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Mitch Wienick, MBA

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mitch Wienick, Bio Portrait, Executive Coaching Connections, Philadelphia PA

Mitch Wienick is an experienced Chief Executive with over 40 years in top positions in the Business Services, Telecommunications, and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.

As the President and CEO of CDI Corporation, a multinational provider of customized outsourcing, staffing, and search services, Mitch recruited 3 new Board members, 4 executive leadership team members, changed out the leaders in 4 of 7 business units, and revamped go-to-market strategies in all 7 business units. Mitch also made 19 acquisitions - all structured to be earnings neutral or accretive in Year 1 and increased investment coverage from 4 to 9 analysts, driving the stock price to a record high.

As President of Ameritech Consumer Services, at $5B, the largest business unit of Ameritech Corporation (now part of AT&T Corp.), Mitch also launched the Small Business Services Division and grew it to deliver record revenue ($1.7B), operating income, and ROA with results in line with top 20% of S&P 500, and over tripled the rate of annual revenue growth from 2% historically to 7%. In addition, Mitch sold a long-term security monitoring strategy to the Board of Directors, which vaulted Ameritech to the #2 U.S. provider position within three years. He also led the Senior Management Breakthrough Leadership Team, developing the blueprint for Ameritech’s entry in to the $80 billion long distance market and received the first-ever Chairman’s Award for superior business results among all business units.

As Senior Group VP, Dairy Products, at Borden Inc., a $1.9B annual revenue business, Mitch consolidated numerous business lines into three strategic self-standing business units; developed an integrated Borden Diary marketing campaign revitalizing Elsie the Cow as a major marketing asset and enduring American icon; and, launched Borden Fat Free Singles nationally, becoming the #2 competitor in just one year.

At Kraft Foods Inc., Mitch served successively as President of the $2.5B Refrigerated Products Division and President of the $2B Grocery Products Division, Kraft Foods’ two largest business units. In these positions, Mitch entered new high growth markets with key acquisitions; led numerous new product introductions; turned around two large problem businesses; and, won the prestigious Kraft Jade Ring Merit Award in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments and performance.

Mitch has served on the Board of Directors of CDI Corporation, Cielo, Inc., successfully sold to Permira Funds, Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, and Speakeasy Inc., successfully sold to Best Buy, Inc.

Mitch holds a MBA in Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

While he currently resides in the Philadelphia area, Mitch is a native of New York City.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, New York University
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Practice Areas

  • Business and Board Management
  • Business Strategy
  • C-Suite Mentorship and Partnering
  • Executive Leadership
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Onboarding and assimilation
  • Organizational structure and dynamics
  • Team building and development

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