William S. McDonald
Bill McDonald serves as a consultant with a focus on commercialization and building domestic and international sales organizations and sales and customer service infrastructure. Bill founded and manages High Ground Medical, Inc. (HGM) in 2003. HGM is a commercialization management company which has built and launched several successful orthopaedic and osteobiologics companies. An experienced negotiator of licensing deals, divestitures, and acquisitions, Bill has consulted on the commercialization of several novel biomaterials and surgical devices.
Prior to founding HGM, Bill served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Orthovita (NASDQ: VITA), now Stryker Biomaterials. At Orthovita, he was instrumental in building both the dental and orthopedic businesses from $0 revenue to market leading positions. He has held management positions with several leading medical device companies including Synthes, Kirschner Medical (a Biomet company as of 1994), and Stryker. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University in 1988.
James D. Feldman
Recognized as one of the “Top 100 Innovators and Motivators of the Past 100 Years” by Incentive Magazine, Jim Feldman is an advisor who delivers insight, wisdom, and big picture thinking.
Jim’s diverse work for Toyota, Microsoft, AT&T, Xerox, Department of Defense, Avon, Frito-Lay, Ritz Carlton, and many other industry-leading companies is characterized by his ability to foresee change and identify, develop, and leverage solutions. With over three decades of advising, speaking, and entrepreneurial business experience, Jim’s perspective and approach brings an organization’s strengths and resources together in new ways to create competitive differentiation.
In addition to his MBA Jim holds high-level designations in multiple professions: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM), Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), Master Incentive Professional (MIP), Platform Certified Speaker (PCS), Certified Innovation Trainer, and Dream Manager®. Jim is also ranked as a top customer experience influencer by the Customer Service Institute of America.