Mark Gomez   

Senior Consultant

  • CDO, LA Promise Fund
  • Manager, Mattel Corp. Strat.
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Business Advisor, Peace Corps
  • Analyst, JP Morgan
  • MBA, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Business Economics, Brown University

Representative Projects

  • Developed a three-year strategic plan for a financial services client (1.5 years+) with ~$45B in managed assets. Worked on product development, strategic planning, advisor productivity, Salesforce effectiveness, and organizational design engagements
  • Completed five acquisitions for a PE-backed industrial goods company. Identified targets in adjacent markets, led prospecting, and prepared investment memorandums 
  • Identified additional revenue opportunities for a leading ridesharing platform by assessing the market size of the music and sporting event industries
  • Led strategy and implementation of key organizational turnaround initiatives at LA’s largest charter (~$200M) network of 25 schools 
  • Analyzed and prioritized 50+ R&D investments for a ~$64B beverage company 
  • Conducted due diligence for an automobile manufacturer acquiring a large RV competitor. Acquisition was the largest transaction in the company’s history
  • Analyzed competitors and industry trends to create a competitive intelligence report for a leading cruise company

Expertise

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Industrials
  • Nonprofits
  • Private Equity
  • Retail
  • Tourism/Hospitality
  • Transportation Services

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • M&A Strategy
  • Market Intelligence
  • GTM Strategy
  • Organizational Design
  • Due Diligence

Representative Clients

  • Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
  • AlphaSights
  • Aramsco
  • Ares
  • Authen Activewear
  • Avantax Wealth Management
  • ChromoLogic
  • Financial Recovery Technologies
  • Pepsi
  • Singer
  • Uber
  • Viking Cruises
  • Winnebago

Ricardo Berner   

Senior Consultant

  • FounFounder, Practiko, LLC
  • Managing Director, WM Partners 
  • Co-founder, PadInMotion
  • Principal, Bain & Company
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MSc, Economics, LSE
  • BA, Economics, ITESM

Representative Projects

  • Co-led the creation of a ~$300M fund focused on nutritional supplements. Sold to Clorox for ~$700M. Rolled up five nutritional supplement players, doubling revenue and increasing EBITDA 10x within three years. 
  • Created a customer focused growth strategy for a major pharma company focused on customer driven growth doubling stock value within 12 months
  • Co-founder of PadInMotion, providing tablet technology for patients at hospitals, achieving exponential growth in first five years
  • Developed detailed growth strategy (brand-pack) to reactivate growth for a beverage company in a mature market to reach >8% CAG
  • Redesigned organization of major retailer in Mexico to double LATAM business in 5 years with lower costs
  • Redesigned new commercial model to boost efficient growth for a major pharma company
  • Developed multiple R&D and growth strategies for a variety of mid and large pharma customers across different therapeutic areas such as oral contraceptives, cardiovascular, and ophthalmology
  • Conducted due diligence and created an expansion strategy for a network of radiotherapy centers

Expertise

Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • M&A Strategy
  • Post-merger Integration
  • Organizational Design
  • Marketing
  • Profit Improvement
  • Due Diligence
  • Strategy Implementation

Representative Clients

Companies

  • 3 of the top 5 pharma companies
  • National chain of pharmacies
  • Mid size pharma
  • Network of radiotherapy centers
  • Leading mass retailer
  • Global beverage company
  • Leading multinational food player
  • Global beer company
  • Leading international green house operator

PE Firms

  • Top tier PE firms
  • Mid size PE firm
  • Founding member of WM Partners focused on health and wellness
  • International producer of specialty chemicals

Mark Hess   

Founder

  • Founder, Maven Associates
  • Principal, Stagen
  • VP Strategy & BD, GES
  • Manager, Bain & Company
  • Engineer, Black & Veatch
  • MBA, Tuck-Dartmouth
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
  • BA, Economics, Claremont McKenna College

