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Well, looks like it's time

to finally deal with "IT."

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In a nutshell, this is how we work.

We listen. We listen a lot.

Getting to the bottom of your challenge or issue is literally everything, so if you want it remedied, it's all cards on the table time. We're not around to judge, because we're old enough to have seen just about every conceivable situation all businesses eventually face. And because of that, we know there's always some snafu, whether technically-driven, people-driven, or growth-driven, that eventually causes problems.

Let us guess.

You've grown, and so has everything else, including challenges you saw coming but couldn't afford to deal with. Now you can, and must.

Gap between the business strategy and the technology strategy to unlock the value

 

 

Focused on revenue and customer order velocity but lacking leadership in IT to drive digital

 

 

Previous investments in systems have become “boat anchors” limiting or stifling business agility

Your existing system expertise is in the hands of  a single or few IT resource(s) or consultant(s)

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My leadership team all want their systems and I have to choose

 

 

I need an affordable trusted advisor who:

• Speaks my business language

• Drives business strategy discussions

• Can de-risk and scale my “IT”

We like to think we're about as creative at solving challenges as the people who invented the business to start with. Unless we can "see" the holistic view of the business itself, there's not a person alive that can accurately predict or solve a potential crisis. So, right out of the gate, we listen hard because we rely on your openness to help us do our jobs.

We know, that doesn't sound very cool, but having seen so many different challenges, this is how our brain works. We like to "slot things" so that not only do we understand it better, hopefully, so can you when we present our proposal. Take a couple of minutes and click around this interactive presentation where we explain a few things.

Allow us to put you in a box.

Annual Revenue

Technology Spend

Business technology

IT Operations & Infrastructure

# of Users

Organizational Focus

Culture

Business Processes

IT Organization & Leadership

$10M

Startup

< 25

individuals

Founder 

based on individuals

None 

informal at best

Minimal / None 

part-time employee or local vendor

Not Managed

Basics 

Quickbooks / Excel

Minimal 

individual PC's and internet

$50M

Small Business

50 to 200

N - 1 

functional managers

Like-Minded 

employees since day one of business

Minimal 

undocumented; functional silos if any

IT "Manager" 

focused on infrastructure and simple solutions

Line Item 

may have a few accounts in general ledger

Home Grown 

custom solution and/or outdated ERP

$100M

Medium Business

200 to 500

N - 2 

functional mngr+aide

Localized 

mix of experienced

and new employees

Emerging 

mostly documented; some onboarding

IT "Director" 

focused on isolated projects or custom solutions

Cost Center

IT spends only; not across functions

Fragmented 

mix of isolated systems; no enterprise view

$200M

Medium Company

500 to 1,000

N - 3 

middle management

Company "Way" 

embedded behaviors not dependent on individuals

Standard 

fully documented; owned by business

"CIO" 

may have title; may not govern all technology

Enterprise View 

visibility to total company

Core Platform 

industry standard ERP w/data layer

$1000M

Scale Company

1,000 +

N - 4+ 

development leaders

Company "Brand" 

source of competitive edge outside of

the company

Robust 

strict adherence; rigorous onboarding

CIO 

business advisor; guides all technology projects

Full Governance 

formal enterprise prioritization

Enterprise 

industry standard; proprietary add-ons

Local 

simple network; on-premise servers

Hybrid 

mixed environment; basic risk mitigation

Mostly Cloud 

proactive risk mitigation; IT services model

Cloud Optimal 

managed network; rigorous security

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Our clients, more often than not, fit into one of these descriptor buckets:

I'm the CFO of $150M PE-Owned services company seeking a comprehensive IT strategy to decrease risk and improve service.

I'm the CEO of $300M holding company seeking operational synergies between the separate business units. So now what?

I'm the President of a $75M manufacturing company seeking project leadership for major ERP initiatives, and I need someone with a brain.

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Who we work with defines us both.

So, who are these guys anyway?

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Dave Patzwald

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Mike Wind

Not what you'd expect, but what you need.

Stanford 

Kellogg MBA

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Huge Corporate Roles for 20 Years

"Really? And you're okay with that?"

  • LinkedIn

Still curious?

Tells it like it is, always.

Florida State 

Smarter, Harder, Better = Ahead

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Huge Corporate Roles for 20 Years

"Just the facts ma'am."

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Still curious?

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Our network could fill Gillette stadium.

Vetted, brokered, tried and true resources so you don't have to worry. Our reputations are staked on every piece of talent we bring to your party.

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Dave & Mike create perpetual business processes for perpetual success

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blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year.

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