We founded ROM to help companies not just address current challenges but to build capacity to evolve. You benefit not only from what we do but by what you become.
Our approach to strategy is systems-and evidence-based, looking at the whole company and its environment over time. We draw on partners for specialized expertise in complementary business services, including agility and diagnostics, to identity and deliver on high-ROI performance improvement.
Mark Haas founded ROM in 1994 to help executives build capacity and business value by improving strategy, operations and culture. Since that time, the company has evolved by adding new services and refining its approach to strategy and performance.
His business advisory experience includes Organizational Diagnostics, Business Model Renovation, Strategy Formulation, Corporate Governance, Operations Process Improvement, Performance Excellence and Client Services. As an organizational strategist and expert, he has led business transformations for clients for 30 years and improved operations and value through streamlined planning and disciplined execution.
His perspective has developed through education, research and application, and includes biology, engineering, research, teaching and training, regional planing, a diverse client base, simulation, ethics, entrepreneurship and management.
Mr. Haas headed strategy and performance improvement efforts in industries as diverse as engineering, nonprofit, biomedical research, technology, professional and trade associations, economic development, environmental, public sector, energy, healthcare, education and biotechnology.
Recent work includes revitalizing a nonprofit human service nonprofit, advising a biotech startup, developing strategy for a clinical research network, reorganizing several NIH biomedical research centers, and merging two professional associations. In advisor, director or executive roles in nonprofits, Mr. Haas leads strategic initiatives to improve outreach, capacity, membership growth and services and social media presence.
Mark served as Lead Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence program for the State of Maryland. In his seven years in this role, he led groups of examiners in assessing organizations in healthcare, banking, education and manufacturing.
Facilitation, Training and Speaking
Mark facilitates high visibility sessions that range from response to nuclear terrorism and WWIV military strategy, to STEM education and business modeling, to CEO Roundtables and strategy development.
He is an international trainer, recently developing curricula and delivering training for clients in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. His courses include Business Diagnostics, Management and Growth, Leadership and Administrative Operations.
He is a frequent speaker on key issues including business ethics, business modeling, consilient consulting and economic development.
Leadership, Recognition and Education
Mark has served in diverse leadership roles, including as past national Board Chair and CEO and current Ethics Officer of the Institute of Management Consultants USA , the certifying body and professional association for US management consultants. He currently serves as Board Chair of the Association for Enterprise Growth, a national nonprofit created to directly help owners of mid-market companies grow enterprise value and maximize personal wealth. Mark has served as advisor, director, and chapter president of several professional associations and business organizations, including as Strategy Advisor to the American Association of Big Data Professionals.
He is a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of IMC USA, author, expert witness, invited speaker, author of Daily Tips for Consultants, and is listed in Who’s Who in America. He holds degrees in biology from Colgate University, where he was elected to the Konosioni senior honor society, and planning from Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow for undergraduates and Teaching Assistant for graduate students.
Association for Enterprise Growth
The Association for Enterprise Growth is a nonprofit team of selected independent business advisors in complementary disciplines. We created AEG to directly help owners of mid-market companies grow enterprise value and maximize personal wealth. Capabilities span legal, finance, technology, coaching, insurance, HR, expense management, executive search, commercial and investment banking, wealth management and other disciplines. We have ongoing relationships within this team that allows us to work together in ways that a “network” cannot.
Disclosure: Mark Haas serves as National Board Chair and Ethics Officer of AEG.
Agility Consulting and Training
Agility Consulting and Training, LLC is a leading management consulting firm that specializes in helping global leaders and organizations build adaptive capability to anticipate change and respond appropriately to increasing turbulence and uncertainty. ACT helps its client become focused, fast and flexible. Our principals and network of associates bring valuable depth of expertise, experience and insight to helping clients become more focused, fast and flexible at the enterprise, team and individual leader levels.
CoreValue Software uses patented and sophisticated algorithms developed at MIT to quantify both operational and market value drivers such as market share, brand, operations, human resources, innovation, and recurring revenue – often revealing millions of dollars of unrealized existing value. These analyses estimate operational effectiveness and business value compared to potential. This shows, in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, critical performance deficits specific to location and industry. Finally, it gives a specific roadmap to improve the ability of a company to attract talent, partners, capital and customers.