Representative Projects

  • Led development of a strategy to accelerate company growth and maximize exit valuation multiples for a ~$300M metal manufacturer
  • Developed a growth strategy for a ~$200M online consumer loan business
  • Created a roadmap for a ~$40M publisher to improve profitability and pursue new strategic growth opportunities
  • Conducted a 3-week due diligence of a PE acquisition target in the equipment moving space
  • Led the development of a profit improvement plan for a hydraulic seal manufacturer
  • Developed a 5-year Value Creation Plan for a ~$600M wine distributor in Canada post acquisition by a PE fund
  • Built a growth strategy for a ~$200M luxury recreational boat manufacturer
  • Conducted a 3-week due diligence of a PE acquisition target in the land management space
  • Developed detailed analysis of the Top 20 competitors of a national big box retailer
  • Created a growth strategy for a ~$100M SaaS business

Expertise

Industries

  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Transportation Services

Project Types

  • Due Diligence
  • Growth Strategy
  • M&A/PMI
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Organizational Design
  • Profit Improvement

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Cobalt Boats
  • At Home
  • Safariland
  • PointClickCare
  • WorldStrides
  • Alliance Equipment
  • Arterra Wines
  • Craftmark Bakery
  • Raybern’s
  • PDC
  • Best Egg

PE Firms

  • Carlyle Group
  • JMI Equity
  • Ontario Teachers
  • Anchor Partners
  • Satori Capital

Guillem Garcia   

Senior Consultant

  • Founder, MG&A Strategy
  • CFO / COO, Qida
  • VP Strategy Manager, JPMorgan Chase
  • Senior Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
  • MBA, Columbia Business School, New York City
  • BS & MA, Management, ESADE, Barcelona

Representative Projects

  • Led a 5-year strategy formulation for an Asian subsidiary of a global leading life insurance company, partnering with the local leadership team and the central strategy function.
  • Developed market assessments for pharmaceutical and transportation clients exploring growth opportunities in new verticals.
  • Prepared strategic recommendations for the Board of Directors of a Real Estate Technology and Consulting company analyzing the alternatives for one of their business units.
  • Improved Sales Innovation for a global research firm scaling up a pilot program 10x in two months to systematize personalized outbound marketing for C-level technology executives.
  • Assisted an online presence management technology company rethink sales analytics to support nimble decision making in pursuit of growth target.
  • Supported clients in Private Equity, household appliances, healthcare and telecoms industries on commercial due diligence, customer, service and profitability projects.

Expertise

Industries

  • Business Services
  • Financial Services

Project Types

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Strategy Development
  • Market Assessment
  • Digital Transformation

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Top global publicly traded insurer
  • ~$5B American road transportation company
  • $300MM+ US-based pharmaceutical quality provider
  • >$3.5MM media start-up

PE Firms

  • $100B+ Global PE
  • Middle-market focused European PE investor
  • Multiple European family-promoted PE investment funds

Adam A. Duggan   

Senior Consultant

  • Founder, Diamond Head Capital
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Consultant, Resolution Economics
  • MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • BA, Economics, University of Southern California

Representative Projects

  • Assessment of gaming company marketing spend, resulting in $10M+ annual run-rate savings related to beverage-based comping policies
  • Transformation of leading life sciences company, resulting in improved processes and $500M+ in annual run-rate savings across multiple divisions / geographies
  • Special consultant to F150 CEO’s Chief of staff, touching various C-Suite efforts and initiatives
  • Strategy plan and reorganization for leading life sciences digital health business unit
  • Interim CFO of leading media company subsidiary, leading to reorganization / restructuring of division and return to profitability
  • Extensive strategy work for leading asset manager, including identification of key trends and potential sources of disruption / disintermediation
  • Extensive commercial due diligence for leading private equity and corporate investors across a variety of industries (e.g., software, business services, industrials), providing: market assessment; customer satisfaction; investment thesis pressure testing / validation; investment thesis development
  • Portfolio strategy and improvement for various private equity investors

