A conversation about the similarities and differences of leading teams at big organizations and startup companies.  For the employee with a dream of becoming an entrepreneur and the entrepreneur who is trying to turn their dream into a reality.

If you are currently leading a project or team that is in jeopardy of failure or have a topic that you’d like Adam and Doug to discuss, please contact us: contact@bigpondlittlepond.com

Bios of our Conversationalists

Doug (Little Pond) Locke

Douglas Locke is Director of Private Placements for Solidea. With over 15 years consulting experience, Douglas has a strong track record of success working with both Fortune 500 and emerging companies. Douglas specializes in early phase companies that are considering go-to-market alternatives and private placement strategies, and currently provides direct support to companies such as Saber Seven and First Juice.

Douglas joined Solidea’s affiliate, Acquis Consulting Group, LLC, in January 2004, and today is a partner at the firm, maintaining numerous client relationships and overseeing a team of consultants.

Before joining Acquis, Douglas was a Vice President in charge of Business Innovation for Equient, a consulting division of General Dynamics, and he was Director of the New York office BDO Seidman. He began his career in 1992 as a consultant with Accenture, then Andersen Consulting, supporting large change initiatives for consumer products and telecommunications clients.

Douglas Locke holds an MBA and BS from Clarkson University.


Adam (Big Pond) Schwartz

Adam Schwartz is a Principal at Acquis Consulting Group with over 10 years of experience leading projects for Acquis’s diverse set of clients. He has experience leading Acquis’s clients through strategic changes including mergers, product launches, and large process re-design and system implementation efforts.

Adam is a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute and holds a BS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to joining Acquis Consulting Group in 1998, Adam was a systems developer at American Greetings.