When you choose Global Capital Group, you are entering into a relationship with a premier consulting firm that truly cares about your success. With that in mind, we invite you to meet our leadership team:
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Dr. Grenell is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s vision and strategies, communicating externally on behalf of the company and directly responsible for major success factors, like ensuring that GCG brings superior value to all of its clients in terms of quality, price, service, and innovation. His expertise is in diversity leadership, community and economic development corporation planning, light manufacturing planning, regional and statewide entrepreneurship/wealth creation ecosystems strategies and economic development education.
Dr. Grenell is currently the President /CEO of the Grenell Group, LLC, a boutique consulting firm in Milwaukee that specializes in urban education innovation with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) entrepreneurship, diversity leadership, applied organizational development strategies and entrepreneurship/wealth creation ecosystems. His firm is involved in faith based economic development corporation planning, light manufacturing planning, and regional and statewide entrepreneurship and economic development education. He is the former Vice President and Dean of Diversity and Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Colgate University, the former Associate Provost for Diversity at Marquette University and the former Interim Assistant Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and MPA Director at Auburn University. Dr. Grenell has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) degree from Mississippi State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tougaloo College.
Keenan is the founder of the African-American Entrepreneurship Summit, Inc., and he is a Global Fellow at the Institute of Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC²) at the University of Texas at Austin, an internationally recognized think and do tank dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and wealth creation. He has been featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education in February 2012 and May 2010 issues, Diversity MBA Magazine’s January 2008 issue, and Milwaukee Magazine’s December 2007 issue. Grenell was also recognized in 2003 by the Opelika-Auburn News as one of the 10 most progressive people in the Opelika-Auburn, Alabama area.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Mr. Adams is responsible for day-to-day management of GCG operations, staff, finances, assisting in managing the company’s direction, assessing the company’s strengths and weaknesses, and ensuring that optimal operating procedures are implemented throughout the company. He is also responsible for driving change and taking action to bring GCG’s vision to life both internally and externally. His expertise is in commercial corridors revitalization in urban markets as well as engaging local communities and neighborhoods in regional economic development planning issues.
Mr. Adams is currently the President of Community Development Management Partnerships Consulting Services in Milwaukee. CDMP specializes in comprehensive planning, community economic development and organizational development issues. His firm is presently focusing on commercial corridors revitalization in urban markets as well as engaging local communities and neighborhoods to regional economic development and planning issues.
Steve has served in numerous capacities within the community and economic development arenas. Upon graduating from Marquette University’s, School of Engineering, Steve worked in the private sector in various technical and managerial roles, primarily serving commercial and industrial customers. He worked in the government sector, at both the county and city of Milwaukee, in various managerial roles of public works and development related projects, and he is the former Executive Director of a community development corporation in Milwaukee. Most recently, Stephen and his wife Thelma Sias were featured in the Milwaukee Magazine, March 2013 issue, titled, “Inside Ms. Thelma’s House.”
Global Capital Group (GCG), LLC is a global business intelligence transdisciplinary consulting firm located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Our business intelligence consulting firm uses entrepreneurship approaches and economic development strategies to provide real-time knowledge, measured success, and collective prosperity.
We provide a full spectrum of consulting services to clients (in large corporations, local government, state government, the federal government, emerging companies, colleges and universities, and support groups) who want their problems solved utilizing world-class tools, tactics, and business intelligence solutions.
We believe the best way to reduce poverty, create jobs, create wealth, and create shared prosperity is through cutting edge research, action-oriented initiatives that have a real impact, and leadership driven by the value of leveraging unique opportunities.