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Strategic Advisory Board

Nanette Black PHD
(Academy of Management))
Robert Radin
(Retired President American Express )
Julian Kaufman
Sr. Executive AIG)
Reg Gabriel
(CEO SKoolAide, Inc.)
John Campbell
(EVP Harley-Davidson )

John Staines
SVP Liberty Medical


“Tony's approach to business is unlike any other business professional I have ever seen. His insight and experience will get you thinking at a whole new level about what is occurring in your business. If you are truly serious about incorporating change into your organization contact Tony Dadante today.”
Greg Liberto, President, Mind Mapping Works
was with another company when working with Tony at The Change Execution Group

“I have had the honor of working with Tony at Vickers Hydraulics during a time of significant change. Tony’s leadership as the VP of Human Resources coupled with his unique insight into the human condition within a work environment greatly enhanced my ability to succeed in implementing significant change of the Vickers sales organization. Tony taught me change management, the proper process of handling people during change, and the true meaning of a Human Resource department. If your company is facing change I strongly recommend Tony to help you understand and implement the change process.”
James Kowske, Vice President Sales, Vickers, Inc
worked directly with Tony at Eaton/Vickers

“Tony, I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for a powerfully transformative Strategic Forum with you this past week. The techniques and insights we derived from our sessions have already made dramatic impacts to our company's strategic initiatives. Our team was able to focus more keenly on their individual strengths and better align them with the SKoolAide vision as we prepare for the launch of our portal later this year. We fully expect to see a significant increase in meeting target objectives and successful engagement interlocks with both investors and corporate sponsors due in large measure to your change management expertise in helping us to more fully exploit the talents and skills within our leadership team. Thanks (both figuratively and soon to be literally) a Million! Reg Gabriel CEO - SKoolAide Inc.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
Reginald Gabriel, hired Tony as a Business Consultant

“Tony defines the term "Strategic Business Partner". Strategy comes naturally for him. He is a solid Business professional. His personality and style encourages you to Partner with him. His ability to think outside of the box and create solutions for business is unlimited. Tony also has unlimited drive, ambition and integrity to hit a home run in or for any organization.”
Debbie Shapiro, Founder and President, HR Connections Executive Search
was a consultant or contractor to Tony at Eaton/Vickers

“Tony is a results oriented leader. Willing to be creative, imaginative and practical - all in an effort toward driving change and continuous improvement. Effective in front of an organization and noteworthy for his drive to succeed / win.” Ron Ranallo, Director, Benefits Planning and Administration, Eaton Corporation
worked with Tony at The Change Execution Group

“Tony is one of the best strategic HR executives on the globe! He understands what it takes to move the needle in any organization that needs to jump to the next level. His passion for his work and the deep functional knowledge and his rare combination of line management business experience and Hr Function transformation makes his offering compelling to any organization that is looking for a pragmatic way to raise its game.”
Brian J Bohling,  EVP Hess Oil,
worked directly with Tony at The Change Execution Group

“I worked with Tony on many HR initiatives during my time at Mattel as EVP/GM Latin America. Tony was an insightful partner in helping to reorganize the region. Tony is an effective change agent and developer of people and teams. Tony's Fitness Profiling initiative helped unify the region to a common goal and paved the way for many executives who have advanced their careers at Mattel beyond the Latin American region. These changes and initiatives also helped pave the way for sustained profitable growth for that region.”
Jerry Cleary, EVP Sales and Merchandising, Mattel
worked directly with Tony at Mattel

“I reported to Tony as the VP of Human Resources for Mattel Interactive. Tony served as a key member of Mattel’s senior management team. His leadership was vital in defining human resource policies and creating enterprise wide programs with an emphasis on merger and acquisition success, and organization and leadership development. Tony has a keen sense and intelligence for developing integrated programs in support of business plans and objectives. He is a well respected business leader, able to contribute and have opinions at the policy level, beyond the boundaries of Human Resources while functioning effectively and credibly with multiple business teams.”
Stephen Lautenschlager, Vice President, Human Resources, Mattel Interactive
reported to Tony at Mattel

