APEX STRATEGIC ADVISORY

Our Team


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Ed Fanning is an accomplished businessperson and senior advisor with a passion for helping other succeed, simplifying complex situations, mitigating risk, and creating value.  For over 25 years, Ed has been advising owners, boards, and CEO's of privately-held and publicly-traded companies with respect to corporate strategy, operational turnarounds, profitability improvement, acquisitions, divestitures and financing. 


While Ed brings well-rounded general management perspectives, his core areas of expertise are strategy, finance, business processes, operations, corporate governance, and corporate development.  Ed has held leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions, including Provident Bank, PaineWebber Incorporated, Harris Bank & Trust, and Sundstrand Corporation, investment banking and private equity boutiques.  Prior to forming Apex Strategic Advisory, Ed was Executive Vice President and & Chief Financial Officer of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company.  He has worked with manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, and service companies in a wide variety of industries including Food Manufacturing, Paper Products, Plastic Products, Wood Products, Packaging, Chemicals, Aerospace, Catalog Retailing, Call Centers, Electronics, Restaurants, Retailing, Consumer Products, Advertising Specialties, Health & Fitness, Broadcasting, Nursing Homes, Specialty Finance, Residential Construction, Property Development, Asset management, Business Services, Software, Financial Services, and Banking.


Ed earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BS in Accountancy and Finance from Northern Illinois University. Ed is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.


Contact Information for Ed Fanning:

  • O: 513-388-0036
  • F: 480-275-3156
  • M: 513-317-1814
  • EMail: Ed.Fanning@ApexStrategicAdvisory.com

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Jamie Overbey is an accomplished businessperson and senior advisor with a passion for helping create value, overcome complex challenges and achieve balanced excellence.  As a Vistage Chair, his collaborative practice serves select CEO's, business owners and executives in the Greater Cincinnati area. His experience spans 25 years of building businesses up to $300 million in revenue, taking eight of them into double digit growth, and delivering over $800 million in net present value. 


While Jamie brings well-rounded general management perspectives, his core areas of expertise are strategy, marketing and corporate development.  Jamie has held leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies including Cintas, Hasbro, and H.J. Heinz, as well as private firms including Bain & Company, start-ups, and family businesses. He has worked with B2C and B2B service providers as well as manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers.  From an industry perspective, Jamie has worked in Apparel/Footwear, Facilities Services, Healthcare, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Real Estate Development, Telecommunications, Family Entertainment/Toys, Pet Food/Treats, Fine Jewelry, Retail, Insurance, Financial Services and Commercial Banking.  


Jamie earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he was awarded the the institution's top merit scholarship and named an Austin Scholar.  Jamie earned his BA in Economics from The University of Virginia with honors.


Contact Information for Jamie Overbey:

  • O: 513-388-0036
  • F: 480-275-3156
  • M: 513-477-0486
  • EMail: Jamie.Overbey@ApexStrategicAdvisory.com

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Jim Hay has a proven track record creating strategic plans and executing on them to achieve results.  Jim's career has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in numerous "C" level roles.  With over 23 years of business and IT strategy planning experience working with insurance companies, technology companies, manufacturers and service providers, Jim has worked with senior management teams to define goals and objectives, develop strategic plans, business plans, strategic IT plans, build and manage IT organizations up to 50 individuals to execute IT strategy and governance, and oversee internal and external resources and project portfolios.


While Jim brings well-rounded general management perspectives, his core areas of expertise are business strategy, information systems, and technology.  Jim has held leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies, including Nationwide Insurance, General Electric, Milacron, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, American Memorial Life Insurance, great American Insurance, and Convergys, and technology companies including OneCommunity, MeshLinx, NexGen City, American Data Solutions India, and Service Corporation International.


Jim earned his BS in Information Systems from University of Cincinnati, where he graduated magna cum laude.  Jim started his carerr as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with a Military Occupational Specialty in Manual Morse Intercept, High Frequency Direction finding (MOS 2621/2622) with Top Secret Security clearance with a complete Department of Defense background investigation.


Contact Information for Jim Hay: 

  • O: 513-388-0036
  • F: 480-275-3156
  • M: 513-236-7609
  • EMail: Jim.Hay@ApexStrategicAdvisory.com

"It marks a big step in a man's development when he comes to realize that other men can be called in to help him do a better job than he can do alone."
- Andrew Carnegie