When times are tough & transitions inevitable, a business needs experienced help.

Key Indicators, the consulting practice of Ed McConaghay, provides leadership for difficult times.


W. Edward McConaghay - Interim CEO & Advisory Services

With over 30 years of leadership in global enterprise companies and as a military officer, 15 years as an independent Director and/or Chief Executive Officer of public, private and not-for-profit companies, Ed is foremost an operating executive with strategic vision, practical implementation, and governance skills.

He has significant line experience in transitioning founder-led, product driven companies into professional market driven companies, turning around distressed businesses and commercializing, integrating and growing emerging technologies. With deep functional knowledge and broad global experience in Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Operations, Finance, R&D/Engineering, Customer Support and Investor Relations, Ed has a "total business" view with a detailed understanding of each functional discipline.

In addition to North American and International sales, marketing and technical support experience with Northern Telecom (Nortel) and Varian Associates, Ed has a broad based engineering, communications, military, and business educational background:

  • MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
  • B.S. in Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY
  • Communications & Radio Schools, U.S. Army
  • Airborne & Ranger Schools, U.S. Army

Key Indicators has been delivering strategic thinking and execution for business leaders since 1985. We provide:

  • Governance – well informed strategic vision & engaged oversight for public, private and not-for-profit companies

Read more about our Engagements.

Typical Engagements

An aerospace equipment company faced a key executive defection in the midst of an economic crisis.

A public telecommunications equipment company was losing money and out of new investors willing to maintain the status quo.

A fast growing VC-funded mobile computing company wanted a CEO to transition the founder.

A software applications development and consulting company wanted new strategic investors.

A private equity funded start up telecommunications company needed a CEO to transition the founder.

A rural utility company wanted to expand into telecommunications.

A Japanese food producer wanted to expand into the U.S. market.

A product line management team wanted to leave a large telecommunications company and start a new business.