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Cary Greene, MBA


Cary Greene is the managing partner of Strategic Offsites Group (SOG), highly specialized firm whose expertise lies at the intersection of strategy consulting, process and organizational design, and offsite facilitation. For more than 25 years, Cary has worked with senior executives and boards on challenging and complex strategic issues. In addition to his expertise in strategy workshop design and facilitation, Greene leads SOG’s efforts focusing on large-scale transformation and strategy programs. These include strategy formulation and execution, executive and organizational alignment, and performance measurement. Greene’s work has spanned the financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, business services, software, education, consumer products and transportation industries in North America and Europe.

Prior to joining the Strategic Offsites Group, Greene led the finance practice at the Palladium Group. Previously, he co-founded Painted Word, a strategy and technology consulting firm, where he established and managed the firm’s strategy and financial services practices. Before founding Painted Word, Greene worked for A. T. Kearney, a management consulting firm. He began his career in investment banking at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding.

Greene is the author of Leadership Summits That Work (Harvard Business Review, March 2015, co-authored with Bob Frisch) and Critical Conversations That Reset How Your Organization Manages Initiatives (Balanced Scorecard Report, April 2012, co-authored with Bob Frisch). His book, Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting & Rooting out Everyday Behaviors that Undermine Your Workplace, (co-authored with Bob Frisch and Rob Galford) was published by HarperCollins in September 2015 and became a best seller in the management category.

Greene earned a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the International School of Boston.