Centaur, Construction company, Chicago, IL: All elements of strategic planning; infrastructure building; new client interface & new business development; and, marketing & communications.

Lotus Tours, International motorcycle adventure travel, Chicago, IL: Strategic planning; new business development; marketing & communications; website development & management; advertising, public relations, media.

Ducati Motor S.p.A.
, Motorcycle manufacturer/marketer, Bologna, Italy: Creating, developing and producing the Fly-Buy-Ride Factory Delivery Program including worldwide marketing, media, public relations, advertising and collateral materials.

The LeMay Museum – America’s Car Museum, Automobile museum, Tacoma, WA: Feasibility and needs assessment; marketing & communications strategic plan; retail (audit, purchasing, merchandising, strategy, structure); recognition gifts & awards programs; membership (strategy, structure); Open Roads Program.

Finishline Creative Group
, Graphic design company, Chicago, IL: Development of 5-year strategic plan.

Vine Journeys International
, International tour operator, local wine tasting/event planner, Chicago, IL: Business plan development and implementation; infrastructure building; and, to-market initiatives.

Anderson Consulting, Management Consulting, Chicago, IL: Thought Leadership marketing & communications.

Monatre Restaurants, Inc., Restaurant franchisee, Milwaukee, WI: Business and strategic planning.

Wrigleyville Green Home, Sustainable, high-performing luxury home, Chicago, IL: All aspects of strategic planning, marketing & communications and solicitation & fundraising.

WC Lincoln Park, Construction Co., Chicago, IL: Business plan development
"A force of sheer will and determination, Diane Fitzgerald and The Fitzgerald Group have consistently impressed me with the volume of work they are able to produce and manage in the face of very challenging timeframes. In today’s competitive environment, however, volume and efficiency are not enough. The true value of what they bring to the table is an appreciable business acumen and the increasingly rare insight into what is required for the success of complex projects."

Kevin McConkey, Principal, Owner, Grip Design

Grip Design is a marketing and design firm dedicated to high-value corporate communications. Serving clients in a multitude of industries, Grip has a proven ability to provide the most appropriate voice for any communication vehicle.


"Small businesses typically come to the table with passion and drive about their service or product; The Fitzgerald Group harnesses that power and channels this energy, providing the results needed for success. The Fitzgerald Group has played a pivotal role in the systemization of our company and the processes that allow us to excel."

 Peter Alexopoulos, President, Centaur

Centaur is a Chicago-headquartered construction company, founded by three principals and incorporated on July 8,1998, launched as "the power of a beast with the mind of a human" with a team-based structure and unparalleled dedication to clients.


"It has been my privilege to have The Fitzgerald Group as a strategic planning and marketing partner during the 'start up' phase of America’s Car Museum. The Fitzgerald Group develops long-term relationships with clients and does so through committed, personalized service based around a set of core values. TFG approaches its clients with respect by listening to their needs, concerns and desires and then provides practical solutions in an innovative fashion. TFG provides timely service, attention to detail, and appropriate follow through on all assignments. Most importantly, TFG exhibits integrity in all respects for it values its word, its reputation and its business relationships."

David Madeira, President & CEO, America’s Car Museum

LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM® is the largest auto museum in the world – housing over 1,000 diverse vehicles, spanning a century of automotive history and highlighting the future of the transportation system.

"Wendy Jarchow’s contributions continually proved invaluable. A great team-player, self-starter and quick-learner, Wendy was able to draw on her past experience in banking/capital markets and leverage her solid communication skills to effectively manage complex projects and quickly take on new ones."

Michael Woods, SVP and Director Treasury Management, First American Bank

First American Bank is an Illinois-chartered, privately held, full-service bank with nearly 50 Chicago area locations and more than $2.5 billion in assets.
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