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May 1, 2016

ESG Appoints Michael Branchflower Vice President – Corporate Development

DENVER, Colorado
May 23, 2016 — Execution Specialists Group LLC (ESG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Branchflower to the position of Vice President – Corporate Development.  Branchflower joined the firm in 2015 as a Principal Consultant, bringing his extensive experience and thought leadership to ESG clients in the areas of innovation and transformation.  In this newly created role, Branchflower will focus on developing ESG client relationships and strategic alliances, and managing key partners.

“Mike has distinguished himself as an outstanding member of our leadership team,” said Mark Newhall, ESG Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “This is an exciting time for ESG as we continue to experience tremendous growth.  Mike’s focus on developing prospective client relationships, building strong resource and provider partnerships, and working with our clients and team to break through execution barriers, strengthens and expands ESG’s overall delivery capabilities.  It’s a privilege to have a such a strong and experienced executive leader contribute to our firm and work with clients.”        

Branchflower’s 25-year international career mirrors the dual skill sets critical to change implementation: operations and strategy execution. He has served in a series of senior executive and operational roles with full P&L accountability for operations, sales, marketing, product innovation, strategic planning, acquisition integration, and outsourcing.  At ESG, he works with clients needing to meet evolving operational and product goals, and has worked to define and execute innovative strategies, leverage networks and resources, and implement new tools and processes.  Branchflower remarked, “I couldn’t be more excited and proud to be part of a team with as much talent as ESG.”

Prior to joining ESG, Branchflower served as Principal at M-Pact Advisory Services, VP Strategic Group Marketing at ITS Neopost, Inc., CEO at CentrSource Canada, VP Global Business Development for Pitney Bowes, VP Alternative Channels and Postal Affairs with Pitney Bowes Canada, and President of MicroWarehouse Canada.  Branchflower earned his BNC Business degree from Thames Valley University in the UK.  He remains active supporting entrepreneurial and early stage business ventures, and is Board Member and Advisor of various start-ups in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Founded in 2008 in Denver, Execution Specialists Group LLC is a strategy execution-focused consultancy with extensive global experience engaging with client senior leadership to plan and deliver on complex integration, transformation, and innovation objectives. ESG relentlessly focuses on delivering meaningful client outcomes and leaving behind a culture of execution.

ESG has been named to Forbes 2016 list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms for Business Strategy.