About Diane Rich
Diane is an independent strategy consultant specializing in identifying and creating opportunities for companies to generate profitable growth. She has more than 20 years of management consulting experience working with clients ranging from early stage ventures and small businesses to large, multinational companies as both an independent consultant and with global firms, Bain & Company and Arthur Andersen. Diane has consulted with clients on the key strategic issues facing their businesses and she is known for delivering thoughtful, practical recommendations. Her consulting engagements have been as diverse as the mix of clients and include projects focused on growth strategy, customer segmentation, profit improvement and merger integration.
Diane served as the as Vice President of Business Development for Enzymatic Therapy, a private equity healthcare roll-up and as the Vice President of New Markets for iPhrase Technologies, an early stage software company.
She has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Qualifying rounds for The Championships, Wimbledon have commenced and the main draw for the tournament begins next week. Prize money is up 8% over 2017, as shown in the stacked cascade chart, and most of that will go to singles players. Singles players in the earlier rounds will receive larger percentage increases in prize money […]
Oil continues to be the top fuel source globally, but there are significant mix differences between regions as shown in this marimekko chart. While oil was the leading fuel source in North America, Europe, South & Central America and Africa, coal was at the top in Asia Pacific and natural gas led the way in […]
If you're using Mekko Graphics and the drop down menus on the right click are blank (see above), this is caused by a compatibility issue with some versions of Office, including Office 365. To fix this in PowerPoint, select "Optimize for compatiblity" Under File > Options > General and then close PowerPoint. Restart your computer and […]
Mekko Graphics is loaded with features to help you make better charts. Here are 5 great ways to enhance your charts using some of our favorites. 1. Axis Break What is it? An axis break is a disruption in the continuity of values on either the y or x axis on a chart. It is […]
This question was submitted to Ask an Expert. You can use an area chart to show how YTD results (sales $ or volume, profit, etc) compare to a forecast but it only works when the actual results are less than forecast (as shown in the example below). In this case, the forecast series values are […]
There are more than 5,200 craft breweries in the U.S. according to the 2016 Statistics Report released by the Brewers Association. This is more breweries than at any point in U.S. history. While craft breweries produced nearly 25M barrels, this represents just 12% of total beer industry volume in the U.S. The Western region has […]
Forbes released its annual list this summer detailing the top earning athletes in the world. Basketball players dominated this year's list, claiming 8 of the top 25 spots. There is signifiant variability among them, however, in the percent of compensation driven by endorsements. While LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry all have above average endoresement […]
A user recently asked how to combine the stacked bar and cluster bar types into a single chart. Here's the chart I created in response to that question. Here's how I created the chart: Step 1: I organized data from The Bureau of Economic Statistics for U.S. automotive industry sales for the first 3 months […]
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