Electro E-Biz Forum 2007
Opening General Session: “Facing the Forces of Change ®”, Adam J. Fein, Ph.D., President, Pembroke Consulting
Date: September 19, 2007
Adam J. Fein, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Pembroke Consulting, Inc. a boutique management consulting firm that advises executives from manufacturing, distribution, and technology companies in healthcare and B2B industries.
Dr. Fein consults with manufacturers on channel strategy, assists distributors with business planning, and advises technology companies on marketing opportunities. He also conducts independent economic research in many supply chains. Dr. Fein has published over 100 academic and industry articles as well as authored or edited eight books for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). In recognition of my scholarship and thought leadership, NAW selected Dr. Fein to research and write the last three editions of Facing the Forces of Change, the distribution industry’s leading future trends study.
Dr. Fein is a popular and provocative keynote speaker for executive planning sessions and industry meetings around the world. He is frequently sought by the media for his industry expertise and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Inc. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Deal, NPR’s Marketplace, Industrial Distribution and many other leading publications. Dr. Fein was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s list of “Top Industry Analysts to Know” and Electrical Wholesaling magazine’s list of “Super Industry Influentials.”
He serves as the first Fellow of NAW’s Institute for Distribution Excellence, as a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of Business’ Mack Center for Technological Innovation, and on the editorial board of Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine.
Dr. Fein earned his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Brandeis University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two children.