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    The focus of Finerty Consulting is to help organizations and people make “shifts” that drive business results. Shifts can be broad, a change in strategy that requires a significant organizational structure or culture change; or specific, such as an individual or team behavior that stands in the way of achieving results. Through innovative and practical processes, facilitation, project management and coaching, Finerty Consulting can help you address critical business questions. Click on the link to find out more!

Current Research

  • Current Research
    Finerty Consulting is currently conducting research in two areas: 1. Matrix Organizations (organizations organized on multiple structures--by product, region, function, etc. and/or those that use dotted line reporting relationships and cross-functional team structures) 2. Private Equity-Owned Companies. Specifically, those that have been recently acquired by public companies. If you would like to know more, or participate in the research, please contact:

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Author of "Master the Matrix: 7 Essentials for Getting Things Done in Complex Organizations," Consultant, Speaker and Coach


Susan Finerty has worked in organization and individual effectiveness in the healthcare industry (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals) for 20 years. For the past six years, she has build an independent consulting practice focused on organizational effectiveness (assessment, organization design/redesign, change management, competency models); team effectiveness (asessment, team development, coaching and faciliation) and individual coaching (assessment and coaching). In addition to consulting, Susan is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies' Master's in Medical Informatics program. She is currently working on research related to personal effectiveness in matrix organizations and mergers/acquisitions (from the acquired companies perspective). Susan holds an MA in organizational communication from Indiana University and a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University.


leadership, change, influence, communication, relationships, career, matrix management, being strategic,strategic thinking