Professional summary

The founder of Emergent, Jesse is a recognized expert in business transformation, organizational change leadership, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement for large, complex initiatives. He partners with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies across North America to deliver successful people and change strategies, supporting a range of business initiatives including organizational restructurings, technology deployments, shared service implementations, process re-engineering efforts, and mergers.

Jesse’s background includes nearly 20 years of management and strategy consulting experience, having led many engagements with Emergent, Booz & Company, and Accenture. His company is the creator of the Accelerating Change & Transformation

Engagement overview

Large-scale business transformation and change projects where I can serve as a key member of the program/project team or help run the program/project.


• US Commercial Airline - Deployment of a new passenger service system affecting all employees
• Fortune 50 Retail Store - Transformation of Store Operations to a matrix organization structure. Transition to an Accounting shared services, outsourced model.
• Global Financial Services Company - Process re-engineering to reduce time spent on low-value activities
• Fortune 500 Diversified Bank - Implementation of “Customer Experience” strategy
• “Big 3” Automotive Manufacturer - Transition of IT division to a shared service organization
• Fortune 50 Drugstore Chain - Acquisition and integration of regional drugstore competitor
• Tier 1 Automotive Supplier - Transition of IT division to a shared services, outsourced organization
• Fortune 500 Apparel Company - Corporate restructuring for global growth strategy
• Fortune 100 Global Engineering Firm - Deployment of a new sales force automation system
• Global 500 Energy Company - Planning of CEO’s annual strategic meeting with global senior leaders
• Global Financial Service Company - Transformation of the IT organization
• Fortune 50 Building Efficiency Company - Process improvement initiative for talent acquisition and management
• Fortune 500 Healthcare Provider - Corporate restructuring “Return to Profitability” program


You need to develop a team transition plan. This doesn't have to be overly formal, but it should lay out what you will plan to do over the next few weeks. The goal should be to successfully integrate the six team members into your team and for all of them to get to know you, and vice versa.

Here are some suggested items for your plan:

--Bring all six together to let them know you are their ... Read more


provided outstanding thought leadership, planning and execution services for an accounting transformation

Fortune 100 Store Chain

brings high energy, creativity, and passion

Fortune 50 Consumer Goods Company

left an impression on the organization that continues to pay dividends


I cannot say enough for the level of quality that Emergent brought to our IT effort


brought unique value to a large scale change management effort

IT Transformation

impressed us with bold, creative ideas

Fortune 50 Manufacturer

set a new standard for our company's transformation initiatives

Fortune 50 Retail Company