Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Paul Crnkovich as Managing Partner

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC is excited to welcome Paul R. Crnkovich as the newest member of the team. Paul will join Cadent as a Managing Partner based in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Cadent, Paul served as President of Kantar Retail Americas Consulting. Kantar Retail was formed in early 2009 to bring together the insight, consulting and analytical capabilities of four previously separate Kantar operating companies to form a global firm that delivered breakthrough thinking and strategies to clients in over 15 markets worldwide.

While at Kantar Retail Americas, Paul served as part of the three person senior management team responsible for overseeing all aspects of company operations. His primary responsibilities were the integration, development and expansion of the company’s consulting practice, as well as client business development. Paul was also one of the five members of the Global Management Board of Kantar Retail, which was responsible for establishing the long-term growth objectives and business strategies for the broader firm.

Prior to Kantar Retail, Paul was part of the senior management team and one of the majority owners of Cannondale Associates, helping to lead the company’s growth and development since its inception in the early 1990’s. Before Cannondale, Paul held a series of marketing, sales strategy and strategic planning positions at the Quaker Oats Company, working on flagship brands such as Quaker Oatmeal and Gatorade®. Paul got his initial start in business as a lending officer with the Morgan Bank in New York City.

Paul is also currently a member of the faculty of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he teaches global marketing. He has also served as an outside industry expert on consumer/shopper/customer marketing issues as part of the Executive Education program at the Kellogg School of Management. Paul received his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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