Notable clients:

  • Wells Fargo Insurance Services
  • Alternate Solutions HomeCare
  • Architects Plus
  • Aileron
  • Cassady Schiller & Associates
  • US GreenTech
  • Process Plus
  • JBM Envelope
  • Nuvo Technologies
  • BHDP
  • United Performance Metals
  • KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group
  • Telestar Media
  • PDI Communications
  • Hanser Music Group
  • Sur-Seal
  • Voltage
  • Q10Triad
  • Rogers Jewelers
  • The Glen at St Joseph

Darcy Bien
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Since 2001, Darcy has worked with nearly 100 companies to plan and/or execute their strategic planning initiatives. For five years, she facilitated and co-led the Strategic Eight Planning Process, currently called Roadmap, with the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she has partnered with Aileron to support their strategic planning offerings. With concentrated expertise in strategic planning, continuous process improvement and performance management, Darcy facilitates strategic and board reviews, implements the balanced scorecard process, and supports leadership and team development efforts. She leads a CEO roundtable of current and past clients to ensure strategic execution. Her tools are aligned with Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategy, Jim Collins Good to Great and Beyond Entrepreneurship, and Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard/Strategic Maps, to name a few. She has utilized the DiSC system and Pat Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team for team development workshops. Her past experiences include operations, total quality management, process development and improvement, organizational and marketing for profit and non-profit companies.

Before PinC, she was the National Partnership Director of the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation. Darcy was responsible for developing new partner sales processes, adding new sponsors, conducting feasibility studies, and creating an online customer and partner strategy.

Darcy has a very diverse skill set, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a MBA from Harvard Business School, and she has worked for Fortune 100 as well as small companies with less than $3 million in revenue. She started her career with Procter & Gamble, where she spent five years of operational, team development, and risk management experiences before leaving to pursue her MBA. During graduate school, she developed a marketing strategy for Converse, Inc., Action Sport’s Division, utilizing a consumer behavior technology, ZMET, and assisted in many business plans. After HBS, she was a business solutions consultant and completed a process improvement sales initiative for Bayer Plastics, and a supply chain management project for Johnson Wax Professional.

Darcy was recognized as one of Cincinnati’s Forty under 40 and selected as an examiner for the Ohio Award for Excellence. Currently she is on the HBS alumni board for Cincinnati having recently served as Club President. With three active children, Darcy coaches Girls on the Run and is a Team Administrator of CUSE soccer team. In addition she is a Destination Imagination Team Manager, the Vice President of the PTA and is on the District Math Core Curriculum Focus group. Darcy enjoys running and playing tennis.