Our Leadership Team
Meagan Chase Skaff, Partner and Author, brings over 25 years of leadership as a strategist, business builder and designer, small business owner, and c-level management consultant for top professional services and technology firms.
Providing innovative thoughtleadership to hundreds of businesses and new business ventures, Meagan is well-grounded in the skills needed for hands on business ownership as well as new venture start-ups, and organization improvement, and profitable growth.
She has led key strategic projects delivering measurable results to the high standards of entrepreneurs and business owners of start ups and emerging growth companies, as well as to senior executives and venture capitalists in the boardrooms and executive suites of the Fortune 100.
Since 2001 Meagan has been interested in social entrepreneurship, and has tenaciously been involved in serving humanitarian projects in start up mode. Meagan is all about ‘Creating Jobs through Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership’.
Her extensive client portfolio includes start ups, top brand leaders, and fast growing companies in the industries of: Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Consumer Packaging, Consumer Products, and Information Technology.
Meagan focuses on building the business case and plans for creating value, the business design, and “bringing the vision to life” from the earliest stages of intelligence gathering to implementation of the business plan.
As a professional problem-solver, she is creative and passionate about collaboration and innovation. Her competencies include:
Designing, building, launching new revenue streams into researched, targeted markets
Designing and creating new business ventures: from strategy, marketing, product and solution design, development, to launch
Leveraging intelligence and innovation for profitable growth
Facilitating executives in market-driven strategy formulation, decision-making, planning and execution
A seasoned project manager on global projects, Meagan has a reputation for leading collaborative cross-functional teams to deliver high quality project results under pressure always on time, on budget, and on target.
Since 1989 Meagan has applied her practical business skills to entrepreneurial pursuits: she has owned and grown 3 small businesses and launched 9 business start-ups, inside and outside of corporations.
Prior experience includes serving as the chief marketing and strategy officer for a B2B software company where Meagan was the executive owner of all marketing and corporate strategies, and held P&L responsibilities for a service line.
Meagan is a proud pioneer practitioner of Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management since 1994, having been a founder of the IBM KM practice. Also as an IBM Consulting Services Principal and global competency leader, she was responsible for the creation and quality of strategy and competitive advantage methodologies, innovation, training, and consulting support of over 11,000 global business consultants.
While Meagan holds both Masters Bachelors degrees in Communications, she got her real MBA as a business owner, acquiring a small business in her 20′s with a partner, turning it around, and selling it for a nice return in less than 2 years. She’s been hooked on the creative side of business building and entrepreneurship ever since, and is proud to have raised an entrepreneur!
Meagan is an award-winning gardener, gourmet cook, and writer. She is in love with bio-energy technology and the pursuit of higher energy.
Connect with Meagan on Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/meaganskaff