Professional summary

Jeff Stone has more than 25 years of management and consulting experience focused on helping clients achieve personal, team and organizational effectiveness. Jeff's clients span a broad range of industries. In recent years he has worked extensively in Life Sciences.

For 7 years, prior to co-founding Potentia, Jeff was a consultant and Director of the Charter Oak Consulting Group, an organization consulting firm based in Hartford CT. Prior to this he spent 5 years as Program Manager for Outward Bound's Professional Development Program at Thompson Island in Boston, MA. Jeff spent the first 10 years of his professional career in internal Human Resource Management and Organization Development roles for two Fortune 50 corporations. At GTE he

Engagement overview

A typical engagement lasts 6-8 months & includes:
-Personal Leadership
-Stakeholder Data Gathering and Feedback
-Development Planning
-Implementation & Coaching
-Progress Assessment
-Close-out and/or Extension


Jeff has coached senior managers and worked with groups at numerous Life Science and Technology companies, from early development stage to more mature commercially active enterprises, including:
• Accellent
• Acusphere
• Alkermes
• Applied Materials
• BP Chemicals
• Carrier Corporation
• EPIX Pharmaceuticals
• Eisai Research Institute
• Geltex Pharmaceuticals
• Martinair - The Americas
• Rhodia Pharma Solutions
• Smith & Nephew
• Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Case Studies

• Provide support to key senior managers, including the current President and CEO, through challenging management transitions and an extended period of rapid growth and change. • Address the skills gaps that became apparent when predominantly technical/scientific managers assumed leadership/managerial positions. • Help functional executives manage ongoing corporate growth and diversification... Read more

• Address the lack of clearly articulated and shared Mission, Vision, and Values for the organization that was reflected in a low level of employee engagement in the mission.
• Redefine a research strategy that was variously viewed to be non-existent, poorly articulated or ill-conceived. Through this effort help individual scientists shift their emphasis from favorite projects to technologie... Read more

• Support the new General Manager, recently arrived from France on his first US assignment, as he made the difficult transition to his new role as head of an acquired company.
• Enable candid dialogue and help to integrate an executive team that had been fractured by cultural differences (American, French, British, Asian), disparate functional priorities and perspectives and disaffection with... Read more

• Satisfy a critical investor funding requirement by implementing a complex series of manufacturing process changes (to demonstrate scalability) in a timeframe 3 months faster than currently thought possible.
• Accomplish these process changes through a collaborative effort involving several internal groups (Mfg, Development, QA/QC, Regulatory and Procurement) whose current working relationshi... Read more

• Address the President’s frustration with the lack of shared strategic leadership among the executive team in the growth of the company.
• Develop the members of the Senior Management Team into increasingly strong executives who could accomplish the company’s aggressive mission.
• Build the management bench strength by developing a feeder pool from lower down in the management ranks. ... Read more


Jeff is a skillful professional who brings his expertise to the business relationship in an open and honest manner. He is engaging, asks the tough questions and finds solutions where there appear to be none. I highly recommend him.

Donna Ward, Ph.D., Patent Attorney

Jeff and I have worked together for the past several years on a number of projects ranging from team building, complex project planning, and one on one coaching. Jeff has excellent knowledge and skills in all of these areas and has helped me make the most of my teams and improve my leadership ability.

Mike Jarpe, Vice President, Biologics Development Allergan

Jeff is a thoughtful leader with the ability to effectively guide groups through change & crisis management, talent development and executive coaching. He is excellent!

Jane Ryan, Regional Manager St. Vincent Medical Group Physician and Provider Recruiting

I have had the pleasure of using Jeff's services over the past several years and have been extremely impressed with his knowledge but, as importantly, the interpersonal skills he brings to the assignment. He is terrific to work with. Results have been excellent; delighted to endorse his Company.

Bill Curran, Senior Talent Development Professional Boston Private Bank