About Us


JANE DOWNEY
President

Jane Downey founded Clarity Concepts in 1996, to respond to rising demand for leadership skills, risk management and corporate training. Jane has 18 years experience in Risk Management and Insurance as well as over 10 years in the field of leadership coaching and corporate training.

In her Risk Management and Expert Witness consulting work, Jane has advised industry players such as Sait-Gobain Corporation, Schott Corporation/Carl Zeiss Inc., and orthers.

Jane has been active in nonprofits, having served as Treasurer and Education Chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, delivered leadership coaching to UPenn's WXPN radio, and as founding member of the Delaware Valley RIMS/Spencer Foundation fundraiser.

In her Leadership work, Jane specializes in the new thinking on leadership as well as training program design and development. Jane integrates her work in risk management and business decisionmaking with the latest techniques in group process, facilitation and business creativity.

In education, Jane taught as an adjunct professor in Risk Management at Temple and Penn State Universities. She holds certificates in holistic health, psychology and labyrinth facilitation. Jane earned a B.A. in Insurance and Risk Management, and an Masters in Education from Temple


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RON DENBROEDER
Vice President of Innovation Services

Ron comes to us from the Idea Factory, a renowned San Francisco-based Innovation Consulting firm where he served as Director of Client Services. Ron specializes in the design and implementation of innovation consulting programs for corporate clients and government agencies, focusing on strategic value creation through innovation. As an engagement manager, Ronís clients included Nokia Ventures, Kaiser Permanente, ABN-AMRO Bank, the Government of Singapore, and the U.S. Navy. As a government consulting specialist Ron continued his work with the Navy here in Pennsylvania, 2002-2005, authoring an extensive set of training manuals on advanced Innovation skills and Change Management.

As an executive education consultant Ron has developed customized training programs on leadership, facilitation, innovation systems and strategic simulations. Ronís 20-year history as a facilitator and lecturer includes customized programs in managerial skills-building, team motivation, business strategy, and individual visioning. Ron's most recent client assignments include Temple University, Drexel University, Modern Equipment Corporation, a pharmaceutical consulting firm, and automotive industry clients.

Ronís experience also includes consulting to nonprofits, which he began in 1986. He was founder and CEO of Group 121, a prestigious development-consulting firm, specializing in consulting services for top-tier non-profit organizations. Ron and his staff provided visionary marketing, sales and development services for such prestigious clients as The Cleveland Orchestra, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Seattle Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Partnering with an investment banking firm, Ron successfully sold the company in 1999. More recent clients have included Alexís Lemonade Foundation and Hedgerow Theater.

Ron earned his MBA at the UCLA Graduate School of Management, where he specialized in finance and entrepreneurial studies. Ron received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Comparative Literature and Film Studies. Ronís fluency in German earned him executive-coaching assignments with the Department of German and with the Rassias Language Institute.

CV and References available upon request.