Client Solution Architects (CSA) announced that David J. Hickey, previously CSA’s Chief Branding Officer, was selected as CSA’s new Chief Executive Officer. Hickey assumed the new role on 1 October 2016, the start of CSA’s new fiscal year. CSA has four offices across the U.S. and employs more than 360 employees.
“I am honored to be selected to lead and serve as CSA’s next CEO,” said David Hickey. “This is a critical time for CSA as we begin our transformation from a solid midsized firm into a large consulting firm competing in the full and open market. I look forward to working with the entire leadership team as we continue to fulfill our corporate vision of creating a great company, that attracts great people, to Do Great Things. I’m confident we developed a true industry differentiator in our Guidance Consulting approach, and plan to work with the entire CSA organization to operationalize and deploy this concept to our existing and future clients.”
Hickey succeeds Brian K Lebeau, Sr, who will remain with CSA as President of Strategic Management and will work closely with Hickey to seamlessly transition the CEO position. Hickey’s selection was decided by Lee Arroyo and Lebeau, both founders and previous CEOs of CSA.
“David has been with CSA for virtually all of our history, joining just two months after inception,” said Brian. “He is the first employee hired by CSA and is a steadfast and loyal proponent of the culture and ideologies that have emerged over the years, and guided CSA’s growth to more than doubling in the past three years. I can think of no one better to lead CSA through one of the company’s most challenging times, as we transition from a successful mid-sized company to a large business.”
“I had the pleasure of working alongside David for over fifteen years,” said Lee Arroyo, CSA’s President and Chairman of the Board. “He has continuously shown a propensity for applying innovative methods and a desire to achieve the mission at hand in an exceptional manner. I am excited to work with David as we continue to achieve efficient client delivery, build the CSA brand and provide services that will help differentiate CSA by employing the principles of Guidance Consulting.”
Hickey brings more than 20 years of experience in process improvement driven management consulting, working for firms such as Manugistics (now JDA Software) and Price WaterhouseCooper. He worked numerous projects in both the commercial and government sectors that require specialized experience in strategic planning, business continuity planning, supply chain management, logistics, procurement, best practices investigation and business case analysis. Hickey grew up in Massachusetts and holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College. He is a U.S. Army veteran and received his ROTC commission into the Army Medical Service Corps from Providence College. Read his full bio.