How I can help you

As an experienced business executive with both global multinationals and VC backed start-ups, I can provide guidance on strategy, business and organizational development; with a focus on sales, marketing and market development.

Having run a mid-sized company and worked with or been a Board member for Venture Capital or Private Equity backed startup companies, I have a broad perspective on the variety of issues facing young businesses.  And as a Business Leadership Consultant, I have helped strategic and financial investors evaluate young companies including Due Diligence work but, more importantly, aided young companies in positioning or repositioning their  businesses for greater success.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services



B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1983

Alternating Term Cooperative Education, 1979-1982 at Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois


Professional Development

Six Sigma Executive Training, Six Sigma Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, 2000

Leading a Value Growth Culture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IMD International Institute for Management Development, 1999

Leveraging Core Competencies Executive Program, Tuck School - Dartmouth University, 1993

Indiana Partnership for Management Development, Indiana University, 1993

Industrial Marketing Management Executive Program, Northwestern University, 1988

Dennis McGrew

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone