Our People

WHO WE ARE

Each principal in our firm is a senior professional, with a proven track record of performance. This ensures that our clients receive the benefit of counsel from successful line managers with many years of marketing experience.

Managing Partners & Principals

Gary Stibel

Managing Partner & Principal

Steven Robins

Managing Partner & Principal

Tom Sebok

Managing Partner & Principal

Advisors & Principals

Mike Lorelli

Mike is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our private equity, restaurant, and CPG practice teams. With over 35 years in leadership roles at Fortune 50 consumer, B2B, and private equity-backed companies, Mike is an...

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Michael Milone

Mike is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our consumer packaged goods and Global practice teams. Mike is a highly accomplished international executive with a career spanning three decades at H.J. Heinz. Mike became a...

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Robert Moore

Bob is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our retail and healthcare practice teams. Bob’s career spans almost 30 years and includes marketing roles for Fortune 500 companies and a management/ marketing strategy consultant....

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Bob Lepre

Bob is an Advisory Partner & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our consumer packaged goods and advertising practice teams. Bob’s career covers over 25 years of business management and management consulting for some of the smallest and...

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Steven Kutner

Steven is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our analytics and innovation practice teams. He has 25 years of management consulting and industry experience with a focus on the application of econometrics, decision science,...

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Russ Klein

Russ is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our advertising and restaurant practice teams. Russ has led teams on Gatorade, McDonalds, Maytag, Keebler, 7-Eleven and many more, setting the course for long-term growth as well...

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Ken Kantor

Ken is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our Digital practice team. Leveraging over 30 years of marketing, technology and strategy expertise, Ken delivers innovative, unique digital solutions to companies of all sizes, from...

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Carl Johnson

Carl is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our CPG and healthcare practice teams. With over 30 years of general management experience, Carl has a proven track record of strong leadership and success transforming businesses...

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Dave Hogberg

Dave Hogberg is a principal at New England Consulting Group and a key member of our Consumer Packaged Goods practice. With over 30 years of diversified CPG experience, Dave is a dynamic leader with relentless passion and proven ability to consistently impact business...

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Hitesh Hajarnavis

Hitesh is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our CPG and Private Equity teams. Hitesh’s career spans over 20 years in several industries with experience in technology, management consulting, investment banking and consumer...

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Marla Gottschalk

Marla is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our consumer products and direct selling practice teams. Marla’s career spans over 30 years of proven general management and leadership experience in consumer products including...

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Greg Gordon

Greg is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our financial services, consumer marketing, digital media, and customer experience practice teams. Greg’s career spans over 25 years as a CMO among other leadership roles at...

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Louis Gagliano

Louis is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our healthcare practice team. Louis has over 35 years of combined healthcare industry experience, half of it in corporate life across various senior management roles and half as...

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Tom Muccio

Tom is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our retail and consumer products practice teams. Tom’s career spans over 30 years of line management and management consulting, most of it at Procter & Gamble, where he rose from a...

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Jim O’Donnell

Jim O’Donnell is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our automotive practice team. Jim joined BMWNA in March 2008 as President and COO and in June of that year became Chairman and CEO of the Group in North America with...

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Ed Piccolino

Ed is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our consumer marketing and organization leadership practice teams. His background reflects thirty years of management development, both as a consultant and coach, and as a senior line...

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John Richards

John is an Advisory Partner & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our retail and hospitality practices teams. John brings over 20 years of general management and consulting experience with such iconic brands as Procter & Gamble,...

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Scott Roberts

Scott is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key participant in the company’s healthcare and market access practice teams. With over 20 years of experience with some of the world’s most reputable biopharmaceutical companies and industry...

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Ken Romanzi

Ken is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our food and beverage practice teams. A talented and seasoned executive, Ken brings nearly 40 years of marketing, sales and operating experience with numerous global brands and...

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Jim Schroer

Jim is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our automotive and consumer packaged goods practice teams. Jim was Executive Vice President of Global Sales Marketing and Service for DaimlerChrysler, serving on the Chrysler Dodge...

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M. L. Sirianni

M.L. Sirianni is a Principal and Advisor to the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our consumer-packaged goods and healthcare practice teams. With over 25 years of successful marketing experience, M.L. continuously exceeds profit commitments by driving...

