Title: Managing Principal
Company: Newport Consulting Group, LLC
— Bio —
Mr. Newman brings nearly 30 years of experience in strategy and IT planning across multiple industry sectors. He is a Certified Management Consultant since 1995 and has led several consulting practices at Booz & Company, DMR Consulting, KPMG BearingPoint, and Grant Thornton. His work with high growth companies - from software start-ups to service firms to associations to green techs - has made him a leader in developing mindshare and market share for his clients in North America, Europe, and around the world. He is a former executive of Volkswagen's IT services division where he founded their US consulting practice, one of several high growth experiences he has participated over his career.
Well-known in management consulting and industry circles, Mr. Newman served as a national board member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA) and currently serves as a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Management Consulting Task force, and is a current member of the McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel. Mr. Newman is a recognized SAP Influencer by SAP Americas and the Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) in the fields of EPM, GRC, Sustainability, Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing.
Mr. Newman is a graduate of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA (BS, Aerospace Engineering) and holds a masters degree (MBA) from the Conrad L. Hilton School of Business at Loyola Marymount University. He is a current member of the adjunct faculty at Northwood University and the University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Program, with previous appointments at the University of Michigan - Dearborn College of Business. He is a life member of the Economic Club of Detroit.
William is active in his community, serving as a youth leader to the Boy Scouts of America and as lay leader and civic volunteer to his congregation of the United Church of Christ. He is based in Detroit, and may be followed on Twitter (@william_newman) and Google+ (+William Newman).