Waterstone adds three to team

Waterstone Management Group said Wednesday that it has expanded its team with the addition of three affiliate partners. Joining the firm are Tom Manning, John Parkinson and John Lieblang. Headquartered in Chicago, Waterstone is a strategic advisory firm that serves business leaders and private equity investors.


Chicago and San Francisco (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
Waterstone Management Group, an expert-led strategic advisory firm, announced today the addition of three affiliate partners to their team. Tom Manning, John Parkinson, and John Lieblang will bring a full range of industry-specific experience and deep insight to help Waterstone broaden its value to clients and expand its thought leadership.
The focus of the affiliate partners will be on Waterstone clients and the broader technology market. They will serve clients in a capacity that ranges from periodic and advisory consulting, to hands-on engagement leadership. In addition to working directly with clients, the affiliate partners are bringing substantial experience and specific subject matter knowledge to the table that will help Waterstone take on a deeper thought leadership role and promote the consultancy’s continued growth and presence in multiple markets.
“We’re extremely pleased to have these respected professionals be the first to join our affiliate partner network,” said Mark Hauser, Managing Director, Waterstone Management Group. “Their focused industry experience and well-honed skills will serve as valuable extensions to the Waterstone firm and help bring creative solutions to unique client goals. We formed the affiliate partner team to bring additional talent and experience to our clients. Each affiliate partner adds a deep expertise to Waterstone.”
Affiliate Partner Tom Manning adds his corporate strategic and business growth skills to Waterstone. “Tom is a former global operating executive, stellar strategist and leader, with deep experience in emerging markets such as China and the Pacific Rim,” said Hauser. Manning serves on the Board of Directors at Dun & Bradstreet and has more than 30 years of experience in consulting and technology services, including seventeen years spent living in Asia and China.
John Parkinson has a strong background as a Chief Technology Officer, including in some of the most complex corporate environments from an information and data perspective. “John has long been a leader in understanding and contributing to the latest technology architectures and will bring significant value to our clients,” said Hauser.
“I have known the Partners at Waterstone Management Group for many years and have always had the highest regard for their professionalism, skills, client service approach and track record of delivering value. It’s a pleasure and privilege to join the firm,” said Parkinson. “I very much look forward to adding my own experience to theirs and to help broaden the range of Waterstone’s services.”
John Lieblang brings a similar depth from a Chief Information Officer perspective. “John is the prototype of the new CIO, adept at bringing together the business and IT functions in a meaningful way,” said Pelander. With over 30 years of IT leadership experience focusing on business centric metrics delivering value-add solutions, John is exceptional at thinking outside of traditional IT structures and operating models.
Waterstone’s affiliate partner program is expected to bring the forward-thinking consultancy to new levels of success, and to also bring the consultancy’s clients greater insight and hands-on assistance in the areas they need most.
About Waterstone Management Group
Waterstone Management Group was founded in 2003 with the mission to transform technology and service businesses. To serve business leaders and private equity investors who share our view of the technology industry, we formed a specialized, expert-led firm which combines strategic advisory services and executive-level operating experience. We work collaboratively with senior management, corporate boards, and investors to address issues related to driving growth, margin improvement, and assessing incremental business expansion/investment opportunities. For more information about Waterstone, please visit waterstonegroup.com and follow the firm on Twitter (@WaterstoneMG).