“Essentially, a developing competitive strategy is developing a broad formula for how a business is going to compete, what its goals should be, and what policies will be needed to carry out those goals.”

Competitive Strategy,
Michael E. Porter

“…when it comes to creating companies that are ‘built to last’…the ones that thrive for decades know how to incubate generations of effective leaders.

Primal Leadership,
Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee

C. Michael Malloy

C. Michael Malloy has over 25 years of professional experience, culminating as a senior executive of a national financial services and insurance provider, where he developed his signature approach to making good business better. “It’s important for businesses, and organizations, to take a step back; not a retreat, but a point of objective assessment and evaluation before they look forward.” Malloy feels this is where his input is valuable. “Sometimes the difference between success and failure is in the way a strategy is translated into operations. Understanding business, the risks and dependencies, and defining those initiatives most critical to the success of an organization, determines a company’s viability.”

Malloy sees one of his roles as bringing clarity to an organization. He understands and utilizes the key drivers and measures of success that will work for each client, and he helps companies develop checkpoints to keep measurements on track. Mike aids companies in aligning their priorities. He examines strategic and operational issues, then identifies where they are in their life cycle, developing a focus that will carry them into the future while assisting with financial strategies.

A University of Michigan alumnus, he is a member of or has held positions with a number of organizations, including: Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Securities Dealers (general securities principal), Financial Executives Institute, Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (past chair), Michigan Property and Casualty Guaranty Association (past chair), Health Alliance Plan (board member), and Henry Ford Community College Foundation (board member).