Helping People Win

High Ground Partners LLC was formed in 1997 with a simple purpose around helping organizations and individuals succeed professionally and in their personal lives. High Ground has served over forty companies and numerous Investment Groups, Boards, Management Teams, and Individuals seeking to enhance organizational and personal performance levels. In 2001 the High Ground Group was formed in order to provide the framework for additional lines of business synergistic with the core consulting practice.

Starting with key foundational building blocks including vision, strategy, and operational excellence, High Ground adds performance enabling management tools and organizational best practices developed and deployed over three decades of experience. High Ground works closely with the client to identify areas of execution that support profitable sustainable growth.  A critical area of focus involves go to market strategies that enable companies to address the right markets through the right channels with the right products.  High Ground works with each of the client stakeholders to achieve optimum performance and satisfaction which contributes to long term value creation for the business as well as internal and external customers. High Ground addresses the "whole enterprise" as we partner with our clients in striving to maximize productivity and create a culture based upon trust, integrity, sound leadership, and the passion to win.

Our approach is custom tailored to the specific needs that our clients have. This can include interim executive management, leadership development programs, individualized and team performance coaching, change management, and enhancing marketing and sales execution.  In addition, High Ground is increasingly asked to partner with synergistic businesses that offer complementary products to the High Ground client base.  These products and services are “best in class” and further contribute to the High Ground value proposition. As a result of these efforts our clients experience consistent performance improvement as well as an enhanced revenue generation engine that High Ground maintains.

Since early in 2003 the High Ground Group added several new service offerings to include; capital acquisition, sales methodology and process development, and the establishment of customer acquisition “best practices.”

Each High Ground Associate or Alliance represents a unique combination of domain expertise and track record that when applied to a problem or an opportunity will make a measurable difference whether that is in a business environment or in the community.

The High Ground Group has an ongoing commitment to Helping People Win.


“Riverside has had a wonderful and productive relationship with Mark over the past five years. First, he was one of the most successful CEO’s in our firms’ history as it relates to growth and generating returns at exit. Since then we have hired him numerous times across our portfolio – during due diligence, early on in a hold period, later on when momentum starts to slow, and also as an ongoing board member -- and he has become our “go to” guy to drive change and rapid sales acceleration. As a former PE backed CEO himself, he has total credibility with portfolio company CEO’s, which allows him to be viewed as a partner and not merely a consultant. His deep subject matter expertise in sales and marketing has made him particularly effective as a partner and coach to sales leadership. Lastly, his track record integrating multi-site and complex integrations is invaluable for portfolio companies going through a transition. This makes him particularly effective as a trusted advisor.”
Jeffrey Goodman
Senior Operating Partner