5D Strategies

5th Dimension Strategies is dedicated to your success! We understand your business is unique. And, we understand the challenges associated with growth.

All businesses are shaped by 5 key dimensions. As you grow, each of these dimensions must strengthen. Growth only happens by careful planning and judicious use of capital. We help you define the plan, execute, and measure success.

People and Systems, Products and Services, Markets, Finances, Leadership

5D Strategies helps evaluate each dimension of your business and navigate success. As you describe the drivers that shape your business, we begin to develop a roadmap for the future.

We listen. We learn. We analyze. We find options. And, you decide the path for moving forward.

Our methods are proven successful. Although rigorous, we deploy our tools in a flexible manner to meet the needs of your unique situation. Combined with your interest and appetite to achieve growth, we build the roadmap to success, including the human capital and financial resources likely necessary.

We enjoy the process of growth and change. We accompany you and your team through the stages of planning and implementation. We problem solve and course correct. We celebrate your success.

Market Sectors

We excel with companies entering technology products into the marketplace, or service businesses adopting technology as a competitive differentiator. Sector strengths:


5D Strategies offers a list of services for each dimension of growth and development. We believe that every business has its strengths and new opportunities.

We begin the process with a Current State Analysis, which includes the following:

For early stage and emerging businesses, we assist entrepreneurs and investors in the critical steps:

For mid and later stage businesses, we offer support for new growth:

About Us

5D Strategies serves all stages of business. Our clients include early stage startup, emerging and high growth, mature expansion, turn around or transitional.

Our team of consultants have industry experience in the following areas:

In order for 5D Strategies to be successful with its clients, core principles drive all activities:

Our Founder: Rebecca S. MacKinnon

Rebecca S. MacKinnon

Principal Partner and Founder, Rebecca S. MacKinnon, holds an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri and a B.S. in Agriculture from Kansas State University, but her “roll up your sleeves” attitude was formed by the work ethic of a family-owned Kansas farm.

MacKinnon was the Founder/CEO of BeyondNow Technologies, a high-growth, venture-backed, healthcare technology business. Over a period of 10 years, MacKinnon successfully led her company through multiple financings, new product releases and aggressive expansions in market share. In 2003, BeyondNow Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Cerner Corporation (CERN), one of leading U.S. healthcare information technology companies. She is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded four businesses since BeyondNow. 5th Dimension Strategies was formed in 2007, and MacKinnon has worked as its Senior Business Consultant and assembled teams serving numerous other entrepreneurial ventures.

Ms. MacKinnon won numerous awards and was recognized for her business achievements as a Smithsonian Laureate, Deloitte Touche Fast 50, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and Healthcare’s Best in KLAS. Ms. MacKinnon has also co-authored a book highlighting the challenges of healthcare and aging economics on the American family.

Co-Founder: Michie Slaughter

After a distinguished career in human resources and entrepreneurship, our co-founder, Michie Slaughter, passed away in 2014. His blog, along with videos of his fireside chats, is available here: Michie’s Blog.