We formed Acute Incite to focus on the work we’re passionate about—helping executives to build stronger, more resilient organizations that make real differences in the world. Founded by Principals Tony Brown and Piers Bocock, Acute Incite brings together a wealth of experience advising organizations from private and public sectors, enabling them to develop, grow and achieve greater impact. Having built (and sold) organizations ourselves, we understand the challenges facing organizational leaders.
We have advised executives across the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, bilateral and multilateral international development organizations, universities, non-profit organizations and small businesses. Our subject matter expertise ranges from Biometrics and Identity Management to R&D portfolio management; global health and economic development to climate change. Our functions expertise includes strategic planning, organizational development, stakeholder engagement, public relations, and knowledge management. We have grown and managed organizations with 75+ personnel and multi-million dollars in revenue. We have worked in more than 30 countries.
We approach every engagement as a partnership where our success is gauged by your success. We work with you to define specific, measurable outcomes; we assess the status quo to identify strengths, weaknesses, risks and opportunities; we leverage our extensive network of experts to develop options that are informed, nuanced and actionable; we listen to you and your workforce to understand what has worked, what hasn’t, and what ideas they have. Armed with all the analysis and information, we develop action-oriented plans that have clear milestones and performance metrics. We stand with you to deploy these plans and manage the cultural changes required to maximize success. We incorporate lessons learned and help you develop learning structures to maintain positive momentum. And when all is said and done, we stand back and applaud your success for a job well done.
With 26 years of public and private sector experience, Tony is both a trusted advisor to executive management teams and a successful entrepreneur. He has spent the last 16 years advising and coaching senior leaders from government and industry to grow their organizations and achieve breakthrough results. Tony has worked with national security organizations across DoD, FBI, and DHS with an emphasis on identity management, biometrics, and military R&D. Concurrently, Tony has built 4 independent, community-focused small businesses. He understands intimately the challenges facing growing organizations and their leadership teams. He has extensive experience in facilitating leadership workshops, building stakeholder strategies and developing targeted campaigns to achieve specific, measurable outcomes. Tony is a father of four daughters, a trained chef, an avid outdoorsman, and a recovering marathon runner. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Cornell University and an M.B.A in Global Strategy and Marketing from Georgetown University.
Piers is an experienced Project Director and Chief of Party for USAID projects as well as a proven leader for initiatives funded by numerous other donors, Piers is a proven and sought-after thought leader in the fields of Adaptive Management; Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA); Knowledge Management (KM); and team leadership.
Working with some of the world’s largest donors, foundations, and consulting firms as well as on the front lines of some of the planet’s poorest communities, he has helped create dynamic teams and creative solutions in a variety of sectors, including economic development, global health, agriculture, and natural resource management. He has professional experience in more than 30 countries across 5 continents, and holds an associate faculty position at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, for which he has been acknowledged multiple times for for “Excellence in Teaching”. His former experience includes:
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NAICS Codes: 541611 (primary), 541612, 541613, 541614, 541618, 541990, 61499, 611310, 611430.
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