Dennis Alimena


Office Location: Costa Mesa

Phone: +1 562 4265400

Dennis Alimena is a principal in the Costa Mesa office of culture-shaping firm, Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. His professional mission is to help leaders go fast by acquiring the right mind-set to be successful. He calls upon three decades of business experience in start-ups, sales, culture shaping, organizational development, ERP execution, training, coaching, and consulting to guide organizational leaders in transformational culture change.

Dennis was a vice president and senior consultant with Senn Delaney for 12 years until 2006, and then rejoined the firm in 2011. With 15 years of experience in the international arena, Dennis has been instrumental in shaping, delivering, and coaching worldwide leadership programs that impacted merging cultures, leadership development, and strategic execution.

Recently, Dennis worked as a partner in a diversity consulting firm to better create inclusive leadership efforts for clients.

Early in his career, Dennis co-founded his own consulting firm focusing on team building, communication, and overcoming trust issues. His company was also involved in joint ventures in healthcare and marketing cardiovascular stress-testing programs. He has since worked with the boards of directors at Fortune 500 companies, trained facilitators to teach leadership for their executives, and has been recognized for his seminars on change and vision. Dennis has been recognized with a Congressional Leadership Award for his commitment to leadership and business growth.

He authored the book, The Winning Mindset for Leadership: Unlocking your Potential in Business, Sports and Life, and founded CreativQuest, LLC, a leadership and culture formation firm that works with Fortune 500 clients to shape the leadership and culture needed to align their strategy, structure, technology and human capital. His second book, Harmonization, is aimed at challenging thinking to create more innovation in organizations.


Dennis earned a PhD from Temple University in psycho-educational processes (the study of group dynamics). He received a bachelor of arts degree from Grove City College and a master of arts in counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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