2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us. In the face of disruption, Strategy executives have stepped forward to create new possibilities for their businesses, expanding their role into areas such as digital transformation and corporate purpose. Deloitte’s 2021 CSO Survey findings provide unique insight to help Strategy executives shape their own roles, evolve their Strategy function, and set strategic priorities to win. We’ll discuss:
- Strategy as a corporate function
- Perspectives on the role of CSOs and their career path
- Key strategic challenges and priorities for CSOs
Meet the speakers
Bernardo is a Chicago-based managing director and a member of the Strategic Growth Transformation leadership team at Monitor Deloitte. He has more than 25 years of professional experience and he specializes in helping global consumer-oriented businesses grow with confidence, both organically and through M&A. Bernardo combines rigorous strategic thinking with creativity and pragmatism. He has served clients across a wide range of industry sectors, both in the United States and internationally, including: beer, wine and spirits, non-alcoholic beverages (carbonated and non-carbonated), chocolate confectionery, household products, personal care, animal protein, bakery products, frozen foods, tobacco, fashion apparel, eyewear, sporting goods, personal computers, and wholesale distribution among others. Bernardo has worked extensively on client engagements in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to becoming a strategy consultant, Bernardo worked at The Coca-Cola Company for several years, in his home country of Brazil, in several brand marketing and sales operations roles. Bernardo holds an MBA with honors from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS cum laude in Industrial Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Bernardo has been calling Chicago home since 2000, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is a sports enthusiast, a seven-time marathoner, an avid world traveler, a wine lover, and a more ambitious cook than his skill set tends to permit.
Tom is a New York based principal at Deloitte and leads the Strategic Growth Transformation market offering at Monitor Deloitte. Previously, he was a partner at Monitor Group, where he consulted for 14 years and was co-head of Monitor’s New York office. Tom focuses on working closely with senior leadership teams to develop their growth strategies and architect the enterprise-wide transformations. Tom has worked over a wide range of sectors spanning manufacturing; oil and gas; retail; travel, leisure and hospitality; consumer goods; financial services; and media, with a particular focus on consumer industries. He has helped clients accelerate growth in their core business, plan category, channel and geographic expansion programs, design new business models to pursue transformational growth opportunities, and revive underperforming businesses. Tom has worked extensively with client teams in North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent engagements include engineering a digital transformation for one of the world’s largest CPG companies, an innovation-led transformation for a large oil and gas player, transforming the customer experience for a leading US retailer, building a new US business for a leading Indian conglomerate, developing emerging market business models and entry strategies for a global consumer and industrial products conglomerate, and redesigning the customer experience for one of the world’s leading airlines. Tom is a frequent speaker on the topics of strategy, innovation, and business transformation. Tom has worked in Boston, Frankfurt, Moscow, and New York and has also lived in South East Asia for many years. Tom holds a BA from Harvard University, and an MBA from Kellogg. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Zeynep and sons Alexander, Theo and Markus.