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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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