Clemson Consulting Group / CCG is charged with creating new business opportunities for clients from start-up to mid-size businesses. The Clemson based group is equipped with an extensive research resource base to provide accurate and timely information. CCG is able to provide its clients with all of the necessary information and tools required to help create new business relationship opportunities resulting in increased revenue and stakeholder value.
CCG has a long successful history of creating growth opportunities in a number of industries including, advanced materials, electronic packaging and biotechnology. Experienced in expanding international business including sales, marketing and new product development. The team at CCG has a proven track record of working with stakeholders to provide qualified acquisition candidates and to create viable exit strategies.
Bill Dinardo brings over thirty years of experience in the areas of start-up ventures, M&A, sales, marketing, procurement and business development in electronic advanced materials packaging, biotechnology, RF and microwave device manufacturing. His broad-based experience brings depth to the Clemson Consulting Group’s management team. Dinardo has served in senior management positions where he has directed sales, marketing, engineering/new product development, marketing research and new business development for biotechnology equipment, electronic packaging, advanced materials and microelectronic companies. Bill Dinardo graduated with a BS degree in Marketing and a Master degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Connie Houghtaling brings 25 years of Business and Customer Development expertise to Clemson Consulting Group. Having been a leader in both large and small corporations, Connie has been able to touch every aspect of a business including New Product Development, Business Development, Sales Management, MarCom, Operations and P&L Management. Developing significant relationships with key people, she has been able to do the hard engineer-to-engineer problem solving with customers, continuing with business forecasting to commercial success for client companies in the High Tech Sector.
Markets served include aerospace, alternative energy, consumer electronics, water treatment, defense, automotive, power, paper & pulp, medical and other industrial. Connie also brings 8 years of Recruiting to our clients; Human Capital has never been more important to an organization’s success. Connie Houghtaling earned her BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.
Dan Holman is a veteran writer and editor with 20 years’ experience as a newspaper journalist and 25 years’ experience helping businesses communicate their issues and company positions to consumers, regulators and policy-makers.
After six years’ experience working on small daily papers as a reporter and editor, Holman became a news editor on daily newspapers in Phoenix, AZ, and St. Louis, MO. He also worked as a copy editor on a weekly business publication.
He was a public affairs director for a Fortune 500 company and later became a professional consultant to industries ranging from agriculture to forestry to rental cars. Holman is skilled at interviewing business or science experts to understand their industry cultures and issues and explaining them in understandable layman’s terms.
In addition to developing position papers, press releases and web site content he also wrote speeches for corporate executives and was ghost writer for newspaper opinion articles.