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Our Firm

dbl consists of three founding partners with over 100 years of combined senior level global operational experience.

Our ability to deliver value to our clients stems from the partners’ broad business experiences in the competitive market place. Prior to the founding of the firm, the partners held senior level positions in a broad range of disciplines including sales, marketing, product management, operations, HR, strategic planning and distribution.


Carl A. Dietz, Jr.

While Carl has had a variety of significant experiences in Sales, Operations, Product Development and Customer Service, his primary focus in our practice has been to assist our clients’ Senior Leadership Teams in “taking their strategy into action”.

This process encompasses establishing a clear set of critical priorities, defining and communicating accountabilities and driving the entire Senior Leadership Team to a discipline around focused execution which will deliver the expected operational and financial results.

Once alignment among the Senior Team members is complete, our work typically shifts to assisting the Team in engaging the rest of the organization such that there is a tight linkage from the top to the bottom around the key priorities of the business.


H. David Bearden

Since the founding of the firm eight years ago, David’s focus has been assisting clients in the areas of corporate strategy development, tactical business planning, organizational transformation, and improving the operating effectiveness of senior leadership teams. Client sizes vary from start-ups to Fortune 100 turnarounds both domestic and abroad.

As with the two other partners, David’s past experience successfully managing P&Ls of both large corporate and entrepreneurial companies provides firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing many organizations, a perspective that is invaluable in assisting clients.


C. Frederick Lane

Although Fred’s experience is similar to the other partners, he is the leader for the practice in the areas of executive coaching, leadership team development and organizational change. He has worked as an internal advisor to the executive staff of a large multi-national company and as an external consultant to a variety of companies.

This work was generally pursued to assist clients in building high performance organizations. He recently co-authored an article on maintaining organizational resilience during times of extreme stress.


Developing Visionary Leadership

Achieving Organizational Alignment

Realization of Strategic Intent