Expertise

Industries

  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrials
  • Logistics & Transportation Services
  • Technology
  • Transportation Services

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • M&A Strategy
  • Profit/Process Improvement
  • Investment Analysis
  • Due Diligence

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Leading Asset Manager
  • Leading Life Sciences Company
  • Leading Technology Company
  • Leading Gaming Company
  • Leading Financial Services Company
  • Leading Media Company

PE Firms

  • Mega-funds
  • Middle Market Funds
  • Lower/Middle Market Funds

Simona Capece   

Senior Consultant

  • SVP, Product Development, Kids II
  • VP Strategy & Innovation, Equifax
  • VP Consumer Membership, Zumba
  • VP Strategy, Weight Watchers
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • MBA, The Wharton School
  • Master of Science, Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico of Milan

Representative Projects

  • Developed a financial model to assess value creation of product solution used by internal clients for a F100 Tech company
  • Designed and implemented a new company-wide operational planning, goal setting and performance measurement process for F1000 financial software company
  • Re-designed stage gate process for product development team of plastic goods manufacturer
  • Developed company-wide long-range strategic planning process for multiple clients including plastic good manufacturer and toy manufacturer
  • Developed growth strategy for multiple clients including public speaking and professional coaching business and weight-loss company
  • Led 3-yr strategic planning process for fintech start-up, also developed operational and financial model to support negotiations during fund raising and sale of the business to major insurance group for $250M
  • Advised PE fund on a potential acquisition in the weight-loss space

Expertise

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Technology

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • Strategic and Financial Planning
  • Business Development/M&A
  • Product Development & Innovation
  • General Management

Representative Clients

  • F100 Technology Company
  • F1000 Financial Software Company
  • Plastic Goods Manufacturer
  • Toy Manufacturer
  • Public Speaking and Coaching Business
  • Weight loss Company
  • FinTech Start-up

Lance Miller   

Senior Consultant

  • Manager, McKinsey & Co.
  • Director, Ford Motor Company
  • Manager, General Electric
  • Captain, US Marine Corps
  • MBA, Wharton – UPenn
  • BA, Economics, Harvard

Representative Projects

  • Drove a construction productivity effort for a $1 billion methanol plant under construction in Trinidad
  • Identified and implemented actions to decrease mining production cycle time for a $200 million mine of multi-national gold mining company
  • Led implementation of private-equity driven strategy with 17 initiatives for a $500 million PE-owned automotive business process outsourcing company
  • Spearheaded idea generation, valuation and implementation planning for cost reduction and revenue generation for a $23 billion regional bank
  • Developed overview of automotive seating aftermarkets in USA, Europe and China for $100 million division of multi-billion automotive tier one supplier
  • Drove idea generation and implementation planning to deliver profitable growth for an $11 billion integrated energy company
  • Managed process to develop projects to capture savings for a $6 billion trucking and transportation company
  • Led effort that identified opportunities to increase productivity for a $150 million PE-owned manufacturer of steel structures

Expertise

Industries

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Industrials
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Utilities
  • Transportation Services

Project Types

  • Strategic Growth
  • Process Improvement Cost Reduction
  • Productivity
  • Accountability
  • Business Development
  • Implementation
  • Mergers & Acquisition

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Teck Resources
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Goldcorp
  • Adient
  • MSX International
  • Valley National Bank
  • Entergy
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Fleetgistics

PE Firms

  • Bain Capital
  • Harbor Group

Jai Jain   

Senior Consultant

  • Founding Partner, Novo Management Consultants
  • Senior Consultant, Delta Partners
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Active Angel investor (>15 start-ups across US, Asia)
  • B.tech, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur
  • National Math Olympiad winner, India

