John Thomas Everett is the President of Strategic Solutions Consulting, Incorporated, which he began in 2005 with his wife, Marge. Mr. Everett has developed a wide range of planning skills in conjunction with thirty years of management experience in several companies in the telecommunications industry, including the C&P Companies, Bell Atlantic, AT&T, and Verizon. In 2004, Mr. Everett left the corporate environment and joined the faculty of Loyola University Maryland where he is a full-time instructor of Strategic Management in the school's Executive MBA, Professional MBA and its Sellinger Scholars undergraduate programs. He also instructs the school's graduate students in Personal Effectiveness and its undergraduates in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. His value to the school and its students lies in his ability to balance leading edge thought with the practicality of feasible implementation.
Mr. Everett's expertise is in the development and implementation of practical plans for small and medium sized organizations, both for-profit and non-profit. Through Strategic Solutions Consulting, Inc. and his teaching practicum at Loyola, he has developed business plans, strategic plans, marketing plans, operations plans, information systems plans, and process improvement plans for a wide range of organizations in the mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Everett is also an experienced constructor/facilitator of leadership and strategic management seminars, having done so for executives of the ADP Corporation, the Armada Corporation, Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI), Loyola University Maryland and others.
Mr. Everett has a BA degree from Mount Saint Mary's University, an MLA degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA degree from Loyola University Maryland. He is a native Baltimorean and presently lives in Phoenix, Maryland. His first book, Plug Ugly Ball, a work of historical fiction was published in November of 2013.
Margaret T. Everett (Marge) is the Vice President of Strategic Solutions Consulting, Inc. She founded the firm with her husband in 2005; and, in 2013 she joined the working team, bringing 35 years of financial experience and expertise with her. Ms. Everett has established herself as a respected and successful executive in the Maryland Region's commercial banking industry. She has held leadership positions at SunTrust Bank and Bank of America, where she consistently developed lucrative business and built strong contacts. Ms. Everett has sold and structured financing for a wide range of commercial real estate projects including office, retail, and multi-family housing and hotels. She has delivered a full-range of banking products and services to area businesses as well as real estate developers and investors. Ms. Everett maintains relationships with a broad range of capital market institutions and, as a result, is expert in credit and underwriting standards.
Two economic recessions forged Ms. Everett into a trusted banking partner when it comes to loan workouts, restructuring, bankruptcies and foreclosures. Additional talents include financial analysis, cash flow analysis, budgeting, real estate economics and valuation as well as negotiation and team management. As part of the Strategic Solutions team, Ms. Everett's financial expertise adds a deeper dimension to the firm's fiscal analysis and the financial tools it can offer its clients. In addition, this expertise expands Strategic Solutions services to include a range of risk management services for banks and financial institutions as well as expert witness services for the legal community.
Ms. Everett is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, having earned both a BA as well as an MBA with a concentration in Finance. She is also a professional coach holding an Associate Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation.
Ms. Everett is a native Baltimorean, has two children and lives with her husband in Phoenix, Maryland. She is a patron of the arts and has strong interests in exercise, literature and cooking.
Ms. Edwards is a Vice President of Strategic Solutions Consulting, Incorporated. She joined the company after concluding graduate study at Loyola College in Maryland under Mr. Everett's instruction.
Ms. Edwards has a unique mix of experience in Supply Chain and Logistics, Health Care, Technology, Consulting Services, and Defense industries at Fortune 50, non-profit, small to mid-size, and startup companies. Her impressive record ranges from formulating business and marketing strategy to lobbying on Capitol Hill to leading global consulting engagements. She has worked for a Fortune 50 global, supply chain and logistics company for over nine years and lobbied on behalf of the company on issues at the federal and state levels. She has been responsible for strategic management, Board of Directors technology and operations, and Federal Employee Programs for or an $8B Blues Plan with the largest Board of all the Blues Plans – the company has three Boards with 37 active Board members.
Most recently, she has been the interim Chief Executive for a social technology company through the second round of venture capital funding and the interim Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for an Executive Business Coaching company through branding and marketing launch phases.
Ms. Edwards earned a BS in Mathematics and Statistics with a specialization in Actuarial Science and an Executive MBA, both from Loyola College in Maryland.
A native Washingtonian, Ms. Edwards has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee for People's Community Health Centers - the first free-standing, Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States. She has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a venture capital and small business incubation company. At present, she is a member of the Board of Directors for Compass, Incorporated and a Regional Director at The Borgen Project, advocating for International Affairs support to eradicate global poverty.