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Name Dirk
Phone 847-845-8459
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sr. Business Analyst
Trippe Manufacturing Company
Chicago, IL
(Power Protection Devices)

Director of Operations
Sunstone Imports, Inc.
Morton Grove, IL
(Jewelry Manufacturing)

Customer Service Manager
The Popcorn Factory
Lake Forest, Il
(Gourmet Food Gifts)

Key Accomplishments STRATEGY ENABLER. WHO AM I… OPERATIONS ANALYST… BUSINESS ANALYST…Creator of affordable, practical lean business processes and new system implementations that improve profitability and service in a light manufacturing environment. WHAT I DO…

As a specialist in value driven business analysis, project management, and corporate performance metrics that drive business decisions and enhance the bottom line, companies who typically hire me: Have cost overruns that are eroding margins;

Are producing inaccurate reports; Lack a process to project or forecast performance; Suffer from delays or mis-shipments of orders; Have projects that are stalled or lack resources to begin. HOW I ADD VALUE: With years of experience helping

companies streamline their operations, I can: Implement processes and systems to reduce waste and increase profit; Analyze and improve the business processes to standardize business rules, improve communications & reflect the voice of the customer.
Education / Skills University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. B.S. Psychology. Dean’s List. Honored as one of top 100 student leaders.
Associate’s Certificate in Business Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Project Management Professional tra
APICS certified CPIM.


Name William
Phone 847-910-3169
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President & CEO
ADS Logistics
Homewood, IL
(Logistics services)

Vice President
IRMCO
Evanston, IL
(Metal forming lubricants)

President & COO
Belmont Steel Corp
Evanston, IL
(Steel service center)

Key Accomplishments Quickly assembled new management team at private equity-owned firm, tripled EBITDA within 6 months, recognized as one of the safest companies in the industry, and prevented customer defections even as the automotive and steel recession deepened.

Commercialized a newly patented product - selling into new market segments. Easily transferred team building, leadership, operations management, and marketing skills into a new industry.

I have led or been a key operative in five turn-around situations. Have developed expertise as a fact-based decision-maker who focuses on the Key Success Actions needed to achieve the fastest and most sustainable improvement.

Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills. Co-author of a scenario planning study that outlined the evolution of the industry for the next 20 years. Led a very large scale market segmentation study.
Education / Skills MBA - University of Chicago Bachelor, Industrial & Systems Engineering - Georgia Tech
Proven leadership skills: manufacturing, processing, distribution, logistics, transportation, & supply chain functions.
Experienced leader in turn-around situations at public, privately held, and private equity-owned companies.
Team builder able to implement sustainable continuous improvement. Uses lean operations, six sigma, and Toyota methods.

Name Robert
Phone 847-837-9704
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director, Corp. Quality
Zebra Technologies
Vernon Hills, IL
(Bar code printers/auto ID)

Director of QA
Corcom Inc.
Libertyville, IL
(RFI/EMI filters)

Quality Assurance Manager
B-D/Seamless Medical Products
Ocala, FL
(Medical devices)

Key Accomplishments Played an instrumental role in creating and maintaining Zebra's reputation for quality and reliability by building a world class Quality System that substantially helped Zebra grow from $40 million in 1992 to nearly a billion in 2008.

Achieved net promoter scores of +42 in 2007 customer satisfaction surveys.

Drove a reduction of 29 percent ($7 million) in the Cost of Poor Quality between 2006 and 2008, adding a total of $0.12 to the E.P.S. during that time.

Created and executed a successful Quality plan for the outsourcing of production of 24 printer lines (with an annual volume of 1 million units) to a contract manufacturer in China.
Education / Skills B.S.M.E. Bradley University
Certified Quality Engineer - ASQ 1978
Juran Continuous Improvement Facilitator
Six Sigma expert

Name James
Phone 630-742-5756
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director of Technology
Graphic Solutions International
Burr Ridge, Illinois
(Printed Electronics/RFID)

Senior Consultant
Pro-Team Consulting
Palatine, Illinois
(RFID Strategic Asset Mgt )

Manager Product Marketing
Motorola - Broadband Communications Systems
Schiller Park, Illinois
(Digital Satellite STBs)

Key Accomplishments Introduced new technologies and materials into a graphics firm and helped allow 55% revenue growth over 3 years. These were printed batteries, electroluminescent lamps, RFID antennas, and other circuitry.

Produced an RFID receiver system that reduced costs by 90% and improved read performance by 80%.

Transformed a design engineering group from 52 weeks late to within schedule within 6 months. Former products rarely met specifications - after transformation, all products met or exceeded specifications.

Help grow a microcircuits operation from $1.2 Million to about $25 Million in less than 4 years.
Education / Skills MBA, University of Chicago (Marketing, Strategic Planning, Labor Relations)
BS in Business, Elmhurst College (Accounting, Marketing)
BSEE, Marquette University (Electronics, Computers)
List of Publications and Seminars delivered upon request.

Name Thomas
Phone 630-915-3830
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sr. Project Manager /BA
Sapphire Technologies
San Francisco
(Charles Schwab Clarity)

Principal Consultant
TAK Digital Services
Naperville, Ill.
(Consulting)

Project Manager
IBM Global Services
Oakbrook, Ill.
(Web Infrastructure )

Key Accomplishments Assisted client Charles Schwab with 2nd roll out of CA Clarity PPM tool to over 2000 STech (IT) resources, where projects, issues, risks, MPR, & time against tasks. Redesigned the Sharepoint tool for the team and started using Raven flow.

PM for developing a pilot application which provided proof of pickup or delivery of packages to customers, including signature capture. Uutilized DB2e to synchronize data from handheld PC’s providing real-time updating of various mainframes.

Successfully coordinated and facilitated conference calls with site executives and technical web infrastructure technicians in the US. My primary focus was to ensure that any infrastructure changes implemented did not affect hosted customers.

Successfully directed and managed a staff of 38 personnel including computer operations, technical support, LAN/WAN, customer service/help desk, print shop / mailroom and production services. Staff provided POS support for 350+ grocery coop stores.
Education / Skills Attended Clarity Navigation, Project Manager training on how to set up projects, book resources, and manage daily tasks.
Self study class on MS Share Point administration. Hands on training for the Raven flow tool documenting requirements.
Hands-on classes in using IBM Rational Software Development Platform.
On-Demand Business Boot Camp given by Avnet covering DB2, Tivoli, Web Sphere & Lotus Products.

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