J. Keith Dunbar is founder and CEO of Potentious. Dunbar established Potentious to leverage his groundbreaking doctoral research, while at the University of Pennsylvania, that quantified the role of collective leadership capability in successful mergers & acquisitions (M&As). His unique methodology enables companies to more effectively leverage leadership strengths and mitigate risk areas, thus increasing the probability of M&A success. Dunbar, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, was a human resource executive for more than 20 years focused on talent management and leadership development. He was recognized in 2014 by Alliance of M&A Advisors as the Middle Market Thought Leader-of-the-Year, published in
Harvard Business Review, and is a frequent speaker and educator on talent management’s and leadership’s impact on business strategy.