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We are experienced strategists passionate about working with executives and their teams to help them make better decisions and execute for growth.
In addition, we have built a trusted network of highly skilled independent professionals that support us on a case-by-case basis.
Mr. Bernal is Managing Partner of Growth Decisions Inc, a premier boutique Chicago-based management consulting firm that delivers customized, practical growth and innovation solutions across industries.
He is a business strategist and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of experience in growth strategy and planning, market research, marketing, sales, innovation, new products and ventures with multinationals/leading organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Formerly a strategy consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton, Mr. Bernal has advised companies such as GE Capital, Cargill, Scotts, United Airlines, Clorox, Goodyear, Eastman, AMA, BBVA, BP Castrol UK, Cementos Argos/GEA, Alticor, SCA, AGP Glass, LyondellBassell, VNSNY, and many others. He has successfully conceived, developed, and launched new products and businesses and solved complex growth-strategy problems at corporate and SBU levels.
Mr. Bernal is an adjunct lecturer of Management at Northwestern. He has also been an adjunct professor of Management at the School of Business Administration at Loyola University, professor of Marketing at the Engineering School at P.U.J. and guest lecturer at Northwestern.
Mr. Bernal holds an M.B.A. in Management Strategy, Marketing and Technology from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, an MSc. in Finance and an MSc. in Marketing from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He also holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with honors from P.U.J. in Bogotá, Colombia. Additionally, Mr. Bernal is an alumnus of the Executive Leadership Development Program at CCL in Singapore, Asia. and from the Corporate Restructuring, M&A Program at Harvard Business School.
He is Member of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and Association of Management Consulting Firms (ACMF). He is a native speaker of Spanish, fluent in English.
His firm was a finalist for the 2013 AMCF Value and Excellence in Consulting Awards in the growth strategies category.
LEARN THROUGH THESE SPECIFIC CLIENT CASES HOW WE HAVE HELPED COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD GROW SINCE 2006
We have assisted executives and their teams in multiple industries around the world make better decisions and execute for growth. See how we have helped take them to new heights. Learn more.
MAKING GROWTH PLANNING BETTER: GROWTH DECISIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF GROWTH COMPANION 2.0
We are making growth planning and decision making easier, faster and cheaper. Companion 2.0 is an advanced yet easy-to-use web-based tool that enables you and your team to make better decisions for several types of business situations. Learn more
GROWTH DECISIONS INC. RECOGNIZED AS FINALIST FOR THE 2013 VALUE AND EXCELLENCE IN CONSULTING AWARDS
Our practice was selected alongside Deloitte, PWC and King Abdullah consulting services as a finalist in the AMCF growth strategies category for the integrated growth strategy we developed for a new Chicago-based venture. Learn more.