Prior to founding Grease Consulting in 2005, Covington’s corporate career included the paper manufacturing industry where he was VP of Sales and Marketing at Boise Cascade Corporation, and earlier stints in the advertising business in New York. His business background has focused on the customer. Covington has led national direct and indirect sales organizations in the management of customer expectations and the seamless execution of business plans. He is an advocate of critical thinking and clear oral and written communications. Covington served as an officer in the US Naval Reserve. As a social entrepreneur, he founded and directs Minds Matter of Portland, an academic mentoring organization that helps highly-motivated, low-income high school students attend college with financial aid. Covington’s organizational governance experience includes serving as Board Chair with Portland Baroque Orchestra and on the boards of Outward Bound West, Neskowin Valley School and the Portland Racquet Club. Corporate board experience includes Danco Precision Machine and Portco Packaging. Covington holds an undergraduate degree from Williams College and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Turvey joined Grease Consulting in 2011 as a partner after more than 20 years in management consulting where he focused on providing high quality strategy and marketing assistance to younger or smaller firms (< $100 million in sales) primarily in manufacturing, distribution, and software. Harry continues his long-standing interest in finding pragmatic methods for delivering high-performance strategies within the multiple constraints of smaller clients and in solving the change leadership issues that always arise. Harry’s earlier work experience included positions in chemical manufacturing, paper marketing, and medical office computer marketing, as well as two tours in software startups. His corporate governance experience includes serving on the Board of OrePac Building Materials and on the advisory board of Elastochem, Inc. Turvey holds BA and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University as well as an MBA from Stanford University.