Our Team

We love helping leaders align their people and culture in support of business results.

  • TANYA MANN

    PRINCIPAL

    Tanya helps clients lead change, drawing on her expertise in employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational accountability.

    Many of her clients are senior executives at complex organizations who have staked their reputations on their ability to drive a high-stakes initiative or deliver other results. She has a consistent track record of helping her clients address their immediate needs while leaving behind stronger teams, greatly improved communication processes, and increased change leadership capability. Specific clients include Yale University, Merrill Lynch, Merck, Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, KPMG, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Qualcomm, and many others.

    Drawing on her experience and expertise helping leaders create brand alignment, Tanya co-authored the employee alignment and engagement chapter for the graduate school text Reputation Management (second edition). She has also co-authored articles for 1to1 Media (here and here) on creating alignment and accountability.

    She earned her M.A. in Interpersonal Communication and B.S. in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

    tanya@mgstrat.com

  • JEFF GRIMSHAW

    PRINCIPAL

    Jeff is an expert on accountability, alignment, and leadership effectiveness. Over two decades, he's helped hundreds of executives deliver the results on which they've staked their reputations. His clients include senior leaders in dozens of Fortune 1000 firms.

    Several years ago McGraw-Hill published Jeff's book, Leadership without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High Performance (Instead of Just Talking about It), now in second printing.

    Jeff has also published articles in Chief Executive MagazineChief Learning Officer, Conference Board Review, Strategy and Leadership, Strategic Communication Management, Fierce CIO, and other journals. He has been profiled as a thought leader in Management Consulting International and The Journal of Employee Communication Management. Additionally, Jeff has provided expert insights on Fox News and numerous radio programs.

    jeff@mgstrat.com

  • LYNNE VISCIO

    PRINCIPAL

    Lynne consults with clients on organizational effectiveness, organizational design, internal communication strategy, and leadership development.

    Lynne brings focused problem-solving skills, facilitation expertise, and deep organizational experience to a broad range of situations and challenges. She has advised leaders and facilitated teams and processes across multiple industries, and has worked with dozens of clients, including Kaiser Permanente, McDonald's, Lincoln Financial, State Farm Insurance Company, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and The World Bank.

    She works to drive business results by removing barriers, strengthening processes, and developing leaders and team members.

    Lynne has graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire (M.S.), New York Medical College (M.P.H.), and Temple University (M. Ed.).

    lynne@mgstrat.com

  • JENNIFER LANDIS

    DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

    Jennifer is an expert on conducting both quantitative and qualitative research inside organizations—and helping leaders translate data-based insights into action.

    Jennifer brings with her a wealth of experience conducting employee surveys, communication vehicle audits, 360s, leadership performance reviews, and other types of assessment. She excels in organizing all details of survey administrations making each measurement opportunity as seamless as possible for clients.

    Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Eastern University, graduating Cum Laude. In her free time, she sings in a local choir and volunteers in various activities to benefit the children in her community.

  • ERICA WANG

    ASSOCIATE

    Erica partners with leaders to drive change and deliver business results. She has helped implement post-merger integration, organization redesign, change, and training efforts in companies including Johnson & Johnson, Farmers Insurance, Applied Biosystems, Sprint, Deloitte, and PG&E. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, internal and external communication, employee engagement and performance management. She has a passion for building effective leadership alignment through cross-functional teams.

    Erica is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son.

  • PAUL CURCI

    ASSOCIATE

    An MGStrategy associate, Paul is a veteran newspaper publisher turned leadership effectiveness and business performance specialist. His areas of expertise include leadership development, employee engagement, strategic planning, and organizational diagnosis and redesign.

    The core purpose of his work is to bring leaders to common ground on key strategic decisions, so that they can move forward with more clarity, reach their goals more quickly, and do so with less stress. Paul is a CTI trained and certified business coach and facilitator. He is also a trained practitioner of both the Future Search Strategic Planning Method and Open Space Technology.

    He is a graduate of Temple University.

    paul@mgstrat.com

  • ROSS WILKEN

    ASSOCIATE

    An MGStrategy associate, Ross Wilken helps leaders make and execute smart communication choices, clarify their strategic messaging, and build accountability and alignment across their organizations.

    Ross has helped support large-scale change efforts in organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Yale University, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Before joining MGStrategy, Ross did his graduate studies at Stanford and earned his B.A. at Dartmouth.

    ross@mgstrat.com