Our Advisors

Trinitas Advisors specializes in helping leaders of growth oriented businesses improve the performance of their onganizations, create greater value for their stakeholders and generate more profitable outcomes through process driven leadership team alignment and strategy execution.

 

BEN ANDERSON-RAY, PARTNER AND ADVISOR

Ben has enjoyed a diverse career in leading growth-oriented companies and managing turnarounds. He served as CEO at three manufacturing companies: Hubbardton Forge, LLC, Chromcraft Revington, Inc., and Gravograph New Hermes. Prior to that, Ben held various senior leadership roles at Sunrise Medical, including President of the Global Business Group, President of the Continuing Care Group and President of the Mobility Products Division. Earlier in his career, Ben held management and marketing roles at GE Lighting, Black & Decker Home Products, and Rubbermaid Home Products.

Today, Ben helps other CEOs create high-performing leadership teams as an advisor.  He also serves on several business and social sector boards including Inogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: INGN), Sommetrics Inc., the Episcopal Church Foundation, and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation.

Ben has Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Horticulture from Michigan State University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Advisor with The CEO Advantage.

Ben works from his office in Middlebury, Vermont. Contact Ben at: 802-349-2828 or ben@trinitasadvisors.com

CHRIS EDWARDS, PARTNER AND ADVISOR

Chris has an extensive background that includes advising business owners and leaders, developing tools and disciplines for leadership team alignment, and driect leadership experience.  Before his involvement with Trinitas Advisors, Chris was a co-founder and managing director at CEO Advisors and co-led the development of The CEO Advantage Strategic Execution process.  He also was the owner of Renaissance Executive Forums in Michigan, a company that operates peer-to-peer advisory groups for top executives.

Prior to becoming a business advisor, Chris was a senior level executive with IBM and Kelly Services.  At IBM, he served as the U.S. Area Sales Manager for Pennant Systems, General Manager for the Lakes Region, Director of Marketing for the Great Lakes Area, Organizational Consultant for IBM U.S., Branch Manager for Chicago Northwest, and Program Administrator of Marketing Compensation for the Office Products Division.  At Kelly, he was an Officer and Vice President of Managed Services.

Chris served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and earned a BA in Business Administration from the United States International University (now Alliant University) in San Diego, California and is a Certified Advisor with The CEO Advantage.

Chris workes out of his offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Bradenton, Florida. Contact Chris at: 248-496-0550 or chris@trinitasadvisors.com


SUSAN M. DIEHL, PARTNER AND ADVISOR

Susan has worked in many mid-large multi-national companies in a number of executive positions, including supply chain, legal, human resources and compliance, including: Federal Mogul Corporation, Holcim US Inc., The Bartech Group and NSK Americas, Inc. Prior to her work in corporate law and management, Susan was a commercial and litigation attorney at Barris Sott in Detroit, Michigan Throughout her executive and advisory career, Susan has used process-driven methodologies to drive alignment with her teams and help them stay on track for sustained success.

Susan completed her executive education at Kellogg, has a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, a Master of Science in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and is a Certified Advisor with The CEO Advantage.

Susan works from her office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Contact Susan at: 734-516-4747
susan@trinitasadvisors.com