Donna Brighton and Scott Beilke comprise the leadership team. They have worked together for over a decade delivering exceptional value to clients around the world.
Donna Brighton is founder and President of the Brighton Leadership Group — a highly respected global consultancy that helps senior leaders and organizations thrive in conditions of continuous change. Donna is a business leader that gets results for her clients.
From helping a global fortune 500 consumer products company avoid $1 million a day in losses by effectively transitioning a 500-person SAP implementation team from a traditional office to a radically new open working space…over a weekend, to a multi-billion dollar insurance company saving $15M through challenging the business case assumptions on several key projects. She’s applied her knowledge and pragmatic results for a quarter of century with rave reviews.
Her clients include large organizations, such as AON, CRU (the U.S’s largest Evangelical organization), Guardian Life Insurance, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, National Car Rental, TD Bank, and US Bank, as well as smaller organizations such as American Physicians Insurance Exchange, CMMI Institute (a Carnegie Mellon affiliate), GVTC, and The Marcus Buckingham Company.
Before starting Brighton Leadership, Donna served as a Change Management Practitioner for a well-known change management firm, the Director of Practice Operations at a national consulting firm, and a PeopleSoft Practice Director at a technology company. She is active in several professional organizations. She serves on a Board Committee for the Project Management Institute. She also serves as an Officer and Board Member for the Association of Change Management Professionals and is on the Strategic Advisory Committee for CRU, a Chicago non-profit organization focused on inner-city transformation.
She holds a BS in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Donna is a Certified Project Manager and holds an advanced certification in Organizational Change Management.
Donna is a Pittsburgh native who remains loyal to the Black & Gold despite living in Chicago.
Scott Beilke is Managing Director and a principal consultant at Brighton Leadership Group — a consultancy that helps senior leaders and organizations thrive in conditions of continuous change. Scott has launched, grown, and turned-around companies.
He has been consulting for more than fifteen years, and has help clients achieve tremendous results in over 15 industries.
His clients include large organizations, such as Advanced Micro Devices, Bayer, CRU (the U.S’s largest Evangelical organization), Guardian Life Insurance, Kraft Foods, and Lyondell Chemical, as well as smaller organizations such as American Physicians Insurance Exchange, CMMI Institute (a Carnegie Mellon affiliate), and GVTC.
Before joining Brighton Leadership, Scott was a manager in the SAP implementation practice for Deloitte and the Manufacturing Controller for a $750M international medical supply manufacturer. He was also a National Practice Leader for a management consulting firm, where he helped grow the Implementation and Process Improvement practice’s annual revenue by 7,100%, from $500K to $36M, and the Austin market office’s annual revenue by over 15,000%, from $56K to $9M . . . in under ten months.
Beside his work with Brighton Leadership, Scott sits on boards and mentors young entrepreneurs and executives. He is on the Strategic Advisory Committee for CRU, serves as a mentor for the Executives Club of Chicago, a Master Mentor in Alan Weiss’s Private Roster Mentor Program, a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, and a Chair for the Speaker Selection Committee for Global Conferences at the Association of Change Management Professionals.
Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse with a BS in Accountancy, and later received his certificate as a CPA.
Scott is also a wine enthusiast, and is a member of the wine committee at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, and Chair of the Wine Club at the Columbia Yacht Club.
Only The Best
In addition to Donna and Scott, there is a core group of consultants that we work with. We partner with experts who deliver with excellence.
Did you know that over 70% of the contributors to Harvard Business Review come from small, independent consulting firms? Half of these thought leaders are in solo consultancies. By contrast, only 18% of the contributors came from large consultancies.
Brighton Leadership Group is based in Chicago, Illinois and has consultants located in the United States and around the world. As a Charter Member of the Summit Global Network we partner with other members to deliver the best solutions for our clients. We do not manage a bench of consultants and assign people to projects so that everyone is billable. Brighton Leadership carefully selects the smartest, most talented individuals to meet your needs and create the most value for you.
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