Ducker Worldwide (Ducker), formally announced today that Chris Brower has joined the firm and will be working as a Commercial Director out of its North American Headquarters in Troy, Mich. As Commercial Director, Brower will be a key contributor to Ducker’s automotive and industrials practice, providing customized market intelligence, growth strategy, M&A targeting and commercial diligence services.
“Ducker Worldwide is a recognized leader in helping clients achieve their most ambitious goals,” said Brower. “Our team’s success is driven by a combination of our nearly 60 years of market intelligence, growth consulting and M&A advisory experience, international reach and track record of high-quality project execution. In this unique and dynamic time for the automotive industry and economy overall, I am excited to be joining an organization that offers such a strong value proposition of delivering truly reliable, customized and actionable insights to our clients.”
Brower has spent more than 15 years in senior level positions, leading cross-functional teams with a focus on strategic planning/forecasting, business development, market analytics, deal sourcing and evaluation of strategic transactions. Prior to joining Ducker, Brower served as the Director of Strategic Planning & Marketing at a manufacturing supplier that served multiple end-markets, where he led the design and rollout of the company’s strategy, marketing and opportunity assessment. He also served as the Managing Director of a global investment fund, as well as advised clients on go-to-market planning for KPMG’s Corporate Strategy and M&A Consulting Practice. In addition, Brower is a 15-year veteran of the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA), and has been a member of the SAA board for the past 9 years, where he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.
Brower holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He was named to Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40, and the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40. He is a member of ACG Detroit and a business advisor to the University of Michigan’s private equity/venture capital program, local investment funds and business accelerators.
“We believe Brower’s subject matter expertise, predictive analytics and market/customer/competitor intelligence will be increasingly critical to corporate growth and private equity investing,” said Scott Ulnick, Ducker Worldwide’s Managing Principal. “Brower brings proven performance – both as an executive within leading automotive and commercial vehicle supply chains, and as a consultant – serving previous stints with J.D. Power and KPMG. We’re delighted to welcome him to the Ducker practice.”
Chris Brower – Commercial Director
Email – Chrisb@ducker.com
Phone – 248.633.4133
About Ducker Worldwide
Ducker Worldwide, a premier consulting and research firm, is driven to help its clients achieve their most ambitious growth goals. Custom market intelligence, strategic consulting and M&A advisory services are delivered by fully engaged Ducker principals and a diverse team of global talent. With exclusive access to industry leaders and opportunities, Ducker applies robust analytics and critical thinking to every engagement, delivering unique, fact-based solutions for our clients – solutions that produce dependable decisions to advance growth. Ducker is headquartered in Troy, Mich., with offices around the world, including Bangalore, Berlin, London, Paris and Shanghai. Founded by William H. Ducker in 1961, Ducker celebrates over 57 years in business. For more information, visit www.ducker.com.