Phil Kruger – Principal

Over twenty years of experience with a passion for assisting organizations reduce cost and grow revenue.  Skills include facilitation of strategic planning, performance improvement / management, and business operations improvement.  Veteran “C” level team facilitator, trainer, mentor and advisor.  Proven professional with a strong track record of successful engagements and happy clients.  Frequent invited speaker on business solutions and strategies at Universities, Government and Industrial groups.

Education and Affiliations

MBA, University of Minnesota, BSc Engineering and Computer Science, University of Minnesota; Strategic Leadership Forum, PE, CIRM, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Judge, USA Today Quality Cup Awards, Lecturer, Columbia Business School

Tom Holland – Principal

Over twenty years of experience in evaluating and creating new product development opportunities worldwide.  Skilled at developing innovative solutions for Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategic Management. Significant experience in design, setup and operation of Research and Development operations in Europe and Asia.

Education and Affiliations

Masters of Science, BSc Engineering, University of Minnesota; European Advanced Program for Middle Managers; European Strategic Orientation Programme in European business strategy, European culture and community affairs, acquisition strategy, quality management; Six Sigma Certification

Bruce Macurda – Affiliate

Bruce has over twenty years of consulting and industry experience, and focuses on developing and enabling business, corporate and information technology strategies.  He has significant experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, information technology, cost management, operations improvement, business process re-engineering (BPR) and market research.  He has served as CFO & COO for start-up ventures, built a national logistics center of excellence (COE) and lead proof-of-concept technology integration efforts.

Education and Affiliations

MBA, Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), BS (Hon.), Engineering, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Krausert – Affiliate

Mr. Krausert has experience in many industries with a focus on lean manufacturing, order fulfillment cycle time improvements, plant/facility layout changes and flow improvements that yield cash flow increases, inventory decreases and customer satisfaction increases.  He has 17 years of manufacturing experience, 10 years of retail and distribution experience, and was a partner at a leading CPA firm before working with the Capital H Group.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Krausert has a BSB in Accounting from the University of Minnesota.  He is a certified Public accountant and a certified Auditor.  He is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance and the MN tool and Die Manufacturers Association.  Mr Krausert has had four articles published in various journals, has three books in process (a Lean Implementation and Training series) and has trained over 3000 people in lean concepts including 5S constraints management and supply chain management over the last 5 years.

Hector Cantele – Affiliate

Hector Cantele has consulting and industry experience, with a focus on providing financial planning, budgeting, investing and strategic planning for clients around the globe. Additionally, he facilitates and guides the successful transition of student athletes from other countries who come into the United States with full education scholarships. His industry experience concentrated on product sales and financial analyses for companies in the service sector.

Education and Affiliations

Hector has a BSB in Business Economics from University of Memphis.