PROFILE

 Lincoln Park Consulting (LPC, LLC) is a full-service, independently owned firm that specializes in Business Services, Crisis Management and Communications. Our clients range from major corporations, associations, local/state/foreign governments. Because of our diverse clientele, our team treats every client’s needs individually by integrating strategic policy plans with critical communications and political expertise.

LPC, LLC was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work – the same principles espoused by our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. LPC, LLC’s principals and associates offer a boutique of quality dedicated professionals who have a broad base of experience and know-how in assisting and guiding our clients with their business needs. Our strategy is simple: provide a customized blueprint that addresses a client’s needs now and for the foreseeable future. There is no such thing as a “cookie cutter” client, nor should there be a “cookie cutter” response in addressing matters of great importance to our clients and their businesses.

TEAM MEMBERS

JAMIE FINCH | Washington, DC

Jamie Finch, Managing Principal, brings to Lincoln Park Consulting (LPC, LLC) experience and know-how in the fields of business development, crisis management, public affairs, and government relations at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to co-founding LPC, Jamie was Director of Government Affairs at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) – by volume, the world’s largest mining association – where he worked extensively and collaboratively with groups and organizations representing the public and private sectors.

Jamie first came to Washington, DC to serve in the administration of President Bill Clinton, who appointed him as Director of Government, Public and Family Affairs (SES-03) at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). There he worked with Members of Congress, key committees and staff to address the multi-modal safety needs of the America’s transportation systems by directing all public, family and congressional affairs activities surrounding major transportation accidents.

At the Board, Jamie served as the leader of a multi-partner group of organizations tasked with ensuring the needs of family members of major transportation accidents were being met in a timely manner and guaranteeing that these families were informed of any findings and/ or progress made by the Board in its investigation. He conducted the International Family Assistance Symposium in Washington, DC and was on the planning committee that implemented a similar symposium for the 38 Member States of the European Civil Aviation Conference held in Tallinn, Estonia.

Jamie attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, holds a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, and has completed classwork for his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

JOHN MANN | Washington, DC / Houston, TX

John Mann, Principal – Business Development US, brings to LPC, LLC his extensive career experience as a highly accomplished and innovative business development executive having worked with clients in the private and public sectors. From his professional knowledge, John offers to LPC clients his expertise in change management, revenue growth, turnaround operations, human resources, team leadership/training, finance, regulatory compliance, lean methodologies, KPI implementation, client services, vendor management, strategic planning and problem solving, generate sales leads, research potential clients, perform needs assessments, deliver presentations to key decision-makers, and negotiate contracts to close.

Also, John offers LPC clients training and guidance in how to lead major projects, develop processes and programs, maintain strong customer relationships, re-engage prior clients, ensure loyalty through excellent service, maintain open lines of communication, and engage in constant networking with clients and marketing teams. John instructs clients on how to utilize innovative marketing tools to promote and increase revenue, maintain vendor programs, institute a positive corporate culture, and deliver clear communication to ensure comprehension by a diverse audience.

John develops solutions to resolve clients design and manufacturing deficiencies, institutes systems within client operations to build administrative and operational leadership teams and creates innovative ways clients to win back previously lost business from customers.

John served as Vice President, North American Sales for Shift4 Corporation from 2007-2011. There he developed a high-performance sales team for global operations to promote payment processing services at the largest credit card security company in the US. Guided and oversaw partnerships and integration with industry point-of-sale providers and correspondent banking relationships. During his tenure, John devised innovative sales strategies for major clients in the hospitality, F&B, retail and e-commerce business sectors, including Love’s Travel Centers, Flying J’s, Goodyear, NASCAR, PGA, Red Roof Inns, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Russell Stover’s Candies, BSA, Compass Group, Baja Fresh, and Yard House, and developed vendor relationships with JDA, Retail Pro, Radiant Systems (Aloha), and Raymark. Under his leadership, Shift4’s sales grew when John joined the company.

Prior to this, John was an Executive Vice President at Stewart Title from 1984 to 1993 before founding his own company, DTS, in 1994. In 1998, DTS was acquired by Owen Financial Corporation, where John served as Senior Vice President from 1998-2001.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and business administration from Purdue University and an Associates of Arts degree from Fullerton College. John does volunteer work with his church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

GREG ARNOLD | Washington, DC / Jacksonville, FL

Greg Arnold came to LPC with 17+ years of experience in specialty pharmaceutical sales. He is experienced in both the technical and non-technical aspects of pharmaceutical and medical supply sales with certifications/training for products used for the treatment of allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, pain, and migraine disease states. 

For clients, Greg is results-driven with a commitment to continuous growth in sales revenue and product market share. His ability to build relationships with clients is essential to his success as a closing expert. Greg’s strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent work ethic, and energetic/motivated/people-oriented personality help clients to quickly achieve their goals. 

In addition to his work with LPC, Greg has served as the Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for AgriEOS, LLC since 2017. There he actively develops relationships with key distributors, integrators and growers throughout the United States and Canada for products related to the egg and poultry industry. He also recruits potential venture capitalists to further the research and development for new and existing products and potential patent applications for new and existing products. 

Prior to this, Greg was initially a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative with AstraZeneca/PDI before becoming a Respiratory Specialty Sales Representative for Merck & Co., Inc., from 2004 to 2015. From 2016 through 2017, Greg contracted with GSK/in Ventiv to launch their “Choose to Breathe” campaign for Anoro Ellipta and Breo Ellipta and the continuation program to promote Advair. While in these positions, Greg became a top regional salesperson and developed a deep professional/industry knowledge in multiple disease states. He also identified and developed business relationships with key customers, state and local advocacy groups, teaching institutions, key influencers/prescribers, and manage care organizations while establishing himself as a cardiovascular/hypertension expert and resource provider.

Before launching his professional career, Greg was drafted by the Atlanta Braves as a pitcher for the team. There, in addition to his baseball duties, he participated in multiple charity and promotional events to benefit kids, the community, the organization, and professional baseball. 

Greg is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he received his Bachelor of Science in education with emphasis in education, business and sports management. 

JOHN BROWNING | Tokyo, Japan

John Browning, Associate Principal – Business Development Tokyo at Lincoln Park Consulting (LPC, LLC), brings over two-and-a-half-decades of experience in Japan. His expertise in client management, particularly within the areas of needs assessment and verification of deliverables, brings a depth of knowledge and know-how regarding doing business in Japan and throughout Asia. In addition to his work with LPC, LLC, John Browning is a professional language instructor and assessor for senior executives within the private and public sectors in Japan.

John has developed extensive professional relationships in various fields and industries throughout Asia, as well as experience in the import/export industry through his time at K. Arano & Co., Ltd. He also participates in several volunteer activities, one of which is as a founding member of the Baobab Association which supports schools in rural Senegal.

John holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in university studies with a concentration in geology and in business management from the University of Tennessee. He has also completed advanced studies in accounting through the University of Memphis in pursuit of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

YUKA SHIMASHITA | Tokyo, Japan

Yuka Shimashita, Associate Principal – Corporate Branding & Executive Coaching, came to LPC, LLC with a distinguished background in advertising and public relations, as well as in corporate branding and executive coaching. Her cross-cultural communication skills enhance LPC LLC’s capabilities in the Japanese business environment.

Upon graduation from university in Kyoto, Japan, Yuka worked for a globally recognized and award-winning advertising agency for six years. In 2012, she launched her own public relations and branding business in Tokyo, which she still maintains. Among her wide range of clients were a number of Japanese Fortune 100 companies, as well as foreign brands that include several Fortune 500 companies in the United States.

As an executive coach, Yuka has been involved in training a wide variety and spectrum of senior executives, mid-level management and employees in public speaking, business etiquette, crisis management, and presentations.

Yuka holds a master’s degree in art from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.