Duane Neidert is a former PwC Principal and a seasoned industry professional, having served as VP of Product Management and Development, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief Operating Officer in the home goods and building materials industries.
Over the course of his career, he has focused on a multitude of strategic growth initiatives (organic and inorganic) as well as channel optimization, technology and service opportunities. An action and results oriented strategy professional with deep experience in developing growth strategies and driving execution with Fortune 500 companies and top tier consulting firms. Comfortable in communicating and influencing at all levels of the organization, from board of directors to front line personnel.
Duane has 20+ years of experience in industries ranging from technology and software to industrial manufacturing, plus 10 years studying industries and markets to develop growth strategies and execute on growth plans, and deep experience in leading cross-functional and cross-organization project teams. Industries in which this experience was earned include rubber and plastic products, retail, manufacturing, industrial distribution, and consumer branded products.
Duane holds an MBA, from the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio.