A full-service executive advisory

Focusing on the human element in transformations.

What we do

We empower companies to embrace change and continually adjust and adapt to thrive in today’s fluid business environment. We radically rethink how organizations utilize technology, people, and processes to fundamentally change business performance. 

Areas of Expertise

Business agility

Digital transformations (DX)

Implementation oversight

Training workshops for CEOs to front-line employees. 

Change management

Ecommerce business strategy

Amazon, Marketplaces, B2B Portal business strategy

Customer experience (CX) strategy

Outsource CXO

Digital culture and organization

Collaborative leadership

Dynamic strategies

Organizational flexibility

Leadership counseling

Executive team evaluation and development

Selecting/replacing leadership

Company culture and values

High level strategy

Process improvement

Competitive analysis and response

Negotiation

Transformation

Turnaround and streamlining

Planning and execution

SWAT services for immediate response to urgent business issues anywhere in the United States.

CEO whispering (confidential, discreet counseling to leaders that require advice, an independent sounding board, or a second opinion).

 

Areas of Expertise

Business agility

Digital transformations (DX)

Change management

Ecommerce business strategy

Implementation oversight

Training workshops for CEOs to front-line employees

Amazon, Marketplaces, B2B Portal business strategy

Customer experience (CX) strategy

Outsource CXO

Digital culture and organization

Collaborative leadership

Dynamic strategies

Organizational flexibility

Leadership counseling

Executive team evaluation and development

Selecting/replacing leadership

Company culture and values

High level strategy

Process improvement

Competitive analysis and response

Negotiation

Transformation

Turnaround and streamlining

Planning and execution

SWAT services for immediate response to urgent business issues anywhere in the United States.

CEO whispering (confidential, discreet counseling to leaders that require advice, an independent sounding board, or a second opinion)

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of passionate C-suite leaders with deep cross-functional expertise who work together using a holistic approach.

Our core belief is that the human element remains the most critical, limiting factor for business success. We believe that a company’s greatest asset is its people; although any transformation relies upon technology it is ultimately a human endeavor.

Managing Director

Steve founded Nantucket on the belief that the human element remains the most critical, limiting factor for business success. Our C-suite advisory team solves business critical challenges and ensures companies have the leadership, strategies, operations, and culture to succeed in today’s fluid environment.

Steve Casagrande

Advisor
Art has a distinguished career as a transformative CEO and independent Board member of multi-national public and private companies, including roles as Board Chairman and several Audit and Governance Committees. He has guided business turnarounds which delivered $hundreds-of-million in revenue growth and $billion increases in book value, and completed 41 mergers and acquisitions--valued at more than $1.58bn, and raised $195m capital to fund business start-ups. Art was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year”, co-sponsored by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ, and USA Today.

Art Buckland

Advisor

Andrew is skilled in establishing the strategic direction and driving performance for privately held firms through multi-billion dollar organizations.

Andrew Goodman

Advisor

Raj is an accomplished strategist, technologist, and business leader with significant accomplishments in digital transformations within a variety of industries.

Raj Gadre

Advisor

Ajay is business and digital transformation leader - focused on driving change management to drive top and bottom line growth. He is a serial entrepreneur turned corporate changemaker and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.

Ajay Kapoor

Advisor

Joe has a strong background producing paradigm change and organizational transformation. Among other things, he helps companies make successful transitions.

Joseph Raynus

Advisor

Barry is an expert at transforming operations to increase profitability. He is skilled at identifying problems missed by others and crafting innovative, cost-effective solutions. He is both a strategic thinker and a hands-on manager who leads teams to exceptional success in a variety of high-volume, time-critical businesses.

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Our Advantage

We are experienced and passionate business leaders—all of us.

Every member of our team is a C-suite executive with “business wisdom” that can only be earned from decades of real-world, practical experience managing and growing a variety of businesses.

Our team is uniquely perceptive, creative, and insightful.

Our team is multifaceted with wide-ranging abilities, skills, and backgrounds. Such a diversity of viewpoints fosters innovative, creative solutions by encouraging people to look at problems from different perspectives. This is how we solve elusive, intricate problems that do not fit neatly into any box. Homogenous teams yield ‘groupthink’—with attendant consequences. We are different—and we embrace our differences!

We focus on the human element.

People are a company’s greatest asset—and liability; and therefore, yield the greatest return on investment. Any transformation relies on technology but it is ultimately a human endeavor—and the reason why 72% of these efforts fail. Most transformations grind to a halt because of interrelated problems within: leadership (e.g. lack of change agent), operations/processes, strategy, and company culture. Technology gets the limelight—but downplay the human element at your peril. People innovate, create, and implement technologies, strategies, and processes. People lead and adapt companies to threats, decide which technology to develop, purchase, or implement—and how. Resources spent on the human element yields the greatest return on investment partly because subsequent investments into technology are then more likely to be sound investments too.

Customized solutions tailored around you.

Effective solutions are tailored around your needs—not repackaged from someone else’s. That’s why we get to know your company, offerings, people, and culture so intimately before building your customized solutions from the ground up. Our solutions are specific, actionable, and cost-effective. We present our findings and recommendations in clear, simple language devoid of fancy sounding business jargon.

We offer world-class implementation oversight too.

And we have the team to do it. Sometimes even the best recommendations run afoul during their implementation. Our team has the experience, judgement, and skills to provide appropriate oversight, guidance, and course correction to ensure successful implementation. Whether we created the recommendations, or you invested in other industry analysts, it’s time to monetize the findings. You’ve got a strong blueprint, now work with our team of builders.

We train your teams to capitalize on your new capabilities.

The right technologies and strategies are often not enough—your teams must be trained to make the most of your new capabilities. Or perhaps you have not even begun your transformation because leadership doesn’t know where to begin. We can help with that too. We create curriculum to address your particular needs; and conduct fun, effective, and transformative workshops to train your people—from the CEO to front-line employees. Our Advisors are not only leading experts in their fields but well known authors, speakers, and professors. We ensure your enterprise properly plans for, and adjusts to, its transformation—and has the capabilities to sustain it.

We enable companies with the capabilities to continuously adjust and adapt.

Transformation is not a static end state—it’s the continuous pursuit of agile, innovative business and operational models to create new value for customers, employees, and stakeholders. The keystone of any cohesive transformation strategy is to emphasis agility: a commitment to transformation should be made in the context of simplifying a business and making it more agile. Agility allows a business to make optimizations across their entire business; and adjust and iterate on their processes more rapidly, reducing the time to analyze an under-performing strategy or deploy a follow-up to a successful one. We ensure companies have the capabilities, knowledge, and tools to continuously and quickly adapt and adjust to both external and internal factors.

We are nimble and flexible.

We will accommodate our services around your unique circumstances, requirements, and preferences. Whether you require a complete business transformation, want to reorganize your executive team—or outsource aspects of it, or have a delicate strategy conundrum, we can help. Executives may also engage us directly on a personal, confidential basis for advice, as a sounding board, or an independent second opinion. For existing clients, we also offer SWAT services for immediate response to urgent business issues anywhere in the United States. Contact us for more information.

We appreciate the sensitive nature of our work and your concerns about privacy.

We offer uncompromising discretion, confidentiality, and loyalty to all our clients.

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How may we help?

We keep all your information strictly confidential.

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Marblehead MA 01945