As Managing Principal, Adrian Woolcock leads daily business operations and oversees the execution of ProSidian Consulting’s global strategy and initiatives. Adrian founded ProSidian in Wilmington DE with a firm focus on client results first and foremost through a culture where team dynamics, entrepreneurial spirit, and respect for the individual form the cornerstone of advisory services. Adrian has a long track record of engaging clients to develop and execute strategies focused on driving business performance.
Adrian Woolcock has a long track record of engaging clients to develop and execute business strategies that are focused on driving business performance. For over eighteen (18) years, Adrian has delivered excellence in client service through deep industry expertise, a healthy balance of business and technology solutions, and a collaborative, teaming style that distinguishes him from his peers. He has experience in industry as well as management and operations consulting with both Big Four and F1000 companies. Working with a team of tenured executives, Adrian oversees all ProSidian business groups and functional disciplines including marketing, sales and client delivery. Adrian has played a central role in ProSidian’s dramatic expansion and Go-To-Market strategy, managing ProSidian’s organic growth including the integration and assimilation of new solution offerings.
Mr. Dong joined ProSidian Consulting in early 2012 and brings with him a fact-based, value-driven approach to business analysis and process reengineering. Since graduating from Duke, Peter Dong has dedicated his energy to business process improvement and realizing efficiencies and value for clients.
Prior to joining ProSidian, Mr. Dong gained experience in the Healthcare Industry in the area of technology integration and implementation, risk management, financial reporting, business re-organization, business process reengineering, purchasing, product/service development, staffing, and training. With experience in management, technology, and healthcare, Mr. Dong provides a healthy balance of business and technology expertise through a collaborative, teaming style that enables seamless navigation throughout the project life-cycle.
Practice Area Leaders
Eufard “Ford” L. Cooper, Jr.is the Principal/Practice Leader – Energy & Sustainability for ProSidian Consulting. His role in this capacity focuses on the development and the execution of strategically diversified solutions focused on best practices, thought leadership, market presence, and alignment with client business needs.
Mr. Cooper is an accomplished infrastructure energy, water, and sustainability business leader with 10+ years of General Management, Business Development, Organizational Management, and Operations Management success. Mr. Cooper brings exceptional financial, communication and transaction skills that have been sharpened via 7+ years of Wall Street investment banking and 14+ years of hands on leadership and operational experience. Mr. Cooper’s prior roles include positions with organizations such as Enron Corporation, Johnson Controls, Insituform Technologies, Inc., Environmental Credit Corp., and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. Mr. Cooper holds a BS in Economics and an MBA, both from Penn State University.
Dr. Isaac Green
Dr. Isaac A. Green is the Principal – IT Effectiveness Practice Leader of ProSidian Consulting. His role in this capacity focuses on development and execution of strategically diversified solutions focused on information-technology best practices and innovation through thought leadership, market presence, and alignment with client business needs.
Dr. Green has fourteen (14) years’ experience in software and database design and development. As an management consultant, he has helped design and build a variety of systems for both the profit and non-profit sectors. Examples include design of inventory and invoicing systems for the chemical supply industry; medical record tracking systems for Health IT solutions; development of state government conservation database systems to track migratory birds on the endangered-species list and integrated systems for optical and photographic recognition.
Dr. Green’s experience also includes IT Effectiveness in the field of enhanced systems publishing company scanned images and development of an android smartphone application to assist first responders for hazardous materials spills.
Prior to joining ProSidian, Dr. Isaac A. Green served as CTO of Electronic Health Network(EHN). During his tenure, Isaac oversaw the design and development their Health Information Exchange (HIE) products. Under his guidance, EHN demonstrated the first global exchange of medical data by connecting a record system in Austria to EHN's exchange in South Carolina and was the first successful participant to connect to the South Carolina Health Information Exchange.
As a former master's level college professor, Dr. Green has seven (7) years experience teaching Computer Science at the undergraduate and master's level at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.
His primary teaching focused on programming, data structures, databases, algorithms, and hardware architecture. He has also taught classes at all levels from non-major introductory courses to master's level courses. His research interests include data manipulation, image processing, computer vision, and robotics.
Dr. Isaac Green holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. In his free time, Isaac enjoys volunteering at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC where he was the 2010 recipient of the Center's Volunteer Service Award.
Patrick Diamond is the Development Director of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. His development roles include the development and implementation of The Gantt Center’s Founders Campaign and fundraising activities as well as working with the Center’s Board of Directors and staff to establish annual auctions, annual membership campaigns and other new revenue opportunities. He also worked to establish exhibition and program collaborations with local and non-local arts organizations.
