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What are you doing to expedite your company’s growth and increase business value?

Now is an opportune time to fuel your business for ongoing success and surpass the competition.
Yet, most organizations are hindered from doing so.
Whether or not you are familiar with "Corporate Development," this is an excellent place to start.

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Corporate Development focuses on maximizing company-wide profitability and increasing
the business’ intrinsic enterprise value and shareholder value. To successfully source and select appropriate opportunities to profitably fill product pipeline(s), service customers, manage growth and mitigate risks, companies of all sizes can substantially benefit from using a multi-faceted and cross-functional approach to strategically plan and execute Corporate Development initiatives. Corporate Development traditionally encompasses Strategic Planning, Service and Product Development, Organization Design, Business Model Development, Corporate Portfolio Management, Corporate Governance Policy Development, Corporate Transactions, Business Transactions, as well as Reorganization and Transformation Management activities.

During the Strategic Planning phase, companies determine WHAT products and services will be offered to WHICH customers as well as WHERE and HOW the organization will operate. Once these elements are decided, the role shifts to actively managing development of the organization's products, services and new venture business model; acquiring additional products and services to deliver via its pipeline; expanding market reach; enhancing market penetration; as well as overseeing venture investments.

How effectively do you perceive and harness opportunities that achieve profitable results?

Successful evolution requires knowledge, resources, diligence, commitment, creativity and awareness. Establishing a business that will grow and endure requires vision, strategies, processess and infrastructure plus Management and Workforce capable of and willing to cost-efficiently and effectively develop new products and services, manage business activities, as well as attract and retain customers across the global marketplace. Few companies employ an individual, let alone a team, on a full-time basis who can consistently make this happen. Clients engage Conduit Consulting to gain advice and know-how to complement and improve their internal capabilities.

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Additionally, in our experience we have observed that very few people have the character to champion what is in the best interest for the entire company and make the hard decisions due to corporate politics and other conflicts of interest without the guidance of an unbiased, independent external advisor. Without independent advice, companies often miss out on beneficial opportunities; overpay to acquire strategic assets; misguidedly invest in ill-conceived products, services and marketing campaigns; and, generally, waste time, effort, capital (money, intellectual, political) and other resources. We know this to be true, as we are often called upon to repair the damage. Can your organization afford the luxury of these mistakes?

What are you doing to avoid poor decision-making and value destruction due to misguided advice and self-interest?

Conduit Consulting’s value-oriented holistic approach avoids the pitfalls of reckless exploration and speeds clients’ decision-making by quickly recognizing inappropriate opportunities as distractions, ignoring those to minimize disruption, and persistently driving forward progress. Our Corporate Development engagements typically are cross-functional in nature. Sometimes we are engaged to establish or rejuvenate the Corporate Development function within a client’s organization. Although, most often clients request we guide and manage their Corporate Development activities. Our focus is our clients’ success!
Conduit Consulting can develop your pipeline to prosperity. Most clients engage Conduit Consulting to secure our founder and Corporate Development practice leader Jillian Alexander, MBA, CM&AA, CHRC and CFA Institute Regular Member to lead or advise on one or more of the following Corporate Development services (and/or their sub-component services):

  •  Strategic Planning
  •  Competitive Positioning
  •  Market Opportunity Assessment
  •  Organization Design
  •  Business Model Development
  •  Risk Management Policies
  •  Corporate Governance Policies
  •  Reorganization Planning
  •  Transformation Management
  •  Business Plan Evaluation
  •  Business Plan Development & Writing / Grant Writing
  •  Business & Corporate Transaction Deal-Making (e.g., Sourcing, Term Structuring,
     Due Diligence, Valuation, Negotiation, Documentation Management)
  •  Corporate Portfolio Management (e.g., Licensing & Venture Investment Oversight,
     Product Line Harmonization, Profit & Performance Management, Conflict Resolution)
  •  Succession Planning
  •  Financial Restructuring
  •  Exit Strategies

Jillian Alexander has extensive experience hands-on managing as well as advising on the full spectrum of Corporate Development activities, including strategic planning, venture development, business transformation (i.e., merger integration, reorganization, restructuring), operations planning & management and deal-making.
Additionally, unlike most Strategy and General Management consultants, Conduit Consulting professionals have both consulting skills and substantial hands-on operating & management experience. Our unique multi-disciplinary expertise and vast industry knowledge enables us to expertly decipher and delineate between theoretical ideas and real-world concepts, quickly recognize obstacles and swiftly overcome obstructions on the path, resulting in our consisently quickly devising pragmatic, implementable strategies and solutions as well as guiding our clients' profitable corporate venturing.

To learn more about our Corporate Development experience, click on link below:

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To learn more about the components of Corporate Development and how Conduit Consulting might help you,
click on Services or Experience tabs at top of this page.

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