I design, implement, and manage strategic reorganization projects for corporate clients. My projects often involve reengineering, redefining, and/or evolving the core business model of the company. My work usually involves streamlining and upgrading a broad range of business processes (for example manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, and IT).
Over the years I have tended to work with a core group of service providers including Bain, IBM, SAP, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.
If I have a particular focus it is on companies in the fashion sector, though I have worked in other areas as well. My clients tend to be larger, with the smallest company having been about .5 billion in turnover.
I have particular expertise in analysis, synthesis, and negotiation. My clients are usually very happy when I am able to use these skills to distill really complicated and intractable problems down to fairly simple and actionable steps.
I tend to be very good at building teams. As a tendency I will identify a group of young people in different departments of a company (accounting, legal, IT, manufacturing, marketing, sales, logistics, retail, etc.) who are the ones who are actually doing all the work. I tend to concentrate on building relationships amongst those people who go on to become the agents of change in the organization. I would far rather work with young people who really can see the benefit and are willing to work to see change that will positively impact their careers.
Mostly I am hired by owners or boards of directors. Middle managers, CEOs, and CFOs tend to hate me and want to see me die a brutal death by slow dismemberment. If you're a savvy capitalist who is looking to achieve a competition-crippling competitive advantage then you might just want to get in touch with me.
In the past I have been involved in a number of startups and I have, also, represented investors who have wanted me to shepherd startups in which they have invested through an incubation, stealth, and go to market phase. I am quite skilled at this sort of "outward bound" business building and really love doing it. If you have a really incredible idea for a startup and want to see it succeed the chances are good that I can help you make it happen.
My business approach is absolutely zero bullshit, as honest as I can be, and as direct as possible. I look on my work as warfare and I take the safety and wellbeing of the people I work with to be sacred. What I do touches the livelihoods of men and women who have hopes, dreams, and families. While I am very pragmatic and even cut-and-dried in my approach, I have never put the ethic of capital ahead of the holistic ethic of growth. I like successful people more than numbers on spreadsheets.
Finally, I do a lot of work with charities. Most recently I have been involved with projects for the use of advanced technology in primary education both in the United Kingdom and India. I have done quite a bit of work for cultural and historic preservation in Europe (the UK, France, and Italy) as well as in India. If you have a fabulous charitable project I might be interested. Get in touch.
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