Atlee Valentine Pope, C '78
Atlee Valentine Pope is CEO and president of Blue Canyon Partners, a Chicago-area based management consulting firm that works with B2B, FORTUNE 1000 companies to help senior leadership drive accelerated growth. Atlee also is the co-author of the growth strategy book CoDestiny: Overcome Your Growth Challenges By Helping Your Customers Overcome Theirs. In addition to CoDestiny, Atlee has co-authored more than 40 papers and has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous business events and university courses on growth topics Blue Canyon tackles for its clients, including market-driven strategy, best-in-class strategy implementation practices, business-to-business growth, and many more.
Before building Blue Canyon Partners, Atlee served in leadership roles in several start-up ventures and was a vice president in global corporate finance with First Chicago. Atlee earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a was a history major at Sewanee.