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The Top 20 Percent

Our objective is to help each of our clients move into the Top 20 Percent in their field.

We designed each of our services to work in an integrated fashion; to help a client begin with a fundamental starting point and reach new levels along the way. Most of our clients start with Strategic Planning or Marketing Planning.

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Our Consultants

Aaron Phillips
Direct: 814.240.0106
Mobile: 814.566.7791

As the owner of Decision Associates since 2020, Aaron Phillips leads a team of consultants committed to helping both businesses and nonprofit organizations "be better than they thought they could be." Aaron brings more than two decades of experience to his work in strategy, succession, recruiting and organizational development.

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Donald W. Moore
Mobile: 814.881.6168

The founder of Decision Associates, Don Moore has helped hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies develop and implement plans for sustainable improvement and growth. After heading Decision Associates for more than 35 years, Don now focuses on client needs in mergers and acquisitions as well as succession and...

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Terry Cascioli
Mobile: 814.873.6441

With more than 30 years of experience, Terry Cascioli leads Decision Associates' Marketing/Sales practice. Terry offers clients deep knowledge of sales development and sales training as well as marketing, customer service and strategic planning. A highly respected business coach, Terry has held executive leadership roles with several print and digital...

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Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mobile: 716.490.2889

A certified human resources executive with 20 years of experience, Elizabeth Cipolla leads Decision Associates' Human Capital practice. Elizabeth employs client-focused solutions to help companies foster employee trust, reduce long-term costs, improve efficiency and mitigate risk.

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Ken Jurino
Direct: 814.240.0101
Mobile: 814.403.5898

As administrative assistant at Decision Associates, Ken Jurino works with all consultants to provide a wide range of project support. With some 20 years of experience, Ken is heavily involved in everything from strategic planning and executive search to focus groups and email marketing.

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B.J. Lechner
Mobile: 814.602.2228

As a partner in Decision Associates M&A, B.J. Lechner guides owners through the process of sales, mergers and acquisitions, market assessments, market strategy and market positioning. When companies are not ready to "go to market," he works with the team at Decision Associates to help owners build the value of...

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James T. Ryan
Mobile: 814.881.2203

Jim Ryan (of counsel) is a leader in human capital management and executive recruiting with more than 40 years of experience in human resource management, operations and executive positions. He has been instrumental in bringing about organizational change in virtually every company he has served, including his own.

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Mike Smiley
Mobile: 814.490.7706

With more than four decades of experience, Mike Smiley has earned an outstanding reputation for building brands, engaging audiences and growing market share for businesses and nonprofit organizations. His expertise spans all facets of business development, marketing and communications.

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Amanda Kochirka
Mobile: 814.315.3211

Working with Decision Associates' Human Capital and Marketing/Sales practices, Amanda Kochirka brings wide-ranging expertise to the clients she serves. From executive search and organizational development to marketing, market research and strategic planning, Amanda has served companies throughout the region.

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News & Events

Is Your Organization Ready for Succession?

The challenges of the past year have a lot of business owners and nonprofit leaders thinking about succession planning-for themselves and key staff. Our Succession Readiness Assessment may be helpful in defining your approach. Contact us for a free copy.

Let's Talk About Organizational Change

We're seeing it every day, organizational change is at hand. Certainly, the pandemic played a role in accelerating the pace of this change-from how companies are structured to how they engage employees. It's time to talk about this. We can help.

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“When I decided to purchase a business, I chose Decision Associates M&A to assist in the process. It was the first time that I had used an M&A firm and it went very well. Don Moore and B.J. Lechner had the ability to facilitate meetings and keep us, the seller and our attorneys talking to work through the questions that we had. They kept us on track and updated on each turn along the way. Decision Associates is a reputable, professional and knowledgeable firm, and I would recommend them to anyone who is selling their business or looking for a new venture.”

~ Steve Henderson, President
Great Lakes Cast Stone, Inc.

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