Leadership Team

Proactive Worldwide Team

Meeting the international business community's needs requires a unique mindset and a special blend of characteristics and capabilities. We function as a global interpreter to meet the challenges of your evolving business environment.

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.

Leadership Team

GARY D. MAAG
CEO

Gary Maag, co-founder, has over 30 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
PRESIDENT

David Kalinowski, co-founder, oversees all of Proactive Worldwide’s business operations and administration. With over 30 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

PAUL MCDONALD, PH.D.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCES

Paul 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.

JENNIFER ZEMAN
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, DIVERSIFIED GROUP

Ms. Zeman brings strong leadership experience to Proactive, where she has conducted and managed numerous competitive assessments, win/loss studies, new market entry studies, benchmarking studies and deep-dive assessments in consumer and industrial goods and manufacturing markets. Ms. Zeman draws on her extensive background in marketing and research in the building industry, where prior to joining Proactive, she held positions as a market research manager and associate director of strategic marketing. In addition, Ms. Zeman has experience conducting market research and competitive intelligence in other industries including credit cards, news media, and automotive aftermarket. Ms. Zeman received a BA in international relations (magna cum laude) from DePaul University. She is certified as a Bankcard Management Professional by the National Bankers Association and the University of Delaware.

MIKE LAMBLE
ADVISOR

Mike Lamble leads the sales and marketing activity for Proactive Worldwide’s Financial Services practice with emphasis on the insurance industry. Mike has more than two decades experience providing professional services to leading insurance companies. Mike earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

ANNE ELLIS, JD
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

Anne applies her 25-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 Associates

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
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Professionally Trained Intelligence Collectors

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