Atlee Valentine Pope
Atlee Valentine Pope is president and cofounder of Blue Canyon Partners, a strategy consulting firm that helps companies grow. She has worked with clients around the world, coauthored more than 40 papers, and has been a guest speaker at numerous business events. Before building Blue Canyon Partners, Atlee served in leadership roles in several start-up ventures and was a vice president in global corporate finance with First Chicago. Atlee earned a BA from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
George F. Brown, Jr.
George F. Brown, Jr., is CEO and cofounder of Blue Canyon Partners, where his practice allows him to contribute to solving clients’ business-to-business growth challenges. Prior to Blue Canyon, George held senior leadership roles in a number of organizations, including DRI/McGraw-Hill and ICF Kaiser International, and he served as the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Economics at the U.S. Naval War College. He has published extensively in academic and business journals and testified frequently before Congress. George received his MS in Industrial Administration and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.