Art is a seasoned advisor, facilitator and coach with Cartegic Group, the consultancy he founded in 2001. He helps senior leadership teams with strategy, innovation and change. In the wake of 9-11, Art and a small team of experts were called in by leaders of the New York Stock Exchange’s IT arm, the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), to fundamentally re-architect the complex, critical data networks and systems to improve the systemic resilience of the global financial industry. That work lasted three years, expanding to address resilience-centric change in management structures, systems, people and culture, as well as SIAC’s relationships with hundreds of industry partners.
Art brings over three decades of business experience to his work with clients. He ran his first business at age 20, grossing $100K in one summer with 25% net margins and 18 employees. Since that time, he has worked closely with senior leaders at very large, global corporations to formulate strategy that is both industry-shaping (offense) and resilient to sudden change (defense). For over 20 years, he’s employed a method for interactive scenario planning that helps clients develop “learning cultures”.
Since 2007, Art has played a central role in orchestrating an annual leadership development innovation program at Citibank, coaching cross-unit teams of “high potentials” to develop new business plans and refine them to present to top leadership. The long-term adoption rate for that program exceeds 50%. Art’s focus there has been with the firm’s TTS business (offering solutions for cash, treasury, etc.)
In his role with Harvard Business Publishing, since 2009, he has taught strategy, leadership, innovation and other business disciplines to managers of global companies across industries including healthcare, IT/professional services, steel/construction and shipping port operations.
From 1994 to 2001, Art worked for a “boutique” strategy consulting firm based in Boston where he came to head the firm’s strategy practice for financial services, working closely with clients such as ABN AMRO, American Express, National City Corp., and the Principal Financial Group. Prior to that role, he helped clients in various industries to come to grips with the dawning digital age.
In the paper and hard copy industries, Art helped to assess new printing technologies and electronic publishing models and to run scenario and strategic planning meetings for Champion Paper, Simon & Shuster, 3M and Kodak, as well as the printer and supplies divisions of HP. Other key clients included Intel, Nokia and the publishing organization behind The New England Journal of Medicine.
A lifelong resident of the Boston area, Art is active in leadership at his local church—a five-year-old ‘plant’. He earned his BA from Williams College. Art and his wife of 27 years have two daughters, ages 22 and 26. Over the course of an athletic career spanning 35 years, he completed six Ironman triathlons, plus numerous marathons and ultramarathons. Each fall, he coaches one of the largest high-school cross country teams in the nation, regularly qualifying their varsity squad for the state finals.