Al Amador

Al brings extensive experience from the information technology field as a director of numerous enterprise implementations as well as over two decades of keynote speaking, communication training, teaching, coaching and facilitating. Al’s specialty is bringing teams together to work on the key areas of; trust, meaningful conflict, commitment and clarity. He has a passion for coaching directors and teams, as well as a reputation for connecting with both senior business and technical leaders.

Currently, Al works regularly with CEOs and executive teams in quickly and effectively applying the concepts captured in all of Pat Lencioni’s books. His clients span a broad spectrum of various industries, including technology, retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecommunications, cable, manufacturing and others.

In addition to his work with consulting clients, Al serves on the Table Group Consulting Executive Committee where he has responsibility for business development as well as coordination of our consultants across the Western U.S.

Prior to joining the Table Group Al’s positions included; program director for credit card security at Kaiser Permanente, director of technology services for Bare Escentuals, and intranet services manager for Robert Half International. Al has led numerous technical teams in the UK, India, China, Japan, Germany, and Latin America.

Al lives with his wife and two children in Lafayette, California.

Andrea H. Bierce

A results-oriented, strategic thinker working within the “C” Suite, Andrea has a distinguished career as a consultant, business advisor, banker, and operating executive. Her contributions relate to establishing robust Governance, Risk and Compliance programs, improving Client and Employee engagement, establishing ESG Programs, creating meaningful reporting, meeting regulatory requirements, and providing the evidence regulators desire, reducing costs through such actions as offshoring, vendor consolidation and transforming the organization. She brings strong managerial and leadership expertise to the Board, with great ability to drive decision making in a collaborative fashion while offering keen insights. She has extensive international experience building revenue, enhancing growth, and augmenting talent. She has proven competencies and executive leadership skills in creating vision, direction, strategy, and execution. She is recognized as one of the foremost experts in designing and implementing best in class client experiences leading to increased revenue, better employee engagement and reduced attrition. She has been quoted in over 300 periodicals globally and appeared on National television in the U.S. and Mumbai Live.

In addition to her Board roles, Andrea most recently was a Managing Director with Gupton Marrs International, a boutique consulting firm of former KPMG Partners focusing on Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Reporting. She joined Gupton Marrs from Wachovia Bank, where she led Customer Experience and Loyalty across the enterprise. Prior to Wachovia, she was a part of the CEO’s Office of Bearing Point, the former KPMG Consulting. Before that move, she was a Partner with Kearney, running the Business Process Offshoring Practice globally. While at Kearney, she was awarded their top three Firm Awards for Innovation, Thought Leadership and media visibility. Before joining Kearney, Andrea spent 22 years at KPMG, New York as a Financial Services consulting partner. She was the lead partner on Morgan Stanley globally which became the largest client in financial services in the United States. Andrea held other corporate positions as the Assistant Treasurer of the JC Penney Company and Assistant Treasurer of Deutsche Bank. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and majored in Economics. She attended the Yale School of Management Executive Education Program.

She is currently an Independent Director with UBS Bank USA and serves on the Audit & Risk Committees. She is also an Advisory Committee Member to one of the World’s largest Consulting Firms (1 of 4 members). In 2022, she became part of Kearney’s [email protected] She was invited to be a member of International Women’s Forum. She acts as the Co-CEO of the Colonnade Society which provides critical funding for the Lee Institute, a Leadership Institute, and the Duke Mansion.

Her past industry associations include her role as a Former Independent Director, for Cyient, Ltd., (the former InfoTech), a public company in Hyderabad, India, where she chaired the Strategy & Client Engagement Committees, and the Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittees of the Board. She was also the Former Trustee of the Center for Economic Development, in Washington D.C.

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Andy Walter is a business results-driven professional with extensive experience in strategy, development, execution, and operations across Shared Services and IT. He led the Commercial Services & Delivery Organization (over 1500 IT and multifunctional professionals) for Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Services (GBS). He was responsible for IT & Shared Services for all Global Business Units and Markets around the world. His team was accountable for developing cutting-edge digital capabilities for Procter & Gamble to win “where it matters most,” with Consumers, Shoppers, and Retailers. This included all eBusiness, Consumer Services, BI/Analytics, Sales Force Solutions, Project Delivery, Business Process Services, and A&D / Company restructuring efforts. He has over 15 years working on Boards and in Board level advisory roles.

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A former physicist turned data scientist, Dave Botkin built and ran analytics and data engineering teams in startups and Fortune 50 companies until “retiring” in 2018 to focus on Analytics Consulting and Advisory services as Dave Botkin Consulting, LLC.DBC LLC has advised clients in ecommerce, mobile gaming, streaming audio, healthcare, and IoT on driving more value with their data.Prior to DBC, Dave was Sr. Director of Marketing Analytics in Google’s Ads business, where his teams evaluated marketing program effectiveness and developed machine-learning models to route leads to sales. Before that, he led Analytics at Square, where his team used data to help Square manage risk and improve its products and services for businesses and consumers. Prior to Square, he was VP of Analytics/BI at Disney Interactive Games, and at Playdom, which Disney acquired in 2010, where he used data to help Disney create and market social, mobile, console and MMO games. Prior to Playdom, Dave was SVP Audience Analytics at CBS Interactive, developing behavioral and survey-based tools to help producers and advertisers understand how consumers engage with video and web content. Before CBS, Dave held various executive roles in analytics and data infrastructure at eBay covering finance, strategy, and marketing.Dave received his BA and Ph.D (Physics) degrees from UC Berkeley and his MBA degree from the Haas School of Business.

