Management consultants and family business advisors since 1983
Mage provides emerging companies and family
businesses with a broad range of consulting and
organizational services that optimize individual,
team and organizational performance
Our consulting services strengthen an organization’s
ability to perform and build long-term value by
developing leadership, improving processes, and
enhancing management and business excellence.
Our team provide counsel to business and family leaders who require objective analysis and sound advice to overcome the challenges that impede organizational success.
Our business has been in the family for over 375 years. Mage worked with us to strengthen our leadership team and smoothly transition from one generation to the next.
Craigie Zildjian – CEOAvedis Zildjian Company
Not only did Mage help our marketing and brand positioning, their consultants worked with us to develop a long-term growth strategy to improve our overall structure and profitability, while also assisting us in the creation of a Board of Advisors. Mage’s counsel and advice helped us focus on our competitive advantages and position ourselves as the leading Indoor Air Quality service provider in New England. Mage has been a trusted and valuable source of ideas and guidance and a strong contributor to the overall success of Envirotech Clean Air.
Dan Greenblatt – PresidentPresident, Envirotech Clean Air, Inc.
We are living a dream and we couldn’t have done it without Mage. Eight years ago, we were a small family-owned and operated business. At the time, we were facing tough structural and organizational barriers. Mage helped us resolve those issues, and skillfully stabilized all the family dynamics. Mage professionalized us.
Douglas G. Schwartz – PresidentPostFax
I want to thank you for counseling with another employee and for providing him with the tools and methods to better deal with conflict situations. He recently had a very intense, unpleasant face-to-face situation with a customer. Fortunately, he applied what you had taught him, did not get emotional or defensive, was polite, disengaged from the situation and referred it to his manager and customer service. As he said, “A year ago it would not have happened that way. I’m really thankful for what I learned so I can handle situations like this professionally
Ed Boylan – VP Human ResourcesAGAR Supply
Mage brought the professional resources, positive attitude and bottom-line results that we needed to transform the company into a profitable venture with a very bright future. Beyond the immediate problem-solving activities, Mage has also been a welcome source of guidance, advice and action-based support in all operating areas of the company. I see Mage and its people as quality consultants, experienced mentors and good friends.
George Kean – Chairman & FounderThe Handmade Bow Company
Cabot LNG Corporation was facing a significant expansion in its business but it had an organization that was poorly equipped to deal with the growth. With the assistance of Mage, we were able to push forward with successfully restructuring our organization. We are now confident that our organization is in a strong position to manage the opportunities before us.
Gordon Shearer – Former CEOCabot LNG Corporation
Mage helped us identify and screen numerous qualified candidates, ensuring our new advisory board has the experience and industry “know-how” to help us successfully grow our business. All the people from Mage who were involved in the process of establishing our Board of Advisors are professional and productive in every way. Mage’s skilled professionals consistently exceed our expectations. We truly believe we get more than we pay for from Mage, time after time
Robert J. Russell – President
Since 1983, Mage has assisted more than 700 businesses and organizations. Mage has the “hands-on” experience to identify obstacles and improve operations and business functions throughout an organization. Mage’s adaptive consultants can help build organizational muscle to deliver dynamic organizational results and enhanced individual, family and group performance. Our uncompromising devotion to our clients, our entrepreneurial spirit, and our variety of services enables us to help our clients accomplish their goals and unleash their organization’s potential.
At the heart of Mage is our proven approach to individual, executive and leadership development. Mage strategic coaching is an individualized process that focuses on continual learning in order to build leadership skills, enhance employee skills and increase productivity and morale.
Mage works with management to create strategies that leverage employees and processes. We have developed our own methodology for successfully designing and implementing strategic plans based on the alignment of skills, roles, and accountabilities.
Managing change is critical to successful organizations. Roles for managers and executives constantly need to adjust to the company’s needs. Mage consultants serve as guides and coaches as employees adapt to new systems and roles.
Marketing & Sales
Mage’s individualized marketing and sales development programs start with a strategic review of all efforts and results, past and present. We assess every aspect of an organization’s marketing and/or sales processes from cold calling and lead generation to verbal and written presentations.
Mage’s financial experts leverage an organization’s financial position to capitalize on its strategic objectives and provide family and shareholder protection. Our consultants can ensure that a client maximizes its value by operating with an appropriate level of debt and equity financing.
Our team provides counsel to family businesses and family leaders who require objective analysis and sound advice to overcome the challenges that impede organizational success. We craft solutions that clients, embrace and proudly own.
Jeffrey S. Davis Chairman & Founder
Jonathan Freedman President
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