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Meet the Executive Team

In the world of consulting, there are those who offer bold ideas with little substance. Then, there are those who understand that listening is as important as talking, and doing is at the heart of generating meaningful results. Verus Strategic Advisors is full of intelligent, driven professionals who are more concerned with becoming a valuable extension of your team than getting credit for a big win.

We approach each project with an open mind and an open ear, and leverage our analytical thinking skills to evaluate the situation before making any recommendations. We build trust, foster teamwork and challenge the status quo. When you partner with us, you can feel confident that we’ll put you, the client, first and consistently deliver on our promises. Find out how by reading about our executive team below.


Paul Fenaroli

Managing Director

As founder of Verus Strategic Advisors, Paul leads the Strategic Services Practice. In his recent years as a consultant, he’s worked with CEOs, financial sponsors and boards of directors in strategy efforts for iconic and industry-leading companies in the fine writing instruments, intimate apparel, footwear and luxury retail sectors. Notably, he worked to advise one of the largest global investment firms on potential acquisition candidates in China.

Paul’s prior experience includes heading the corporate strategy, e-commerce and investor relations groups at $3B, publicly-held Collective Brands, Inc. He also was a partner in the Boston Consulting Group, and a senior manager and CPA on both the audit and consulting staffs of Ernst & Young. Paul’s industry experience includes retail, consumer goods, telecommunications, healthcare, industrial goods, and the automotive aftermarket.

Paul earned an MBA with Distinction in Strategic Management and Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was named a Russell Palmer Scholar, graduating in the top 5% of the class. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in business and economics, with majors in accounting and finance from Lehigh University. While at Wharton, Paul was appointed to the undergraduate faculty as lecturer in management, and was voted the Most Outstanding Teacher by the Wharton student body. He has also taught business classes at the post graduate level at the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Indiana University and Auburn University.

Paul serves as treasurer of Christ Community Church in Leawood, a member of the strategic planning task force for the United Way of Greater Kansas City and as a mentor at Cristo Rey High School.

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