Retro Solutions provides Business Advisory services, including strategic planning, implementation and executive team building.  As an experienced professional himself, Dave Dudon brings decades of experience, including insight gleaned from running his own successful business and working with numerous other successful CEO’s through the years.

Dave Dudon works with CEO’s who want to do more than just imagine what their company can be – they want to take the next step and put a plan in place to get their business grounded in solid fundamentals and on a right path toward future, sustained success.  Utilizing years of successful business experience, along with content-rich resources from the likes of Jim Collins, Verne Harnish and Patrick Lencioni, Dave Dudon helps executives to effectively lead.  What separates well-intentioned CEO’s and successful CEO’s is the execution of strategy.  Offering practical advice, Dave Dudon will walk through this journey with you.

The process is designed to help you achieve optimal operational ability.  Get the most of yourself, your people and your efforts.  Develop a focused plan for reaching your business targets and then execute the plan.

As a certified advisor with The CEO Advantage, Dave Dudon assists you with implementing business practices vital to the long-term success of your organization.  He will work with you to develop a strategic plan for your business and then implement processes and controls to help keep you (and your management team) on track.

As an affiliate of the Vital Learning Leadership Development Series, Dave Dudon provides training to emerging organizational leaders. Through this intensive course Dave and Mary Anne Dudon take a small and focused group of talented professionals and teach them the foundational skills they will need as they assume greater leadership responsibilities as their careers progress. If you or employees within your organization are preparing to take leadership roles, see why 100% of past and current course participants would recommend this training.

When clients choose to work with Dave Dudon, they hire him first and foremost to work as an advisor.  There are however several other services and functions Dave Dudon is available to provide.  A sampling is listed below.  If you have another need that is not listed on this list, just ask.  Dave is happy to let you know if it is within in his realm of expertise or to make recommendations for other potential sources to assist you in the area in question.

Family Business Succession

As a former family business owner, Dave is intimately familiar with family issues in business.  Conscious of these issues, he started the Next Generation program for the National Tooling and Machining Association in 1997.  This program remains active and successfully aids in identifying family issues and providing solutions.  Additionally, since 2008 he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on Family Business at the University of Dayton.

His extensive practical and academic knowledge in this area allows Dave to provide guidance to family businesses on succession planning and career development issues. The Vital Learning Leadership Development Series is another valuable tool business owners may tap into as they work to protect their legacy through the next generation of leadership.

One on One Coaching

Depending on the circumstances, individual coaching can be an invaluable tool.  This service is typically offered to mentor the next generation of executive leadership.

Talent Evaluation

Clients considering hiring for key positions can engage Dave to assess what talents are needed, review resumes, conduct phone interviews, analyze test results, participate in personal interviews and make a recommendation on whom to hire.

Advisory Board

Since forming an advisory board of his own as a business owner, Dave has helped other owners and CEO’s do the same.  His involvement ranges from providing guidance on how to effectively manage a meeting to actively participating on boards.


Dave Dudon has worked with clients ranging from privately owned family businesses, to franchises, to publicly traded companies.  These clients have been involved in a number of different industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distributing
  • School Districts
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Professional Services
    • Legal
    • Accounting
    • Insurance (Brokers and Agents)
    • Marketing
    • International Sales
    • Wellness Centers

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