Strategic Decisions Group elects new partner to lead global executive education practice


Marcy B. Conn has three decades of experience in management consulting and cutting-edge education. She joins Strategic Decisions Group as a partner responsible for leading the firm’s global executive education practice.

MENLO PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) 01 March 2022

Management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) today announced that Marcy B. Conn has joined the firm as a partner to lead the firm’s global executive education practice.

Ms. Conn is a recognized teacher, leader and innovator who has designed and delivered a wide range of educational programs focused on experiential learning. In addition, Ms. Conn has led consulting engagements for over 30 years, including asset strategy, capital project risk analysis, portfolio management, technology evaluation and decision process design. His clients include multinational companies in energy, life sciences, consumer products and manufacturing, as well as innovative startups and public sector agencies.

“We are privileged to have been able to convince Marcy to lead our executive education practice into its next phase of growth,” said Dr. Mark Seidler, CEO of SDG. “She has extensive experience in building leadership and executive development programs using new formats and delivery modes, coupled with a deep understanding of decision science and decision quality that sets SDGs of other education service providers. She is enthusiastic about teaching and developing new approaches to achieve positive and lasting organizational change. With Marcy’s guidance, we plan to dramatically change our ability to support our clients as they face complex change and equip their teams to meet new strategic challenges in the future.

Ms. Conn, who was a consulting partner at SDG earlier in her career and co-lead of the executive education practice, returns after a decade of experience designing and delivering offerings that leverage search technologies. and revolutionary education. She has held positions in various educational institutions as a full-time faculty member, department head, and curriculum and content designer. At Stanford University and Santa Clara University, she served as a coach and mentor to intern students.

“I look forward to working with SDG’s decision professionals to develop curriculum and content that meets the changing needs of client organizations,” said Ms. Conn. “Over the past 40 years, SDG has developed a world-class executive development offering. which continues to be in high demand. I want to build on this strength and expand our offerings to support capacity development and lasting change for individuals and organizations.

Prior to joining SDG, Ms. Conn was Director of Strategy and Analytics for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit food banks. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, she co-led the development and implementation of a new distribution strategy to manage the sudden doubling of demand in an environment with new health and safety guidelines.

Ms. Conn holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MS in Operations Research from Stanford, and a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science and Chemistry from Stanford. She holds a California teaching degree from her graduate studies in education at San Francisco State University. She is based in the Menlo Park, California office.

About the Strategic Decisions Group

Founded in 1981, Strategic Decisions Group is a strategy consulting firm recognized for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, stakeholder alignment and value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, SDG helps clients find innovative and creative strategies to thrive today, while helping them develop internal skills and more effective decision-making processes to meet future competitive challenges. A unique combination of analytical skills, strategy development techniques and industry experience makes SDG a preferred strategy consultant for the global Fortune 500. For more information, visit In 2021, the firm celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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