Biography

Bruce G. Clinton is the founder of BusinessWise, an executive coaching and consulting firm, which specializes in helping entrepreneurial organizations and individuals solve strategic problems associated with growth and transition. Bruce is an expert in organization and management development, having spent over thirty years as a consultant in the field. He has run many seminars in management/leadership skill development and is a noted speaker who has appeared at numerous national trade associations. He is a founding principal of ASearch, LLC, a retained executive search firm, that uses a proprietary process combining executive recruitment, selection, development and retention in each search removing the risk and doubt often found in hiring for a critical position.

Prior to founding BusinessWise, Bruce was president of Organizational Development Associates, Inc., co-founder of Entrepreneurial Resource Group, Inc., and the founder of Entrepreneurial Leadership Councils dedicated to the development of peers who share the desire to build strong organizations. Bruce has consulted and coached clients in all sectors of businesses and industry. Many of these relationships have been with family owned businesses in the US and Canada. His consulting and coaching clients have included the following: human resource companies, insurance service companies, real estate brokerage and development companies, durable medical equipment distributors, as well as professional organizations, distributors and manufacturers. Among his diverse assignments was two-year relationship with a telecommunications company. This involved the diversification of the client base from one client to several and the selection of the new CEO. In a large major personnel resource company, he accomplished a complete reconstruction of the management staff and facilitated buy out of a partner, resulting in a win-win situation for both partners. With a mid-west medical equipment firm, Bruce developed a "Key Client" marketing model, including the training of all personnel, which resulted in substantial growth and profit improvement.

In his early business career, he was president of a real estate brokerage and land development company and a partner in a residential construction company. For a brief period, he was a registered representative for a large financial services company, where he was #1 in life insurance sales and 59th in total earning out of 2,000 registered representatives.

Bruce is a graduate of Hobart College with a dual major of Economics and Psychology. He has MBA from the University of New Haven and has served as a commissioned Air Force Officer. He has been a incorporator of a bank and President of the Madison Country Club. Bruce has served on the boards of various business, non-profit and civic organizations. He has been awarded the coaching designations of Certified Business Coach and Registered Corporate Coach as a member of the National Association of Business Coaches. He and his wife, Susan have five children and three grandchildren.