Since 2009, Brightleaf Consulting Group has been a catalyst for success - providing the strategy, support, and inspiration essential to clients realizing their visions, exceeding their goals, and achieving sustained growth.  We believe that strong personal relationships and dedicated thought leadership encourage better results for our clients, Brightleaf, and the community.



Robert E. Ross, MBA

President, Managing Partner

Focus:  Financial and quantitative analysis, model development

Robert works directly with business leaders to better guide their decisions and create practical strategies. He has improved the operations of client companies through his extensive experience with financial and accounting systems, quantitative modeling, and business management.  Prior to forming Brightleaf, Robert used his signal processing background to do extensive security and intelligence work for a supplier to state and federal law enforcement agencies.

BSE in Engineering (Electrical and Computer), Mathematics - Duke University
MBA - Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business

Robert uses his financial and modeling expertise to help clients understand numerous implications of decisions in order to develop a strong and successful strategy.


John Thrush, MBA

Principal Consultant, Partner

Focus:  Market research and analysis, strategic planning.

John helps clients develop strategies by understanding the markets for their products through research and analysis of industries and competition. He has managed projects of varying sizes for private companies, non-profits, and both federal and state government. He has also written business plans that have successfully been award equity, debt, and/or grant funding.  Before Brightleaf, John worked in information technology serving upper academics and healthcare clients.

BA in Management, English - Gettysburg College
MBA - Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business

John applies his proven strengths in research and analysis to assist clients with evaluating opportunities and determining to meet their objectives and accomplish their goals.


Agrima Gulati


Agrima assists our clients with recording and making sense of their financials while ensuring all legally required financial forms and documents are filed.


Renee Briggs

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Renee ensures that our clients' transactions are properly categorized, monitors their payables and receivables, and keeping them informed of issues with their accounts.


Vincent LaRocca


Vincent monitors, records, and reconciles financial transactions for client accounts.