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Richard van Bergen – Mr. van Bergen had an international business career that includes shipping, magazine publishing and banking. He was President of Reader’s Digest in Japan and CFO of a large division of Citigroup. He has consulted on Governance, Strategic Planning, Financial and Business Planning for ESC since 1990. He earned an MBA equivalent in Germany and has taught at Babson College.
Michael Daily – Mr. Daily has over 20 years experience as a COO/CFO for two emerging growth companies. He has consulted in Financial, Marketing, and Turn-around projects for ESC since 1995. He is a founder and Executive Director of Executive Service Corps of NH. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
John Gregg – Mr. Gregg is a marketing executive with over 40 years of experience. He has held senior positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Avon Products, and Young & Rubicam. He consults in Strategic Planning, Market Research, and Process Improvement. He is President of his own consulting firm. He has an MBA from Indiana University.
Bill Gould – Mr. Gould had a high tech career that included being COO of Sequoia Systems, Executive Vice President of Metha Corporation, and CEO of Vikor. He consults in general management areas including Strategic Planning, Governance, and Business Planning. He is a graduate of Dartmouth and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
Don Hughes – Mr. Hughes is a long time GE operating executive who spent 15 years as President and CEO of Framingham Savings Bank. He has served as a board member for the YMCA at the local, regional, and national level. He developed ESC’s Governance Practice in the early 1990’s, and leads our practice in this area. He is the current Board Chair of Executive Service Corps of NH.
Don McGuinness – Mr. McGuinness had a distinguished career in the electronic components industry which included founding his own company and taking it public. His areas of consulting for ESC are General Management, Strategic Planning, and Earned Income Ventures Development.
Tom Mongeon - Mr. Mongeon has served in management positions at GE, Honeywell, United Technologies and Arrow Electronics. He has consulted with over 30 clients in Marketing, Strategic and Business Planning, and Process Improvement. He holds an MS in Management.
Judie Post – Ms. Post began her career as a social worker. She had senior training and human resource positions with HP. She owned an employment agency, ran a housing agency, was a senior staff member of an elder agency and has consulted to nonprofits. Her areas of consulting are Fundraising, Marketing, Program Evaluation, and Business Planning. She has an MA in Community Social Psychology.
Steve Smith - Mr. Smith was the long time Executive Director of the American Lung Association, New Hampshire Chapter and later was the Vice President of Field Operations for the national organization. More recently he has returned to New England and founded his own consulting organization It's the Results. He also teaches nonprofit courses at Northeastern University. He has an MA in Teaching from UNH.
Charles Urmson – Mr. Urmson served in general management positions at a number of manufacturing companies including being Vice President of Hypertherm. He has worked as a consultant for Peat, Marwick. His areas of consulting for ESC are Strategic Planning, Operational Effectiveness, and Governance. He is the Treasurer of the Upper Valley Land Trust. He has a graduate engineering degree from Rensselaer and holds and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chris Van Curan – Mr. Van Curan had two careers, first as a senior banker at Bank of Boston where he was a Division Head focusing on financial firms, and later as co-founder of a national insurance brokerage. He continues to serve as consultant and executive recruiter for the insurance industry. He has served on many for profit and nonprofit boards. He consults for for ESC in Strategic Planning, Governance, Business Feasibility, Human Resources, and Business Planning since 1996. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Whizzer Wheeler – Mr. Wheeler built two large consulting businesses,
the first for Rath & Strong and the second for Coopers and Lybrand, where he was in charge of the
Manufacturing Strategy Practice. He is the author of two best selling business
books on process reengineering. He consults in Strategic Planning, Organizational
Effectiveness and Marketing. He is a founder of our efforts in Northern
New England, and has always been active in local historical societies.