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Friday, 25 March 2011 18:23

Kirsten Brecht

Kirsten Brecht is a managing partner of Constellar Group. She has a diverse background in strategy, marketing and communications. She has built companies and has served as both an industry executive and a consultant with ventures from start-up to Fortune 50 status.

Ms. Brecht is a growth, marketing and communications specialist whose expertise includes:

  • Providing practical, data-driven solutions to help clients grow revenue, improve their business models and build long-term value
  • Formulating, evaluating and articulating growth strategies, particularly for enterprises undergoing key transitions
  • Managing market research projects to determine strategic direction or to evaluate the value, market size and viability of new initiatives
  • Developing fact-based marketing and communication strategies and tactics, and overseeing their effective deployment in the field

Previously, Ms. Brecht served as a senior strategic consultant for the Monitor Group, a highly regarded strategy-consulting firm. For Monitor, she was responsible for project-based solutions for Fortune 250 companies in corporate growth and operations strategy, with a focused expertise in marketing and communications. She spent her last two years at Monitor developing intellectual capital in marketing strategy.

Ms. Brecht’s experience includes running a real estate investment company as well as a residential remodeling company. She served as the founding VP of Sales and Marketing for two early-stage companies, both in the technology space. Ms. Brecht holds an MBA in entrepreneurial management and marketing from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and a BA in political science and Russian from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Friday, 25 March 2011 18:11

Joseph Yaffe

Joseph Yaffe is a managing partner of Constellar Group. He has over twenty years experience in the strategic development and financing of companies. He has built successful businesses and has served as a consultant to early-stage and growth companies, industry consolidators and public market candidates. Mr. Yaffe is an operational and financial strategy consultant with expertise in:

  • Providing practical, data-driven solutions to help clients grow revenue, improve their business models and build long-term value
  • Formulating, evaluating and articulating growth strategies, particularly for enterprises undergoing key transitions
  • Developing and analyzing complex financial models to facilitate decision-making
  • Assisting clients in planning for and executing transactions, including capital formation, M&A, bankruptcy and entity sale

Previously, Mr. Yaffe served as Vice President of Siegel Management Company, a Philadelphia-based strategic consulting and investment-banking firm. In his capacity there, he developed successful strategies for companies in a wide range of industries and served as an advisor on both the buy and sell sides of M&A transactions. He also served for several years as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.

Mr. Yaffe is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded, grown and managed six companies: a real estate investment company, a residential remodeling firm, a special events services company, an information products developer, an Internet services firm and Constellar Group. Mr. Yaffe holds an MBA in entrepreneurial management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BS in finance and marketing from the University of Maryland.

 

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