In person: Valley Village, CA


1-866-511-1898 x9734


Anytime. By appointment.

Areas of expertise

Breakthrough problem-solving, culture changes, strategic planning

Professional summary

Dr. Ivan Rosenberg has over 30 years experience as a management consultant and change agent, supporting organizations in which the leadership is committed to achieving breakthroughs in organizational performance.

In addition to leading his consulting firm, he is also Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Aerospace & Defense Forum, an international community of over 1600 and six chapters that facilitates business communication, collaboration, and commerce among A&D industry leaders.

Prior to becoming a management consultant, Ivan founded Distinctive Solutions Corporation in 1981, which develops commercial finance software for banks and other financial institutions. Under his leadership, the company raised more than $5 million in venture capital and became a nationally recognized leader in its field. Elected Chairman of the Board of Distinctive Solutions in 1988, Ivan became Vice President of E.K. Williams & Company, the world's largest small business accounting and consulting company. While there, he led the design and implementation of a complete company culture change, returning the company to profitability and establishing effective internal management and production systems.

In past years, Ivan has served on the City Council and the Planning Commission of the City of Morro Bay. His Board membership has included Legacy Software, Inc. (NASDAQ, subsequently merged), Interex (the international Hewlett-Packard users group), the nonprofit Technology for Results in Elementary Education, and the Southern California Chapter of the Institute for Management Consultants. In 1996 he was President of the Los Angeles Venture Association. Currently he serves on a number of Boards, including that of The Association for Strategic Planning, CyberNet Communications, Distinctive Solutions Corporation, and a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.

A frequent and popular public speaker, Ivan received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Cornell University, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Management from the University of Rochester.

Engagement overview

Every engagement is unique. The scope is agreed with the client during the initial consultation.


Ivan has worked with a wide range of clients, including:

Aerospace, Engineering and Scientific
• ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) (Santiago, Chile)
• AVS Science & Technology Society
• Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
• Buzz Aldrin Enterprises
• Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation
• Gemini Observatory
• Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
• NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• NASA Flight Dynamics Facility (at Goddard Space Flight Center)
• NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
• NASA Langley Research Center
• Space Telescope Science Institute
• W.M. Keck Observatory

Professional Services
• Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
• California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
• Fineman West & Company
• Iron Mountain Off-Site Data Protection
• Lockton Companies
• Plus Delta Consulting, LLC
• Red Mountain Machinery Company
• Universal Advisory Service

Consumer Products and Services
• American Flyer Messenger Service
• Barilla Japan
• Chorus Line
• Club Med Japan
• Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
• Dacor
• Limoneira Company
• Vinesse, LLC

Manufacturing and Distribution
• Ace Tank and Equipment
• Botanicals International
• Line 6, Inc.

Media and Publishing
• Entertainment Technology Center
• Furlined
• Merritt Publishing
• Venice Consulting Group
• Wave Community Newspapers

• Alisa Software
• Datalight, Inc.
• FEI Company
• Legacy Software, Inc.
• Oak Grove Systems
• QLogic Corporation

• Amgen, Inc.
• The Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter
• Good Samaritan Hospital
• J.F. Molloy & Associates

• Mono County Arts Council
• Otis College of Art and Design

• The Country School
• Disney Learning Partnership
• Emerson Bandini Elementary School
• The Galef Institute
• Hawaii Preparatory Academy
• The Northwest School
• Rochester Institute of Technology
• The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning
• Southern California University of Health Services
• University of California Irvine
• University of Redlands
• University of Southern California

Not-for-Profit Organizations
• After-School All-Stars, The Arnold Schwarzenegger Youth Foundation
• Alliance for Children's Rights
• Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore Area Council)
• Boy Scouts of America (Western Los Angeles County Council)
• Children's Bureau of Southern California
• New Directions for Veterans
• Space Frontier Foundation
• Tronie Foundation
• Turning P.O.I.N.T
• Western Center on Law and Poverty

Professional Associations
• Beverly Hills Bar Association
• Financial Planning Association (Los Angeles Chapter)
• National Business Officers Association
• Southern California Mediation Association

Economic Development
• Los Angeles Business Council
• Institute for the New California

Government Organizations
• Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino
• Orange County Fire Authority
• Town of Mammoth Lakes