Nicholas Bush is the founder and Principal of Bush Consulting Group. Nick brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience in conducting and leading growth strategy assignments in diverse fields ranging from specialty chemicals and medical devices to software. Nick is responsible for thought leadership, mentoring, and providing strategic direction to the firm. Prior to founding Bush Consulting Group in 2011, Nick served in top leadership roles at a Cleveland-based product technology consulting firm and for a leading strategy firm spinout in Providence, Rhode Island, and Chicago. He holds degrees in business and political science from Carnegie Mellon University.
“THERE IS A COLLEGIAL ATMOSPHERE THAT HAS TO BE EXPERIENCED TO BE APPRECIATED.”CONSULTANT
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Nicole Paolozzi serves as the firm’s Director of Operations. In this role, Nicole manages personnel-related activities, and the finances of the business. In addition, Nicole leads and participates in client work, particularly programs related to growth coaching and training. She has over 15 years of experience in consulting, primarily to large, global clients. Her professional focus has been on operational excellence, as she holds a black belt certification in the six-sigma methodology. She also holds degrees in technical writing and theater from Purdue University.
“I ABSOLUTELY FEEL LIKE MY WORK AND INPUT IS VALUED AND APPRECIATED”CONSULTANT
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G. Houston Slatton III is a Managing Consultant, focused on practice execution and talent development. Houston brings to the firm 10 years of corporate and consulting experience, during which he has served clients in the polymers, financial services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and additive manufacturing industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University.
"I RECOGNIZE AND VALUE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN DIRECTLY FROM THE TOP OF THE FIRM, AND TO BE INVOLVED IN THE FIRM'S GROWTH, BECAUSE OF OUR SIZE AND STRUCTURE."CONSULTANT
Our team is supported by an experienced and talented group of consultants – both full time and flexible contract resources. The team brings to our work the credentials of leading educational and professional backgrounds and substantive industry, growth consulting and entrepreneurial experience. Our staff is centered in northeast Ohio, with various members in locations around the U.S.
We maintain partnerships with industry-leading firms in two strategically important areas:
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IP Licensing / Business Development – When supporting clients’ efforts to license technology or monetize intellectual property, we partner with West Four IP, a leading intellectual property strategy firm focusing on market-driven monetization of patents and know-how.
Led by founder and President, Karl Maersch, West Four IP serves a diverse range of industries and companies at various stages of maturity. West Four consultants have worked at the forefront of high profile licensing deals and transactions with companies in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Maersch served as head of IP Litigation worldwide at The Dow Chemical Company and Associate General Counsel at the Eastman Kodak Company. Mr. Maersch started his career practicing IP law at Jones Day. He is a member of the patent bar, holds a JD from The John Marshall Law School and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Our partnership with West Four IP offers clients a unique alternative for pursuing growth via business development-oriented IP licensing. It marries disciplined value analysis, voice of customer research, and financial valuation with sophisticated patent claims development, IP portfolio strategy, and customer negotiation. Our clients cite this combination of capabilities as providing superior monetization – in terms of speed and realized value – of their technology assets.
Additive Manufacturing – We partner with The Lanterman Group to help companies seamlessly address strategic growth issues associated with their pursuit of additive manufacturing (AM) or 3-D printing technologies.
The Lanterman Group is a flexible business innovation and design firm which helps companies innovate, design, and execute holistic additive manufacturing strategies grounded in business viability, market desirability, and technical feasibility.
Led by Founder and President, Anthony Hughes, The Lanterman Group brings to bear deep technical and commercial skills across additive manufacturing, traditional manufacturing, product design, software, and program management discplines. Prior to founding The Lanterman Group, Mr. Hughes led innovation efforts for an Ohio-based Additive Manufacturing design services company, and has led software sales and engineering groups at Oracle and PTC. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
In partnering with The Lanterman Group, we offer a seamless and comprehensive strategy offering to clients with interest in additive manufacturing technologies as a vehicle for growth. In addition to helping companies determine the most valuable AM opportunities to pursue, we can aid in their implementation of these strategies through commercialization support, and product and facility design services.
Bush Consulting Group’s commitment to our clients is matched by our pledge to build one of Ohio’s most admired management consulting firms. Our philosophy of straight-shooting and transparency produces actionable results for clients while creating a work environment which is both rewarding and stimulating. Bush Consulting Group offers a culture where all share in the effort and the success. We partner with clients for the long-term. We perpetuate a work-life balance. We strive to deliver critical insights to our clients’ most essential growth initiatives.
When looking for top professionals to join our team, we evaluate candidates for their acumen in science, economics, mathematics, and extraordinary work ethic. Candidates should be process-driven, direct, persuasive, and embody the core values of Bush Consulting Group.
What we offer is a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience, an opportunity for an attractive annual bonus, and real opportunities to impact our client’s businesses, develop our team, shape the firm, and drive its growth.
Our culture is merit-based with commitment to a work/life balance. We are collaborative and unassuming – while confident we deliver the highest quality work product in the industry.