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Shari A. Duron, Ph.D.

Shari is a senior management consultant with 30+ years experience in Fortune 500 companies – high-tech, healthcare, government – and a broad spectrum of small to medium-sized businesses.  She has consulted to leaders of global businesses to effectively develop and manage diverse operations across all aspects of the supply chain. She specializes in strategic thinking, change management, scenario planning, and leadership development.

Shari A. Duron, Ph.D.

Professional Background

At Hewlett-Packard, Shari consulted to multiple organizations including HP Printing and the Labs – plus developed intellectual property on strategy alignment and scenario development, a web-based knowledge management software.

At Lockeed-Martin Corporation, she consulted to the LMSC President & VPs and managed consulting and training functions – consolidated in the Lockheed-Martin merger. With a focus on leadership development, decision acceleration, and organizational alignment, Shari has been a managing partner and/or senior associate for boutique consulting companies – The Piras Group, Duron+Associates, The Graham Organization and Ron Benton & Associates Inc.  

Shari co-authored Thinking Strategically in Turbulent Times: An Inside View of Strategy Making(ME Sharpe, NY) andpublished in Organizational Dynamics (“The Short and Glorious History of Accelerated Decision Making at Hewlett-Packard”). She authored “Decision-Making By Design: A Blueprint for Balancing Execution and Innovation” in Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Actionand others including the Corporate Executive and Strategy Boards publications.

Shari was an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, Humboldt State University for nine years. With multi-year $400,000 Smullin Foundation Grant, Shari developed the first formal business internship program and delivered 1000s hours of business support with recognized results.

She was a California State University interdisciplinary team member with the National Science Foundation on the Science of Design Project. Shari has advanced degrees from UCLA School of Public Policy and Golden Gate University in Organizational Behavior and Management.

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When not working, Shari is hiking, traveling to parts unknown or walking her dogs!