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Deanna M. Mulligan is the Chief Executive Officer of Purposeful, where she provides strategic advisory services to CEOs and private equity funded startups.

Ms. Mulligan is the former Chair, President & CEO of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) and was a member of the company’s Board of Directors. She joined Guardian in 2008 as Executive Vice President to lead their Individual Life & Disability business, was named CEO in July 2011, and retired as Chair and CEO at the end of 2020.

She was a Principal at McKinsey & Company, and held senior positions at AXA Financial and New York Life Insurance Company.

Ms. Mulligan serves as a trustee on the Board of Directors for The Vanguard Group, a position she has held since 2017, and at DuPont de Nemours, Inc., where she has served since 2021.
She serves on the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Partnership for New York City, and Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP).

She has also served on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, as Chair of ACLI, and as a director at ARCH Capital, Catalyst, and The Economic Club of New York.

Named by Fortune as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” and by Crain’s New York Business as one of “The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York,” five times each. She is also the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap.

Ms. Mulligan graduated from the University of Nebraska with High Distinction and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Deb is a Partner at Council Advisors (CA) where she spearheads their digital transformation practice and is a senior advisor to World 50, a C-Suite Leadership Development & Networking Company which houses the G100 Network. As Vice Chair of SSA & Company, a CA portfolio company, founded and oversees their Digital Transformation Practice. Previously, Deb was a 30-year executive leader at P&G of which 15 years were in a C-Suite level position. During her time at P&G, she served as President and Senior Executive Officer of P&G’s $20 billion Beauty Business while simultaneously serving as President and Senior Executive Officer of P&G’s e-Business which touched nearly half of P&G’s then $86 billion global business. She also served as President & Senior Executive Officer of P&G’s $15 billion Asian Business & for P&G’s $15 billion Baby Care Business.

Deb spent seven years on Fortune’s US and International rankings of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Deb serves on the Board of Directors at publicly held companies including American Eagle Outfitters, Corning Inc., and Meritage Homes. Deb previously served as Chair of the Board at Accupac and on the Board of Directors for Sprint, Staples, and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Deb has been listed by Women Inc. as one of the 50 most powerful female board directors.

Deb had a US State Department Appointment to the Business Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Deb was the first woman to serve as Chair of the 23 Country Business Council and advised top government officials including President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Deb currently has a Singapore Government Appointment to the Health & Bio-Medical International Advisory Council and a US appointment to Pacific Economic Cooperation Council a network of member committees promoting trade and cooperation across the Asia Pacific Region.

Deb serves as a Senior Advisor to Omni Bioceutical Innovations and a portfolio of tech start-up/scale-up companies including Fractal Analytics, Nuvo, and Innovaccer.

Deb gives of her time and talents to several learning and charitable institutions. She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Bonaventure University and serves on the board of Trustees at Syracuse University. She was formerly on the Boards of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Xavier University.

Deb is a thought leader on topics including leadership, digital transformation, and diversity. Her work has appeared in top-tier publications including Fortune, Bloomberg, and Huffington Post. Deb authors a blog: Run2Digital. Deb partnered with academics from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on groundbreaking research on women on corporate boards which was published in Harvard Business Review and MIT’s Sloan Management Review.

Deb is an advocate for the health & education of children. Under Deb’s leadership of P&G’s Live, Learn and Thrive Program, Asia delivered more than 325 million Liters of clean drinking water to Asia’s poverty ridden and disaster struck areas improving the lives of more than 100 million children in Asia. Deb’s efforts were recognized with the dedication of a Vietnamese School in her honor.

Deb has a BA in Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University, an MA in Advertising from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and an Honorary PhD of Humane Letters from St. Bonaventure. Deb is married to her husband, Sean, and is mom to three children: Caitlin, Connor, and Shannon.

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Ed has a long work history in the Property-Casualty insurance industry. At Progressive Insurance he served as a Division President and Director of Product Development. Under his leadership the product development function introduced a host of product and underwriting innovations that have played a vital role in the company’s dynamic growth. As a Senior Vice President at 21st Century Insurance he led the Marketing, Advertising, Sales and Actuarial functions for this direct distribution company. Ed is still active in the business. He provides consulting support in analytics and product design for two Personal Lines insurance start-ups. He teaches at Santa Monica College. He holds the CPCU and ARM designations. He has served on the Boards of industry organizations including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. 

Stanley A. McChrystal

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He is widely praised for launching a revolution in warfare by leading a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact.

The son and grandson of Army officers, McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976 as an infantry officer, completed Ranger Training, and later, Special Forces Training. Over the course of his career, he held leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne Division, the XVIII Army Airborne Corp, and the Joint Staff. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College, and he completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000.

From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded JSOC – responsible for leading the nation’s deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. In June 2009, McChrystal received his fourth star and assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan.

Since retiring from the military, McChrystal has served on several corporate boards of directors, that include Deutsche Bank America, JetBlue Airways, Navistar, Siemens Government Technologies, Fiscal Note, and Accent Technologies. A passionate advocate for national service, McChrystal is the Chair of the Board of Service Year Alliance, which envisions a future in which a service year is a cultural expectation and common opportunity for every young American. He is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership. Additionally, he is the author of the bestselling leadership books, My Share of the Task: A Memoir, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, Leaders: Myth and Reality, and Risk: A User’s Guide.

General McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group in January 2011. Recognizing that companies today are experiencing parallels to what he faced in the war theater, McChrystal established this advisory services firm to help businesses challenge the hierarchical, “command and control” approach to organizational management.