Chris Collias Hired as SVP of Consulting Services

Gretchen O’Brien Joins as Director of Consulting Services

Ryen McGinn Promoted as Client Success Manager

BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2019 – MCG Partners, a Greater Boston-based management consulting firm, today announced its expansion with three new roles. Continuing to develop its team of expert consultants specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management training, and eLearning solutions, MCG Partners welcomes the New Year with team members in three new capacities: Chris Collias as senior vice president of consulting services; Gretchen O’Brien as director of consulting services; and Ryen McGinn as client success manager.

“Because our clients entrust us with the wellbeing of their leadership, talent, and organizations, it’s essential to us that we continue to build a team that reflects the significance of that responsibility,” said Chuck Mollor, MCG Partners founding and managing partner. “At MCG Partners, we counsel our clients to invest wisely in their most valuable assets – their people – and that’s exactly the kind of investment we’ve made with Chris, Gretchen and Ryen – true business professionals and leaders.”

As senior vice president of consulting services, Collias will become a member of MCG’s leadership team, driving the growth and expansion of the firm.

 “I was drawn to MCG Partners because of its history of helping organizations and leaders challenge the status quo for the sake of innovation and growth,” said Collias. “I am thrilled to add to MCG Partners’ considerable expertise in leadership development and organizational effectiveness.”

With 26 years of proven leadership experience, Collias most recently served as an executive vice president of Ocean Pier Inc., where he oversaw sales and marketing strategy. Previously, he has led the sales efforts to earn the business of such notable companies as Starbucks, Wegmans, Costco, and Kroger.  As an entrepreneur himself, Collias understands what it takes to lead and grow a team from its foundation. In 2008, Inc. 500 named the company he founded, Progressive Gourmet, as the 63rd fastest growing companies in the US.

O’Brien will be responsible for working with clients to optimize their talent and organizational needs.

“MCG Partners’ culture of commitment and results and passion for making a difference for clients has me very excited to join the team”, said O’Brien. “I’m looking forward to working with an organization that genuinely lives our shared values and helps people and businesses optimally achieve.”

As a Human Resource professional for over 15 years, O’Brien has empowered employees at every level to thrive. Most recently, she worked at Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurant Group as the Senior

Director of Human Resources, where she aligned HR strategy with the organizational vision, objectives, brand and culture. O’Brien provided advisory and consulting services delivering customized training programs. She utilized the Predictive Index® (PI) ® for selection, onboarding, succession planning, team building, management effectiveness and performance management. Earlier in her career, O’Brien built a successful recruitment and staffing business.

In her new role as client success manager, McGinn will be managing and supporting client’s including the utilization of the Predictive Index® (PI®) in addressing client’s talent optimization needs.

 “I’m very excited about my expanding responsibilities and the opportunity to work with MCG Partners’ clients,” said McGinn. “The company has been a true champion in my own learning and growth, and I’m looking forward to bringing that same value and passion to our clients.”

McGinn brings over 15 years of proven customer support and management experience. Previously, she worked as a Client Service Manager for NetWatch, Inc. an IT consulting firm. In this role, she managed client relationships through resolution of problems, explanation and knowledge of policies that resulted in greater client satisfaction and long-lasting relationships.

 About MCG Partners

MCG Partners a woman-owned, Greater Boston-based consultancy specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, talent management, and organizational development solutions. We help businesses optimize success through the entire management life-cycle. MCG Partners is also a Predictive Index® (PI®) certified partner.

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