About the Author
Atlee Valentine Pope
is Co-Founder and President of Blue Canyon Partners, a strategy consulting firm that helps companies grow. She has worked with clients around the world, co-authored over 40 papers, and has been a guest speaker at numerous business events. Before building Blue Canyon Partners, Atlee served in leadership roles in several start-up ventures, and was a vice president in global corporate finance with First Chicago. Atlee earned a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN and a M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
George F. Brown, Jr. is CEO and co-founder of Blue Canyon Partners, where his practice allows him to contribute to solving clients' business-to-business growth challenges. Prior to Blue Canyon, George held senior leadership roles in a number of organizations, including DRI/McGraw-Hill and ICF Kaiser International, Inc., and served as the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Economics at the U.S. Naval War College. He has published extensively in academic and business journals and testified frequently before Congress. George received his M.S. in Industrial Administration and his Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University.