Founding Partners

Our Managing Partner’s have operated as industry practitioner’s and advisors. They have over 60 years of combined experience and developed their expertise from these two perspectives.

Gregory Derderian
Managing Partner

“AEGIS delivers lasting improvements. We get there through practical solutions, an approach that works for the client, and we recognize the importance of experience as the sustainability cornerstone. This is why we created AEGIS – to solve complex problems and provide meaningful results.”

Greg is a recognized leader in the areas of finance, risk & compliance. He has thirty-five years of experience as both an industry practitioner, strategy and management consultant, and thought leader. Greg has directed complex change improvement programs across multiple industry verticals through the design, construction, and deployment of the underlying processes, data, information, tools and technology. Some representative examples of Greg’s experience include:

Assisted CFOs develop their multi-year operational strategy, goals and metrics. Led finance function assessments that defined the target state with improvement initiative plans. Led other division and enterprise-wide change efforts to reduce operational risk and non-personnel expenses. For a global client, total savings exceeded $100M annually.

Greg has direct experience leading client programs to address finance target operating model component improvements. Identified the required projects, through a diagnostic approach, to improve efficiency, including “quick hit” efforts. Segmented more significant efforts into their functional and technical components, including definition of the data and financial systems architecture. For one client the identified changes reduced close process from over 60 days to 15 days.

Advised client senior executives on program structure, work plan sequencing, risk / pitfalls and mitigating actions with targeted outcomes / benefits. Addressed global, regional, local challenges. Reviewed inflight projects to identify cross program dependencies and ensure that change approach was synchronized. Recommended formation of PRC Advisory Board across global programs keeping executives informed.

Greg is a regularly requested speaker at industry and training events.

Donald B. Rogers, CPA
Managing partner

“At AEGIS, we help organizations meet the business demand for improved performance. We focus on success factors, identify obstacles, and propose practical solutions. As we help our clients resolve these program impediments, we leverage a straightforward, implementable strategy that makes sense for your unique organization.”

Don is a seasoned business leader with over twenty-five years of experience in implementable strategy and management consulting. He has worked with upper middle market through large global organizations, across multiple industries. Some examples of Don’s experience include:

Partnered with McKinsey & Company to co-develop and implement the multi-year corporate strategy and related operating model framework for a Fortune 100 financial services organization. This effort allowed the company to leverage their unique capabilities, align their operating model to their new strategy, optimize their cost structure and position the organization for future growth / increased market share.

Led global efforts for companies in the financial services industry to manage their top business drivers such as growth, regulation and cost pressures, through strategic finance transformation programs. These important initiatives culminated in significant cost reductions, improved operating effectiveness and Finance becoming viewed as a trusted advisor to the business, with a valued seat at the table for making business and organizational decisions.

Established a program risk control advisory team to evaluate the transformation program for a financial organization that was experiencing significant challenges sunsetting legacy systems and designing a new approach to develop, implement, sell and administer products. Leveraged PRC framework, engaged key constituents and determined the root cause for challenges. Provided management with the ability to make critical decisions in a timely manner, clearly identify production impediments and reduced labor costs by accurately measuring production needs.

Don is a member of the AICPA and is a CPA in the State of New York. He is a frequently requested speaker at industry and training events.

Don has held certification as a Series 24 – Registered Principal and a Series 7 – Registered Representative.