Meet the Team

 Stephen Willis Ph.D. Principal 

Stephen consults to businesses in a wide cross section of industries. Stephen functions as a consultant, executive coach, and facilitator to CEOs and management of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and non-profits. His work with non-profits has been funded by foundations such as Packard, Marin Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and Pante Rhea.

Stephen's career includes: instructor for Harvard University for ten years; CEO of AIB Business Consulting Inc.; and psychologist with the Veterans Administration. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University, a B.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and trained in Facilitation and Group Dynamics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Stephen is a member of the American Psychological Association and its Society of Consulting Psychology. He is an Amazon best-selling author of two books: Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate and Power through Collaboration: The Formula for Success in Challenging Situations.

 

 

 Charles Prabakar MBA Managing Director 

Charles has over fifteen years of leadership experience in strategic planning, collaborative innovation development, marketing strategy, M&A analysis/negotiations, transformation and consumer insights and development for fortune 500 companies. His experience includes positions such as Executive Global

Partner, Director of Market Strategy, Sr. Manager of Corporate Strategy/Transformation, and Principal Consultant for various Fortune 500 CPG, Retail, Hi-Tech, Media, Energy, and Financial firms, and a strategy consulting firm.

Charles has led and facilitated large scale, collaboration focused, strategic planning and innovation management initiatives with emphasis on corporate strategy, marketing strategy, transformation, financial analysis, IT strategy, business analytics, consumer insights, and change/training management for companies such as PepsiCo, Sears, Disney, JEA, Yellow Roadway, Cap Gemini, AT&T, Unisys, Citibank, Credito Italiano, and Assurance Credit Belgium. In addition, Charles is an executive board member of an international non-profit organization and active in local charity events. Charles earned his M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University, completed graduate (MS) studies in Computer Science at University of Central Florida, and earned his BS in computer science & electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology.