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THE TEAM

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THE TEAM

Consultants and an extended team of 15 partner associates to serve you on:

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Technology advisory, investment and diversification strategy

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M&A Technical advisory pre and post-deal in high value manufacturing markets

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Organic and non-organic growth strategies

Consultants and an extended team of 15 partner associates to serve you on:

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Technology advisory, investment and diversification strategy

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M&A Technical advisory pre and post-deal in high value manufacturing markets

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Organic and non-organic growth strategies

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Dr. Marcello Grassi

MD & Founder

Dr. Marcello Grassi is the founder and the Managing Director of Leading Edge Strategy (LES) Consulting Ltd, a growth strategy and advisory consulting firm built on the in depth knowledge of the composites and high value manufacturing markets such as aerospace, defence and automotive.

He has delivered complex strategic assignments for leading blue-chip multi billion dollars leading enterprises, Governments and investment Banking Firms, focusing on technology, manufacturing, engineering strategies, supply chain partnerships and product development initiatives, organic and non-organic business growth strategies. He has also conducted M&A assignments for Tier 1 and Tier 2 aerospace and automotive companies in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America.

After achieving a SUMMA CUM LAUDE Aerospace engineering Master degree in Italy he was awarded a PHD in Composites materials at the Cranfield University Collage of Aeronautics in UK. Before setting up is own management consulting and advisory firm, he has spent 20 years in the composites industry, covering aerospace, defense and automotive global roles with Finmeccanica, QinetiQ, Spirit AeroSystems and McLaren Automotive.

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Sara Nunziata

Operation & Marketing Director

Sara Nunziata has a significant international experience of managing large and complex projects in Sales Operation and Marketing Communication Strategy. With over 18 Year’s in IT industry experience such as Sony Europe, Convergent, CSC, DXC she covered different roles from finance to purchasing to marketing communication with responsibilities in the field of Sales Enablement Strategy and Business Development in UK and Europe. In 2017 Sara joined Leading Edge Strategy Consulting (LES) bringing a variety of skills from leadership and management to organisational and team building skills. She started her role in LES creating a strong brand presence in the global marketplace.

Graduated with Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature in Italy (Hons), Sara studied Marketing in UK with a  particular focus in Marketing Communication and Branding.

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Dr. Marcello Grassi

MD & Founder

Dr. Marcello Grassi is the founder and the Managing Director of Leading Edge Strategy (LES) Consulting Ltd, a growth strategy and advisory consulting firm built on the in depth knowledge of the composites and high value manufacturing markets such as aerospace, defence and automotive.

He has delivered complex strategic assignments for leading blue-chip multi billion dollars leading enterprises, Governments and investment Banking Firms, focusing on technology, manufacturing, engineering strategies, supply chain partnerships and product development initiatives, organic and non-organic business growth strategies. He has also conducted M&A assignments for Tier 1 and Tier 2 aerospace and automotive companies in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America.

After achieving a SUMMA CUM LAUDE Aerospace engineering Master degree in Italy he was awarded a PHD in Composites materials at the Cranfield University Collage of Aeronautics in UK. Before setting up is own management consulting and advisory firm, he has spent 20 years in the composites industry, covering aerospace, defense and automotive global roles with Finmeccanica, QinetiQ, Spirit AeroSystems and McLaren Automotive.

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Sara Nunziata

Operation & Marketing Director

Sara Nunziata has a significant international experience of managing large and complex projects in Sales Operation and Marketing Communication Strategy. With over 18 Year’s in IT industry experience such as Sony Europe, Convergent, CSC, DXC she covered different roles from finance to purchasing to marketing communication with responsibilities in the field of Sales Enablement Strategy and Business Development in UK and Europe. In 2017 Sara joined Leading Edge Strategy Consulting (LES) bringing a variety of skills from leadership and management to organisational and team building skills. She started her role in LES creating a strong brand presence in the global marketplace.

Graduated with Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature in Italy (Hons), Sara studied Marketing in UK with a  particular focus in Marketing Communication and Branding.

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Coreen McCubbin

Clean Mobility & Sustainability Senior Consultant

Coreen McCubbin is the Senior Aerospace Consultant of Leading Edge Strategy Consulting Ltd. with over 20 year’s industry experience 13 of which at the cutting edge of Research and Development in the aviation sector. Coreen has delivered through collaborative funding and pioneering technology strategic growth of composite capability from ground zero, reshoring of composite production manufacturing through technology implementation and increased composite innovation footprint securing Scotland within the ecosystem developing world class composite manufacturing. Capabilities include translating R&D, technology development into innovative product applications on international projects to implementation, leading and delivering large scale complex aerospace technology programmes and working with central and regional DA to develop strategic capabilities.

Coreen has served as an honorary member of the Primary Engineer Initiative to board member of multiple High Value Manufacturing Centres playing a key role in shaping the strategic vision including skills development and training for the future of industry in the UK.

