Neil Witmer, Ph.D.

Neil has consulted in over thirty industries since 1984, in small/mid-market and public companies. He partners with CEOs and private-equity boards to provide talent solutions to growth and execution problems. He assesses leaders for hire, promotion and career development. He coaches senior executives to be effective leaders and high-potentials to accelerate their careers. Other capabilities include talent metrics, 360° survey design, employee engagement strategy, and helping organizations to evaluate the operating potential of acquisitions.

Neil is the co-creator of Unleashing the Leader Within™, a leadership coaching program that produces performance breakthroughs for high-potential leaders and organizations. He is co-designer of an online metrics system that allows top leaders to monitor employee alignment, engagement and competence.

Neil has authored numerous articles and management tools. His book, I GET IT!, outlines the fundamentals that distinguish managers who "get it" from those who don't. He has delivered keynotes for trade associations, annual meetings, private equity operating conferences, and CEO networking groups such as YPO and Vistage. He has consulted in North America, Europe and the Caribbean, including assessments of APAC candidates for North American corporations.

Private equity clients have included Pfingsten Partners, Linden Capital, Saw Mill Capital, Audax Group, Lodging Capital, Spell Capital, Tonka Bay Equity Partners, ShoreView Industries, JVA Partners, Akoya Capital, 3i Group, Dubin Clark, and Shorehill Capital. Industry experience includes automotive OEM and supply, military contracting, consumer products, forging, stamping, food production, powdered metal, construction, real estate development, aerospace, higher education, advertising, tech staffing/consulting, electronics, financial services, insurance, hospital, distribution, chemicals, grid infrastructure, dental, technology, packaging, beverage, and medical.

Neil received an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NCSU.