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The Team

Robert Denney
bio-bob_denneyBob Denney serves as the Managing Director for the East Coast Region of AbstoneLalley, Inc.  He personally oversees all engagements and involves one or more of his associates if needed for corporate projects.

For over 30 years Bob Denney has provided incisive management, marketing, strategic planning and leadership counsel to corporations, professional firms and on-profit organizations throughout the United States and parts of Canada. He serves as an outside board member of privately held companies and has also served as the interim CEO in crisis or turnaround situations. In the first phase of his career he was CEO of a national cosmetics company and was also Vice- Chairman of that industry’s principal trade association.

He has written seven books and more than 100 articles, has spoken at business and professional conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has been quoted in, or interviewed by many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inc.Magazine.

Bob is usually retained for projects that require – – –

  • an objective outside perspective
  • considerable leadership and management ability
  • developing strategies for growth or even survival
  • the ability to work with multi-generations
  • the skill to handle difficult and sensitive situations including management and ownership succession

Bob graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. After active duty in the Navy, he did post-graduate work at the Wharton School. In addition to being active in charitable and professional organizations, Bob and his wife have raised nine children and live in suburban Philadelphia.

Mary Beth Pratt
bio-mary_beth_prattMary Beth spent 20 years as the Marketing Director at four large, multi- practice law firms. Prior to her career in legal services, she was a member of the development staff at a large public broadcasting station and held executive positions in the child care and youth services field. From 2007 to 2015 she was an adjunct faculty member at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Mary Beth received her B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2008 she was an ex officio member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and currently serves on the advisory board of the Professional Women’s Roundtable in Philadelphia. She is a former member of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church’s Board of Trustees and has served on numerous committees.

Elizabeth Weinstock, Ph.D
bio-beth_weinstockBeth has considerable experience in organizational development and group facilitation. She does executive coaching and organizational design and has conducted executive training programs in leadership mastery, management development, stress management and team building. She also focuses on conflict resolution and facilitating retreats.

Beth graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She has a Masters degree in American History from Columbia University and also a Masters in Counseling from California State University. Her Ph.D. is in Organizational Development and Group Process from Temple University.

Donna Bonato
bio-donna_bonatoDonna is an award-winning graphic designer who specializes in corporate identity systems, advertising, packaging and collateral materials. Donna began her career as the Art Director of AV Video Magazine and Art Director of the graphic design firm Shafton, Friel and Gordon, Inc. in Stamford, CT. Subsequently she ran her own studio for ten years, specializing in communications problem solving. Donna is now Creative Director and one of the principles of Silver Creative Group, a full service branding, marketing and advertising agency.

She has been recognized throughout her career for package design, logo and corporate identity. Some of her work has been published in Creativity, American Corporate Identity, Creating Logo Families, Bullet-Proof Logos, and Graphic Design: USA. Donna received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications Design from Syracuse University.

Cindy Sutcliffe
bio-cindy-sutcliffeDirector of Administration and Finance
Cindy handles administration and scheduling and manages accounting and client services. Previously she was the Office Manager of an interior design firm.