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Members of our team are innovative thinkers. They are well grounded in understanding which organizational, operational, and cultural drivers enable businesses to compete and thrive in today's harsh economic climate. They have specific expertise in the following areas:

Strategic and financial analysis
Structuring high quality product portfolios
Implementing world-class product planning and development processes
Profitable product life-cycle management
Competitive Analysis

Members of our team are graduates of top business and engineering universities. All have strong, practical experience and highly honed professional know-how acquired by working for, and with, major domestic and international corporations.

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang specializes in financial analysis practice, such as evaluating business plans, conducting Due Diligence, working with VCs and start-up companies, etc. She leads strategy and research engagements to support Chicago Analytics’ mission—delivering leading-edge financial analysis and strategic consulting service to ensure the competence of our clients in today’s challenging business environment.

With nearly 10 years of global operation experience, her role is as follows:

Valuation of private equity portfolios and businesses
Identify successful entrepreneurs, business executives or market opportunities as a platform for building substantial companies
Assist in formation of business strategy

Prior to joining Chicago Analytics, Lisa held a variety of positions in Fortune 500 companies. Her career experience includes strategy management and business analysis positions at Booz Allen & Hamilton, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and security firms in China.

Lisa holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Greg Nemec
Greg is an experienced leader, coach and implementer having championed marketing, product management and business development efforts for Fortune 500 and start-up companies alike. A sample of his results include:

Creating the strategy, tactics and leading the implementation that tripled annual product line revenues at 3Com.
Initiating, negotiating, and tracking results of partnership agreements at Lucent that increased Divisional channel coverage tenfold.
Establishing a product development process at an e-commerce company that improved on-time delivery, raised customer satisfaction ratings and grew revenues.

His educational credits include degrees from:

Northwestern University-MS in Communications
University of Illinois-MBA in Finance and MIS
Northern Illinois University-BS in Marketing

He has been published in the International Engineering Consortium’s Annual Review of Communications, he is a certified Six Sigma Green belt, has received a Certificate of Excellence from HP and holds a communications technology patent.

Ronit Austgen
Ronit is an accomplished, former Marketing Director for major consumer companies such as AT&T Wireless, and Starbucks Coffee Company. She holds degrees from the following institutions:

IESE, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, Barcelona, Spain; MBA in International Marketing
University of California, Santa Barbara: BA in Political Science and International Relations

Ronit has 15 years of experience in developing marketing strategies, structuring brand architectures, and facilitating focus groups. She is responsible for our cause, non-profit, and consumer practice.
Trudy Frank
Trudy is a former CFO and VP of Finance with ConAgra and major investment banking and trading organizations. Her education background includes:

American Graduate School of International Management: MBA - Finance
University of Illinois-MBA in Finance and MIS
Salzburg College (Austria) - Studies in International Business

Her exceptional financial skills led to numerous M&A assignments in the USA and Europe.
Derek Podobas
He is a former GM, VP, and Director of major companies such as Ameritech, Sprint, and several high-tech companies in California. He has an extensive educational background earned at:

The University of Chicago: MBA in Corporate Strategy and Investments
American Graduate School of International Management: MIM
Illinois Institute of Technology: BS in Electrical Engineering

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events, and has an extensive consulting experience advising and training companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Rafael Sotomayor
Rafael has an exceptionally strong technical, planning and corporate strategy background. His educational credits include degrees from:

Harvard University-MBA in Corporate Strategy
Georgia Institute of Technology-MS in Electrical Engineering
Purdue University-BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

His professional expertise includes engineering, operational, and marketing assignments with such companies as Intel and Motorola. Rafael is a subject matter expert in complex software development, process re-engineering, and cycle-time reduction. His assignments take him frequently to clients in Latin America and the Far East.

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