“Clients call me because I produce results, with an uncompromising focus on top-line growth and operational excellence.”
Previously Global Chief Operating officer for two of Accenture’s multi-billion-dollar units and the managing director of its Southern California practice; Raúl Alvarado works with senior management on strategy, operations, and technology. His broad, cross-industry international experience provides him with a keen ability to develop simple, easy to understand, and pragmatic approaches that yield bottom-line results.
A former board chair of Children’s Institute, Raúl is passionate about community engagement and in 2006, he founded A Thousand Joys, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of resilient, joyful, and engaged individuals, schools, and organizations. He has an MSIA (MBA) from Purdue University and a BS in Chemical & Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
“The challenges resulting from the past year have created phenomenal opportunities for organizations to embrace the ‘new normal.’ Building and retaining teams is now more challenging because of dramatically changed expectations from employees and customers. Organizations that embrace those changes will thrive!”
An experienced entrepreneur, executive, and business development coach, Robert Grant started his career with Accenture Consulting and has held senior Business Strategy, Demand Creation, Sales, and Operations Management positions with NYSE-listed public companies, start-ups, large multi-national private companies, and non-profit organizations.
He helps develop strong teams that maximize results, enhance customer loyalty, optimize internal operations, and encourage employee engagement. An expert in leading change, achieving collaboration, and driving results, Robert focuses on simplifying complex problems and developing compelling solutions that create momentum, enthusiasm, and progress.
He has served as a board member and supported various non-profit organizations working in education, housing, foster care, mental health, occupational support, and trauma-informed care. Robert holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.