Who we are

Corporate Edge has a team of experts focused on helping leading businesses to get the best from their people. Please find our biographies below.

John Tennent

Regional Director Europe, Middle East and Africa

Email: john-tennent@corporateedge.co.uk

Office: +44 (0) 1483 422 142

Mobile: +44 (0) 7767 497864

John Tennent

John provides a wide range of our portfolio of business courses though specialises in strategic financial planning, business modelling and investment appraisal.

His background is in finance, starting his career as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1983. He went onto become the Financial Controller of a US bank before joining a training consultancy as Client Director. He co-founded Corporate Edge in 1996.

He is the author of the Economist Guide to Business Modelling, the Economist Guide to Financial Management and the Economist Guide to Cash Management. He is a member of an Institute of Chartered Accountants Technical Committee and Excel Advisory Committee.

Patrick Schmidt

Regional Director North America

Email: patrick-schmidt@corporateedge.co.uk

Office: +00 1 612-436-0559

Mobile: +00 1 612-812-7596

Patrick Schmidt

Patrick provides business valuation, litigation support, cash flow analysis, and corporate training. In addition, he has been an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas, teaching corporate finance in its MBA program.

After graduating with an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) with a Finance concentration from the University of Minnesota, Patrick started his career as a business appraiser in 1991. In 1993, Patrick joined McGladrey & Pullen, a regional accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1999, he became a partner with Baker Tilly, leading the firm’s business valuation and litigation support practice.

Throughout his teaching career, Patrick has received among the highest instructor ratings among his peers, reflecting his dedication and focus to providing first class instruction and facilitation.

Dr John Kenworthy

Regional Director Asia

Email: john-kenworthy@corporateedge.co.uk

Office: +65 91705908

Mobile: +65 6659 9887

Dr John Kenworthy

John combines his strong business acumen with a passion for understanding how people learn and develop their skills and knowledge. John’s cultural fluency stems from over twenty years of experience in business extending across industries and across the globe in UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA. John is thus well placed to help business leaders achieve their full potential especially in the international environment. Highly pragmatic in nature, John brings a rare ability to leverage the best of leaders’ skills with a strong strategic business focus to clients and their organisations to get the results they want.

John earned his Doctorate of Business Administration from Henley Management College specialising in The Evaluation of Leadership and Management Competencies and Learning and continues to research and lead in the field.

John’s book, “Developing Managers Using Simulations” is published by LAP (2010) adding to an exhaustive list of academic and more business focused articles.

Dr Paul Griffiths

Regional Director South America

Email: paul-griffiths@corporateedge.co.uk

Dr Paul Griffiths

Paul is a management consultant and researcher in the strategy, sustainability, technology, knowledge and intellectual capital management spaces. He helps organisations with their strategic planning, manage information and set up knowledge communities.

Amongst his interests are the development of knowledge networks. Paul is deeply committed to sustainability and the environment; he is President of AEPA, the Professional Association for the Environment in Chile and of ADEMAR the association of businesses promoting marine energy in Chile).

Paul holds a master’s in engineering from Sheffield University; he has been a Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minnesota; and holds a doctorate in business administration from Henley Business School, where he is visiting faculty. He lectures on strategy, business planning and knowledge management, and he is a prolific writer in professional and academic publications and a renowned speaker at conferences and seminars.

Steve Hastings

Regional Director Pacific

Email: steve-hastings@corporateedge.co.uk

Steve Hastings

Steve joined Dow Chemical Australia Limited in 1980. He has held marketing, regional and general management positions with Dow Chemical, Brambles Industries, Containers Packaging and Aarque Systems. In 1997 he launched IT services group Maralan Documentation which continues to serve the Australian and Singapore business and government communities. In 2003 he launched cleantech group Woodshed Technologies through which he has invented, developed or funded projects in the UK, USA and Australia relating to tidal power, energy storage and waste plastics to fuel conversion. Steve truly knows what it means to put one's own money into cash flow intensive projects. He "knows" financial risk. He identifies strongly with those who seek to understand and assess the cash flow of new and existing projects and businesses. Steve has trained in and utilised in his own businesses a range of business modelling techniques.

Lynne-Marie Eccleston
Lynne-Marie Eccleston
Ian Hirst
Ian Hirst
Judith Hirst
Judith Hirst
Andrew Needham
Andrew Needham
Bryn Jones
Bryn Jones
Angela Tennent
Angela Tennent
Ian Northmore
Ian Northmore
Georgina Perrott
Georgina Perrott
Mandy Aston
Mandy Aston
Daniel Kettle
Daniel Kettle

What we do

Financial Management

Enable managers from all disciplines to make improved business decisions with a clearer understanding of their financial impact on the business.

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Strategy & Planning

Reconcile the needs of your markets to your resources, in a changing world, to determine the direction and scope needed to achieve success for your organisation and meet the needs of your stakeholders.

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Excel Business Modelling

The key to understanding your business propositions is to construct business models; only by developing assumptions, applying scenarios and testing options can the real value be explored and evaluated.

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Value Added Marketing

Equip your people with the skills and techniques to identify and deliver market leading products or services that are fully aligned to changing customer needs.

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Supply Chain Effectiveness

Enable your people to apply best practice as they plan, source, make and deliver your products and therefore provide your business with greater flexibility, reduced costs and improved availability.

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Business Simulations

Develop a virtual reality representation of YOUR business to facilitate real strategic choices; or alternatively develop a tailored, interactive simulation for teams within a competitive environment to obtain real-world business understanding.

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Driving Sales Growth

The key to growing sales is to fully understand your customer, enabling you to create value propositions that really meet their needs better than the competition.

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