“Tony brings a lot of energy to a room and demands urgency! His services were much needed and the results speak for themselves. He knows how to get to the root of any problem and put a plan together to bring the team together working on one solution. I look forward too the next time I work with him and will forever carry with me what he has already taught me. Thanks Tony!”
Stacy Rosebush, Controller, CB Richard Ellis
worked with Tony at The Change Execution Group

“Tony Dadante is a friend, a mentor, an advisor, a confidant. Tony can manage at the highest level and he is capable of teaching and improving the performance of managers at the highest level. He make good people better and I wish I had him in my corner now. A support team all by himself. I would recommend him for any high level stress management job.”
Amy Boylan, SVP, Hot Wheels, Mattel
worked directly with Tony at Mattel

“I have been fortunate to have worked with Tony both as an HR Executive peer at Mattel, as well as in a consultative capacity at CBRE. As the SVP HR at CBRE, I introduced Tony to the executive leadership at CB Richard Ellis to assist on a consultative basis with a deeply embedded and complex quality problem with one of CBRE's business partners -- BP. Tony quickly gained the trust and respect of the key stakeholders within both CBRE and BP. He managed to creatively engage the workforce and leadership of both teams to analyze, own, and problem solve the quality issue in a timely and cost effective manner. The results were so impressive that BP subsequently retained Tony to take on a more exhaustive change management program beyond the initial quality focused project. I would highly recommend Tony and The Change Execution Group.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
Nanette Black, hired Tony as a Business Consultant

“Tony, over the years, has done some sophisticated but impactful executive coaching for me at multiple companies I've worked in. Tony has a broad based knowledge of organizations and cross departmental issues. Tony brings a unique ability to align departments and can quickly identify and address touchy subjects that erode team productivity. Tony does this with creativity and the straight talk needed to effect positive change. Tony has my highest recommendation.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Creative
Peter Mutty, hired Tony as a Business Consultant, and hired Tony more than once

“Tony is a person focused on continual learning. He relishes being put in new situations, and is doubly enthusiastic when it's a role the company deems critical to success. His is always moving forward, but has the ability to slow down and make each person in his presence feel special from the C-suite to the back-room.”
Jim Wagner, SVP Global Marketing - Hot Wheels, Mattel
managed Tony indirectly at Mattel

“I had the privilege of working with Tony in a number of different capacities over my eight year tenure with Mattel. Tony was a champion on helping to orchestrate and shepherd in positive organizational changes (which happened quite frequently at Mattel). I could always rely on Tony's judgment and business savvy to help navigate the waters on redefining job functions and the resulting personal issues that accompanied them. I would strongly recommend Tony to anyone seeking a first class human resources/organizational change expert. Aside from all that, Tony's a good guy to boot!”
Tom Keefer, SVP, International Marketing, Mattel
worked with Tony at Mattel

“Tony is that rare Human Resources executive who LEADS change rather than attempting to "push on the string" from behind a desk. He has the unusual ability to relate, as an authentic, credible agent of change, to both the rank and file employee - including Union Members - and to executives, including particularly C-level executives. Please call or write me for further detail: Ron Shepps or 734-904-6451.”
Ron Shepps, Manager, Training and OD, Harley Davidson Motor Company
reported to Tony at Harley Davidson Motor Company

“I worked with Tony for 3 to 4 years when I was General Manager of Mattel UK, he was a fundamental part of helping me to turn around an underperforming division and making it "Subsidiary of the Year" within Mattel. Tony is a the consummate global HR pro: analytical and execution oriented. He is able to see the drivers of organizational culture, is able to break this down to the effects on individuals and their one-on-one relationships with others, is able to introduce meaningful change processes in a way the organization can embrace. A trusted advisor, a work horse, a good man.”
Gene Murtha, VP International Sales & Marketing Development, Mattel
worked directly with Tony at The Change Execution Group

