Competitive intelligence is a strategic capability. It is your company's window on the outside world and on the future.

Common scenarios for competitive intelligence gathering efforts are protecting intellectual property rights at home and aboard; performing due diligence for mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships; or substantiating a strategic investment. But these are just a few.

Whether your company faces a vulnerability with respect to competitors, suppliers, or disruptive threats to its markets, your company requires competitive intelligence either as in internal capability or as an external service.
Meet the Expert

About Alden

  • Co-founder of Strategic Insights, with more than 30 years of expertise in strategic intelligence, general management consulting and financial management.
  • Has led numerous client engagements in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia focusing on strategy, market positioning, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, organizational effectiveness, and process improvement.
  • Expertise spans multiple industries including: energy, franchising, financial services, health care, process manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.
  • Prior to co-founding Strategic Insights, was a Practice Leader for Business Intelligence Services at Kroll Associates and Citigate Global Intelligence.
  • As the former president of BACK Management and Taylor & Company, helped clients improve their competitive positioning, exploit strategic advantages and identify potential merger and alliance candidates.
  • At Cresap, a Towers Perrin Company, was a Vice President Global Practice leader.
  • At the outset of his career, consulted on accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions and foreign business practices for U.S. and foreign clients at Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young).
  • Frequent conference leader and speaker for several industries and associations including: EXNET/Management Exchange, Edison Electric Institute, Planning Forum, United States Telephone Association, and American Management Association.  


Carnegie Mellon University
MA, Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University
BA, Industrial Administration

Licenses & Certifications

CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CMC - Certified Management Consultant
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