The story of The Rendle Company practice began in Cambridge, England. I was studying global systems of innovation. Originally from New England, my journey of trans-Atlantic business practice expanded in awareness.
I discovered the significance of systems thinking; a perspective of the whole. This is how I think and the lens through which I see the world and organizations.
In the twenty years since, I have provided systems thinking informed strategic advice and resources to businesses, technology firms, natural resource enterprises, investors and non-profit organizations on both sides of "the pond" and beyond.
Clients have primarily been CEOs, entrepreneurs and Boards.
Services have included creating new business models, global enterprise strategies and serving as interim CEO.
Sectors served include software, water, forestry, technology transfer, renewable energy, digital media, engineering, real estate, factory built housing and economic development organizations.
My experience, personal story of transformation, discovery, and entrepreneurial roots underpin my value as a trusted confidant to leaders and entrepreneurs as they adapt to new and uncertain business and political environments, write a new enterprise story and discover new frontiers of opportunity.
I help leaders and their teams develop and implement resilient enterprise, organizational and economic development strategies. I have a natural ability to see beyond obvious horizons for creative approaches and solutions to a business opportunity or dilemma.
I have been there both as a CEO and working with Boards and executive teams, thus bring both an experienced and consultative perspective to leadership challenges and demands
An effective convener and manager of resources and business ecosystems across boundaries of geography, culture and specialty, I am as comfortable working with community-based businesses as I am with global enterprises. In times requiring transformational thinking and actions, I believe both can benefit by constructively engaging and learning from one another.
While practical and results-oriented, my academic background provides a unique value added perspective to business, organizations, innovation, technology transfer and venture creation. I have designed and taught graduate level courses in organizational leadership, value chain management, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
I have an MPhil jointly from the Judge Business School and the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge; Graduate Studies in Chinese Business from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and International Relations and Regional & Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE); and a B.A. from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. I am a Fellow of the RSA and dual US-UK citizen.