Strategy & Governance
We help our clients identify and deal with the Big Things they face. We provide senior counsel for a variety of issues including corporate strategy, organizational development, acquisition and divestiture, and board governance. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients forming hands-on teams committed to successful outcomes.
Opportunity Strategy & Oversight
Our goal is to help senior executives and boards of directors establish the rigor required to recognize, seize, and create opportunities, which could accelerate growth and stay one step ahead of disruptive start-ups and proven competitors.Read more
In organizations ranging from large corporations to tiny ventures, from for-profit to nonprofit, from enterprise focus to consumer focus, the engine that consistently drives growth, value and impact is INNOVATION. Our passion is to help accelerate the process.Read more
Our thoughts on key business topics.
Read Larry Bennigson and Frank Leonard's article, “Bringing Opportunity Oversight onto the Board’s Agenda”, in the Spring issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Their conclusions about the dangers in an imbalance between risk and opportunity oversight are a provocative read for CEOs, leadership teams and boards of directors. Their insights...
Sustained high performance is difficult, and rare. Such performance requires corporate leadership to develop sensitivity to subtle, often ambivalent, signals of change, opportunity, and danger well before performance falters. Hindsight is everything but 20-20. When executives ask me “What went wrong?” my answer is often “it is not what went...
In times past, CEOs kept close counsel, sharing their nascent strategic ideas or concerns with a narrow cadre of confidants. Fortunately leading CEOs have rejected this behavior. Now the best share ideas early and often. The goal–to inspire collaboration; to shape and hone these ideas; to improve them. We call these...
In organizations ranging from large corporate to tiny venture, from for-profit to non-profit, from enterprise-focus to consumer focus, the engine that consistently drives growth, value and impact is INNOVATION. The faster, more powerful the engine, the better the outcomes by any measure. Public markets place a premium on the value of...
Recent governance reforms intensify the role of the board of directors, mandating increased involvement and contribution. Coupled with the sharp rise in merger and acquisition activity, directors are drawn deeply into the strategic dialogue. Read more >>
The Growth Premium--a Leading Indicator of the Robustness of Innovation Processes We know when growth pays, namely, when an enterprise is adequately profitable (earning more than its cost-of-capital) thus giving investors confidence that management knows how to deliver value-creating growth. The calculation of the level of profitability identifies whether the enterprise...
Why Should You Choose Us?
We do what it takes to help you succeed.
Our Focus is on Growth
We are 100% specialized in all business dimensions involved with growth. We are not trying to be the answer to all your business needs, like other large consultancies. Our focus is purely on finding ways to help organizations accelerate their growth.
The Quality of our Partners
Sage Partners has made a conscious choice for our firm that we are all highly experienced with broad and deep business experience. When you work with us, you work only with partners. The bottom line is that "experience and wisdom" count.
We Have Our Hands in the Clay
We work side by side with our clients' senior executives and board members to attack and solve the problem at hand. You will never see a team of junior staff on our teams, just senior, experienced executives that love to get their hands dirty.
We Thrive on Challenges
We have all chosen to be a part of Sage Partners because we truly love the work. We do it for the satisfaction of helping our clients. We live for the work, we do it for the IMPACT! We seek opportunities to help our clients take action on important issues that make a difference.
Tom Doorley spoke about entrepreneurs and boards on a panel at Columbia University Business School.
John Gaulding, a Sage Partners' co-founder, has just been elected as Chairman of Energous Corporation (NASDAQ; WATT). Energous
Tom Doorley has been invited to meet with faculty and students in Penn State's College of Engineering's Entrepreneurship program.
David Rosenblum a Sage Partner was recently named to Hanmi Financial Corporation's Board of Directors.
Read Larry Bennigson's and Frank Leonard's article, “Bringing Opportunity Oversight onto the Board’s Agenda”, in the 2013 Spring issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.
Roland Van Kralingen (Partner) recently published his newest book in the Netherlands. "Frontrunners -The 8 Characteristics of Market Leaders".
ARE YOU READY TO ACCELERATE?
We are here to help you put growth back in your business.