About CDG

Corporate Development Group, Inc. (CDG), founded in 1994, is a leading leadership and organizational development firm. We are the world’s foremost authority on the measured integration of customer promise, culture and leadership.

shutterstock_139235900For more than 40 years, CDG has advised senior executives in more than 500 companies worldwide on how to effectively empower their people to deliver on their enterprise’s customer promise.

What sets CDG apart is our framework and process that connects marketplace, customer promise, leadership, culture, and individual performance. Our approach is built on the importance of customer promise as the magnetic north for every business and as the determining factor for how to lead and enculturate one’s enterprise. Our approach to helping leaders and their enterprises succeed is rooted in over 35 years of research.

CDG has more than 270 consulting associates around the world (U.S., Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Canada and Switzerland) who are trained and certified in our framework and methodology.

William E. Schneider
Bill Schneider, CDG co-owner, has practiced as a consulting psychologist since 1974. He has consulted with enterprises in energy, aerospace, communications, consumer products and services, retail, finance, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, government, hotels, mining, higher education, and utilities.

He first introduced his innovative concepts of organizational culture in his book, “The Reengineering Alternative: A Plan for Making Your Current Culture Work” (New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 1994). He, then, developed a process for measuring the connection between marketplace, customer promise, culture and leadership. He has received national and international recognition for his work. He has also authored numerous book chapters and professional journal articles. His second book, “Lead Right for Your Company Type: How to Connect Your Culture with Your Customer Promise”, is slated for publication in July, 2017.

Bill received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University.

Kristine L. Schneider
Kristine Schneider, co-founder of CDG, has been consulting with leaders and their enterprises across many industries, including aerospace, consumer products, finance, government, healthcare, IT, manufacturing, petrochemical, telecommunications, and non-profits, since 1980.

Kristine is an expert in CDG’s leadership and organizational development framework and process, executive coaching, team development, and training.  She has formerly served as Chair, Lead Facilitator and Coach for the Leadership Ascent year-long leadership development program. Prior to Leadership Ascent, Kristine was Lead Facilitator and Coach for the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Denver, Daniels School of Business.

Kristine created CDG’s Culturelink Coaching Process. She has presented at national and international conferences and seminars.

Kristine received her MSW from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, focusing on organizational systems and individual development.

Strategic Partners
H. Rad Eanes
Rad Eanes has developed substantial expertise in human resources and organizational development through over twenty-five years of experience and education. He has worked within large organizations as the chief human resource officer (Harte Hanks Communications and Entergy) and outside of organizations as an expert consultant. In both roles, he has worked extensively with the dynamics of change management as well as executive development, coaching, teambuilding, succession planning, compensation and benefits strategies, recruitment, employee survey processes, human resource systems and Total Quality. Over the course of his career he has provided executive coaching for hundreds of individuals.

In addition to being directly responsible for or consulting in the above areas, he has provided selection and development assessments for key personnel in a large number of organizations. His consulting experiences have included a wide variety of industries such as communications, energy, utilities, insurance, manufacturing, high tech, pharmaceuticals, retail, and transportation. He has also worked with smaller entrepreneurial firms and non-profit organizations such as chambers of commerce and universities.

He has served as Regional Director (five state region) and Practice Leader for Coaching and Development Services at Spherion. He was General Manager of the Houston office and Vice President of Personnel Decisions International.
Dr. Eanes has been a faculty member, dean and administrator at St. Edward’s University and has taught and guest lectured at several other universities. He has served on an Advisory Council at Tulane University and continues to serve on Advisory Councils at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Eanes received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. He serves or has served on a number of community, civic and church related organizations.

Kevin Purcell
Kevin has been an Organization and Leadership Development practitioner since 1981. He has worked primarily in the high tech industry and for the US Government during that time. Most recently, Kevin spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation leading product strategy efforts in Windows and Consumer Division products. He did extensive work with CDG’s methodology and Microsoft leaders, helping them get clear on how to integrate their customer promise, culture, and leadership approaches. He has used Barry Oshry’s Merging Cultures workshop combined with CDG’s model with more than 600 leaders in acquisition and reorganization scenarios, to great effect.

Kevin also co-authored a chapter in a book on “Search Conferences” by Robert Rehm, detailing his strategic planning efforts at Microsoft. Kevin received his M.A. in Human Systems Development for the University of Illinois-Springfield in 1980. In addition, Kevin is a professional actor and director, and was one of the founding members and board president of Seattle Public Theater.