Decision Associates, a Pennsylvania LLC, was founded in 1984 by Donald W. Moore to provide a full range of management consulting services to companies in western and northwestern Pennsylvania, western New York and eastern Ohio.
Decision Associates maintains these core practices for businesses and nonprofit organizations: Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy and Market Research (including customer surveys and focus groups), Organizational Development (including leadership training, team building and coaching), Executive Recruiting and Succession/Exit Planning, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. We have proprietary methodologies for each of our core practices. We have developed, documented and continually improved these methodologies over the last 35 years. Some of our methodologies have been licensed by state agencies and private consultants throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
In recent years, we have worked very closely with regional economic development agencies and nonprofit organizations to develop programs and services that will help ensure the future stability and success of our region. We have been ranked "best in class" by more than one such agency and are told that we are the "dominant regional consulting firm." While these accolades may or may not be true, it is true that we have a very loyal client base that returns year after year. In fact, the majority of our clients perform in the top 20 percent of their industry.
Every member of our team has academic credentials and years of experience in the practice areas that they lead. Each has had experience in companies and nonprofits that range from very small to very large. Some of our team have owned businesses that are much the same as they are now consulting to, and therefore understand the obstacles to success that these businesses are experiencing.
We also consider it an obligation to give back to the community that has helped make us successful. You will find members of the Decision Associates team on local and regional boards in nonprofits, economic development agencies and regional authorities and agencies of all types. Through these experiences, our team members are in tune with the workings of both businesses and nonprofits.