iDavid Harper

International Leadership Consultant - International

David established The Advisory Alliance after spending more than 20 years consulting to the Fortune 50, 100 and 500, as well as leading and growing entrepreneurial organizations.

A skilled business executive with a proven record in both domestic and international markets, he has extensive consulting and leadership experience, with expertise in business and operations management, as well as leadership development and organizational change.

David has personally worked with clients on a variety of issues, including:

  • Design and delivery of the flagship 4-day Leadership Development program for all District Managers of a #1 category U.S. national retailer (1,100+ stores; 22,000 employees) to foster better strategic thinking, improved customer service and experience, and increased in-store sales.
  • Turnaround change for 26,000 employees of a Fortune 500 U.S. financial services corporation, developing a customer-focused culture in a climate that had undergone extensive rationalization.
  • The creation of the first Executive Leadership Development program for 3,000 senior leaders of a Fortune 50 global investment bank.
  • The development of the inaugural 3-day Emerging Leader program for a global corporation (3,000 locations; 168,000 employees) to build the leadership capabilities of high potential talent to support organizational and territory growth.

Prior to establishing The Advisory Alliance, David served as Senior Vice President with Partners International, a privately held management consulting firm in Manhattan, serving the Fortune 500.

Before being recruited to Partners, he led teams of consultants and independent specialists for multi-stream consulting engagements with The Forum Corporation, a global leader in leadership and management development serving the Fortune 500.

David has presented to various organizations including the American Association of Airport Executives, The Florida Retail Federation, ADP, and others. He is also contributing author to The Conference Board’s in-depth research report, The Changing Role of the COO, and authors The Advisory Alliance’s monthly 60-Second Read™.

David is an SPHR™ certified member of the Society for Human Resource Management, a certified consultant and facilitator from the Positive Deviance Initiative of Tufts University, a certified facilitator and administrator of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Development Survey (HDS), and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI); the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®); the Student Leadership Challenge; and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory. He is also a master global certification consultant for the Leadership Versatility Index®.

He is a Beta Gamma Sigma Medal recipient and graduate from Columbia University Graduate School of Business (MBA, Finance and Management), and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration as well as a BA in Psychology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.