Allan Adler


Allan Adler is a world-class ecosystem advisor, consultant and change agent. He is creator of the GoToEco Framework, focused on transforming business and allowing individuals, managers and executives to unlock ecosystem potential in service of their organization, their partners, and society.


As Managing Partner at Digital Bridge Partners, Allan is the firm’s Chief Ecosystem Officer. In this role, he helps clients understand their ecosystem potential, make breakthrough decisions, create impactful solutions and assets, and accelerate organizational transformation. Allan is also the Chair of the Ecosystems Council at PartnerHacker and an Executive Member of Partnership Leaders.


Previously, Allan was founder and CEO of MSI Consulting Group; a 100-person sales and marketing strategy firm focused on the high-tech industry. He worked as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and received his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was honored as a Baker Scholar. Allan is also a CPA and serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Dylan Charles


Dylan has deep experience working with technology, media, services, and manufacturing clients. He brings unique insight and thought leadership to the strategic, operational, business model, ecosystem, and go-to-market challenges faced by companies in rapidly changing or disrupted industries.


He also brings with him the perspective of an experienced start-up founder, including Solmetric, a successful solar startup, and Critical Sense, an early ASP Cloud service provider focused on the retail market.


Dylan’s previous roles include Managing Director of Crimson Consulting, Partner in Charge of the McKenna Group’s San Francisco office, and Managing Director at KPMG, where he established and managed a Strategy and Implementation Planning Group, recognized by Forrester Research as one of the premier strategy teams in the industry.


Dylan is on the board of Ecology Project International, an international non-profit dedicated to education and the environment and served on the Advisory Board of City Car Share, an early car sharing platform. Dylan has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.


John Nelson

Director of Research

John has extensive experience providing strategic qualitative and quantitative research services to clients in a variety of industries including High-Tech, Financial Services, and Retail. John’s particular area of focus centers around qualitative research with senior executives and hard-to-find industry experts. He leverages a database of over 4,000 executives who have participated in prior research projects to quickly bring together subject matter expertise to evaluate new product offerings, competitive positioning, and go-to-market strategies.