New West offers a full range of in-house research, strategy development, project implementation and business strategy execution services to both its public and private sector clients.

Our reach is North America-wide and we are also extremely proud to now serve several major offshore industrial Clients, in addition to 3 North American oil and gas services alliances (export consortia) in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The services we offer Clients are reflected in each of the 6 specialized Practice Group areas we have built and continue to develop around NWO's experienced, dedicated and results-driven Partners and Associates. For more details and information on Practice Group leads/contacts, please click on any of the Practice Groups you are interested in learning more about.

Export Market Development


Technology Development, Commercialization and Business Strategy


Energy Sector Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization


Community and Economic Development


Commercial/Retail Business Optimization Strategy


Communications, Consultation and Engagement


Senior Advisors and Counsel to the firm

Mr. James Padilla Sr.

Senior Advisor and Counsel, North America

Jim is a former President and Chief Operating Officer at The Ford Motor Company. He is the firm’s resident manufacturing sector and business and export strategy expert, and makes his vast knowledge, expertise and business networks available – when and where required – to better inform all projects across the firm.

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Ryan Matthews

Senior Advisor and Counsel, Africa and the Middle East

Mr. Matthews is a former Deputy Director for Africa at The Oil and Gas Council and has long been recognized as one of South Africa's leading business and community development consultants. Ryan will Co-Chair the firm’s Export Market Development and Energy Sector Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization Practice Groups, and will be based out of the new NWO Regional Office in Cape Town, South Africa.