Professional Background

Conrad Taylor is a West Point and MIT graduate, whose career includes being a military officer, business executive, and award-winning author. His memoir, PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance, is in the Smithsonian. The nonfiction, which reads like a suspense novel, provides a ringside seat to the cultural trauma of emigration, the extraordinary experience that is West Point, and a life-or-death battle with a paranoid dictatorship after West Point - because of West Point. See for more.

The retired executive is a Senior Advisor at Cicero Group on its Council of Senior Advisors. He is adept at identifying blind spots and removing obstacles to better decisions. Taylor has over 40 years of shop-floor-to-CEO leadership experience navigating complex challenges at 3 Multinationals, 2 Mid-sized Companies, and 2 Startups. His well-rounded background includes solving diverse strategic and operational problems in healthcare, industrial, consumer products, government, management consulting, and nonprofit industries. Conrad enjoys being a sounding board.

Conrad Taylor holds a Bachelor's in Applied Sciences and Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master's from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and Executive Management Certification from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Those achievements reflect his lifelong interest in learning and adapting. See LinkedIN for more.

Taylor ventured into new territory, when he wrote award-winning PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance. The Smithsonian displays his book in its Anacostia Museum Library. The Institute selected the memoir for its value as a resource about the culture and history of black people in the Western Hemisphere.