Our Team

The Hale Group Leadership

Our leadership has extensive hands-on industry experience as well an expertise in management consulting.

William C. Hale


Mr. Hale, the founder of The Hale Group, Ltd., has an extensive history of providing strategic counsel to the various participants in the food system. He has consulted with clients ranging from first stage processors and food manufacturers to chain restaurant operators and retail grocers.  Recognized as an expert in the food industry, Mr. Hale is well known for his ability to identify emerging trends and new opportunities within the food system. Mr. Hale has conducted benchmark studies concerning strategic business and market planning, economic and competitive assessments, identification of market opportunities, and development of go-to-market strategies and programs.  Mr. Hale received his B.S. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his M.B.A. from Boston College.

Rebecca Hale Brockelman


Ms. Brockelman brings her work as a consultant and executive coach together in leading a practice area for The Hale Group: Intentional Milestones that focuses on culture, transitions, and leadership. The Hale Group has a long tradition of being a thought leader in the foodservice industry and helping organizations prepare for changes in the operating environment. Since 2014, Ms. Brockelman has worked with manufacturers, sales agencies and industry associations in the foodservice space supporting their strategic planning efforts. As a certified executive coach, Intentional Milestones is a natural outgrowth of this work bringing the intersection of culture and strategy forward as the “secret sauce” for companies who want to be resilient and future-ready. Ms. Brockelman holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and professional coaching certification through New Ventures West where she also serves as an adjunct faculty member.

Please reach out and let’s have a conversation about how The Hale Group can help your organization prepare for the changes in the market.