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Don Fritz

Don is an Advisory Partner & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our consumer packaged goods and global brand portfolio practice teams. Don’s career spans 25 years of General Management, as a senior business leader with a unique...

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Tom Fricke

Tom is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our foodservice and hospitality practice teams. Tom’s career spans 25 years in a vast array of industries with experience in general management, international business and strategic...

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Kim Small

Kim is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our strategy, CPG and innovation practices. Kim is a global senior executive with world-class strategy development and practical operations experience. In her 30-year career, she...

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George Solomon

George is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice teams. George’s distinguished career spans over 30 years across a broad range of life sciences and healthcare businesses which includes...

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Dave Stone

Dave is a Managing Partner & Principal at the New England Consulting Group, the premier marketing management consulting firm serving customer-driven enterprises. He is responsible for the firm’s consumer products and services, channel management, and customer...

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Dawn Sweeney

Dawn is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our restaurant and association practice teams. With tremendous intellectual capital and business acumen, Dawn is one of the most respected leaders in the service sector. Dawn’s...

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Shivanthi Vannan

Shivanthi is an Advisor and Principal at the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our healthcare practice team. An accomplished and collaborative business leader in marketing and advertising, Shivanthi brings over 25 years experience in brand strategy,...

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Werner von Pein

Werner is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our CPG, family-owned and private equity practice teams. A CPG industry veteran with over 30 years of global expertise, Werner is a known and respected leader positively impacting...

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Steve Wilhite

Steve is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our automotive and advertising practice teams. He has achieved an enviable record of success in building iconic brands and leading business transformations. As a marketing thought...

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David Williams

Dave is a Advisory Partner & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of the consumer packaged goods and healthcare practice teams. Dave’s career spans over 30 years across a broad range of consumer and healthcare businesses, combining general...

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Larry Zigerelli

Larry is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our retail consulting and executive leadership practice. Reflecting a broad range of senior management roles, Larry’s experience has focused on both domestic and international...

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Peter Francese

Peter is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of both our Marketing Segmentation and Consumer Behavior practices. Peter is a widely recognized demographics and psychographics expert. He founded American Demographics Magazine and...

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Briggs Ferguson

Briggs is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our high tech and new media practice teams. Briggs’ background reflects twenty-five years of experience, both as a management consultant and line manager focused on new business...

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Lori Deo

Lori is an Advisor & Principal at the New England Consulting Group, the premier marketing management consulting firm in the world. She is active in the firm’s Healthcare and CPG practices and brings a wealth of beauty experience across retail and dispensed...

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Aileen Cahill

Aileen is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our consumer products, technology and innovation practice teams. Aileen’s career spans over 25 years and includes operating roles for Fortune 500 companies, board room strategy...

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Paul Butcher

Paul is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our Digital Technologies and Financial Services practice teams. He is a digital strategy leader with over 20 years of experience operating at the intersection of marketing,...

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Don Blaustein

Don Blaustein is an Advisor and Principal of the New England Consulting Group and a key member of our Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods practice teams. A proven and ambitious leader, Don brings over 35 years of pro-active strategic marketing and sales experience...

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Roger Berlin, MD

Roger is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our healthcare and consumer products practice teams. Roger’s career spans 20 years in the healthcare industry. During this time, he has served in a variety of substantial...

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Peter Bassi

Pete is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our restaurant and financial services practice teams. Pete’s career spans more than 35 years. He is the former Chairman and President of Yum! Restaurants International, a major...

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Karen Levine

Karen is an Advisor & Principal of the New England Consulting Group, and a key member of our digital media and retail practice teams. Karen is a digital strategist experienced at solving business problems with top tier companies including Esteé Lauder Companies,...

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What Our Clients are Saying

“NECG’s leadership efforts on the ‘Very Best’ corporate initiative fostered a team approach with various agencies involved.  They were professional, strategic and always strived to enhance the promotion concept.”

-VP, Major CPG Company

“Our relationship has been tremendous. NECG helped me think about concrete ways to grow the business.  If they commit to something, they always deliver, without fail.”

-GM, Global Pharmaceutical Company

“You guys were more visionary than any consultants we have ever used, but the biggest difference between you and our previous consulting relationships is that you didn’t stop there but rolled your sleeves up and helped us with every single strategy and execution that resulted in the growth of our business over the past several years.”

-Chairman and CEO of Top Ten Food Company