David Stone

Dave is a Managing Partner & Principal at the New England Consulting Group, the premier marketing management consulting firm in the world. He is responsible for the firm’s channel management, sales development and consumer products and services practices.

Dave’s career encompasses an extensive combination of management consulting, business development and general line management experience, all with the common goal of driving growth through focused strategies and executable plans.

Prior to joining New England, Dave managed both consumer focused and B2B organizations and held executive positions as Senior Vice President at Honeywell, Chief Marketing Officer at Pepsi International and Taco Bell, and marketing management at Kraft/General Foods.

Many of Dave’s accomplishments have been achieved while building out core business capabilities such as multi-channel marketing and sales systems, new product development and marketing research protocols and also providing organization counsel to marketing and sales driven companies.

During the past ten years at New England, Dave has focused on advancing major practice areas including customer and channel management, organization design and brand portfolio management across the food and beverage, retailing, financial services and telecommunications sectors. Along with representative clients such as Nestlé, Merck, Samsung, PepsiCo, Philips, Motorola, Office Depot, Hallmark, Nielsen, Visa, Ocean Spray and McDonald’s, he has also consulted for small and mid-sized operations like WellPet specialty pet foods, Just Born candy and Mimi’s Cafe restaurants.

Dave has been involved in early stage business concepts providing board-level counsel for start-up ventures including internet video streaming, specialty snacking, mobile applications and content management. As part of this focus, Dave has been very active providing counsel to private equity firms for both due diligence evaluation and portfolio company turnarounds (from Thomas H. Lee Partners to Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill and KKR).

Dave received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Bernard Baruch Graduate School of Business and has been an instructor in marketing management at Pace University.
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