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We're difference-makers


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We're difference-makers


It's important to have good ideas that are acted upon with precision, by well-intentioned people, but... that's not enough. We understand that in the end, our clients are counting on us to deliver measurable ROI. To make a real difference. 

CERUS PARTNERS is a management consulting firm dedicated to helping our middle-market and early-stage clients optimize opportunities for growth and creating long-term value. Our firm efficiently and effectively applies an array of resources to build sustainable corporate value. 

In short, our single purpose is to elevate value.

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Our Mindset


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Our Mindset


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We believe in continuity, innovation, impactful solutions, and the democratization of knowledge. 

We strive to prove that price is not a proxy for quality, and that middle-market companies need not operate at a disadvantage. In fact, we work to exploit our clients' natural advantages, neutralize or convert their weaknesses to strengths, and apply that approach to achieve their goals, moving in the direction of realizing their desired outcome. 


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Impactful Solutions


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Impactful Solutions


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Our talented team tailors solutions that match the needs of your market, your organization, and your people. We have been working with our clients for years to help solve their most complex business challenges.

CERUS also understand that at times, we need to resist the urge to over-complicate issues and simply resolve the challenge in order to approach the next priority with strength and clarity. 

From strategy through to execution, CERUS PARTNERS applies an innovative approach to leveraging resources - people, tools, analytics and process - to solving problems and addressing opportunities for growth.

As you would expect from a firm born of world-class talent, CERUS has developed solutions to tackle a range of challenges, from straight-forward assignments to complex projects. That said, no matter the complexity, CERUS starts every project with the same approach: expeditiously assess the situation and build a robust, practical solution roadmap that efficiently accomplishes our clients' objectives.

Specifically, we develop and implement growth opportunities in these areas: 

Business Development: Channels & Partnerships | Sales Planning | Marketing

Operational Improvement: Process Optimization | Quality Improvement | Scale

Corporate Development: Planning & Strategy | Strategic Alliances | Transactions

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Industry Discipline


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Industry Discipline


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Having an understanding of your industry isn't always imperative, but it can certainly help. And we all know that at times, industry knowledge is imperative. The CERUS team, along with our integrated strategic partners provide the background needed to complete the job efficiently and effectively.  

Financial Services

Whether your financial services firm is in accelerating growth mode, static growth mode, or even declining growth mode, at any stage of growth, financial services firms at a broad level have three key objectives: Client revenue growth, deepen relationships and improve efficiency. We work with your team to develop strategies to drive growth, increase your NPS (Net Promoter Score) and deploy our six sigma experts to work with your team to increase profitability through measurable process improvement. 

GLOBAL markets and strategy

We help clients assess and access global markets through a unique set of assets – an extensive network of highly-placed contacts and organizational partners; a process for matching U.S. products and services to specific market opportunities; and a proprietary technology platform for introducing qualifying ‘green products and services’ to a government support network of thousands of leading S&T companies throughout China.    

SPECIALTY MATERIALS

Specialty materials (chemicals) are high-value-added products that are generally produced in relatively small volumes, must satisfy well-defined performance requirements and specifications, and are often critical components of end products. Because they are tailored to meet customer needs this results in a close relationship between the producer and the customer in industrial sectors dependent on specialty materials such as automotive/transportation, aerospace, food, cosmetics, agriculture, general manufacturing and textile industries. CERUS specializes in the protective packaging, transportation, and construction (building materials) fields. 

Business technology, service & data

Companies that build tools and/or provide services as a core-competency have a unique set of challenges. Whether it's resource management, project management or strategic planning, our experience allows us to get up to speed quickly and make an impact on your timeline. CERUS has the experience to make an impact: pure-play B to B technology driven organizations, B to C technology, B to B technology advisory, staffing, and/or solutions organizations. 

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Our Team


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Our Team


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At the core of CERUS Partners' success is our people. Each partner has an extensive track-record of success, building, innovating, solving problem and optimizing opportunities. While we have a strong framework supported by an innovative support structure, our success is driven by our team.

