Management Consulting Group 

High Performance, Effective Specialists

Our Management Consulting Team focuses on our clients ' needs as they communicate them to us and congruently through our analytical process of evaluation.  We listen attentively to capture the need for our services. This includes opportunities and challenges, providing insight on strategy, marketing, operations, consumer products, corporate finance, business corridor regeneration, and development, brand identity, graphic design, transformation, divestitures, mergers, and acquisitions, human resource management, entrepreneurship, non-profit, city government and real estate.

We represent a  diverse and deeply talented team across many business disciplines providing expert direction.  Our Partner Team will confer in regard to our clients' specific needs. We will not be retained unless we are proficient and can be effective in providing our client the highest return on their investment and trust in us.
We Know Your Business

We will help you with all your consulting needs.

Business Corridor Regeneration Consultation
Brand Identity Development
Just like your personal identity makes you uniquely you, your brand identity is the special sauce of your business that sets you apart from every other Tom, Dick and Harry, Inc. on the block. 

But what exactly is a brand identity? What does it have to do with design?
How do you shape a strong brand identity that takes your business to the next level?

A brand is the perception of the company in the eyes of the world.
Branding involves the marketing practice of actively shaping a distinctive brand.

Brand identity is the collection of all brand elements that the company creates to portray the right image of itself to the consumer.
In the Midwest, there are many "rust belt" 
cities as well as other towns and cities across the country that have business corridors that need redevelopment and vibrant regeneration to act as a catalyst for economic growth. 

We provide our clients with strategic plans and direction to achieve that growth. We do this by first listening, analyzing and immersing ourselves in the essence of the community. 


Municipal Economic Development & Redevelopment

More ED
As Economic Development practitioners our firm's partners have vast experience in assisting our municipal clients in a wide range of activities related to improving and sustaining the economic health and planned standard of living in a community, city or region.

We work at many different levels on a wide variety of activities, from the federal government to local government and community development organizations.

A Single Point of Engagement

Chairman Eric E. Reaves is the Architect of Downtown Hyde Park Chicago
Based in Chicago
Global Reach
Effective Consultants

Your  needs met in one place. 

  1. Brand Development
  2. Business Marketing
  3. Entrepreneurship Training
  4. Business Operations Guidence
True brands have an essence, indispensable qualities and an intrinsic nature giving them a persona making them part of your world.

When you love a brand, you adopt it as one of your own. Creating a brand for your business corridor, business or SSA will build traffic flow.

Marketing is the process of interesting potential customers and clients in your products and/or services. ​

The keyword in this marketing definition is "process"; marketing involves researching, promoting, selling, and distributing your products or services.

Essentially marketing involves everything you do to get your potential customers and your product or service together.

Our process is called LEPE which enables us to provide the best possible solutions for our client's



 Our Work

Brand Identity 

Launch on ABC7 Chicago
Meet The Team
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  1. Eric E. Reaves Founder, Chairman
    Effective Executive; Operations, Economic/Business Development, and Not-for-Profit Executive, with expertise in developing clients, creating fluid operational systems, and streamlining delivery of products and services for diverse industries specializing in the retail, restaurant and foodservice sectors. Proven ability to build, turnaround, and grow companies, while establishing an organized, productive business unit. An in-depth ability to lead not-for-profit entities to attain its strategic and funding goals.
  2. Robin L. Carter
    Robin L. Carter is a seasoned sales executive with with over two decades of experience working for several Top Fortune 100 consumer products goods companies , as well as, an entreprenuer in the property development arena. Robin has an extensive background in the consumer products industry with an emphasis on retail where she recently served as the Sr. Director of Sales leading an $811m business for Frito Lay and a B2B customer base including Walmart, Sams, Jewel Osco, Roundy’s, Mariano’s, Kroger, Menards and Circle K. While in Corporate America, Robin honed her skills in the area of Customer Managemnt, Sales Strategy, Business Development, People Leadership, Brand and Category Management. Leveraging the skills that she gained while in Corporate America, in April of 2017, she left Frito Lay and opened her own property development company, Carter Development Group. Her company’s vision is to become the leading legacy and wealth building company in the Chicago community and beyond. Robin recieved the PepsiCo Harvey C. Russell Award in 2014 for her community service work aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for children. In 2013, she was also selected as a Leading Lady where she recognized for her many accomplishments in Corporate America where sh served on a selecte panel of Chicago Women leaders. A native of Rochester, NY; Robin graduated from Flortida Agricultural & Mechanical University with a major in Business Eonomics. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and served on the Advisory Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chicago where she started a Workplace Mentor Program aimed PepsicCo Chicago of which is still in existence today. In her free time, Robin enjoys traveling, reading, listening music and spending time with family and friends. Robin’s motto is If you believe it, you can achieve it.
  3. Simmie Williams Senior Vice-President
    Art Director / Digital Design / Illustration Playboy Enterprises, Inc. American Academy of Art
  4. Katherine McKenna Team Partner
    Katherine McKenna is a not for profit executive with extensive experience in the creative economy. Her passion and focus is creative placemaking through fine arts inclusion but her day to day is specializing in organizational management, membership/client engagement and recruitment, outreach programming, and process improvement and implementation. Katherine is a graduate of Eastern Michigan's College Of Business with a degree in Not For Profit Management, Marketing, and Public Administration. Eastern Michigan is an AACSB accredited business school and has been named an "outstanding business school" by the princeton review for 12 years consecutively. Katherine is currently pursuing her Professional Community and Economic Developers certification as well as her certification from the Institute of Organizational Management.
  5. Dan Lira President CEO
  1. Let Us Do The Work For You
    We can guide your business to new and undiscovered heights for success and growth.
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Effective and Experienced Subject Matter Specialist

We Have Your Six
We leverage the Firm's Partners collective database of knowledge and experience to provide our client's a roundhouse of consulting needs. 

  • We listen
  • We are driven by Effectiveness
  • We work to learn your business 
  • We provide deep functional expertise
  • Analytical and data-driven approaches
  • Cutting-edge planning and design work
  • We capture value across silo driven organizations; transforming them 
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