“I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of hiring and utilizing Tony DaDante and the Change Execution Group to work with a CBRE-lead team for our client BP. I manage a very large and complex service organization that handles numerous outsourced solution's for BP which include multiple partnering companies, a unionized and professional workforce along with a very temperamental scientific community of researchers . We hired Tony to help integrate the many company cultures involved in this business into one BP CENTRIC WORK SYSTEM. Tony led us down a transformational path that started with solid analytical data collection and immediately engaged the workforce and the leadership teams of all these company's in addressing the UNDISCUSSABLES that were inhibiting our business performance. Our executives view Tony's rigor and search for excellence as paramount in the overall global change effort. Tony is an outstanding leader, business partner and now trusted friend. He consistently takes on the most demanding, complex global change challenges and delivers successfully time after time. Tony has conceived and implemented an amazingly diverse range of innovative change vehicles, leadership events and disciplined programs to address our clients' varied needs. He possesses the curiosity to explore, experiment with and productively apply new technologies for engaging various audiences. Keys to Tony's remarkable effectiveness include: his drive to ensure he understands clients' requirements and expectations; his ability to align, orchestrate and motivate staff and other necessary resources; as well an unrelenting work ethic, strong personal accountability and commitment to my organizations success and satisfaction. Beyond his technical expertise, resourcefulness and execution skills, one could not ask for a finer, smart and provocative change leader. Tony generously gives of his own time, sets aside his own priorities to help others succeed and follows-through to support everyone around him. Tony is completely trustworthy and displays an extraordinary depth of concern for our complex priorities and the well-being of the numerous types of employees from the C-suite to the union shop floor. I recommend Tony without reservation and will be delighted to speak further with anyone about him”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Christy Sahler, hired Tony as a Organizational Behavior Consulting

“If you are looking for an outside-the-box thinking HR executive you have found one in Tony DaDante. Tony's diverse company experience has formed a solid base from which he can address any business situation. He is always up-to-date on the latest thought processes and a leader that can facilitate both organizational and individual growth and development.”
Joseph M. Klocko, Division Controller, Honeywell
worked with Tony at AlliedSignal, Inc.
  • "Turned-on people do turned-on work... Sacred trust is the fuel that powers turned-on people."
    - Tom Peters
  • "Don’t let your ego get too close to your position so that if your position gets shut down your ego doesn't go with it.”
    - Colin Powell
  • "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot harder to make a difference."
    - Tom Brokaw
  • "Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done."
    - Peter Drucker
  • "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say 'Thank You.' In between the leader is a servant."
    - Max Dupree
What's New at CEG

CEG CEO Tony DaDante awarded board seat  at prestigious Global Cyber Forensics Investigation firm "DIGITS". DIGITS Chairman Michael McCartney comments that "the synergies between our firm and The Change Execution Group have proven themselves quite favorably.  Tony's work in designing our Strategic plan and brand along with his relentless focus on Talent coupled with the fact that we share numerous public and private customers, will position us well in leveraging Tony's worldwide reputation as a role up his sleeves, get things done leader, in the Global marketplace."
Former IBM Executive and recently appointed SKoolAide CEO, Reg Gabriel, has selected CEG to lead and facilitate the Strategic Advisory Forum in Boston. SKoolAide is one of the nations leading technology portal companies dedicated to serving students, teachers, school administrators and public and private service providers in the Higher Education Business space.
Ceg CEO Tony DaDante to  speak at Society of Food Service  Global Convention.
Attend 'Best of Organizational Development Summit' and hear Tony DaDante speak.
Boston College MBA Organization Studies Chairperson Dr. Judith Gordon engages Tony DaDante CEO of the Change Execution Group to teach Advanced Leadership courses.
CEG completes  M&A integration project with Eurest Services and Kimco Corporation of Chicago.
CEG Executive search arm fills key roles in Compass-Shell Oil partnership. 
CEG signs long term contract with BP as a preferred supplier to implement "The Making it Better" culture transformation process and to deliver a Formal Executive Education series of courses to its vendor partners CBRE, Jacobs Engineering, Compass, Eurest and Allied Barton.
Global Change Project continues in Asia at Applied Materials a world wide leader in Nano technology in it's Solar Business (AMAT).
CEG sponsors LPGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP in Orlando at the Grand Cypress Resort. Tony DaDante and LPGA players team up to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. Watch Golf Channel interview with CEG executives and Golf Legends

