Scott Romeo Vince Hilyard and Al Loveland with THE STRATEGY EXPERT®
THE STRATEGY EXPERT® is a management consulting firm that helps clients get from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow. They do that by providing customized solutions in the areas of strategic planning, cash flow optimization, performance management and implementation, operational excellence, sales leadership, marketing, legal and technology solutions for sustained success.
THE STRATEGY EXPERT® is not your typical business and management firm. Their team members are not traditional consultants; they are highly skilled Subject Matter Experts in their respective fields of expertise. In fact, collectively, their SME’s have over 225 years’ experience working with clients all over the world. They write, teach, consultant, coach, speak and train on their individual topics of expertise.
Scott Romeo is known throughout the world as THE STRATEGY EXPERT®. For the past 27 years, Scott has helped clients all over the world develop strategies to become more successful. He has worked in over 50 industries throughout the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Along the way he wrote one of the first plans approved for a charter school in Arizona.
He created the strategy and wrote a plan that was approved by the IRS as a $200M tax shelter. He was the Lead Consultant for the largest federally funded migrant worker study in Arizona; covering a population of 82,000 people dispersed over 7,000 square miles. He helped the world’s largest premium cable and satellite network expand in 14 countries in Asia.
He worked with the world’s sixth largest pharmaceutical company on strategic relationships out of their Singapore office. He worked with the only Fortune Global 500 Company in Thailand. He worked with the analytics team of a large healthcare system with over 50,000 employees. In 2019, Scott served on the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Award (U.S. Department of Commerce). For the past 19 years he has served as Professor of Business and Management at the university level.
Scott is the author of three books on strategic planning: How to Become a Strategic Mastermind (2018); Creating Successful Strategic Decision Makers (2018) and Strategic Planning: Using Diamond Eyes to See the Future (2014).
Scott’s personal activities have included: hiking to the top of Machu Picchu and walking the Inca Trail in Peru; zip lining from the top of the 240 meter high Pattaya Tower in Pattaya, Thailand; serving as the Chair Umpire for the Men’s 30’s National Tennis Championship; touring the Taj Mahal in India; crawling through the Chu Chi tunnels in Vietnam; having dinner with a sitting Caribbean Prime Minister and completing a self-walking tour of Vientiane, Laos.
Vince Hilyard is an accomplished financial professional with experience driving growth, performance, and profitability across multiple industries in highly competitive markets. Although his expertise is in cash flow, he has extensive experience in business development and marketing.
He managed a complex project that resulted in increased revenue of $500,000. He managed a $1 billion budget for the State of Arizona. He has lead teams that improved processes that resulted in a 99% cost reduction and he has generated revenue increases up to 300%.
Vince’s unique blend of critical thinking, strategic mindset and problem-solving abilities has allowed him to work with industry-leading organizations such as FedEx, IBM, US Foods, Cox Communications and Paychex. As the past Chairman and Treasurer and Secretary for a non-profit organization, Vince is a dedicated volunteer, mentoring low-income youth with their academic and personal development in order to achieve educational success.
Al Loveland spent nearly 15 years at JP Morgan Chase as a manager where he led teams of up to 500 people on a daily basis where he helped implement the strategic plan for the bank. He is exceptionally good at bridging the gap between the strategic and the operational/functional areas of the organization.
Al’s specialty is the 3Ps – making sure the right People are generating the right Processes in order to achieve the required Performance. He helps design KPI’s and then works directly with personnel to align their behavior with the strategy, using the KPI’s as measures of success. Al has a master’s degree in Management.