Global Team. World Class Results.

The Hawksbill Group, is founded and led by a team with deep government, corporate and philanthropic experience.

Bob Feguson

Bob Ferguson

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

He has more than 25 years of experience in the private and government sectors, having held numerous senior-level positions in communications and government relations, marketing, and telecommunications sales and services… read more

Jaime Ardilla

Jaime Ardila

FOUNDER

Jaime brings a strong global business and cross cultural expertise to The Hawksbill Group. He has lived and worked in ten countries on three continents over the past 35 years with business acumen in all areas from the manufacturing floor to the c-level… read more

Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee

FOUNDER

Tim brings a unique mix of commercial and operational skills to The Hawksbill Group. With a strong background in International Operations for General Motors, Tim understands the ins and outs of both domestic and foreign markets… read more

Mark Leslie

W. Mark Leslie

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mark is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in marketing and government relations. He brings diverse experience in telecommunications, civic business groups and philanthropic organizations to his role as group leader… read more

T. Michael Payne

T. Michael Payne

SENIOR STRATEGIST

T. Michael Payne is a Senior Advisor for The Hawksbill Group, diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He brings more than 40 years of corporate counsel experience in the areas of high stakes bet-the-company litigation and international law… read more

Jamie Leicht

Jamie Leicht

VICE PRESIDENT

Jamie Leicht is a Vice President with The Hawksbill Group. Jamie has more than 15 years of experience in the communications and public relations industry. Specializing in corporate and consumer communications Jamie has worked with leading companies like Pfizer, Susan G. Komen Foundation, IBM… read more

Petra Dizdar

Petra Dizdar

VICE PRESIDENT

Petra Dizdar is a Vice President with The Hawksbill Group. Petra Dizdar is an accomplished strategic communications professional with over 12 years of experience in building corporate reputation, influence and brand image for a diverse portfolio of Fortune 500 companies and… read more

Steven M. Swanson

Steven M. Swanson

SENIOR ADVISOR

Steve has spent three decades as a senior executive of leading real estate commercial firms.  He worked with The Staubach Company, Staubach Retail Services, Royal LePage and has consulted with Jones Lang La Salle (JLL) and Cushman & Wakefield on corporate relations… read more

Chris Considine

Chris Considine

SENIOR ADVISOR

Chris Considine is a Senior Advisor with The Hawksbill Group. He has a strong track record in strategic planning, brand management, developing acquisitions/alliances, driving innovation and go to market/operational excellence…. read more

David Lind

David Lind

SENIOR ADVISOR

David Lind is a Senior Advisor with The Hawksbill Group, a diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He specializes in tenant representation for corporate real estate assets… read more

Melanie Fannin

Melanie Fannin

SENIOR ADVISOR

Melanie Fannin is a senior advisor with The Hawksbill Group, bringing her extensive experience as general counsel in the telecommunications industry. During her 25 year career, Melanie served in senior legal and executive… read more

Terence Cuddyre

Terence Cuddyre

SENIOR ADVISOR

Terence (Tab) Cuddyre is a senior advisor with The Hawksbill Group, bringing more than 40 years of international banking experience to the firm. Terence spent over 25 years in the Asia-Pacific region… read more

Robert S. Campbell

Robert S. Campbell

SENIOR ADVISOR

Robert (Bob) S. Campbell is a Senior Advisor at The Hawksbill Group with nearly 40 years of specialized experience in product marking, enterprise sales management, public sector procurement… read more

Our team has expertise across numerous industries and on the ground experience

We have helped clients at Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profits, governments and more. Our knowledge base spans crisis management, manufacturing, government relations, global intelligence, mergers and acquisitions and beyond.

What We Do

We work around the world for our clients

We are centrally located in the United States, but work around the world for our clients with a focus on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Our fields of concentration include government relations, communications, new business development, finance, talent management, labor relations and beyond our team is always ready to help with any challenge you might be facing.

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A Letter From Our Founders

Greetings,

We’re the founders of something unique – a firm that’s committed to its clients and to their lasting success. What sets us apart is our varied experiences, between the three of us, we’ve tackled many of the challenges you’re facing today. Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.”

We’ve worked for global companies, big personalities and powerful governments.

We’ve done start-ups and teardowns.

We’ve lived around the globe in places named Shanghai, Sao Paulo, San Diego, San Antonio, Singapore, Zurich and Tokyo. Collectively we’re conversant in Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish and English.

We’ve served on Boards of Directors for companies and organizations that pushed economic development, made innovative products, sought cures for cancer and promoted the symphony, the opera and the theatre.

We’ve met with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Czars, Capitalists, Communists and Clintons.

We’ve rung the bell at the stock exchange and worked on deals worth billions to merge Bell companies.

We’ve done road shows for record IPOs, road tested Corvette prototypes and worked with Rhodes Scholars.

We’ve retained consultants who delivered valuable guidance to our companies and we’ve fired consultants who made big promises and delivered very little.

Now, we’re focused on building The Hawksbill Group, an advisory firm that takes the insights gained from these experiences and puts them to use for a select group of clients.

We invite you to read more about our firm and the work that we are doing. If you find that you need our services or just have questions we hope you will contact us.

Sincerely,

Jaime Ardila

Bob Ferguson

Tim Lee