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Brad Mitchell

Partner and President
S4 Consulting

Brad Mitchell is a returning Partner and the newly-appointed President at S4 Consulting. Most recently, Brad's client-centric leadership as Chief Commercial Officer of the AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions team drove double-digit business growth for this global B2B commerical weather business.

Brad successfully managed a host of AccuWeather B2B relationships including those with six of the ten largest companies in America and 16 of the Fortune 50.

In 2000, Brad was founder of ChainDrugStore.net and until 2005 served as President and CEO where his team acquired, retained, and grew customer relationships with twenty-five Fortune 500 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Lilly, Costco, CVS, RiteAid, and Cardinal Health. The ChainDrugStore.net pharmaceutical supply chain network was then acquired by a private investor.

Prior to 2000, Brad provided leadership in a number of roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of DrugEmporium.com and White House staff of President George H.W. Bush. He also assisted with President Bush's 1988 Presidential campaign, and led the Presidential transition team for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Science Foundation.

Early in his career, he was a senior management consultant for Ernst & Young and began his career as a production manager for General Motors.

Brad is a frequent guest lecturer at Penn State and has been published by the Harvard Business School.

Brad earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his master's degree from Harvard University. He currently serves as board member emeritus on the College of Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board, and as a board member on the Center for Service Enterprise Engineering Advisory Board at Penn State. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu engineering honor societies.

Brad is a Lieutenant Junior Grade (retired) in the United States Naval Reserve.