduate level on management strategy, organizational development, information systems, and executive coaching.

Dr. Don Ronchi, Affiliate

Dr. Don Ronchi served as the lead consultant on a score of major leadership transition and organizational turnaround projects in both large private sector and government organizations. He has extensive experience in transportation, heavy manufacturing, health care, criminal justice and emerging growth industries, and has helped numerous organizations formulate strategy and reorganize to execute those strategies.

Dr. Ronchi was one of the founding members and Graduate Director of the Department of Labor and Human Resources at Ohio State University where he served as a professor for twelve years. In addition to his role in developing the department's curriculum in the area of organizational behavior, Dr. Ronchi managed a major research program on productivity and morale. He was the founder of the university's Quality of Working Life Program, which was responsible for the initiation of several of the first labor-management cooperative programs in the country. He has also served on the graduate faculty of La Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela and several major research projects in that country.

Dr. Ronchi has authored of over 50 articles on leadership, conflict management and organizational design. He is currently preparing a book on "organizational mapping," a concept he defined. He received a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in psychology and industrial relations at Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago.

Peter A. Morrissey, Affiliate

Peter Morrissey founded Morrissey & Company in February 1999 with a mission to create a firm that anticipates clients' needs and helps them to use public relations as a strategic business advantage. Peter brings 25 years of experience to his third start-up and understands the issues and needs facing early stage companies. Peter's objective when launching Morrissey & Company was to build a new type of company with low bureaucracy and access to hands-on senior counsel.

Mr. Morrissey has served as counsel to many CEOs and highly visible corporate executives, boards of directors of major organizations and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and Miller Brewing Company. He provided counsel and crisis services to Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Pharmaceutical during the Tylenol capsule poisoning episode, which has come to be recognized as the model for successful crisis communications. In September 2004, PRWeek named Peter as one of the top crisis communications counselors in the nation, describing him as one of the 22 professionals "who should be on the speed dial in a crisis."

Peter serves on the Executive Committee of Pinnacle Worldwide, the international consortium of independent public relations agencies. He chairs the selection committee that recruits new international partners to this global organization. Peter has worked on behalf of hundreds of different clients in a variety of fields, and has extensive marketing communications and reputation management experience regionally, nationally and internationally. He is a regular lecturer on these topics before universities, corporations and associations.

Peter is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. Active in the business community, he serves on the board of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in Boston and on the advisory board of Venture Advisors of Boston.

He received his bachelor's degree in communications/public relations from the Boston University College of Communication. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program.

Greg Collins, Affiliate

Greg Collins is a management coach and consultant who helps clients develop, articulate and successfully communicate strategies for change, and build teams capable of implementing those strategies to achieve sustainable revenue and profit growth. He focuses on generating both individual and organizational change as means of delivering results. His clients operate in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors, and range from small start-ups to Fortune 50 global companies.

Mr. Collins is well versed in most major aspects and phases of developing and running a business, including strategic assessment, business plan development, financing, start-up, operations, turn-around or work-out, divestiture and liquidation. He also has extensive experience in acquisition integration and has developed a robust model and set of tools to assist his clients to effectively integrate acquisitions.

In his organizational development and coaching work, Mr. Collins places significant emphasis on enhancing the effectiveness of his clients as individual contributors and as managers and leaders. His experience over the last couple of decades is evenly split between consulting and having P&L responsibility in a variety of businesses. He was previously a founder and Partner in Axia Ltd. And before that he was a member of the management team of two other Boston-area consulting firms, The Lucas Group and Treacy & Co.

Mr. Collins holds a Master's degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Cornell. He has also completed coursework in Adult Learning and Professional Development as well as Change Leadership with the faculty from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Morris McInnes, Affiliate

Dr. Morris McInnes has held several positions as a financial executive and served as a board member for companies in Britain, the United States and elsewhere. His executive experience includes serving as CFO of a London Stock Exchange company, purchasing and selling companies, and raising capital in the London, New York and Middle East financial markets.

