Michael Kipp formed his management consulting firm in 1989 and has helped more than 100 companies design and facilitate high impact work sessions that support corporate strategy, business innovation, organization design, new marketing initiatives, and the cultivation of more effective executive teams. As a former Chief Executive Officer, Mike has coached executives and their teams through market repositioning, corporate transformation, and personal growth. He regularly consults in a variety of operating environments, frequently in emergent or turnaround situations and plans and manages large group interventions. Mike presents regularly for business, trade and professional gatherings. His provocative leadership development keynotes include The Accidental Leader, Seven Lessons in Strategy, Self Inflicted Change and From Transaction to Consultation.
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Zuhair Suidan is the principal of a marketing, strategic planning and business development Consultancy. Prior to forming Suidan Associates, he enjoyed a successful 23-year career at IBM. Mr. Suidan has helped teams in many different corporate, industry, and competitive position settings to understand their markets, analyze opportunities, and develop distinctive, integrated and workable marketing strategies that are bought into throughout the organization. He uses a powerful, yet easy-touse strategic marketing planning process that demystifies the process and greatly increases the effectiveness and speed of visioning and objective setting. Mr. Suidan has presented numerous strategic marketing management workshops for companies such as Verizon Communications, Pitney Bowes, Thermo Electron, Programart, Hyperion Solutions and Perkin Elmer.