Representative Projects

  • Led re-org for growth exercise for the 2nd largest Credit bureau in the world. Complete analysis and re-design of functions and roles & responsibilities
  • Commercial turnaround (pricing, products & services, campaigns, sales) across more than 15 countries for the largest Telco group in Middle east & Africa
  • Market entry strategy (India) for one of the largest Tire manufacturers in the world
  • Commercial Due Diligence for an India based BPO for the largest financial services player in US
  • Net Promoter score analysis for one of the largest retail chains in the US. Created a product matrix at an SKU level
  • Complete Analytics and Business Intelligence Unit set up the 2nd largest Telco group in Middle East & Africa. Involved liasoning with all CXOs and two external tech vendors

Expertise

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Retail
  • Telecom

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • International Expansion
  • Commercial Strategy
  • Pricing
  • Consumer Behavior Analytics
  • Organizational Design
  • Due Diligence

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Vodafone Group
  • TransUnion Canada
  • MTN Group
  • Walmart
  • Zain Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Raymond Industries
  • Click.ai

PE Firms

  • Bain Capital
  • Delta Partners

Ali Hanafi   

Senior Advisor

  • Principal, Hanafi Strategy
  • Senior Director, IT Strategy & Innovation, DIRECTV/AT&T
  • COO, Folio3
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Director/Strategy Lead, Viant
  • Financial Analyst, Citigroup Smith Barney
  • BA, Columbia University

Representative Projects

  • Providing Agile PMO and strategy planning support for a federal government agency
  • Planned and supported ~$225M multi-year digital transformation for a large consumer products company
  • Acted as Portfolio Lead for data management and governance initiative for a large consumer products company
  • Conducted IT cost benchmarking analysis for a large telecom provider, identifying ~$70-120M opportunity to right-size spend mix
  • Developed digital platform strategy for sports and news networks division of a Fortune 100 cable company
  • Led financial management and spend analysis for savings portion of $1B IT synergy savings program for M&E company post-merger integration
  • Developed strategies for new digital capabilities in areas such as cloud computing, Big Data, social business and API’s for a large M&E company
  • Led enterprise-wide information management strategy covering all major business units and entire information value chain for a large M&E company
  • Developed IT strategic plans and managed multi-year roadmaps for multiple, complex IT capabilities for a large M&E company

Expertise

Industries

  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecom

Project Types

  • IT/Digital Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Development/M&A Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Agile PMO
  • Product Management

Representative Clients

Companies

  • CenturyLink
  • Charter Communications
  • Federal Government Agency
  • Harman/Samsung
  • Mattel
  • PTC
  • Seagate
  • Sears
  • VNU/Nielsen

PE Firms

  • American Express
  • Charles Schwab
  • General Dynamics

Megan Petitti   

Senior Consultant

  • Owner, ORCA Consulting LLC
  • Case Team Leader, Bain & Company
  • Senior Associate, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC
  • Engineer, Northrop Grumman
  • MBA, Booth (U Chicago), concentration in entrepreneurship
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA
  • Minor, Accounting, UCLA

Representative Projects

  • Built recommendation for market entry of new product in innovation department of $26B consumer goods company
  • Led development of international portfolio strategy for $3.5B global manufacturing company prioritization of growth, sustain, divesture of multiple recent acquisitions
  • Created new US pricing strategy for newly created pricing team at $24B consumer goods company and integrated new pricing vendor into process
  • Built recommendation for market entry into new health care space for national retail company based on assessment of current landscape and future health care trends
  • Conducted a 1-week due diligence of a PE acquisition target in the conference management space
  • Conducted a 1-week due diligence of a PE acquisition target in the software registration space
  • Conducted a 1-week due diligence of a PE acquisition target in the health care services space

Expertise

Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Technology

Project Types

  • Growth Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • M&A
  • Pricing Strategy

Representative Clients

Companies

  • McDonalds
  • Kraft Heinz
  • CVS
  • Walmart
  • Regal Beloit
  • Nutrien

PE Firms

  • Carlyle Group
  • Pamlico Capital
  • Gemspring Capital
  • GTCR
  • Sterling Partners