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Cracking the Nut 2012: Interview with Bill Marquard and John Mennel of Deloitte on partnerships

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At the Cracking the Nut Conference on June 25-26 in Washington, DC, Bill Marquard and John Mennel of Deloitte discussed their session, "Partnerships: A Critical Success Factor to Expanding Markets." In this video Marquard and Mennel highlight what makes a good partnership from the perspective of private sector companies.

Read more about the panel session on forging successful partnerships in the food industry here

Bio: John Mennel, Deloitte
John Mennel is a Director with Deloitte Consulting where he manages an economic development business delivering services to a range of clients including the development banks, donors, emerging markets governments and companies. His practice areas include competitiveness, private sector development, export and investment promotion strategies, and policy. He has worked in sectors including agriculture and agribusiness, textiles and apparel, power transmission and distribution, infrastructure, travel and tourism, and many others. Prior to joining Deloitte, John held senior positions in technology companies and worked as a consultant to the venture industry. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Bio: Bill Marquard, Deloitte
Bill Marquard is a Director at Deloitte Consulting in Chicago. Previously, he has served as the Chief Knowledge Officer of a $16 billion consumer products retailer/wholesaler, and designed and ran the first-ever strategic planning process for the world’s largest retailer. His book, Wal-Smart: What it Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World, was selected as a top five business strategy books that year. He also advised the Department of Homeland Security on public/private partnership opportunities. Additionally, he has helped SMEs and NGOs to collaboratively generate value by serving major social needs, including aligning a Guatemalan farm village into the Walmart supply chain in cooperation with a local NGO, USAID, Mercy Corps.