Ground Floor Partners Lands Top Talent

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Ground Floor Partners, a Chicago management consulting firm specializing in market research, analysis and planning for small and middle market firms, has hired Rory Kelleher, an international expert in strategic planning and sustainability.

Rory Kelleher, an international business strategy and sustainability expert from Ireland, has joined Ground Floor Partners as senior consultant.

“We’re thrilled to have Rory join our team. He has an amazing knowledge of business strategy, particularly in the areas of sustainability, energy, the environment, and the ‘new economy,’” says Andrew Clarke, president of Ground Floor Partners.

Rory specializes in research, analysis, and strategic planning to the public and private sector on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability. He has worked with organizations in a wide range of industrial sectors, including transportation, energy, natural resources, environment, real estate, waste management, job training and education.

Rory has conducted a wide range of feasibility studies including:

  •     Commercialization of carbon sequestration for a large forestry and renewable energy company
  •     Use of biogas in transport for the Irish Senate Committee on Energy Security
  •     The potential for moving freight from road to rail for the Irish Environmental Network
  •     The expansion across Europe of the operations of a certified environmental and energy training services company.

Rory has also carried out a groundbreaking comparative study of the profitability and performance of green versus conventional office buildings, and has assessed potential acquisitions in the green building products and waste management sectors for a large vertically integrated energy and waste company.

Rory is a former Editor and Financial and Technology Journalist. He worked for nearly a decade at leading national newspapers in Ireland. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Development (Environmental Science) from Dublin Institute of Technology, a Postgraduate Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from University College Galway, and a Bachelors Degree in Geography and History from University College Cork.
Ground Floor Partners is a boutique Chicago management consulting firm specializing in market research, analysis and planning. For more information, contact Andrew Clarke at 312-726-1981.


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