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July 11, 2016

ESG Expands Change Adoption Practice; Donna Walker Appointed Partner

DENVER, Colorado July 11, 2016 — Execution Specialists Group LLC (ESG) is proud to announce the expansion of its Change Adoption Strategy offering, appointing Donna Walker as a Partner with the firm to lead the expansion of the practice area.  Walker brings to ESG decades of highly-successful experience with strategic planning and transformation. She applies a deep focus on planning and executing organizational change, senior leadership team facilitation, sales, and sales operations.

 “In our work with clients, successfully implementing change is a critical success factor we see in every business case, every ROI, and every aspect of planning.  However, sustaining change over the long term often proves to be elusive.  Developing strategies, gaining executive alignment, and designing effective execution tactics in these areas ensure delivery of the long-term returns executives seek,” stated Mark Newhall, ESG Founder and Chief Executive Officer.  He added, “Having known and worked with Donna for more than 20 years, I am certain there is no one better to lead ESG’s practice in this area.”  

 Charged with expanding and leading ESG’s Change Adoption Strategy practice, Walker will leverage her significant executive leadership and consulting experience.  Walker remarked, “The most successful transformation initiatives share a solid change adoption strategy coupled with a measurable sustainment plan.  I’m excited to build on ESG’s reputation for achieving target outcomes through collaboration with my colleagues and our clients to ensure that the intended change endures for the long haul.”

Prior to joining ESG, Walker served as a Managing Director at Impact Learning (an MHI Global company), and also held several executive level sales leadership positions at Corporate Express and Staples, Inc.   Walker received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, and is an active and passionate volunteer member of The Leadership Investment, the Girl Scouts of America, and her community school boards.


Founded in 2008 in Denver, ESG is a strategy execution-focused consultancy with extensive global experience in forming definitive strategies and executing them with precision.  Different than many large consultancies, ESG is comprised of seasoned business operators, each with decades of experience at executive or senior levels.  This experience informs a long view on complex integration, transformation, and innovation objectives, and provides clients with peace of mind as they guide their companies through transformational change.  

ESG has been named in 2016 to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms in the practice area of Business Strategy.