Charles Perrottet is a founding principal of the Futures Strategy Group. Prior to his current position, he led Deloitte Consulting’s Scenario Practice as a Firm Director; before that, he worked for The Futures Group, leading the Strategy Practice for over ten years. He has led and worked on projects for FSG and its predecessors in the areas of marketing strategy, customer service, interagency strategic planning, post-9/11 business continuity, research strategy for pharmaceuticals, telecommunications growth strategy, and strategies for financial, automotive, air transportation and banking organizations.
Charles has been an advisor to top executives for over 30 years. He has helped them construct strategies that have capitalized on changes in the makeup of the customer base “pulling” their markets, and technological, regulatory, and competitive developments “pushing” the markets. Charles has led strategy projects for some of the largest and most successful companies in the financial services, professional services, pharmaceutical, automotive, air transportation, telecommunications, and technology industries.
Prior to entering consulting, as Vice President of Corporate Development for Hasbro, he had corporate responsibility for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. During his tenure, Hasbro was the largest and most successful company in its field, and enjoyed the highest 10-year return to investors of any Fortune 500 firm. Earlier, working for Toro, he thought up the famous “Sno Risk” program, in which buyers were guaranteed rebates if snowfall fell below 50% of historical averages; Toro gained some 22 points of market share in the year of its introduction.
Charles has an MBA from the University of Chicago and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He also graduated magna cum laude in Marketing from Lehigh University. He has written extensively on planning, strategy and the forces for change for such publications as Management Review, Best’s, Planning Review, Airline Business, Journal of Business Strategy, Chemical Management Review, and other publications. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and numerous newspapers. He has also been a featured or keynote speaker throughout the U.S. and Europe.