Prior to joining the Center in 2007, he served for the previous seven years as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing for the City of Chicago with responsibilities including management of the Community Programs Division providing City residents with a broad range of first time home ownership services including low cost mortgages, grants, pre- and post-home ownership counseling. With responsibility for budget and expenditure management of $20 million annually in City, State and Federal funding, duties also included acquisition and rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned residential properties.
From (1996 – 2000), Mr. Diamond served as Manager of Business and Economic Development at Duke Energy Corporation where he was responsible for recruitment and retention of industrial and commercial customers within a 5-county region. His focus on recruiting domestic and international prospects resulted in the creation of approximately 2,500 new jobs to the Charlotte region.
From (1991- 1996) Mr. Diamond served as a Duke Energy Community Relations Assistant District Manager and later District Manager in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina responsible for community relations for 3 counties and responsibility for coordinating public relations activities with local City, County and State government. Mr. Diamond also managed corporate foundation contributions to local organizations. His organization coordinated the company’s participation in civic, business and economic development activities.
As Assistant Vice President, Community Reinvestment at Bank Of America Corporation, Mr. Diamond served roles in bank compliance with federal community investment regulations. Duties included developing products and services to meet the credit and banking needs of low income customers as well as coordinating marketing and community relations plans for North and South Carolina, Georgia and Delaware. As a General Services Manager, he (1984-1989) managed 4 corporate support functions: automobile services, mail operations, copy center services and document processing center where he implemented new purchasing and maintenance contract procedures, achieving cost reductions of more than $500,000 annually.
Mr. Diamond also served as a Compliance Officer for the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services (1977-1983) focusing on the evaluation of Federal regulation compliance status of hospitals, nursing homes and state agencies throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina.
With experiences ranging from Business and Economic Development to non-profit fund development, Mr. Diamond started his career in academia as
Director, Africa Volunteer Project (1972-1974) at Harvard University stationed in Tanzania, East Africa where he managed programs for teachers and special project workers in the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Other roles included serving as Assistant Placement Office Director at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts (1974-1977) managing the college student employment office and coordinated professional school counseling programs and as Assistant Coach for freshman football, basketball and baseball.
Through the years Mr. Diamond has served on numerous Boards of Directors including:
- Art Institute of Chicago Leadership Advisory (2002-2007)
- Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte (1996-2000)
- Davidson College Public Radio Station WDAV (1997-2000)
- ECHO Foundation, Charlotte (1998-2000)
- Mint Museum of Art (1998-2000)
- United Family Services (1996-2000)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League (1989 – 1991)
- Centura Bank, Winston-Salem (1994 - 1996)
- Junior Achievement, Winston-Salem (1994 - 1996)
- Piedmont Triad Regional Partnership, Winston-Salem (1993 – 1996)
- Southside Community Arts Center, Chicago (2004 - 2007)
Nina Shor ESQ.
Nina Shor, Esq. is founder and Partner at The Shor Law Firm PLLC. Nina Shor is the former General Counsel and heads the in-house legal department for Crescent Resources, LLC, a regional real estate development company established in 1969 with interests throughout the southeastern United States. Crescent Resources is known for its single-family, multifamily and resort residential communities. Crescent also owns and manages business and industrial parks and shopping centers.
Shor brings more than 25 years of experience to post with advice and counsel that supports the identification of new opportunities throughout the region. She handles all legal matters, including corporate, finance, employment, litigation, and copyright/trademark across four divisions: multifamily, single family residential and resort communities, commercial office and industrial, and land management.
Prior to joining Crescent, Shor helmed The Shor Law Firm, PLLC in Charlotte. Her real estate development practice focused on community governance, builder programs, operating covenants, and the acquisition of foreclosed properties for national developers. Shor also advised clients on marketing and land sales compliance, and advocated before the N.C. Building Code Council on compliance requirements.
Shor has practiced law with firms in Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and New York. Her experience includes federal and state regulatory compliance; real estate acquisitions, financing, development and dispositions; commercial and residential facilities management and leasing; and negotiating and drafting real estate contracts.
Shor earned a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, cum laude and a Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Toronto, with distinction. She is a member of the bar associations of North Carolina, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia.
Active in the industry and community, Shor is a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, Charlotte Regional Partnership's Film Commission, Urban Land Institute's Inner City Council, Women Corporate Directors, Charlotte Women's Executive and the Mecklenburg Bar Association's Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Bar Center Search Committee. She is a current participant in Leadership Charlotte, a recipient of The Business Journal's Top 25 Women In Business Award, the past president of the Charlotte Women's Bar and has been a frequent speaker for conventions and seminars hosted by the National Business Institute, American Banker and others.
