Mark Cutler

mark cutler

Director Of Consulting Engagement Manager at Ascendant Strategy Management Group

United States

Bio Summary

Over 15 years' experience as a management consultant specializing in strategy and performance management, data analytics and business intelligence, dashboards and key performance indicators, business transformation strategy, change management, and project management. Expertise in the Balanced Scorecard; strategic planning, measurement, and execution; data analysis; IT strategy; facilitation; and communications.

Specialties: Strategic planning, strategy implementation, performance management, Balanced Scorecard, change management, proposal writing, communications strategy, strategic communications, project management, SaaS implementation, Agile software development, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), software development life cycle, intellectual property rights strategies, business architecture, and open business models.

Industry Experience: Nonprofit, Government, Utilities and Energy, Finance and Insurance, Education.

Sample Clients: United Nations Federal Credit Union, National Association of Independent Schools, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative, Western Electricity Coordinating Council, National Grid, World Bank, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, The Children's School, U.S. Navy, Chevron Corp., Huawei.


Next Availability:

09 Jan 2023



Employment History

Edison Strategy Solutions, LLC

Founder And Principal

Edison Strategy Solutions, LLC

September 2014 - present

• Lead strategic planning and performance management consulting engagements--including designing and implementing strategic plans and performance management systems; helping clients develop metrics, dashboards, initiatives, ...see more

company bank

Director Of Consulting Engagement Manager

Ascendant Strategy Management Group

November 2010 - present

• Led multiple strategy and performance management consulting engagements simultaneously--including designing and implementing performance management systems, drafting deliverables, and providing thought leadership--with a ...see more

J3 Consulting, LLC

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert

J3 Consulting, LLC

March 2020 - September 2021

• Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Consulting: Track software development vendors' progress with agreed-to Agile metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) such as team velocity/capacity, Iteration and Prog ...see more


Program Manager


October 2016 - June 2020

• Project manager for team that provided project management office (PMO) related support to government IT project managers (GPMs) managing Agile and Waterfall software development projects, including helping ensure vendors ...see more


Managing Consultant


January 2005 - November 2010

• Key project team member of IBM's change management consulting team to the Navy's Open Architecture Enterprise Team (OAET). Led baseline assessment of current state of the Navy's acquisition and contracting policies for a ...see more


Master's in Business Administration/Management

The George Washington University School of Business


Master's in Pre-Law

Georgetown University Law Center


Bachelor's in English

Tufts University



Next Availability:

09 Jan 2023



Language Skills


Country Experience

United States China Canada


Data Analysis

Data Analytics

Information Technology

Data Management,


IT Strategy


Change & Implementation,

Balance Scorecard,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Strategy Execution,

Project Management,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Strategic Management,

Strategic Planning