Our Global Team’s Expertise & Experience
- We hire professionals with elicitation, industry and analysis experience and support them with targeted training.
- Our project managers have decades of experience covering projects of all sizes.
- We rarely outsource intelligence collection.
- We have a multilingual staff and global research capabilities.
GARY D. MAAG
CEOGary Maag, co-founder, has over 25 years of experience in competitive intelligence, research and consulting. He directs all of Proactive Worldwide’s global business development, sales and marketing activities. As a passionate industry educator, the most popular topics in his workshops include demonstrating return on investment and the importance of evidence-based intelligence for decisions concerning business development in emerging markets. Gary has received the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals’ (SCIP) Catalyst Award as well as Northern Illinois University’s Distinguished Marketing Alumnus Award.
DAVID J. KALINOWSKI
PRESIDENTDavid Kalinowski, co-founder, oversees all of Proactive Worldwide’s business operations and administration. With over 25 years of experience in competitive intelligence, research and consulting, he has led successful client engagements for hundreds of domestic and international companies. He assists executive boards as a trusted advisor for counter-intelligence matters and regularly facilitates war gaming events with strategic leadership teams. A dynamic facilitator, he frequently presents at industry events and has been honored with SCIP’s Catalyst Award.
Vice Presidents & Directors
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSUMER AND INDUSTRIAL GOODS (CIG)With strengths in both qualitative and quantitative research, Jeff has over 13 years of experience providing superior decision support services. He has a deep understanding of international business practices, strategic planning, and value-chain analysis across a wide variety of industries. He excels in managing a multitude of global project types including logistics and distribution, industry trends, product launches, private company profiles, benchmarking, pricing analyses, product development, facility assessments, supply-chain analyses, pre-merger and acquisition due diligence, and ongoing monitoring assessments.
TRAVIS SMITH, PHD
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESWith over 10 years of experience in successful execution and management of research and consulting projects, Travis provides Proactive clients with insights and perspectives from a broad range of past engagements. Before coming to Proactive, Travis worked at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supported the US Department of Defense, SOCOM, and the Intelligence Community as a Subject Matter Expert; and he served as Vice President of Research for a 50,000+ member national non-profit with an annual budget of more than $15M. During his time at Proactive, Travis has managed projects and engagements focused on topic areas that include pharmaceutical supply chain analysis, medical device development, biosimilar entry and defense, medical conference monitoring, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, and emerging cardiovascular therapies. Travis received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt University for studies related to molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular development and disease.
PAUL MCDONALD, PH.D.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESPaul is responsible for client and research management across a variety of Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical engagements. Paul’s portfolio focus includes rare disease, bioprocessing, neuroscience, vaccines, cell & gene therapy. Paul was the subject matter expert in Technical Evaluation of Scientific programs at DARPA, including full program lifecycle development, and clinical policy to the Assistant Secretary to the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, with oversight of the Army Surgeon General’s office. Paul’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University with Post-Doctoral experience in Immunology research.
ANNE ELLIS, JD
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCEAnne applies her 20-year background in professional publishing and adult education to all practice areas at Proactive Worldwide, where she is responsible for content development and staff training to ensure that all print and electronic communications meet the company’s world-class standards and client expectations. She is adept at editing a broad range of business topics, including finance, healthcare, insurance, law, manufacturing, and technology. She received her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and Illinois bars.
Our consultants, analysts, industry specialists and collectors have the depth and breadth of expertise to handle any type of customized assignment.
Our unique mix of associates includes:
- Strategy Consultants
- Financial Analysts
- Scientific Analysts
- Technical Analysts
- Illicit Trade Specialists
- Subject Matter Experts
- Professionally Trained Intelligence Collectors