P. Michael Saint
Chairman and CEO
P. Michael Saint is founder, CEO and chairman of The Saint Consulting Group, the world's largest and most experienced firm in the new management consulting discipline of land use politics. After a career in journalism, politics and public relations, he founded the company in 1983 in Massachusetts. Today, it serves clients from 10 offices in the United States, and from one each in the United Kingdom and Canada.
The Saint Consulting Group has worked on more than one thousand controversial projects in 44 U.S. states, in Canada and in England. Assignments have included office parks, hotels, hospitals, retail centers, power plants, quarries, landfills, casinos, mixed-use developments, malls, heliports and golf courses. Mike Saint and his colleagues have developed specialized political techniques that help clients generate public support to ensure that they prevail in the local governmental approval process.
A graduate of Holy Cross College with a degree in political science, Mike earned his master's in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has done additional study at the University of Chicago Business School and at the Harvard Business School.
Mike serves on the board of directors of the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Nashville Opera Association and on the advisory board of the Civic Bank and Trust in Nashville. He is on the executive board of the Nashville District Council of the Urban Land Institute, and serves as a trustee on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Consulting and Management Inc. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mike has been a guest lecturer at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University. He is the author or co-author of articles published in Land Development magazine, Urban Land magazine, Shopping Center Business, the Stone, Sand and Gravel Review, REBusiness Online and Design Intelligence magazine.
He has addressed the International Council of Shopping Centers Conference on Open-Air Centers and it’s ReCON Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas, the Commercial Retail Council of the Urban Land Institute, the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, the Government Affairs Committee of the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association, the Ontario Sand, Stone & Gravel Association and the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress and Racing Forum, and other international, national and regional business organizations.
Mike, his wife and two daughters live outside Nashville.
Patrick Fox has been with Saint Consulting since 1998, serving as project manager, division manager and vice president before becoming company president.
Patrick has managed or consulted on hundreds of land use projects across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, adapting state-of-the-art grassroots political campaign techniques to win controversial land use battles.
Patrick developed the Saint Index, the world’s only international survey that quantifies and analyzes opposition to development, which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Development Magazine, Business 2.0, Electric Perspectives, Health Facilities Management, Rock Products and many other media.
Patrick earned an MBA from Northeastern University and has completed additional programs at Harvard, MIT and Harvard Business School. His experience includes work on more than 100 political campaigns, management of a U.S. Congressional office and a government relations consulting firm. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
He has addressed the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Conference on Open-Air Centers, Eckert Seamans’ Panel on International Business, The Canadian Gaming Association, the AFL-CIO, ICSC Centerbuild and the annual WasteCon conference, among others, and served on the Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel for Springfield, Massachusetts.
Patrick, his wife and two daughters reside in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Robert J. Flavell
Robert Flavell is an attorney with wide experience in government, politics, and land-use strategy.
During more than 20 years with Saint Consulting, Bob has successfully managed hundreds of land use campaigns, developed the firm’s defense practice, devised the scoping process for identifying issues, and developed the predictive strategy procedures for anticipating opponent activity and devising countermeasures.
Bob’s articles on land use battles have appeared in numerous trade publications, and his book on land use politics is forthcoming. He is a member of the Massachusetts, U.S. District, and U.S. Supreme Court bars.
Peter J. Bellomo
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Business Development
Peter Bellomo is senior vice president of marketing and business development. Peter joined Saint Consulting in 2003. He oversees business development activities for the firm across North America and is also responsible for targeted industry development and marketing.
Peter has over 35 years of experience in sales and business development across a wide spectrum of business interests. Immediately prior to joining Saint, Peter spent five years at Accenture. As an associate partner in the firm’s customer relationship management line of business, Peter worked closely with the company’s strategic alliance partners (Siebel, Siesent and NCR Teredata) to develop synergies and market offerings that combined best-of-breed capabilities from all parties.
Before joining Accenture, Peter was with BellSouth’s wireless entity in Florida (BellSouth Mobility) as director of sales and distribution. In this role Peter managed all channels of sales and distribution, including direct sales, company owned retail stores/service centers, resale and indirect distribution for a $60M business. Before joining the wireless organization Peter worked in both the regulated and unregulated side of BellSouth where he managed BellSouth’s first unregulated business entity (Advanced Systems).
Peter‘s career also includes 13 years with Dun & Bradstreet where he held various positions of increasing management responsibility across the U.S.
Peter and his family reside in Coral Springs, Florida.
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