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Strategic Alliance Partners


Our Alliance Partners work with us to create innovative and successful strategies to deliver optimum value for you and your organization. These alliances allow us to:

  • Access strategic resources of alliance partners with proven success
  • Streamline and focus delivery of consulting services
  • Consistently deliver customized solutions to complex problems
  • Increase our human and intellectual capital to produce results for clients

Our current Alliance Partners are:

First Order Consulting

John Gillis, Jr. is a certified management consultant in business transformation. He has consulted with companies of all sizes and all industries: from start-up to Fortune 50, from local to international, from 3 to 400,000+ employees, from high tech to waste removal to non-profit.

John Gillis has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and an MBA from Baylor University. He has been a certified management consultant for IBM’s Strategic Change and Business Transformation practices and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige quality examiner. He also founded a non-profit charity, CampLIFE!, benefiting underprivileged children.

Mr. Gillis specializes in workforce performance improvement to help clients achieve the following outcomes:

  • Facilitate leadership peak performance
  • Improve productivity
  • Create effective training/self-improvement programs
  • Develop systems for hiring/promoting employees to fit person to job
  • Identify motivation sources for employees
  • Increase profits and reduce costs
  • Improve customer service perspective
  • Reduce turnover/absenteeism among employees
  • Increase morale/positive attitudes
  • Encourage quality work/initiative/problem solving
  • Build cooperation/teamwork
  • Devise strategies for handling stress, frustration & conflict

Dave Ciambrone Consulting

Dr. Dave Ciambrone is an author, professor, speaker, and consultant. He has worked for both defense contractors and commercial companies in the environmental field. He has designed and managed large scale manufacturing processes.

Dr. Ciambrone has been a Professor of Engineering and Material Science at the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, California. He has also taught courses in operations management, quality assurance, and electronic manufacturing. In addition, Dr. Ciambrone has written three books on management: Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon (CRC-Press), Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (CRC-Press), and Effective Transition from Design to Production (Auerbach Publications).

Dr. Ciambrone speaks and consults on the following topics:

  • Six Sigma
  • Transition from Design to Manufacturing
  • Program Management
  • Cost Reduction