Organic Revenue Growth

We enable sales growth through increased operating and sales revenue:

  • Revenue per customer
  • Growth through sales channels
  • Geographic growth


  • David Shaner

Lean Operations and beyond growth

We implement Lean in plain or complex forms to leverage operations thereby improving CAPEX and OPEX:

  • Lean Operations
  • High-Mix-Low-Volume Lean
  • Lean beyond the Factory floor
  • White collar Lean
  • Real Accounting


  • Frank Gianattasio

M&A / Strategic External growth

Our teams bring growth strategic options across multiple geographies. We achieve this through:

  • Supporting Corporate and Private Equity partners with their strategies
  • Developing our own industrial and high-added value strategies
  • Running acquired corporations through our experienced CEOs
  • Cross-border capabilities


  • Mike Harley
  • Leandro De Sa
  • Terry O’Neal

Your new growth prospects at high success rates

We are a group of seasoned executives and senior industry leaders that has developed innovative, integrative and sustainable growth strategies and effectively deployed them. Through industry and product driven approaches, coupled with a robust financial process, we have succeeded to achieve valuable growth opportunities for our clients: corporations and private equity firms.

The GrowthPhases Team

Leandro De Sa

Chairman & Partner

Has headed projects and programs, financial and organization restructuring. He has led change processes, governance and long-term strategic business plans. He has 30 years of senior experience in Aerospace corporations. Currently advises large corporations in governance, M&A, program management and restructuring worldwide. Works with PE firms on strategic buyouts. Has affiliated and visiting professorships with global Universities and Schools.

Michael Harley

CEO & Partner

Entrepreneurial General Manager, Adviser & Academic Lecturer. Has extensive experience in designing, developing and executing growth strategies at large companies and startups. Numerous M&A deals executed. Managed technology-driven businesses of varying sizes and types: large global businesses to small startups. Focus Industries: Chemicals, Energy Management & Legaltech.

Terry O’Neal


Senior international executive leading growing and underperforming companies. Formerly President/CEO of 3 global companies with up to US$200M in revenue and 1,600 global team members located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Background in general management, operations, sales, marketing, M&A, and strategic planning. Executive with private equity backed company experience at the CEO/President, Board Director, and Global Vice-President level.

David Shaner


Has extensive experience working with both private equity and publicly held companies and his focus is leading measurable and sustainable performance improvement (including M&A) through innovative training and organizational development. For over 30 years he has been a successful performance improvement consultant helping his clients to become the #1 industry ranked company in the world in their category.

Diane Reynolds


Has senior level experience in structuring transactions and  corporate finance for both Fortune 500 companies and U.S. based private equity groups. Has thirty years of experience resulting in $3.4 billion in merger and acquisition transactions, $2.2 billion in real estate transactions, and over $1.6 billion in financings, including debt and bond offerings, currency swaps and hedge agreements. Former director of publicly traded financial services company and General Counsel for one of 50 largest global hosting companies.

Gregory Glover


Is a registered patent attorney and non-practicing physician with the Pharmaceutical Law Group. Focuses on the strategic interaction of FDA regulations, intellectual property law, and technology licensing. Has represented the research-based pharmaceutical trade association, life sciences manufacturers and distributors, and trade associations on market exclusivity strategies, domestic intellectual property issues; regulatory, strategic and legal matters. Testified on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) before the US Congress and before federal government on FDA regulation, IP, and antitrust in the pharmaceutical industry. Lectures at the University of California School of Law and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Frank Giannattasio


Has been the President of Lean Ideas since 2002. Frank is a service provider instructing and directing companies in their effort to practice a Lean Culture by applying Lean Principles. Giannattasio was Vice President of Operations of The Wiremold Company 1992-2002, which was the recipient of the prestigious Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence in 1999 during his tenure. Frank served nineteen years in various manufacturing assignments at General Motors Corp. and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive

Jingli Zhang


Leads the strategy, business development and M&A in China, Europe, North America, South America and Australia for leading Chinese enterprises, private and multinational companies. Develops strategy for clients in various industries including consumer goods, industrial goods, AI, supply chain management, steel, aluminum, chemical, petrochemical, energy, mining, electric and electronics, financial service, logistics and e-commerce. He is based in Shanghai, China

Sangeeta Anand


Has a demonstrated history of working in infrastructure financing. Strong professional skills in Fund Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Capital Markets. She has previously worked at Latitude Capital Management LLP, AMP Capital Investors and Deutsche Bank on infrastructure investments. She is based in New Delhi, India.