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Denver, CO – August 8, 2017

ESG Strengthens Consulting Team With Former Staples President Joining Firm

Execution Specialists Group (ESG) is pleased to announce the expansion of its executive advisory team with the appointment of Jay Mutschler.  Mutschler brings a proven track record of dealing with business challenges and improving performance in sales and profitability growth through building brands, invigorating teams and transforming underperforming businesses into thriving ones.

Mutschler’s distinguished career includes senior executive roles around the world with Staples, Corporate Express, US Office Products, Office Depot, and Eastman Office Products Corporation. Most recently, Mutschler served as President of Staples’ High-Growth Markets, where he developed emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America.  An iconic leader in the office products industry for more than 30 years, in 2011 he was honored by the City of Hope with their prestigious Spirit of Life Award for his business and philanthropic accomplishments.

“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Jay since he joined Corporate Express’ senior executive team in 2001. Much of the ESG value proposition we deliver to clients today is based on my close work with Jay and his Corporate Express / Staples executive team,” said Mark Newhall, Founder and CEO of ESG. “I am thrilled to have Jay bring his transformative leadership experience to ESG and to our clients.”

“Having spent my career dealing with large, complex organizations where addressing integration issues following acquisition required complex business transformation, I’m excited to share my knowledge and expertise with ESG client leaders,” said Jay Mutschler, Senior Partner of ESG. “I’m anxious to start working with clients leading turnarounds and transformations, driving organization and cultural change, opening new and emerging markets, revitalizing marketing and sales strategies, maximizing organizational effectiveness, re-engaging employees and elevating performance.”

Throughout his career as a senior executive in roles such as President, CEO and Board Director, Mutschler has been the chief architect of successful business transformations for multiple companies in multiple countries and is an expert in post-merger restructuring and integration, as well as an advisor to boards, private equity firms, and venture capitalists.

About ESG

Based in Denver, Colorado, Execution Specialists Group (ESG) 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. Recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top Management Consulting Firms” for the past two years (2016 and 2017), ESG leaders have managed hundreds of integrations across all functional disciplines including sales, merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, technology, human resources and finance to deliver disciplined program design and execution. Clients include Caesars Entertainment, Gordon Food Service, Office Depot/OfficeMax, Staples, Target Corporation, Whole Foods and more. To learn more about ESG, visit


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