What I Do
My group, Management Solutions and Services, consults to a range of Fortune 500 clients but began by focusing on middle-market clients, namely those companies with revenues up to about U.S. $50 million who are emerging strategically.
I help companies improve their strategic and operational effectiveness in order to sustain their competitive advantage. For example, my recent projects have included a merger integration, strategic planning for a chain of upscale restaurants in hypergrowth mode, process redesign, energy trading and risk management, and various technology selection projects.
I travel up to five days a week, depending on the engagement. I am currently working in Houston, so I do not travel weekly. However, out-of-town engagements have required me to travel and work at the client site for four days, then return home and work from the Houston office on Fridays for the duration of the project (four weeks to 12 months).
What I Enjoy Most
I love problem solving, especially in the context of behavior and how people deal with change. When we look to improve operational effectiveness as consultants, we are looking at these dynamics. We actually enable our clients to make change happen, so we make a difference that I see right away. That is important to me.