Here is Dr. Opincar’s annual report photograph, taken at the ripe old age of 29, as a newly-minted Chief Financial Officer of a New York Stock Exchange energy and engineering company. Achieving this lofty leadership position so early in his emerging career was simultaneously a blessing and a curse.

It presented possibilities for attaining wealth and power unimaginable to this former Indiana farm boy who, just a decade earlier, was slopping hogs, shoveling manure, and shoeing horses! It also produced much of the same hubris and entitlement attitudes and elitist thought processes that lead to the flawed ethical judging plaguing much of postmodern leadership, as described in Dr. Opincar’s newest book.

During the nearly four decades since that photograph was taken, Dr. Opincar had the honor and privilege of working with and for some of the best and brightest leaders in business and higher education, and within some of the most admired and well-known organizations in the world.

The matrix below summarizes the expertise harvested from that career.

Leadership and Execution

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Leadership Competency Management
  • Leader Development/Mentoring
  • C-Suite Consultation
  • Execution Excellence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Talent Acquisition and Cultivation


  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial and Operational Auditing
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • Public Company Reporting
  • Budgeting and Control
  • Securities Laws and Regulation
  • Private Placement Financing

Higher Education

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Academic Governance and Planning
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Faculty Recruiting and Development
  • Connecting Education to Careers
  • Student Retention and Persistence
  • Assessment of Student Learning


  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Vision, Mission, Values, Strategy
  • Operational Excellence (TQM)
  • Leadership Development
  • Cross Cultural Planning/Development
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Cultural Assessment/Diagnosis
  • Learning and Development

How can I help you and your organization?