Mercer Island Group was founded in 1990 with a simple goal in mind: helping executives, teams and organizations succeed. Today, MIG is the West Coast’s preeminent management consulting firm. We help companies solve a broad range of business problems from building business and profit in tough, competitive markets, to launching new products and businesses, to enhancing organizational teamwork.
Our fresh perspective is based on how Mercer Island Group is staffed: we guide a consortium of senior, independent consultants that we custom-assemble as needed to provide clients with the exact talent and experience necessary to get the job done. Our unique structure means that we are not overhead driven – so your costs are minimized – and you only work with experts – so the impact on your work is maximized.
Our success rate is extraordinary. Many of our client relationships have remained strong after 10, 15 or even 20 years, like those with Microsoft, Sprint and Starbucks. Our success is driven by the service we provide in support of a client’s problems and challenges.
Our deep and personal engagement with your business yields highly effective, customized solutions. Businesses need a better source of counsel – that source is Mercer Island Group.
Founder & Partner
Steve Boehler has led consulting teams on behalf of clients as diverse as Nokia, HP, Microsoft, Sprint, Nintendo, Abbott Laboratories and numerous others. He founded MIG after serving as a division president in a Fortune 100 when he was only 32. Earlier in his career, Steve Boehler cut his teeth with a decade in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, leading brands like Tide, Pringles and Jif.
“My experience with Steve Boehler is that he has achieved the Holy Grail of what a consultant is all about. He takes time to understand how his clients make money … and then he helps them make even more money.“
– Scott Meyer, former CEO, Shandwick Worldwide
Founder & Partner
Robin Boehler is an award winning strategic organization development, leadership, team building and training consultant, with over 20 years of experience across a broad range of industries in both the public and private sectors. She’s a Wexner Heritage Foundation Scholar, won Cornell University’s “Outstanding Volunteerism Award”, led fieldwork for a 100,000 member non-profit and has long-tenured clients like Starbucks and Sprint.
“Robin Boehler and the entire team at Mercer Island Group have that rare and brilliant combination of business acumen, marketing smarts, hands-on experience, an intuitive understanding of people and teams and the ability to respond and nimbly execute projects.”
– Susan Brown, Russell Investment Group
Matt has gained deep client and category experience in his 10 years at MIG. On the agency side he’s assisted on agency searches on behalf of Sprint, SunCom, Time Warner, Snap Appliances, Quantum, Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks and several other companies. He’s also been instrumental in developing our proprietary approach to 360-degree agency/client evaluations and managing client/agency relationship improvement efforts.
One of Matt’s key advantages is his deep and broad experience consulting on major client initiatives like new products, strategic marketing planning, branding and positioning and consumer research.
Lindsay O’Neil has participated in extensive research across all marketing practices including Media, Digital, PR, Advertising and Social. She has participated in numerous agency searches and 360 reviews, and facilitated recruitment efforts for key positions at several consumer and marketing industry firms. Lindsay has worked with a wide range of clients across multiple industries including Sky Zone, Envestnet and Brooks Running.
Barry O’Neil has led numerous agency/vendor searches and client/agency relationship management 360 review processes for clients such as CFA Institute, TrueCar, Logan’s Roadhouse, U.S. Cellular, Ulta Beauty, Clarisonic, CenturyLink, CustomInk and many others. He has also participated in corporate restructuring initiatives, client process realignment initiatives, and agency new business reviews and consulting.