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Who We Are 2018-04-03T16:19:09+00:00

Always challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking.

The Napa Group

RESULTS-FOCUSED TEAM

For more than 40 years, education, business, association and nonprofit organizations have partnered with The Napa Group as they emerge, grow and change. Our partners are your hands-on consultants and trusted advisers, thus we are small by design. We create custom teams for each project – harnessing our broad expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, enterprise redesign and implementation know how. We thoughtfully engage executive leadership, boards and staffs through strategic communications, customer and market analytics, professional development and facilitation.

Our clients look to The Napa Group for innovative analysis and ideas, customized project design, highly interactive collaborations among multiple stakeholders and best practice insights drawn from extensive experience with a diversified portfolio of organizations. A brief sampling from more than 150 clients:

  • E*Trade: Alignment and integration during its unprecedented growth
  • University of Tennessee System: First strategic plan and biannual “adaptive implementation” updates
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE): Integrated global strategy
  • University of Miami Alumni Association: Strategic redesign for institutional partnerships and influence as the voice of the university’s largest constituency
  • American Seniors Housing Association: Strategic refocus to capture expanding markets

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values of integrity, direct-dealing and collaboration drive every client relationship:

We believe that competitive advantage belongs to values-driven organizations with clear and aligned strategies, resource management and people accountability.

We understand that change is continuous so we partner with our clients to create a vision for the future in which everybody understands how they contribute.

We create an environment conducive to teamwork and innovation and in which people are committed to the success of the organization and each other.

DO YOU WANT TO PRODUCE STRATEGIC RESULTS?

With a portfolio of education, non-profit and business clients, our experts are adept at engaging diversified constituencies to formulate and implement their objectives. We plan with an enterprise view built on an integrated platform so that all parts of the organization are pointing in the same direction and working together toward the same purpose. This framework of mutually supportive activities, timelines, resources and measurement tools strengthens success.

What We Do   

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS BRINGS NEW THINKING AND APPROACHES BUILT ON SUCCESSFUL CONCEPTS

The Napa Group’s 6-Phase planning model is a facilitated process that produces strategic solutions and an implementation roadmap to sustain change. It is specifically designed to drive results while fulfilling an organization’s mission and overcoming obstacles that could impede action.

How We Work   

GLOBAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

RJ Valentino

RJ VALENTINO

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Kathy Jones

KATHY JONES

PRINCIPAL
Janis Johnson

JANIS JOHNSON

SENIOR PARTNER
Sloan Valentino

SLOANE VALENTINO

PARTNER

BILL WALKER

CONSULTANT
Pat O'Brien

PATRICIA O’BRIEN

CONSULTANT

LORNE MCMILLAN

AFFILIATE

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OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVE YOU

“In the face of dynamic uncertainty in the health care market, our new brand identity, increased referrals, added specialty programs, expanded regional partnerships and our ability to staff up to better meet the community’s need – and would never have happened without strategic planning. How can you get to where you want to be if you don’t have a roadmap for where you’re going?”

Kelly Beard •  MBA, Executive Director, Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, Corvallis, Oregon