Our Staff
David A. Warar – CEO

Dave Warar, CEO, has over 25 years of commercial and consulting expertise in developed and emerging markets, and has successfully initiated and concluded numerous successful partnering alliances.  He has assisted in the positioning of new products and technologies by producing actionable market research, technology assessment, and competitive intelligence studies. In addition, Dave has served as an expert witness in technology transfer and licensing for the U.S. Government.  He has a B.A. in Biological Sciences from University of Delaware and an M.B.A. in International Marketing and Finance from Loyola University.  

Kumiko Ichise – Vice President

Kumiko Ichise is a Japanese national with a diversified background in marketing, advertising, medical devices, and management consulting.  She provides a unique blend of Asian business culture and Western decision-making skills, and is instrumental in the development and continuity of our Asian business practice.  Kumiko has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Business Management from Curry College (Milton, MA) and is fluent in Japanese and English.
 

Thomas T. Neal – Senior Consultant

Tom Neal, as a Senior Consultant at Global Strategy, is a team manager and consultant for clients in fields including Advanced Materials, Food & Beverage, Industrial Products, IT, and Environmental/Clean Tech.  A high-energy individual with creative problem-solving skills, Tom is an avid practitioner of open innovation and business networking.  His career began with positions at Michigan Economic Development Corporation and U.S. Department of State.  Tom has a B.A. in International Relations from University of Michigan, with studies at Univ. of Madrid, and is fluent in Spanish.
 

Pierre Achard, M.D. – Senior Consultant

Pierre Achard is a doctor of medicine, specializing in pediatrics, and has over two decades of pharmaceutical industry experience in Europe, Middle East, and U.S.A.  Pierre has been instrumental in the successful conclusion of license, joint venture, co-development, and M&A agreements, for European Life Science companies.  Pierre is an instructor of Competitive Intelligence at the University of Paris, and has authored numerous articles on this topic. He is a past President of the French Society of Competitive Intelligence.  Pierre received his M.D. degree from University of Paris, and is fluent in French and English, with working knowledge of German.
 

Denise Nalysnyk – Information Specialist

Denise Nalysnyk is an accomplished information specialist, with over 15 years expertise in researching, identifying, and analyzing primary and secondary data.   She has generated competitive intelligence, market research, and business analytics for clients in a variety of industries, including Life Science, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, and Advanced Materials. Denise has a B.A. in Business Administration from Loyola University, with working knowledge of German and Spanish.