Our people bring diverse but complementary backgrounds in management consulting, senior line management and academia. We come from world-class organizations such as Harvard Business School, McKinsey & Company, General Electric and Chalmers University. We integrate capabilities in strategy and performance with a deep understanding of leadership, organizational dynamics and what it takes to effect change.
In addition to our core team, below, we have assembled a wider network of specialist practitioners to support our work.
Mike’s 40-year career has been dedicated to understanding and improving the way businesses enhance performance while building capability and commitment. He is a renowned expert and prolific author on management, organizational design, strategic human resources, organizational psychology and organizational development issues. Mike is co-founder and chairman of TruePoint and Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School.
Elaine has over 20 years of consulting, practice and people development experience. At TruePoint, Elaine focuses on developing the firm’s internal management capabilities and processes to best serve our clients. Prior to joining TruePoint, Elaine spent much of her career at McKinsey and Company. At McKinsey, in addition to client service, Elaine led the development of an internally-focused practice which provided competitive intelligence and business development expertise to partners throughout North America.
For nearly three decades Russ has partnered with senior leaders to achieve breakthroughs in large-scale organizational change. A former Harvard Business School professor and senior organizational fellow at McKinsey & Company, Russ has written extensively for Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly and other publications. He is co-founder and president of TruePoint and co-author of the award-winning book Higher Ambition.
Magnus helps companies structure honest conversations throughout the organization, identify barriers to improvement and build capabilities for adapting to changing conditions. Prior to joining TruePoint, Magnus served as CEO of the Swedish management consulting firm Consultus and its sister organization Consultus Management Institute. Earlier, Magnus spent seven years at global telecommunications giant Ericsson leading critical business development and operational endeavors.
Nathaniel has focused on the linkage between strategy and organization in creating high-performing enterprises for more than 25 years. Prior to joining TruePoint as co-founder and managing director, Nathaniel spent nearly two decades with McKinsey & Company in roles that included leader of the organization design practice, director of knowledge and practice development, and leader of the European organization practice.
Since the late 1990s, Tobias has researched and consulted in a vast array of industries. His research focus is on strategic change and the management of innovation, and he leads an international network on innovation research. Tobias is also on the faculty of the Chalmers University and a research fellow at the Technische Universität München.
Björn brings nearly 20 years of experience in helping organizations improve performance. Prior to joining TruePoint, Björn served as CEO for two of Sweden’s leading management consulting firms, and managed business development for a $700 million logistics company as well as for top IT and real estate firms.
An internationally recognized expert on global organizational design, Jay specializes in solving strategy and organizational design challenges. Jay’s theories on gaining a significant competitive advantage through organization design and customer–centricity have transformed organizations across industries around the globe. He is Professor Emeritus at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and served on the faculty of Sloan and Wharton.
Kathy has 20 years of experience improving performance and leading change, in corporate roles and as a consultant. At TruePoint, Kathy works with leadership teams to enhance strategic alignment, organization and leadership effectiveness, and execution. Prior to joining TruePoint, she served as director of strategic initiatives at Timberland and as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company.
Flemming has spent nearly three decades developing management skills, building industrial R&D functions and coordinating large international R&D projects. As founder of the Fenix Executive Ph.D. program and research center in Sweden, he has led management research projects–in change management, industrial R&D management, leadership and socio-technical systems design–for leading companies such as AstraZeneca, Ericsson and Volvo.
Sean is an experienced consultant and manager, with more than 25 years experience developing strategy, building effective organizations and managing change. With McKinsey & Company, Sean served clients across sectors including healthcare, transportation and consumer goods. He served as commercial director for Diageo Ireland; director of HR, strategy and IT for United Drug plc; and executive chairman for Medco Health Solutions UK.
Shankar’s interests lie in helping companies address the organizational and performance challenges of growth and transformation. He has consulted to organizations around the world and across diverse sectors, including energy, telecommunications, technology, financial services, retail and the government. Prior to TruePoint, Shankar was a managing partner with Towers Perrin and headed their businesses in Southeast Asia.
Internationally recognized for his expertise in leadership coaching and organizational alignment, Thomas has consulted with more than 200 organizations over the past 25 years. He is CEO Emeritus of Interaction Associates and co-founder and chairman of The Interaction Institute for Social Change. Previously, Thomas was a professor of sociology and anthropology at Georgetown University and a research associate at Harvard University.
Chris is an accomplished line executive and a trusted advisor to CEOs. He spent nearly three decades as a chief executive managing change in finance-related businesses. Chris led three businesses during his 11-year tenure at GE Capital, growing commercial equipment financing into a $40 billion business and quadrupling profits. Previously, he was president and COO of Syska and Hennessey, the nation’s largest engineering firm.
Jay brings a strong combination of corporate management and consulting experience to TruePoint, including over 30 years as a Human Resource executive. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of People with Waste Management Inc., a Fortune 200 Company. While at Waste Management, Jay worked with the CEO and board to build a comprehensive HR strategy in support of the company’s five-year strategic plan.
Derek’s diverse career spans managing and management consulting for technology, financial services and retail companies in the U.S. and across the Asia/Pacific region. Prior to TruePoint, Derek advised CEOs for Marakon Associates in Singapore, managed products at an Idaho high-tech startup and was a Panasonic marketing manager in Tokyo and Jakarta. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received a Society for Human Resources fellowship, and is fluent in both Japanese and Indonesian.
Dick is widely recognized for his research and practice focused on business leadership, strategic human resource management and change management. In addition to his work at TruePoint, Dick’s deep experience includes serving as associate dean for corporate relations at Cornell University’s Johnson School and as a partner at Deloitte consulting in the change management practice and as national director of human resources.
Malcolm has 25 years of experience consulting to leading corporations on strategy, performance, organization and IT. As a McKinsey partner, he built and co-led the UK IT practice. As a KPMG partner, he built and led an M&A business advisory practice in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Malcolm is keenly interested in helping ambitious leadership teams make great strategic decisions and build high-performing organizations.