About Us

Our Leadership Team

"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principles, stand like a rock."
Thomas Jefferson

Partner Background

We are experienced Senior Executives who have worked for major corporations in a wide variety of industries and disciplines. We believe our real life experience working in companies like yours makes a big difference. We have sat where our clients now sit, we have faced the same challenges, run large departments and projects, and we know what works in the real world. We have seen the best and worst practices and environments in the largest corporations in the world. We have learned and have been inspired by the best and we have a deep desire to help our clients reach their full potential.

Doug Shurts

Doug Shurts - Managing Partner

Mr. Shurts manages Client Service and Practice Development for the Principles Group around Customer Relationship and Change & Integration Management. Doug has deep executive level leadership both in industry as a Senior Executive at AT&T as well as a practice lead for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
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  • Consumer Pharmaceuticals
    PG recently led the Business Impact & Change Integration Management (CM) activity for their large Supply Chain Manufacturing SAP implementation. PG developed the overall Business Impact Management strategy and led the CM team that worked all aspects of the project directly with the business & IT.
  • Packaged Consumer Goods
    Global IT PMO - PG provided thought leadership and design/implementation support for new Global IT PMO. Solution included developing the PMO charter & ways of working, establishing PMO organization structure and the Global IT Leadership Circle, and initiating the "value-centric" IT Portfolio Management process.
  • SAP Project "Expert Witnesses" for Big 4 Litigation
    PG provided SAP Project Expert Witnesses and analysts to a leading legal firm for 2 cases supporting Big 4 System Integrators. PG provided six Call Center Technology expert witness consultants for the largest global Telecom/Contact Center Patent Infringement Case to date.
  • Medical Device & Diagnostics
    Lead Change Management & Business Impact Team at the largest Franchise of client company for multiyear OTC SAP implementation - PG developed overall Business Impact Management strategy and led the highly successful SAP change management activity. We provided CM staff directly to client and worked alongside IBM, the SAP Program technical system integrator.