Have you ever been in a room of people that embrace life experiences? They listen with intensity and are genuinely excited to share? They seem to enjoy a challenge, or maybe more to the point, the opportunity to create one?

Well, that’s the 5D Strategies Team! We are entrepreneurs at heart — it’s in our DNA.

“Remember from where you come…as it may just determine where you will go…and, eventually, where you find you belong!” Rebecca MacKinnon 

We see business growth as a new experience, and problems as an opportunity to learn something. We don’t believe we have all of the answers, but when we are committed to bringing our knowledge and experience to the table to find something that works.

And, we innately understand the entrepreneurial dream is not about getting rich, but the measuring stick may require it!

5D Strategies Principles:

  • In pursuit of growth experiences…
    • A belief that leadership matters.
    • A thoughtful approach for gaining necessary insight.
    • An appreciation for the discipline necessary to succeed.
    • And, integrity in our actions and relationships.

Principle Partner: Rebecca S. MacKinnon

Rebecca S. MacKinnon

Rebecca S. MacKinnon, Principal Partner and Co-Founder of 5th Dimension Strategies, a successful, growth strategy consulting firm. She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri and a B.S. in Agriculture from Kansas State University. 

MacKinnon’s “roll up your sleeves” attitude was formed by the work ethic of a family-owned, Kansas farm.  But, her varied interests in business are uniquely her own. After graduating from Kansas State University, her early work and career interests moved her into healthcare technology. A series of achievements prompted MacKinnon to negotiate an opportunity to buy and spin-out certain intellectual properties from a healthcare M&A transaction.

As Founder/CEO of BeyondNow Technologies, MacKinnon led her high-growth venture through various growth cycles. Over a decade, MacKinnon successfully led her company through multiple financings, product releases and success in the market. In 2003, BeyondNow Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Cerner Corporation (CERN), a leading U.S. healthcare information technology companies. 

MacKinnon is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, having now started a number of ventures, and a few adventures, since BeyondNow. MacKinnon has 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.  MacKinnon has also co-authored a book highlighting the challenges of today’s aging demographics, healthcare and the strain on family resources.

“Rebecca was approachable, energetic and efficient. In addition, her honest and determined approach to see things through, allowed us to persevere during hard times.”

Todd S., CEO


“Rebecca’s knowledge of technology, the healthcare sphere and the essentials for a successful launch was amazing. Her methodical and systematic approach to helping us articulate our mission, translate that mission into goals and tasks was exactly what we needed.”

Lonnie J., CTO/CIO

“Rebecca helped me see the industry in a new way. She encouraged me, appreciated my intelligence, and helped me to do the same.”

Kourtney G., CEO

Meet James Daniel “JD” Quaney

JD is an Finance Intern with 5th Dimension Strategies. As a Junior at Kansas State University, majoring in Finance and participating in the Financial Analyst Track. JD is passionate about analyzing Growth and Mature Companies. His studies support the technical aspects of analyzing a company, but his work outside of class provides him a very real-world view of what it takes to be successful in growing a business.

JD grew up on my family’s farm in rural Kansas. The experience on the farms reinforced hard work and a ‘go get is done’ attitude.

“During the summer months, I’d work at the local Farmer’s Cooperative and then come home to start a second day’s work!” says JD. “The experience has been extremely beneficial to me in my development of skills, hard work and perseverance.”

JD has interests in helping small business and growth companies with financial planning and banking services.

Co-Founder: Michie Slaughter

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