Development Alternatives, Inc.

Development Alternatives, Inc. is one of the world’s multidisciplinary economic development advisory companies. Headquartered near Washington, DC, its people manage projects on five continents. Its business has grown healthily, doubling in the past 4 years.

DAI is opening a network of companies around the world as it grows and to meet clients’ increasing need for local resources instead of expatriates. The complexity of this network strained the old organization. Each company in the network needed to be entrepreneurial and strong in its own market while at the same time collaborating closely with each other company.

Jon helped DAI think through how to run effectively and efficiently an increasingly complicated organization. DAI needed to combine entrepreneurial accountability in each of its companies with global collaboration between them to serve worldwide clients.