Graduating with a Mechanical Engineering with Electronics degree Coreen started her career as a mechanical design engineer with GEC Marconi (latterly BAE SYSTEMS) and evolved to a technical expert for avionic systems in defence namely head up and head down displays, pilot helmet and tracking systems from concept through to flight testing.

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ALLY BEATTIE

Clean Mobility & Future Technology Analyst

Ally Beattie works across our Aerospace and Automotive sectors in the role of Clean Mobility and Future Technology Analyst. As a highly motivated problem-solver, Ally is responsible for supporting our client engagements and providing strategic insights and market analysis on technologies, R&D, collaborations and M&A company screening. He also supports the product application quest for the Leading Edge Additive Composites business, working with our strategic 3D printing partners. Ally holds a First Class MEng degree in Product Design Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is comfortable in a research environment, with a keen interest in global technology developments and a passion for sustainable technologies.

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Coreen McCubbin

Clean Mobility & Sustainability Senior Consultant

Coreen McCubbin is the Senior Aerospace Consultant of Leading Edge Strategy Consulting Ltd. with over 20 year’s industry experience 13 of which at the cutting edge of Research and Development in the aviation sector. Coreen has delivered through collaborative funding and pioneering technology strategic growth of composite capability from ground zero, reshoring of composite production manufacturing through technology implementation and increased composite innovation footprint securing Scotland within the ecosystem developing world class composite manufacturing. Capabilities include translating R&D, technology development into innovative product applications on international projects to implementation, leading and delivering large scale complex aerospace technology programmes and working with central and regional DA to develop strategic capabilities.

Coreen has served as an honorary member of the Primary Engineer Initiative to board member of multiple High Value Manufacturing Centres playing a key role in shaping the strategic vision including skills development and training for the future of industry in the UK.

Graduating with a Mechanical Engineering with Electronics degree Coreen started her career as a mechanical design engineer with GEC Marconi (latterly BAE SYSTEMS) and evolved to a technical expert for avionic systems in defence namely head up and head down displays, pilot helmet and tracking systems from concept through to flight testing.

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ALLY BEATTIE

Clean Mobility & Future Technology Analyst

Ally Beattie works across our Aerospace and Automotive sectors in the role of Clean Mobility and Future Technology Analyst. As a highly motivated problem-solver, Ally is responsible for supporting our client engagements and providing strategic insights and market analysis on technologies, R&D, collaborations and M&A company screening. He also supports the product application quest for the Leading Edge Additive Composites business, working with our strategic 3D printing partners. Ally holds a First Class MEng degree in Product Design Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is comfortable in a research environment, with a keen interest in global technology developments and a passion for sustainable technologies.

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KATHI LYNCH

Clean Mobility and Future Technology Consultant

Kathi Lynch works across the Aerospace and Automotive sectors in the role of Clean Mobility and Future Technology Consultant. Kathi holds a First-Class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering with International Study from the University of Strathclyde. She has global experience working with suppliers and supporting clients in product development and product realisation activities from across the healthcare, life sciences, and transportation sectors. Kathi is fluent in German and English and has experience working in the DACH region, with a placement in the US, also.

Alongside her work, Kathi is completing a Postgraduate Research doctorate degree at the University of Strathclyde, combining her passion to boost sustainable product development with gaining expertise in global technology developments (particularly in relation to lightweighting strategies). Kathi has supported the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland in some of their recent work on net zero projects, and integrating workforce upskilling into a green, just recovery from Covid.

As a highly motivated problem-solver, she supports clients on R&D activities, in gaining strategic insights into technology advances, and in M&A company screening. Kathi, also, supports the identification of external activities to expand engagement opportunities within academia and further organisations.

Want to join our team?

Please contact us to find out if we have any current vacancies you can apply for.

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KATHI LYNCH

Clean Mobility and Future Technology Consultant

Kathi Lynch works across the Aerospace and Automotive sectors in the role of Clean Mobility and Future Technology Consultant. Kathi holds a First-Class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering with International Study from the University of Strathclyde. She has global experience working with suppliers and supporting clients in product development and product realisation activities from across the healthcare, life sciences, and transportation sectors. Kathi is fluent in German and English and has experience working in the DACH region, with a placement in the US, also.

Alongside her work, Kathi is completing a Postgraduate Research doctorate degree at the University of Strathclyde, combining her passion to boost sustainable product development with gaining expertise in global technology developments (particularly in relation to lightweighting strategies). Kathi has supported the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland in some of their recent work on net zero projects, and integrating workforce upskilling into a green, just recovery from Covid.

As a highly motivated problem-solver, she supports clients on R&D activities, in gaining strategic insights into technology advances, and in M&A company screening. Kathi, also, supports the identification of external activities to expand engagement opportunities within academia and further organisations.

Want to join our team?

Please contact us to find out if we have any current vacancies you can apply for.

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