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Denver, CO – September 15, 2017

Jodi Mercer Appointed to Foundation Board

Making Strategy Happen (MSH) Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jodi Mercer to the Board of Directors in the Treasurer and Secretary roles.  

MSH Foundation is the charitable arm of Execution Specialists Group (ESG), a strategy execution-focused consultancy,  that focuses on positively impacting communities by supporting non-profit organizations that empower those committed to achieving self-sufficiency and personal success.

Mercer joins the Foundation Board with more than 17 years of senior executive and distribution industry experience in both field and corporate finance and accounting. She currently serves as CFO of ESG, responsible for long term financial planning compliance and reporting and treasury functions.  Prior to ESG she was Vice President / Corporate Controller for Renewable Energy Systems Americas and held numerous financial leadership roles with  CRG West, Corporate Express and Clopay Corporation.  

In addition to her finance background, Mercer volunteers as a mentor with Women’s Bean Project, one of the Foundation’s partner organizations, and has been actively involved with a number of animal welfare organizations as well.

“As CFO of ESG, Jodi has been instrumental in the development of the Foundation,” said Mark Newhall, President of the MSH Foundation and Founder and CEO of ESG. “We are delighted to have her join the Board of Directors, and her financial knowledge and experience will be an asset to our Foundation Board.”

“I am excited to join the MSH Foundation Board and continue the work we set out to do,” said Mercer. “I’m passionate about the Foundation’s purpose and truly believe we can help those who are committed to helping themselves. I like that we do it through various ways – leveraging our skills, expertise, technology, business acumen as well as financial support – all to improve the communities we’re involved in.”

Launched in December 2016, the MSH Foundation was established to positively impact communities nationwide by supporting nonprofit organizations with the donation of time and expertise of ESG employees. This, in turn, empowers those committed to achieving self-sufficiency, intending to give community members in need a hand up instead of a hand out.

The MSH Foundation follows the integrated philanthropy model of 1-1-1, which integrates giving back into the business model.  We contribute 1% profit, 1% equity and 1% of employees’ time into the Foundation. This means that a client’s investment in ESG comes along with an investment in the Foundation.


About Making Strategy Happen Foundation

The Making Strategy Happen (MSH) Foundation exists to positively impact communities by supporting non-profit organizations that empower those committed to achieving self-sufficiency and personal success. We believe in helping those who are committed to helping themselves. We do this by leveraging our skills, expertise, technology, business acumen and financial support to improve the communities we are involved in. To learn more, visit

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

MSH Foundation Contact:

Jennifer Levasseur
Executive Director
(720) 235-0816 x398