Forging a New Corporate Discipline
RivalScape Intelligence Consultants was founded in early 2004
by Paul Houston, a leading management consultant with complimentary
skills in competitive intelligence (CI) human capital management
and executive search.
Houston has an extensive background in CI, beginning with five
years as a Naval Intelligence Officer during the Cold War. He also
has wide-ranging experience in executive search in the field of
CI where he focuses on competitive research and the development
and utilization of comprehensive HR networks.
Houston has integrated these disciplines ito create a groundbreading
consultancy and a vital new business tool: Workforce Competitive
Intelligence TM (WCI). His demonstrated track record and uncommon
skill set make Houston uniquely qualified to pioneer the theory
and practice of WCI.
A frequent author and
speaker on competitive intelligence, Paul Houston is well-known
in the CI field. He has been published in Family Business,
Bottomline Business, Direct Marketing Magazine, Pipeline Digest,
Oil & Gas
Investor, CI Magazine, the scip.online
newsletter and The Fordyce Letter.
For the past five years Houston has been the leading executive
search consultant in the CI industry. He also conducts an annual
survey of CI leaders for the Conference Board Council on Competitive
career began as a Naval Intelligence Officer during the Cold War,
when he learned to speak fluent Russian. (Though it might be more
accurate to say his CI career started much earlier — as an
11-year-old Little Leaguer!)
During the 1980s Houston was President
of ManagersEdge Corporation, a producer of practical audio taped
business literature for senior executives. He was the host of the
audio series "What Every
CEO Should Know" and the creator of a successful series of
autobiographies by great business leaders.
As a management and
executive search consultant, Houston has worked with clients in
a wide range of industries from biotech to publishing to food packaging.
He has conducted business globally in Japan, Russia and Kazakhstan,
and has gained professional expertise in general management, corporate
intelligence, finance, strategic planning, marketing and market
research. He has also learned the HR-related disciplines of job
analysis and design, team facilitation, organizational development,
performance management and corporate culture analysis.
a BS in History from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He earned an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Daniels School of
Business at the University of Denver, and has completed the American
Management Association's "Management Course
is an active member of the following professional organizations:
He is also a member of: