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DENVER, CO – August 17, 2017

ESG Grows M&A Integration Offering With Steve MacCarthy Joining Firm

Execution Specialists Group (ESG) is pleased to announce the expansion of its mergers and acquisitions integrations services practice with the appointment of Steve MacCarthy as a Principal with the firm.

MacCarthy joins ESG with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies in IT as well as the business and very broad experience in M&A integration. He has restructured IT and Enterprise PMOs with an emphasis on value and right-sizing governance and controls. He was a key player in the early stages of the Office Depot/OfficeMax merger and led the integration program as part of the IMO from vendor partner selection, through Day 1 and the execution of the 100-day integration plan.  He joins ESG from Anthem where he was the Program Director working with the IT PMO to improve program/project initiation-to-delivery processes and effectiveness as well as manage strategic enterprise programs.

“Steve’s experience and style adds value to any strategic consulting engagement or large program execution,” said Mark Newhall, Founder and CEO of ESG. “I’m delighted he’s bringing his expertise to ESG.”

“Having worked with ESG on the client side, I have seen firsthand how ESG operates, the breadth and depth of experience in the team and the overall culture,” said Steve MacCarthy, Principal at ESG.  “It’s all part of the attractiveness of ESG and why I’m thrilled to join the team.”

Launched in 2009, ESG’s M&A Integration Services Practice has helped clients with ESG’s extensive M&A integration experience, tools, and award-winning management consulting and client credentials.

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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