Who we are:

Daggerwing's team of consultants are passionate, practical practitioners of change. We’re specialists in C-suite alignment, customer journey mapping, organizational design, employee communications and cultural activation. We’re people with backgrounds in business strategy, organizational behavior, human psychology, advertising, finance, creative, corporate communications and HR.

Together, we’re a powerhouse of new thinking and fast action – proud of the way we help clients succeed by focusing on the stakeholders who matter most: their customers and employees.  

Meet our global leadership team

Ewan Main
CEO
Cheryl Ferguson  
President
Matt Sinacori  
CFO/COO
Michelle Mahony
Senior Principal
Paul Teuton  
Senior Principal
Gretchen Huestis
Principal
Chris Thornton  
Principal
Anika Latif  
Principal
Andy Rugeroni  
Principal
Cassandra Menn
Principal
Edson Chaves  
Principal
Kate MacPherson  
Principal, Creative Director
Kieran Colville  
Principal
Malek El Refaie  
Principal
Liz Rickard
Associate Principal
Katie Sibley
Associate Principal
Adina Bernstein  
Associate Principal
Yaelle Candolfi  
Associate Principal
Maria Dodd  
Associate Principal
Liz O'Connor
Associate Principal
Sophie Winborne  
Associate Principal
Ewan Main
CEO
Cheryl Ferguson
President
Matt Sinacori
CFO/OOO
Michelle Mahony
Senior Principal
Paul Teuton
Senior Principal
Gretchen Huestis
Principal
Chris Thornton
Principal
Anika Latif
Principal
Andy Rugeroni
Principal
Cassandra Menn
Principal
Edson Chaves Principal
Kate MacPherson Principal,
Creative Director
Kieran Colville Principal
Malek El Refaie
Principal
Liz Rickard
Associate Principal
Katie Sibley
Associate Principal
Adina Bernstein
Associate Principal
Yaelle Candolfi Associate Principal
Maria Dodd
Associate Principal
Liz O'Connor
Associate Principal
Sophie Winborne Associate Principal
 

Where did the Daggerwing name come from?

The napkins were piling up. Filled with increasingly frightening and nonsensical names, their crumpled forms were the sole output from a marathon brainstorming effort for a soon-to-launch consulting firm. Co-founders Ewan Main and Cheryl Ferguson exchanged a weary glance – why was it so hard to come up with a name that fit the new company?

It was November 1999. Just a month before they had completed the hard work needed to start a new consultancy. They had office space. They had new hires. The firm even had potential clients lined up. All that remained was to come up with a name – a to-do list item that went without being checked week after week. Giving themselves a strict deadline Ewan and Cheryl popped into a local establishment to doodle out a great name in no time flat – and failed. Finally calling it quits as the proprietor flickered the lights they instead took their own medicine and brought in an expert.

The brief delivered to the creative hired gun was both succinct and challenging. The company is about transforming businesses so they wanted a name that alluded to change. Without sounding too techy. Oh, and it had to be cool. Very cool. While also, naturally, incorporating the firm’s three focus areas of behavior change: customers, employees and executive leaders. The resulting steely-eyed stare from the word slinger was taken as a sign of intense engagement.

A week later the creative naming guru arrived back at the firm’s office. No napkins were visible as she vigorously rustled through her well-worn satchel. She told of endlessly searching on the relatively new internet for names of species associated with transformation. She told us that she reviewed more than 300 name ideas before narrowing down her search. A single sheet of paper was finally produced.

And out of a shortlist of 5 names, one word stood out – Daggerwing.

Ewan and Cheryl leaned in, intrigued. A butterfly known for having three very distinct stripes, Daggerwing nailed all of our criteria. Change? Check. Cool? Double Check. Three focus areas? A wing stripe for each. Check. Job done!

As with all firms Daggerwing Group has changed over time. In the ensuing 19 years they have added new capabilities, diversified client partners and expanded their global footprint. But happily the name Daggerwing is still as relevant, and cool, as it was 19 years ago.

 

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