Adviza Consulting: Consulting services for executives who are committed to innovation and imporovement

Lori Rutter is President of Adviza Consulting which she founded in 2004 after creating, building and selling a 35 person consulting firm. Lori has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Her professional focus is on entrepreneurial approaches to managing organizational growth and change. She has a strong background in management team development, strategic planning, and board governance. Lori has a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a BA from Harvard College. In addition, Lori has held leadership positions for the Harvard Alumni Association and the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. She currently sits on several nonprofit boards and boards for several privately held companies. She has chaired board committees and has worked with companies and boards through leadership transitions.

Jeff Behrens is a principal at Adviza Consulting. Jeff is an experienced entrepreneur with substantial business and nonprofit leadership experience and is currently Senior Director, Business Development and Operations at Edimer Pharmaceuticals.  Previously, he was Director of Strategic Alliances at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and co-founder and head of business operations at Biogen Idec's Innovation Incubator (BI3) where he launched 2 biotechs - Escoublac and Provasculon. He founded The Telluride Group, inc., an IT managed services provider, in 1995 and sold the company in 2003. Jeff's background includes business development and alliances, M&A, fundraising, finance, and general corporate management and governance. Jeff has a BA from Harvard College, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a Masters in Biomedical Enterprise from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST; a joint program of MIT and Harvard Medical School). Jeff has held a number of community leadership positions with a range of organizations including Tufts Medical Center, The Speakeasy Stage, Harvard-Startups, Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), Harvard Magazine, and the Museum of Science.

Adviza Consulting
48 Wilde Road
Newton, MA 02468
(P) 617-694-1314