Ariane David’s unique search and resolve method of corporate renewal has evolved through decades of leading edge work with firms of all kinds including Mercury Insurance, Fredericks of Hollywood, Warner Bros., Amgen, Frito Lay, Geiko, and scores of middle market companies across industries.
Ariane is a founding partner of the Veritas Group, a consulting firm that began its work eighteen years ago in change management. Today the Veritas Group focuses on Organizational Development in all its aspects.
Ariane is the developer of the Veritas Intelligence System for Team Assessment (VISTA) that gives managers the ability to “see” into the organization’s blind spots.
Ariane acted as special advisor to the SEC Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise.
Ariane is a Senior Lecturer at California State University at Northridge and Founder of the National University Center for Organizational Excellence.
Ariane has authored a number of publications on Critical Thinking, Conflict Transformation, Organizational Change, and Culture Development. Her entertaining lectures continue to captivate audiences both at home and abroad.
“My intent is to identify hidden problem areas within a company and help build the willingness to bring about organizational change. That is all I can ever do. Positive change is always an inside job.”
Ariane David holds a B.S. in Physics; MA in Organizational Development, and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems.
Leonard Spade is a founding Partner of The Veritas Group. He specializes in bringing success to under performing companies and greatness to successful companies through his understanding of organizational systems and culture.
Leonard’s fifteen years of experience as a founder/owner of a manufacturing company gives him a unique ability to lead entrepreneurs and family business members through the usually difficult process of succession planning, development of often neglected non-financial exit strategies and family business dynamics.
Leonard has worked in the areas of organizational assessment, leadership development, change management, and accountability with top managers in diverse sectors from manufacturing to professional services. He has brought this expertise to mergers & acquisitions, turnarounds, start-ups, and rapid growth situations.
Leonard earned a BA in Psychology and a MA in Organizational Development.