Mr. Twitchell is Managing Director of Silver Ridge Advisors, a strategy consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies in financial services, healthcare, and media and technology. Mr. Twitchell leads the firm and works with clients to help drive profitable growth, innovate new products, perform strategic acquisitions and improve operational efficiencies. Previously, Mr. Twitchell was Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, responsible for strategic acquisitions, minority investments and start-ups for the Investment Management Division. He was also a Principal at two closely held venture capital firms, Ameriquest Capital and FrontLine Capital, focused on growth equity investments in financial, business services and technology companies. Earlier, Mr. Twitchell was Vice President and Global Marketing Head at Citigroup Alternative Investments, and Director of Strategic Planning at American Express, where he was responsible for building one of the first online banks, Membership B@nking (now part of Ameriprise). Before that he was an Associate Consultant with Corporate Decisions, Inc. (now Oliver Wyman). Mr. Twitchell holds a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. He is co-author of Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry (Wiley: 1999, 2001).