CERUS has been created to bring industry and functional experts together to leverage the experience of these experts in solving problems and implementing solutions that can take your firm to the next level of growth. 

Meet our team.


Bill Young

Bill is Founder and Managing Partner of Cerus Partners. He has a 20+ year track-record of success that includes a diverse background of skills and industries, utilizing both proven models and techniques while at the same time, employing a heuristic approach to problem-solving and business development.

CAROLE MCCABE

Carole is the Cerus Partners Financial Services industry partner.  She specializes in strategic planning, people leadership and talent development, implementation of technology and business process improvements in Financial Services firms.  She has over twenty-five years of experience in the corporate environment, working in the areas of Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and Operations. 

Terry Cooke

Terry is the Cerus Partners Global Strategy industry partner.  He is a recognized world expert in U.S.-Asian clean energy trade and investment.  He is the Founding Director of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP). Terry previously served as Director for Asian Corporate Partnership at the World Economic Forum, (organizer of the Davos Annual Meeting) and as a career-member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Commercial Service, where he served as the senior commercial officer in Taipei and Berlin, as the deputy senior commercial officer in Tokyo and as commercial officer in Shanghai. 

Tim Austin

Tim is the Cerus Partners Specialty Materials industry advisor. He has spent over 25 years working for Fortune 500 companies, ultimately leading to a successful career as a global sales, marketing and operations executive, with a track record of effectively optimizing highly technical businesses in the packaging and specialty materials segment. He has extensive international experience, working overseas in developing markets throughout China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe. 

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Strategic Partners


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Strategic Partners


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CERUS considers our integrated Strategic Partners as part of our 'internal' team. Having had the opportunity to work closely with each of our partners on many projects over the years, we have a high degree of trust in their ability to deliver services efficiently and effectively. 

WELLBRIDGE Capital MANAGEMENT

Wellbridge is a private equity firm that seeks investment opportunities primarily in lower middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services (ADG) industry as well as in related industries that have a high degree of commonality with core capabilities and competencies found in ADG organizations. 

Wellbridge originates, structures and invests in traditional buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments for profitable companies where we can leverage our expertise and industry experience to achieve a positive impact.  Our goal is to work with management to improve the businesses in which we invest while delivering superior returns to our investors.

Gotham Growth group

Gotham Growth has substantial experience in navigating the Human Capital/Talent Management market by providing execution of successful partnerships, alliances, funding/financing and M&A strategies that accelerate growth and increase profits.

We put our position at risk... Our success is tied directly to the success of our clients. Our model is one of shared risk and reward. Every GOTHAM GROWTH partner carries an intense commitment to excellence that is reflected in the passion we bring to our work. Why? Our compensation is dependent on our mutual success. For that reason, not every opportunity is a fit.

China Partnership of greater philadelphia (CPGP)

The China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP) is the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region’s hub for U.S.-China clean energy commercial collaboration under the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework for U.S.-China Cooperation in Energy and Environment, signed in 2009 by Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao and subsequently expanded by Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping.  The China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia helps individual U.S. and Chinese companies navigate this broad and complex landscape of opportunity to discover where and how to unlock the U.S. clean energy economy for their benefit. 

2009年,《中美能源环境十年合作框架》获得奥巴马总统与胡锦涛主席的认可,在此框架协 议之下成立了大费城中国合作组织 (CPGP),该组织是大西洋海岸中部地区中美清洁能源合作 项目的中心所在,为中国投资者提供“一站式”服务 。

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Join Us


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Cerus Partners' Flexible Resource Model is based on partnering with people and organizations who have particular skill sets in specific industries to deliver results for our clients.  We are always looking for talented individuals to work with us.  Please contact us if you have consulting, industry or functional expertise in the following areas: Corporate Finance, Financial Services, Global Markets, Specialty Materials, or Technology & Data.