UPDATE....   CEG led team wins LPGA Pro Am that highlights Hall of Famer Julie Inkster and Samantha Marks and Sammi Lee both of whom are Junior Girls golf phenoms. Thank you to all who contributed to the Breast Cancer cure cause. 
CEG in talks with Dr.Steven Lower and distinguished leader Anthony Riccio to develop a "Making it Better"   Global Help network.
BP reports record performance after implementing the Change Execution's Group  " Making it Better" culture transformation process utilizing the John Kotter 8 step Leading Change Model.  Record results are highlighted in Safety ,Operational, Financial metrics.
CEG will be announcing Culture Change and Executive coaching partnerships with several Fortune 500 clients in near future. CEO Tony DaDante shared during a recent interview on  CNBC Squawk Box  that Global leaders are becoming increasingly dismayed at the lack of transparency and culture of fear that has been accepted as simply the cost of doing business.
CEG WINS third consecutive BP contract for its high profile Brightlights project.
CEG completes executive search project with Compass Food Group and Eurest Services in Chicagoland. Shalini Gupta selected to lead high profile "Making it Better" change process for BP.
CEG CEO Tony DaDante and a group of  his Global clients publish video on FAST CULTURE CHANGE and LEADERSHIP. To view go to "CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES" on the CEG website.
CEG awarded Leadership Development contract for Integrated business partnership consisting of BP, CBRE, Jacobs Engineering, Compass Services, Food for Thought, and Allied Barton.
CEG awarded contract by BP to design and implement a High Performance High Touch customer service brand at its flagship Brightlights business.
CEG begins production of the "Cool Friends in the Trenches" leadership documentary. Some 50 global leaders from companies of all sizes and shapes will be interviewed on the subjects of Leadership, Change and Talent. Each interview will be available to view on the CEG site.

To date the following High profile leaders have been interviewed:

1. Dan Dipofi- Owner of NHL Hockey Franchise
2. Steve Barnett and Dave Spataro , Compass Group Executives
3. Alex Darraugh- CBRE executive
4. Kevin Harris - BP executive
5. Cherie Duddridge- BP executive
6. Debbie Reimer- Crothall Food Service Executive
7.  Scheduled to be interviewed this month VP Biden, Julian Kaufman ( AIG) Alan Kaye( Mattel), Michael Burgin ( Secret Service), Tom Peters, George McNeilly (ESPN) Jeff Regner ( Harley- Davidson) Jack and Suzy Welch . 
CEG partners with Mark Bingaman, SVP Supply Chain of Ultra Clean Technology, on Strategic change and Global Talent management projects. UCT is the globally recognized leader in the outsource solution business for complex modules ranging from liquid and gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. CEG has begun work at the Austin, Texas campus.

“Tony is one of the best strategic HR executives on the globe! He understands what it takes to move the needle in any organization that needs to jump to the next level. His passion for his work and the deep functional knowledge and his rare combination of line management business experience and Hr Function transformation makes his offering compelling to any organization that is looking for a pragmatic way to raise its game.”
Brian J Bohling,  EVP Hess Oil,
worked directly with Tony at The Change Execution Group
Today CEG CEO Tony DaDante led a Strategic Team Development process at Shell Oil Headquarters in Houston. Tony worked in concert the Strategic Advisory Group from Compass Services and Johnson Controls and some thirty  five executives from each of the companies. Another session is planned.