What is CORE?

CorelogoCORE Corporate Consulting, LLC, based in Napa California, is an international consultancy business providing services to government agencies, associations and international businesses. Although CORE has worked with civilian business and other groups to create greater understanding of the Middle East its primary work now concerns lectures on Expeditionary Warfare and military history.

These services are provided by Roderick (Rod) Macdonald with over 20 years experience at the highest levels in international business including general management, sales and business development.

Rod Macdonald in Oman
Rod Macdonald in Oman

During the last twelve years of his business career he spent much of his time operating in the Middle East. Prior to this he spent 25 years as a Royal Engineer officer in the British Army where he served world wide in command and staff roles. In the 1970s led soldiers in combat in the Northern Ireland and in 1982 led Army Commandos in the Falklands War, part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. He retired from the British Army at the end of 1993 in the rank of Brigadier when he immigrated to the United States to start his business career.

CORE used to provide services in specific areas of business practice including strategic planning, board governance/counseling, succession planning, particularly for family owned businesses, interim management, and legal strategies.

Deborah A Macdonald
Deborah A Macdonald

These services were provided by Deborah A. Macdonald with over 25 years of comprehensive legal and business transactional experience in strategic problem solving in both the public and private sector.

She has served as General Counsel in high tech, manufacturing and health care companies, has been the driving force behind and creator of start up entities and programs and a solid record of community involvement. Deborah A. Macdonald is licensed to practice law in California, Massachusetts (inactive) & Ohio (inactive).