About the Authors

Duncan Mathison helps elite executive clients pursue senior level positions through his company Duncan Mathison & Associates. He previously spent eighteen years as Vice President, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant for Drake Beam Morin (DBM), a leading provider of career transition and executive coaching services. He has frequently appeared in on-line, print and broadcast media on career and executive management issues including The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, CareerBuilder.com and Yahoo’s HotJobs.com


Throughout various boom and bust economic cycles, Duncan has advised companies and their employees through reductions in force (RIFs), reorganizations, acquisitions, and operation shutdowns.  For the employees impacted by job loss as a result of these actions, he has developed and delivered career transition strategies to help them rapidly find work in their field or successfully reinvent their careers. His clients have ranged across industries including finance, technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, retail, and entertainment.


Duncan is an author and speaker on organization performance, leadership, and executive career topics. He was a contributor to the three-volume book set Building High-Performance People and Organizations (Praeger, 2008) and an expert source in Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss, by Martha I. Finney (FT Press, 2009).


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Co-Author Martha Finney is the author, co-author or ghostwriter of over 15 books  about career management, employee engagement and building  high-performance organizations. Her publishers include Simon &  Schuster; FT Press; Praeger/Greenwood; and Amacom. Check out her website at: http://careerlandscapes.com/