Dr. McInnes has been responsible for managing the corporate budgeting, management reporting, treasury, and financial accounting and reporting functions for several companies. He also managed a financial service business with more than 300 employees and $6 million in annual earnings, and served as president of the Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International, the preeminent professional association for corporate finance in the United States and around the world. He remains active in the organization.

Dr. McInnes is Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean, Dean for Academic Affairs, at the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He has in addition been teaching for 30 years at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, ten years on the full time faculty as head of the accounting area, and then in a visiting capacity. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Previously he has taught at the Harvard Business School and at other universities, including the University of Manchester in the UK, where he was Director of the Ph.D. Program at the Manchester Business School. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and an MBA and Ph.D. from the Harvard Business School.

Lakshmi Reddy Bloom, Affiliate

Lakshmi Bloom is an expert in the areas of survey design and analysis, human resource information systems, and microcomputer modeling. She specializes in the collection and processing of quantitative and qualitative data for policy analysis, decision-making and litigation.

Ms. Bloom currently serves as the Director of Data for Decisions LLC where she offers economic and statistical expertise to research groups and firms. The major focus of her consulting work has been in the area of human resources, specifically in the assembly and statistical analysis of data appropriate to assessing claims of age, gender, and race discrimination in compensation, hiring, promotion, and reduction in force. Her work also involves assembly and analysis of data pertaining to the estimation of economic damages.

Prior to joining Data for Decisions, Ms. Bloom served as a consultant for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Child Relief and You (CRY), U.S.A, the School of Public Health at Columbia University, and the Harvard Institute of International Development (HIID). She also served as a Staff Associate in Management Information Systems at Management Sciences for Health.

Ms. Bloom has published over eight articles on international business and the AIDS epidemic. She received a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and an M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Kent Linder, Affiliate

Kent Linder has been consulting to organizations since 1979. He has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors, and has considerable experience in manufacturing. He has worked extensively with round-the-clock operations, leveraging diversity and the implementation of total quality in organizations. Mr. Linder is also dedicated to coaching and instructing others on organizational change. His special focus areas are organizational alignment, organization design, work improvement, leadership, large-scale systems change, and the design and facilitation of collaborative events.

Mr. Linder worked as an internal Organizational Development consultant with Proctor and Gamble and spent five and a half years with Cummins Engine Company, both in manufacturing and in corporate headquarters. He has been an external consultant since 1987. As an external consultant, Kent worked extensively with General Electric's "Workout" effort as well as with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Waste Management, MSX, Ford Motor Company, Arrow Asia Pacific, Ameritech, Time Magazine, Frito-Lay, Dennison Manufacturing Company, GTECH, Philadelphia Electric Company, Pillsbury, IBM, DuPont, The CEIP Fund (now ECO), US WEST and others.

Mr. Linder has been involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate, apprentice and executive education programs with Brigham Young University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Columbia University, Duke Corporate Education and Northwestern University. He holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Utah.

Evan Smith, Affiliate

Evan Smith helps companies deliver measurable results by fostering successful change. He has worked across a range of organizations from start-up ventures to global Fortune 100 firms. Recent work has included: implementing results-driven business strategy; designing and implementing talent management approaches; facilitating leadership and change; and helping organizations create connections between customer needs, and the offerings that meet them.

Mr. Smith has brought new ventures and ideas to life by helping a high-technology company bring products to market more than 50 percent faster; a plastics joint venture open a new market for their existing products; a startup nanotechnology company find the "sweet spot" for its unique particle technology; and a start-up medical-device company achieve profitable first-year operations. His partnerships with affiliates have included several years working "client side" with McKinsey & Company; several years as an affiliate of Price Waterhouse Coopers; six years as a principal with Pro-Active Learning, Inc.; and a decade as an affiliate of RHS&A.

Mr. Smith earned a B.S. in industrial engineering, and a B.A. in liberal arts, from Penn State. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Organization and Management.

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