Profound Depth, Peak Height

Alta Impact, LLC is a rapidly growing provider of specialized training and consulting services in the midwest with a suite of services focused on leadership development and organizational effectiveness.

“The Alta Impact Performance Model begins with the diagnoses of root causes that limit productivity within organizations, teams and individuals,” says founding partner Dan McNeil. “A prescriptive roadmap is then developed and implemented, leaving our clients with higher functioning teams, better results and powerful new capabilities.”

Alta Impact recently engaged with Centric Consulting to serve a global manufacturer that was experiencing very costly delays in implementing a nationwide logistics management system. After working with the key influencers for just a matter of weeks, the leadership behaviors and program management methodology of the steering team were transformed. With the logistics system implementation successfully back on track, the client will save more than $10,000,000 in the first year, in addition to the positive cultural impact of having turned around an extremely challenging project.

“There’s nothing more satisfying than guiding a client to that next level of performance, engagement and results,” says founding partner Jay Messner. “Often, the most valuable outcome is lives are changed for the better, which is incredibly rewarding.”

Andrew Conrad recently joined the team to serve as Director of its training division. Conrad comes to Alta Impact with experience in international sales and global team management and a passion for growing individuals and teams through leadership development. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.

After partnering with Alta Impact, Dan Busken, President & CEO of Busken Bakery said, “I am a much stronger leader. I now have clarity around my role and what I expect of my employees, and I have the tools to address issues immediately, and with confidence. The positive culture we were able to develop had a direct impact on performance, leading to the higher profits we are now generating.”

Meet The Team

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Jay Messner | Partner

For the past 25 years, as an entrepreneur and consultant, Jay has worked with organizations of all kinds on leadership development, team engagement and business performance. He combines his professional and personal experience with emerging neuroscience and cognitive behavior research to diagnose and solve leadership and team constraints.

As a personally transformed leader, Jay’s purpose is to show others how to think and operate differently, allowing them to be fulfilled in life and passionate in their careers. When teams are transformed, the result is high-performing organizational cultures.

Jay lives in Terrace Park, Ohio with his wonderful wife, Abby, and daughters, Sydney (16) and Avery (14).  He enjoys global serving trips, brewing beer and spending time with family and friends.

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Daniel McNeil | Partner

Daniel McNeil is a visionary, forward-thinking business Leader. Dan is known as a leader who solves unique business constraints, utilizing practical solutions, while teaching organizations how to create high-performing, sustainable teams. Known for his ability to find and grow talent through the use of the Transformational Leadership tools, Dan is also an engaging, fun and motivational speaker. He is also known for crafting high performing, multiple location companies, consistently recognized as industry and community leaders. Many of his former employees own or hold high executive positions with companies around the country.

Daniel was the Founder and President of Apex Restoration, LLC. Leading them from start up to year over year dramatic annual growth in revenues and industry leading profitability. After selling Apex Restoration to a private equity firm in 2005, Daniel stayed on as President through 2011. He then joined another PE firm to start BKA Restoration of Ohio, LLC in the role as President. Daniel led the team to dramatic growth before exercising a buy out to begin his dream of helping other companies. Daniel is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management. He holds many industry certifications and his companies have been awarded on several occasions, including the 2009 Crawford Connection Contractor of the Year award, five time Chrysalis Award Winners, Tristate Success Award, and 12 consecutive years on Qualified Remodeler.

Daniel resides in Terrace Park, OH with his incredible wife, Celia, and two teenage daughters, MacKenzie and Kennedy. Dan now lives his passion of helping companies reach and exceed their performance and quality of life dreams.

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Andrew Conrad | Director of Training

Over the last 10 years, Andrew started and led a web design and photography business, worked in international sales management, and lived in Mexico working with a nonprofit. He has worked with professionals and leaders of all kinds and managed a global team in two countries to grow sustainable initiatives. Andrew has a passion for serving others and growing individuals and teams through leadership development, team culture and joyful engagement to boost personal success and business performance.

As a lifelong learner who has had the opportunity to learn from many mistakes, Andrew seeks to help others grow from the lessons he learned without having to experience similar hardships. Andrew’s mission is to build into others to help them get out of their own way through self-improvement and practice otherness to become their ideal selves. He works to help individuals discover significance in tandem with success and become multiplying leaders within their communities and organizations. Andrew is fluent in English and Spanish.

Andrew lives in Morrow, Ohio with his amazing wife, Anna, and sons, Kai (7) and Kael (4) and daughters Analise (2) and Makana (NB). He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, CrossFit, serving at his church, (Grace Chapel in Mason, Ohio), craft beer and pour-over coffee, FC Cincinnati games and Notre Dame Football.

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Amy Miller | Client Experience Coordinator

With a background in industries ranging from food service to retail to non-profits, Amy has a passion for providing incredible client experiences and growing young leaders. Amy’s approach takes into account the experience of both internal consumers and end users.  She believes in the importance of continuous improvement for both organizations and individuals to reach their fullest potential. Having spent time working in organizations that serve youth, Amy has discovered an excitement for developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Amy lives in Anderson Township, Ohio with her husband, Ron, and two sons, Jackson (14) and Coleman (12). When not watching her boys pursue their dreams on a golf course, she spends her time giving back to her local school district as a PTO president and athletic booster rep and is also the co-founder of a non-profit that strives to grow student leaders in her local school district.