Ronna Lichtenberg is a thought leader and strategic advisor with over two decades of corporate and entrepreneurial success across multiple, diverse business sectors. She is a nationally recognized business author and public speaker, and has served as a business expert on every major TV network and national business publication.
Ronna is among the first people in the world to be certified as a Master Trainer in tools offered by the Strategyzer team in Switzerland, based on Alex Osterwalder’s global best seller, Business Model Generation. This steadily expanding set of tools enables companies of all sizes to create winning business models, low-cost prototypes and value propositions with scalable potential. Ronna is involved in both on-line and in-person training, and is among the first to have a successful track record as a consultant using these tools.
Ronna has influenced Fortune 500 Organizations to open up to new ideas, approaches, directions and technologies, and provided strategic advice and consultancy to C-level peers discretely and with finesse. Her clients find the most value in her ability to conceptualize and translate vision and tools into actionable strategy and bottom-line results. This expertise is complemented with an exceptionally strong background in digital/social media, branding/imaging, strategic marketing and corporate/crisis communications.
Ronna returned to her current role as CEO of Clear Peak Communications in 2012, having founded this management consulting and business advisory firm in 1997. Prior to returning, Ronna served as CEO of Videotrope, a technology enabled service provider she co-founded in 2008. Within 18 months of launch, this company had 6 Fortune 500 clients for its first easy to use flexible digital video communications platform and her well-known rainmaking ability made it possible to support platform development solely with partner capital and internal funding.
Earlier in her career, Ronna was Senior Vice President with Prudential Securities, Inc., where she headed Marketing and became the first woman in the firm’s history named to its top management group, the Operating Council. She directed the firm’s communications during a $200 million dollar product crisis, personally defending the company in a Mike Wallace 60 Minutes interview. Earlier she served as head of Enterprise Planning for Prudential (then a $10 billion firm with over 200 subsidiaries) reporting directly to the CEO.
Ronna is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s prestigious Advanced Management Program. Her three books have been published in eleven languages to rave reviews. Also a former contributing editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, Ronna was featured in the O Anthology of best pieces for her breakthrough “Me, Inc.” development workshops.