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View the Results and Findings of our 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Dec 9th, 2011Comments Off on View the Results and Findings of our 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey





The team at Brainard Strategy adheres to core values that include the pursuit of knowledge, flexibility, responsiveness, partnership and  candor.  We actively seek and evaluate feedback to make improvements that really matter.  Our objective is to provide our clients with the  highest quality Business Strategy and Organizational Development services possible.

Thank you to everyone who provided valuable feedback during our 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey.  Click here to view a copy of the Survey.

Large Multinational Biotechnology Company

Sep 9th, 2011Comments Off on Large Multinational Biotechnology Company

EVP of Corporate Development
Large Multinational Biotechnology Company

“We have had a great deal of success with mergers and acquisitions but in 2010 we sought to reduce some of the friction that our internal process seemed to be experiencing. While ultimately much of our work in Corporate Development was highly successful it was clear that we were not operating the deal process as efficiently or as effectively as we could. As the executive responsible for all aspects of M&A activity I have a great sense of urgency for the company to realize its value targets and for us to build scale-able and replicable process to the extent possible. Our transactions can range from tens of millions to multiple billions, be incredibly complex, have international components, and we often must navigate a complex regulatory and competitive environment.

Michael was referred to us based upon a prior experience a colleague had with Michael, his Corporate Development background as well as his Organizational Development expertise. We contracted with Brainard Strategy to assess our M&A processes, then deliver a series of reports and facilitated sessions with a variety of executives and other stakeholders. As one can imagine there were executives wed to certain aspects of the process and many of the people who were in the debrief sessions helped to create the very processes that were being assessed and potentially challenged.

It became crystal clear that Michael’s ability to pull together many data points and points of view in an honest, clear and objective manner led to instant credibility. It was also clear that Michael and his team had a vast amount of technical expertise in both doing transactions, and consulting on the process of completing transactions. In many instances Michael asserted known challenges for us and in many other cases he was able to articulate the implications of some of our challenges in such a way so as to limit defensiveness. His ability to communicate tough truths and facilitate various types of groups toward the best end for us as the client was immensely valuable to me. We were left with a concrete action plan for change that was eventually integrated by the board and the senior management team.

Our company is now partnering with Michael as a strategic consulting partner to assist us with a variety of process consulting initiatives. Michael’s unique background as a psychologist, business development executive who completed transactions, and facilitation capabilities, as well as interpersonal skills and pragmatism helped our team and company to gain value that may not have been gained without him. I estimate his contribution to be worth many millions of dollars for us.”

Welcome to the new and improved

Aug 9th, 2011Comments Off on Welcome to the new and improved

Welcome to the new and improved corporate website. My objective is to create an interactive medium in which to share fresh ideas from thought leaders and practical solutions to Organizational Development and Strategic Business challenges that we’ve developed in our practice over the years. I look forward to the intellectual discourse I intend to inspire. Michael Brainard