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David Halwig

David Halwig, IntelliVen Co-Founder and President of Mid-Atlantic Region, provides strategic management consulting and advisory services to corporate leaders and higher education executives whose organizations are at critical growth and performance inflection points. Specifically, David helps improve their organization’s governance, program development, strategic planning, and risk management. He has substantial experience assisting clients develop and execute merger and acquisition strategies, including valuation and organizational transition approaches.  

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David specializes in strategic transformation for organizations seeking to progress to the next stage of operational maturity. Areas of depth include strategic planning, governance, operations management, service offering definition, strategic client development, enterprise-wide leadership development, and M&A activities.

David Halwig, is an authority on Enterprise Risk Management.  He is a founding member of the George Mason University Chief Risk Officer’s Council and an adjunct faculty member in the GMU CRO Executive education program.  He is a published author on the subject and chairs two audit and risk management committees for not-for-profit organizations.  He has developed ERM training materials and weaves risk appetite considerations into his leadership and management consulting.

His support is delivered in a highly focused, immersion-style and as a part-time, in-sourced or interim, C-level role. One of his recurring roles is to provide enterprise-wide accountability for key performance areas. He also helps establish and facilitate organization accountability boards. Outcomes typically include significant improvement to executive operations, top line and bottom line improvements in performance and growth, and enhancement of the organization’s value proposition and of their leadership experience.

David spent over 25 years with KPMG LLC and KPMG Consulting where he served as a general partner and was personally responsible for a broad array of public and private sector clients. He also led large-scale federal and commercial consulting practices with principal focus on technology, enterprise strategy, and operations. He was the Solution Leader for the US Public Sector Practice and a member of the KPMG Global Government Executive.  His final assignment was as SVP-Latin America Public Sector with region-wide P&L responsibility. His Latin America practice included region-wide responsibility for services to the K-12 and higher educational institutions.

David brings a depth of experience in the educational sector. Examples include:

  • Nearly 20 years as a Trustee for St George’s School, in Newport, RI. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee, chairs the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and sits on the Sustainability Committee and the Diversity Task Force He previously chaired the Strategic Planning and the S Committees and sat on the task force evaluating the prospect of establishing a campus overseas.
    • His work on the Audit and Risk Management Committee has led the transformation from traditional audit to true, leading enterprise-wide risk management.
    • His work in Strategic Planning included development of a planning framework considered highly innovative in its fusion of corporate and educational perspectives and borne out in its transformational outcomes over the ten-year life cycle.
  • David is also on the Board of The Langley School in McLean, Virginia, a premier PreK-8 day school. As an unaffiliated Trustee he chairs the Audit and Risk Management Committee and serves on the Governance and Facilities Committees. As with St Georges, he is currently leading the transformation of the audit committee into audit and risk management.
  • For Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, David served on the RPI Key executive Board for approximately 10 years. This advisory body to the President and cabinet was composed of senior outside executives focused on enhancing the holistic value of the RPI experience to outside constituents. In addition, David has been an active advisor and contributor to the Archer Center for Leadership Development where he is a regular lecturer for the graduate program. For four years, David was a founding member of a six-person, committee devising a new approach to experiential learning spanning all five academic schools and incorporating Archer center disciplines. Other members included the academic deans and the deputy provost.
  • David has been active as an evaluator, coach and mentor for various graduate-level programs for several universities, including RPI, George Washington University, American University, and Johns Hopkins. For RPI, he has been a judge for the Lemelson Prize.

David also brings significant expertise in leading-edge Enterprise Risk Management for educational and commercial entities. In addition to the Audit and Risk Management transformations for St Georges and Langley:

  • For George Mason University, David is a charter member of the Chief Risk Officer Council and one of the architects of the executive CRO program. He is an adjunct faculty member and leads sessions in that program.
  • He is a member of the Gallagher Insurance Group national consortium on child safety
  • His article describing his transformational approach to ERM has been published by the National Association of Independent Schools

David has a BS degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has done graduate work in international finance at George Mason University. Following college, he was commissioned in the US Army and served three years as a combat engineer. He lives in Alexandria, VA and enjoys sailing, skiing, gardening and woodworking.

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