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Mr. Lynch is in demand as a keynote speaker and workshop leader.

In addition to public speaking, Mr. Lynch is sought after as an
executive coach and alliance negotiator. 

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These are just a few of the hundreds of comments from Senior Executives (Directors, SVPs, and CEOs):

  • Speaker has lots of practical experience
  • Seminar leader excellent --Very capable facilitator
  • First Class All the Way
  • Fast pace was great
  • High energy, Constructive learning atmosphere, Very interactive.
  • Excellent speaker/trainer for this workshop
  • Very thought provoking -- Content was great-- Very good, high level material that makes you think deeper
  • Prepared me to meet with Alliance Candidates with ideas that will benefit us all
  • Exceptionally good training manual/Good handout materials to support learning
  • Changed my outlook from seeing potential Alliance partners as an administrative burden to a source of improvement in the quality of our work
  • I was able to develop a good action plan for our situation/ Found the strategies to be practical and implementable
  • We have received very positive feedback from both groups. I have also noticed colleagues beginning to approach strategic alliance opportunities / discussions in a different way. Within the next week we had a full day meeting with a potential strategic partner to define the alliance starting at "Win-Win" criteria.
  • "This program had incredible value. I look back at the last five years and see that the work we did up front to create the right roles, relationships, and interaction has paid enormous dividends. We forged a truly strong bond with our outsourcer. I use it as a model of what others should do if they really want to get outsourcing right. Our alliance stood the test of time as people came and went; we always could count on the right foundation and operating principles."

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Robert Porter Lynch Biography

  • Thought Leadership: Mr. Lynch has been recognized for his ground-breaking work in creating "alliance architecture," and the profession’s first benchmarking studies. He pioneered the initial research in Alliance Architectures with Best Practices research beginning in 1988, followed by a long series of bench-marking studies in Alliance Formation and Management. Mr. Lynch continues his quest to discover and innovate in the Strategic Alliance Profession. Robert is deeply engaged in the next edge of alliances, specifically Value Chain Reengineering, the Networked Enterprise, Leadership Role of Alliance Champions, how Trust converts into Breakthroughs & Profit, Alliances as Engines of Innovation, and the New Economics of Fast Time.
  • Consulting: In his consulting practice, Mr. Lynch places a strong emphasis on implementation in a wide variety industries ranging from aerospace (aviation & defense), automotive, energy, financial services (banking, real estate, insurance), high tech (computers, electronics, telecommunications,) and medical (biotech, heath care, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, managed health care), and petro-chemicals. His clients have included Accenture, Alberta Government, Astra-Merck, AT&T, Baskin Robbins, Bell Canada, BellSouth, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical, Dupont, EDS, Eli Lilly, Flextronics, GE, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Intuit, Lockheed-Martin, Lucent, Media One, Mobil, NCR, Pfizer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, Smith Kline Beecham, Sprint, Telus, USAA, VeriSign, Warner Lambert, Wells Fargo, and Xerox.
  • Executive Coaching: Robert has acted as negotiations coach for scores of companies, joining them together in a strategic relationship. His commitment to training executives throughout the world in the best practices in alliance formation and management has resulted in over ten thousand people around the world with deep skills and capabilities in alliance formation and management. Robert often speaks before international and domestic business groups, and has appeared on television and radio, and syndicated tape distribution.
  • Author: He wrote the award winning book, The Practical Guide to Joint Ventures and Corporate Alliances (John Wiley & Sons, 1989)," the best selling book, Business Alliances: The Hidden Competitive Weapon, (John Wiley & Sons, 1993), and the popular chapter “Fostering Champions” for Peter Drucker’s Leader of the Future book (1999). He is currently writing two books: Strategy, Synergy, and Synchronicity – How to Master the Art of Strategic Alliances, and Trusted to Lead. His numerous articles on alliances have appeared in a broad range of magazines. He is often quoted in business journals such a Nations Business, The Wall Street Journal, and The Conference Board Reports.
  • Boards of Advisors: Robert has served as advisor to numerous hi-tech companies where he provides strategic expertise, and he serves as an advocate for both the interests of the company and its alliance relationships.
  • Education: Mr. Lynch holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Brown University. He has been a faculty member of the American and Canadian Management Associations and currently teaches alliance courses at the Universities of Alberta, British Columbia, and San Diego. 
  • Military: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Combat Duty in Viet Nam, Special Commendation,
  • Personal: Mr. Lynch is listed in Who's Who: Global Leaders. He is founding Chairman of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. Robert resides in Naples, Florida.

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