- Top management of Fortune 1000 companies
- Strategy, marketing and corporate development / M&A departments
- Private equity and venture capital executives and their teams
- Selected entrepreneurs of new ventures
We are professional growth strategists focused on helping executives and their teams make better growth decisions
We are professional growth strategists focused on helping executives and their teams make better growth decisions and deliver results.
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.