Jerry Black, president of Kurt Salmon Associates’ consumer products division, has become president and chief executive officer of the consulting firm, succeeding Bill Pace, who completed his second three-year term. He remains with the company.
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Black will oversee the firm’s worldwide consumer products division and administrative structure.
“Jerry Black has worked in every facet of KSA’s consumer products practice,” said Kevin Parry, ceo of Management Consulting Group plc, which acquired KSA in October 2007. “He understands KSA’s successful business model as well as our clients’ needs. His ability to deliver outstanding value to KSA’s clients ensures he will mentor upcoming leaders effectively.”
Black has been president of KSA consumer products since 2006. Previously, he was managing director. He has held senior positions during his 12 years with KSA, coordinating teams across KSA’s North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to KSA, Black worked with other consulting firms and held executive positions with retailers.
Mark Wietecha continues as chairman of KSA and Jim Berarducci continues as president of KSA’s health services division.