Neal Kissel

Co-Practice Head at Marakon

Neal has 25 years of experience advising senior executives and corporate boards in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He co-leads CRA’s CEO advisory practice Marakon.

Neal has played an interim role on client operating boards and executive committees of many clients. He works with clients on enterprise strategy, organizational design and effectiveness, portfolio coherence, resource allocation, mergers and acquisitions, and new markets entry. He frequently works with family-controlled public companies advising on issues such as succession, governance, and board management.

Neal has experience across many sectors including financial services and energy. Recent projects have focused on the energy transition, sustainability, and portfolio management.

He has been a guest lecturer at the London Business School, authored several articles, and been a contributor to the Financial Times and Telegraph and published in Harvard Business Review and Forbes on management topics.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Advising PNW Hydrogen on green hydrogen
    Supporting the development, strategy, economics modelling, and funding campaign for PNW Hydrogen, which recently won a $20 million grant from the Department of...
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  • 02
    Sustainability strategy for major utility/infrastructure client
    Consulted with the CEO and COO of a major oil and gas company on portfolio reshaping and revamping of the resource allocation methodology to underpin long term...
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  • 03
    Advised on a new governance structure for a $20 billion consumer goods company
    Closed door advisory project for the chairman of $20B S&P consumer goods company. The public company (family controlled) was looking to establish a new...
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