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Our team of passionate experts will help bridge the gap between IT and the business through a range of solutions delivered with empathy.

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We understand the disconnect between IT and the business, specifically with Operations, HR and IT.  Since 2006 our experts have delivered solutions rooted in empathy to reach your transformational goals.

2017 IT Leadership Report Survey Panel Another Success!

Founder and CEO John Huckle and Pittsburgh Technology Council President Audrey Russo moderated a lively breakfast conversation about the biggest hurdles and most interesting opportunities facing IT organizations. The Panel featured Davor Brkovich, Director, Global Enterprise Infrastructure, Matthews International, Bill Fortwangler, Senior Vice President and CTO, Dollar Bank and Chris Caruso, CIO, PPG Industries.

We are deeply grateful to the panelists for their insights and support of the 2017 IT Leadership Survey. Our intention is to provide research and insight that will help IT leaders make informed decisions to affect change. Download Now!

HR Research

Read our 2017-2018 HR Leadership Insights to see what the region’s top HR professionals are thinking about as their organizations are in the midst of a great shift in how they operate HR Leadership Insights 2017-2018

Consulting with empathy. What is that?

Consulting with empathy is what we do. It’s our ability to make your problems our problems, because we’ve been in your shoes.  We’ll get right to the point by helping you fix what’s slowing you down, tripping up your team and preventing your organization from performing at the highest level.

See how we have helped people transform the way they work. We want to see your success story here too!

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BusinessForward consultants have industry and functional area expertise they share through our weekly blog. Read on for tips and stories that you can use.

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You Should Hear Questions, Not Crickets at Project Team Meetings

By Brittany Schrenker, Solutions Analyst

You are working through a project meeting. You reach the end and ask if anyone has questions. Everyone around the table is quiet, they nod their heads no, and check their watches. It is tempting to make the mistake of wrapping up early to simply put […]

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The Happy Task of Creating a Female Mentorship Program

Perspective One: The Mentors

By: Jennifer Rignani
When women leaders at BusinessForward began thinking about a mentoring program for a growing influx of bright young team members, they decided an organic approach made sense. Drawing upon their own experiences as mentees, it became clear that among the many relationships in a woman’s […]

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For eleven years our consultants have worked with IT and HR leaders in a range of industries to solve their biggest business challenges.