strategyZ Consulting Group Formed to Help Nonprofits and Creative-Economy Companies

Press Release ( - LOS ANGELES - Sep 20, 2018 - Paul Jan Zdunek, managing partner and chief organizational strategist, has announced the formation of strategyZ consulting group specifically designed to serve the unique needs of nonprofits and creative-economy companies. The new consulting firm is part of the exclusive BDO Alliance USA national network.

“Now, more than ever, nonprofits and companies engaged in the creative economy need hands-on, data-centric, results-driven business and management strategies,” Zdunek says. “Particularly where margins can be sensitive and creative thought is sacrosanct, organizations like these, which are essential to our global economy, need a custom-designed best-practices, inspirational yet pragmatic approach. Given our expertise in both the corporate and nonprofit arenas, that’s what we’re uniquely qualified to deliver.”

The strategyZ leadership team is comprised of executives with experience in strategy, change management, legal affairs, human resources, financial operations and marketing in both the corporate and nonprofit industries. The firm’s professional relationship with the global BDO network affords even greater client services and extended capabilities.

“More often than not, executive leadership and board members are working toward the same goals but within different vernaculars and professional frameworks. That’s where the equally versed nonprofit and corporate strategists at strategyZ deliver the most impact,” according to Zdunek. “Our clients always point to this specialized differentiator as to what truly sets us apart from our competitors.”

Zdunek is a PROSCI® Certified Change Management Professional and is the professor of Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. An in-demand keynote speaker and complex facilitation specialist, he holds an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and has served in key executive roles with The Singpoli Group, The Gene Kelly Legacy Inc., Kibel Green and BDO USA, among others.

Zdunek (click here for a photo) is joined by a team of elite industry professionals:

Michael H. Leb, Esq., an attorney previously with Latham & Watkins and Bononi Law Group who has held senior executive positions in operations, labor relations, human resources and law with two Fortune 50 companies and who now serves as an arbitrator and mediator with Alternative Resolution Centers;

Paul Miller, who brings more than 30 years of financial experience with a broad range of domestic and international roles in dynamic, complex multinational companies, including most recently serving as CFO for Del Monte Foods;

Lee Wochner, founding partner with the marketing agency Counterintuity, where he continues to help nonprofits and organizations of all sorts, from Planned Parenthood and University of Southern California to Boeing, PBS and state and local governments, rebrand, re-engage and re-energize.

As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, an association of independently owned accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals, strategyZ is able to benefit clients with a full range of services nationwide.

“We believe the professionals of strategyZ consulting group share BDO’s commitment to exemplary client service and we welcome them into the BDO Alliance USA,” said Michael Horwitz, BDO USA LLP partner and executive director of Alliance services.

About the BDO Alliance USA
The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.

BDO USA is the fifth-largest firm of its kind and the no. 1 in service to nonprofits and creative-economy companies globally.

For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and 500 independent Alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent member firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries.

For more information, please contact Paul Jan Zdunek at 213-205-7200 or


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