Damian McKinney Named Executive of the Year at 2011 American Business Awards Ceremony Honor Recognizes Business Execution Consultancy Firm CEO

NEW YORK , June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stevie Awards has announced that Damian McKinney, CEO and founder of McKinney Rogers, an international firm of business execution professionals, is the winner of its coveted Executive of the Year Award for 2011.  The award was presented during the 9th Annual American Business Awards(SM) ceremony in New York City.

In just ten years Damian McKinney has built a global organization with offices on every sub- continent.  Today, McKinney Rogers is the premiere global consultancy specializing in business execution.  The firm has delivered tangible and sustainable results for such respected global organizations as Walmart, Bacardi, Grohe and Diageo.

"Damian McKinney takes strategy and makes it happen," said Sir Rob, Chairman, McKinney Rogers.  "His approach to mission leadership transforms businesses across the globe.  But he hasn't stopped there.  McKinney has also established the MR Foundation, which supports and empowers disadvantaged young people to become future entrepreneurs throughout East Africa."

The firm, founded by Damian McKinney, is best known for its proprietary Mission Leadership approach, which is a business application of military mission-command, focused on delivering highly effective execution despite changing environments.

Under Damian McKinney's leadership, the firm has witnessed 50% year-over-year growth.  In the past year McKinney Rogers has expanded the Walmart leadership Academy, won the NFL and J.P. Morgan as clients, added partners throughout the world including in Miami and New York, and signed on Sir Robert Fry former deputy commanding general of coalition forces during the Iraq war as Chairman.  Sir Robert, together with McKinney and the firm's partners, work directly with the C-Suites of the world's leading brands to transform operations, translate strategy into action, and drive execution to achieve extraordinary results.

Widely recognized as the premier business awards program in the U.S., The American Business Awards honor organizations and individuals in a wide variety of categories -- from management and public relations to technology, human resources, new products and more.

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Best New Product of the Year.  More than 2,800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.  

More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

About The Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2011 American Business Awards include Infogroup, IBM Netezza, American Support, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., iolo technologies, LifeLock, Merisel, PetRays, SDL, SoftPro, and Verite, Inc.

About McKinney Rogers

An international firm of business execution professionals, McKinney Rogers takes strategy and makes it happen.  Founded by Damian McKinney, a former British Royal Marine Commando, and together with Sir Rob Fry, chairman and former deputy commanding general of coalition forces during the Iraq war, the firm works directly with the C-Suites of the world's leading brands to transform operations, translate strategy into action, and drive execution to achieve extraordinary results.

In 2010 McKinney Rogers received The Queen's Award for Enterprise presented by Her Majesty The Queen.  McKinney Rogers has offices in the U.S., UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, and serves such well respected multinational clients as Bacardi, Grohe, Pfizer, Walmart, and the NFL.

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