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Brian Lowenthal

Brian Lowenthal is Co-Founder and Partner of Mindset For Success. Mindset For Success is a business advisory firm with more than 70 years of expertise in shaping corporate culture, leadership assessment/development, team effectiveness, organizational transformation, and executive coaching. In thirty-five years as a business professional, Brian has been a corporate executive, business advisor, executive coach, and business owner/entrepreneur.

As a Vice President of Human Resources, (first with Dots, Inc., a retail apparel company, and later with Bonne Bell, a consumer products company), he designed, developed, and implemented HR Strategic Plans aligned to the organization’s business strategy. He has expertise in the deployment of leadership and team effectiveness processes that have significantly increased the level of employee engagement and organizational performance. Brian was the first Director, Organization and Leadership Development, at The Limited, where he facilitated the creation of their Balanced Scorecard.

As a consultant, he has worked globally with Fortune 100 companies, as well as start-ups. He was Regional Vice President for Development Dimensions International, led the global
HR and Shared Services Benchmarking practices for The Hackett Group, and led enterprise-wide Culture Shaping initiatives for Senn Delaney/Heidrick Consulting, and division of Heidrick & Struggles. His areas of expertise include Analytics, Benchmarking, Culture-shaping, Development of leaders and teams, Executive Coaching, and Facilitating and Managing Change.

Brian’s clients have included: Synovus Financial, Motorola, Starbucks Coffee Company,
Carlson Companies, Mattel, Kohler Company, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed-Martin, Hard
Rock Café, Bose Corporation, Ariel Investments, KeyBank, Chico’s, Medical Mutual of Ohio, AEP, Chesapeake Energy, The Ohio State University, Eli Lilly, Pemex, University Hospitals, DTE Energy, Grant Thornton, USAA, and Loblaw.

An internationally recognized speaker and author on Leadership and Team Development, Culture, Benchmarking, HR Strategy, Analytics, and Organization Development, Brian has
been an active member of SHRM and the HR Planning Society. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Education and Business Administration from Illinois State University, and an MBA from Roosevelt University. He is on the HR Analytics Advisory Board and is a Master Trainer of the John R Wooden Course.

Dr. Dennis Alimena

Co-Founder, Mindset For Success, LLC

Dennis Alimena brings to his work guiding leaders in transformational culture change 35+ years of business experience in start-ups, sales, culture shaping, organizational development, ERP execution, training, coaching, and consulting positions. He has a personal mission of making a difference through leadership and relationship building.

Dennis was a vice president and principal with Senn Delaney Leadership for 25 years until retiring in December 2020. With experience in the international arena, Dennis has been instrumental in shaping, delivering, and coaching worldwide leadership programs that impacted merging cultures, leadership development and strategic execution.

Early in his career, Dennis co-founded his own consulting firm focusing on team building, communication, and trust issues. His company was also involved in joint ventures in health care and marketing cardiovascular stress-testing programs. He has since worked with the boards of directors at Fortune 500 companies, trained facilitators to teach leadership for their executives, and has been recognized for his seminars on change and vision. Dennis has received a Congressional Leadership Award for his commitment to leadership and business growth.

He authored the book, The Winning Mindset for Leadership: Unlocking your Potential in Business, Sports and Life, and founded CreativQuest, LLC, a leadership and culture formation firm that works with Fortune 500 clients to shape the leadership and culture needed to align their strategy, structure, technology, and human capital. His second book, Harmonization, aimed at challenging thinking to create more innovation in organizations.

Recently, Dennis worked as a partner in a diversity consulting firm to better create inclusive
leadership efforts for clients. Diversity of thought and experience is a valued trait in productive teams and there are many tools and experiences to create that awareness. Well-traveled through India, Europe, and Asia, Dennis is always looking for a challenge.

Dennis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from California University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Ph.D.from Temple University in psycho-educational processes (the study of group dynamics).

Dennis and his wife live in Doylestown, PA, near Philadelphia. They have three grown children. Together they enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest and have a second home in Bend, Oregon, where they enjoy fly fishing, skiing, and hiking.