Theron Simpson Jr. is a former human resources exec with broad experience in all aspects of human resource management functions. Additionally, adjunct professor teaching business management and human resources courses. Retired Marine Corps officer worked in corporate community and academia making me attractive to potential clients. Interested in working with companies in leadership development; executive coaching and strategic planning.
He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Bentley-Simpson Consulting, LLC, an independent management consulting firm located in Fort Mill, South Carolina that delivers organization strategies to publicly and privately held companies. Bentley-Simpson associates specialize in executive coaching with over thirty years of experience.
Theron Simpson has held senior management leadership positions in the healthcare, manufacturing and high tech industries with responsibilities ranging from strategic planning, management development and human resource management. Other consulting specialties include: Leadership Development, Career Development, Recruitment, Coaching, and Strategic Planning.
is industry experience includes consulting, research and business services, health care and services, nonprofit, public and professional organizations. He has served as Adjunct Professor at several universities and colleges lecturing on business and management in the areas of human resources, management principals, business communications and ethics. Currently facilitates online courses with the University of Phoenix. Theron Simpson also provides coaching and advise as part of the Charlotte Chapter of SCORE. His role with SCORE is VP, Retention, Recruitment & HR. Areas of Expertise: Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning; Human Resources & Internal Communications.
Theron Simpson Jr. is a former U. S. Marine and has served over twenty years on active duty retiring as a Captain. Theron Simpson holds a BA in History from Chapman University in Orange, CA, Masters in, Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a MS in Healthcare Management, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at Hartford.
Lastly, Theron Simpson Jr. is currently a board member of Habitat for Humanity of York County,SC, a charity that is very personal to him.
Ambassador John F. Hicks
Ambassador John F. Hicks, a retired diplomat and international educator, is a member of the Advisory Board and Principal/Practice leader for International Affairs at ProSidian Consulting. Ambassador Hicks is also founder and CEO of Global Consulting and Advisory Services based in Atlanta Georgia.
Ambassador Hicks is also founder and CEO of Global Consulting and Advisory Services based in Atlanta Georgia. He brings 26 years of experience in international development and diplomacy and 13 years of experience in international education. As a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), he served in Washington, the Middle East and in 6 different African countries. As an economic development and humanitarian assistance professional, Ambassador Hicks developed country assistance strategies and programs, prepared and managed multi-million dollar budgets, led project preparation and implementation, and undertook comprehensive evaluations and assessments of economic development and humanitarian assistance activities worldwide.
Colonel Richard B. Leibert is a partner with Sutton Ventures Group, LLC in Houston, Texas. He focuses on international power generation, asset management & operations and oil/gas field services. Richard is responsible for the development of new business and management & operations of current businesses within the Sutton Group portfolio. Minority owner of Consolidated Asset Management Services, NeoElectra Spain, Cinco Pipe and Supply Company, High Point Energy and Mayflower E&P Company. Prior to joining Sutton Ventures, Richard served as Director, Business Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Product Development division of Lockheed Martin in Dallas.
Responsibilities included the development of strategic direction for future product lines and services and the enhancement of existing products. These products included advanced technology radars, unmanned air/ground vehicles, electromagnetic weapons systems, magnetic levitation transportation systems and cooling & heating systems for the U.S. Space Station Program. In addition, Richard supervised a work force that conducted market analysis and managed client interaction and sales related activities.
Colonel Leibert spent five (5) years at Enron Corporation as Vice President, Enron Energy Services and Enron International. As a vice president with one of the world’s leading energy corporations he served as the chief operating officer of an energy service company and as the chief of staff of an international energy development company. His experiences included project development, risk management, Profit & Loss responsibility, customer satisfaction, diverse workforce training, human resources and operations.
Prior to joining the private sector, Richard Leibert served twenty five (25) years as a career officer and Colonel in the United States Army. Assignments included command positions with armored and armored reconnaissance units and project management of material development programs such as the Abrams main battle tank and the Bradley fighting vehicle. Assignments also included various staff positions within a variety of headquarters organizations (Pentagon, TRADOC and Fifth US Corps). Richard Leibert retired from the military in 1997 at the rank of colonel.
Colonel Leibert holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY since 1972, a diploma from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS 1983 as well as United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA 1994 Boston University, MA 1988. When not working, Richard Leibert does volunteer work for local civic and faith based organizations. He enjoys spending time with family and supporting emerging entrepreneurs.