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When Experience Matters

Thomas L. Doorley, III
CEO / Chairman

Boston, MA USA

Thomas L. Doorley, III is a co-founder and CEO/Chairman of Sage Partners.  He practices across all of our client segments – public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

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Larry Bennigson
Partner

Boston, MA USA

Extensive experience and focus as a strategy consultant, service company leader, public company board member, management teacher and researcher.

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John E. Conway
Partner

Boston, MA  USA

John’s focuses on game-changing strategies and tactics in the Media/Entertainment/Sports, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Telecom and Aerospace/Defense industry sectors.

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Cedric Crocker
Partner

San Francisco, CA  USA

Cedric Crocker works with start-ups, social ventures, and established media, digital learning, professional development, and publishing enterprises in the United States and Europe.

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David R. Currie
Partner

San Francisco, CA  USA

David’s passion and focus is to support technology entrepreneurs in achieving their goal of building a valuable, well funded, and ultimately successful company—from inception to exit. His admirable track record with both US startups and those looking to enter the US market is valuable for entrepreneur and investor alike.

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Marc Fox
Partner

Switzerland

Marc’s focus is access to markets & funding, new venture consulting, interim management, restructuring and new venture acceleration.

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Katherine Glassey
Partner

San Francisco, CA USA

“Intellectual honesty, passionate creativity, and unstoppable determination are the qualities I find most compelling in the leaders of new ventures. Staring down the toughest issues the organization faces can be difficult. It is often uncomfortable. But I’ve found that those who confront challenge and push through to a decision consistently create exciting, valuable businesses in the long run.”

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John Hansen
Partner

San Francisco, CA USA

John Hansen is a Partner at Sage Partners, LLC and is based in San Francisco. He works with clients in the firm’s Strategy & Governance and Venture Acceleration practices.

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Robert J. Kueppers
Partner

Sarasota, FL USA

Robert Kueppers deepens Sage Partners’ governance and strategy expertise. He is a leader in the ongoing dialogue around the importance of the oversight role and how management can leverage the often untapped potential asset that is the Board of Directors.

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Mimi Macksoud
Partner

Boston, MA USA

Mimi is co-Leader of Sage Partners’ Opportunity Oversight practice. She has worked extensively as an advisor to CEOs, CMOs, C-suite executives and boards of directors.

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Bill Mitchell
Partner

San Francisco, CA USA

“Throughout my career I’ve led companies and served as a Director with a singular focus on growth that creates value. This is the also focus of my new partners at Sage. With this group of experienced and talented professionals I see the opportunity to broaden my impact. Sage Partners makes me scalable.”

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Donald J. Plumley
Partner

San Francisco, CA USA

“Great companies have a compelling story to share. As both an operating executive and as a trusted advisor, it is very satisfying to help leadership teams articulate the story that drives strategy and execution – the story that inspires the team and creates valuable growth.”

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David Rosenblum
Partner

Los Angeles, CA USA

“Success with M&A requires intense focus on four potential failure points:  strategic logic, valuation, due diligence, and post-deal integration. The high rates of failure commonly – and correctly – ascribed to M&A typically trace back to a lack of rigorous attention paid to one of more of these four failure points”

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Rich Schneider
Partner

Boston, MA USA

Rich brings 40 years of advisory consulting experience in a variety of industries and with organizations of all sizes. He works with boards and executive management teams on challenges of growth, new business entry, and pursuing big opportunities.

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Edward F. West
Partner

San Francisco, CA USA

“I have devoted my career to serving as a serial Founder CEO of technology start-ups, and as a principal advisor to other Founder entrepreneurs. As their partner, advisor, investor, and director, I share in their dreams, their challenges, and in the growth in value of their early stage ventures.”

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Hugo J.A. van der Zee
Partner

Anzère, Switzerland (Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Prague, Czech Republic)

Hugo J.A. van der Zee’s has a background in civil and corporate law, tax adviser and corporate structure creation. Named chairman of Deloitte & Touche Amsterdam (now Deloitte) in 1997.

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Kenneth A. August
Senior Advisor

Los Angeles, CA USA

Ken August focuses on strategy and business development in media and entertainment companies with special expertise in entrepreneurial enterprises.

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Roland van Kralingen
Senior Advisor

Amsterdam, NL

Roland van Kralingen is Sage Partners’ subject matter expert in marketing. He is involved in branding and positioning projects in Europe, where he is recognized as a key contributor to the marketing profession.

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John R. Gaulding
Partner Emeritus

San Francisco, CA USA

John R. Gaulding is a co-founder and director of Sage Partners. He currently serves on the board of directors of Monster Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq: MNST), Yellow Pages Group, Inc., (Toronto: YEL) and ANTS Software, a publicly-held database software company.

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