Patrick Marren is a principal of the Futures Strategy Group, specializing in strategy and scenario planning. He has 30 years’ experience in business strategy consulting, corporate finance, strategic planning, business intelligence, sales and marketing strategy, financial forecasting and budgeting, and insurance underwriting for four international companies.
He was previously associated with The Futures Group, Inc., and Deloitte Consulting; prior to that he was a Business Research Analyst at the NutraSweet Company and an excess and surplus lines insurance underwriter for Crum & Forster. At FSG, Patrick has participated in engagements for organizations in high technology, pharmaceuticals, health care, airlines, interagency federal planning, the intelligence community, the military, transportation, finance and utilities.
Patrick has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and an AB, cum laude, General Studies, with a Government concentration, from Harvard University. He had a regular column in the Journal of Business Strategy for about a decade, and has written and spoken extensively on the future and on organizational strategy. He speaks, reads, and writes Greek.
Patrick is the author of the forthcoming Fatal Certainty: How a Cult of Prediction Made the Twenty-First Century Into an Era of Strategic Shock – and How Rigorous Imagination Could Bring Us Back.
Currently, he supports FSG’s scenario planning clients out of Auckland, New Zealand.