Marc R. Harding is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in human resources and general management. He spent fifteen years in the technology development industry where he was part of a team instrumental in helping grow the business from a 400-employee site to a 3000-employee site in an eight-year time frame. Since 1995 he has led a regional management consulting practice. During this time he has worked with a number of small to medium sized industry-leading businesses including startup operations in a variety of contract Human Resource and General Management roles. His areas of expertise are Total Compensation System Design, Executive and Professional Search, Human Resource Management System Development, Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Business Development and Planning and Performance Management Systems. He has developed a client base in excess of 80 in the years he's been consulting. Six have won state or national awards for their growth and his retained clients have a growth rate in excess of 50%. His background in high change environments has provided him with a unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in today's global economy.
Marc holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. He has had numerous Continuing Education courses in the Human Resource and General Management fields. These are highlighted by a certification from the American Compensation Association as a Certified Compensation Practitioner. Harvard Leadership courses in Finance, Business Planning, Marketing and Strategic Planning. Intensive training offered through the University of Michigan on Change Leadership.
Marc is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, World at Work. He has been active in the community with a variety of organizations such as Lakeland College Advisory Board, Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph's Hospital Advisory Council, Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation Board, Chippewa Valley YMCA Board and the United Way.
Denise Shower has been a part-time member of our consulting group since 2005. She has over 20 years of HR experience in the areas of recruiting, employee relations, performance management, HRIS systems and general administration. She holds an HR position in the medical/plastics manufacturing sector. Her prior positions in HR were in supercomputer manufacturing, electronics manufacturing and integrated health and long-term care services. Denise is a graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College, holds an HR Generalist Certificate, current student at Lakeland College, member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as well as the local Chippewa Valley SHRM chapter.
Carinna Harding is an experienced business, project management and leadership professional with 10 plus years of experience in the health care field. As a project manager for EDS/HP she had significant experience working on health care related projects and with technical staff in development of systems to support the Medicaid Management system for the State of Wisconsin. In her role with The Harding Group she has provided ongoing administrative and professional support on a large variety of assignments.
Managed the implementation of Medicare Part D and BadgerCare Plus programs
Led increasingly larger teams of technical and non-technical staff overseeing their workload and priorities
MS Epidemiology, December 2002 University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Ray Doringis a Training and Development Executive and educator with significant experience in the corporate world, and with graduate and undergraduate educational institutions. He is regarded as a results-oriented strategic planner with proven leadership abilities capable of identifying corporate issues and bringing them to resolution. Ray has excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with strong personal qualities that motivate students in educational environments, and senior management and staff in corporate settings.
Developed and delivered team effectiveness through team building and leadership development strategies; established core management development curriculum, which extended to the CEO and President of a 67 billion dollar company.
Received the highest rating from New York State National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction resulting in seven internal courses being available for full college credit, the first multi-site approval granted
Created a Training and Development function that delivered training to 33,000 employees geographically dispersed throughout thirteen states from Maine to Alaska. Expanded the department from 1 to 110 full time employees.
At the request of the Chairman, designed and delivered the Corporate Strategic Planning Sessions from 1988-1995, consisting of a five day program for the top 70 executive officers and selected members of the Board of Directors. Program focused on corporate direction, team building and personal growth.
Designed, developed, implemented and evaluated training and development programs for the corporation and affiliates including Commercial/Consumer Lending, Operations, Merger, Compliance, Management, Sales/Service, Training Certification, Instructional Design and Alternative Delivery.
Consistently achieved the highest level in faculty evaluations done both by peers and students in all three teaching positions.
MS Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York â€“ awarded 1973
BS Biology, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York â€“ awarded 1966
John C. Krizek has been a leader of Public Sector government in Western Wisconsin for over 24 years and has an outstanding reputation for Lean Budgeting and Labor Relations. In addition he has over 14 years of Operations Management experience in manufacturing where most recently he implemented the Toyota Lean Manufacturing Model. Expertise includes but is not limited to: Operations Management, Budgeting that drives out waste, Human Resources, Executive Team Building, Labor Relations, Risk Management, Training, Benefits Design and Cost Reduction.
John has proven experience in evaluating operations problems and incorporating existing resources to provide long term solutions and impressive results. Some of his accomplishments include:
Certification in lean Operations Management (University of Kentucky)
Developed and Administered 24 annual County Budgets that reduced the tax rate and maintained quality services.
Management Negotiator of labor contracts with AFSCME, Teamsters and United Rubber and Cork workers. Experience in Union de-certification, accretion, interest and grievance mediation/arbitration.
Trained over 300 Andersen Windows production associates in the â€œKaizenâ€� problem solving process and â€œ5â€™Sâ€� Lean Transformation.
Implemented an Injury Prevention and Workers Compensation Control Program that in one year reduced work related injuries by 25% and Workers compensation cost by 50%.
Performed Public Officials Errors and Omissions risk assessments.
Implemented PTO and Cafeteria benefit programs that made associates stakeholders.
Served on Governor Thompsonâ€™s Task Force on Shared Revenue. Expert in how to manage municipal operations under the Tax Rate Freeze.
Through â€œTQMâ€� developed a collaborative relationship between 38 different departments to achieve the organizations goals.
Mr. Paukert has over 35 yearsâ€™ experience in sales, marketing and operations in the international and domestic arenas. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to conceptualize and integrate new areas of expertise into company programs. Has the leadership ability to create teams and simplify complicated tasks and challenges.
Dick has extensive experience in the area of sales in the U.S. and internationally. He has created, implemented and directed international operations. He has designed, developed, and facilitated sales, marketing, and operations training programs for product introduction into international markets and subsidiaries. He has established, developed, and trained both U.S. and international distribution. He has received several awards for sales achievements and also won top sales manager honors at 3M Company. He has held increasing leadership roles in all his assignments, steadily increasing his scope and strategic responsibility.
Dick has held various positions with 3M Company, St Paul, Minnesota beginning as a sales representative and progressing into sales management and international marketing in the Printing Products Division. He had responsibility for global sales, marketing and profits. He also owned and operated the Croixside Press, a commercial printing company in Stillwater, Minnesota. In addition he has also consulted for several young and growing companies. He was General Manager of International operations for Hunt Technologies of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. He also was Chief Operating Officer at BTIO Educational Products of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In both of these positions he played a crucial role in building the foundations of the companies and in the sales growth of the companies. He was also President of N.C. Bennett Lumber Co in Minneapolis.
Mark Lang is an experienced operations and finance executive with over 35 years of diverse financial, general management, and board of director experience in various manufacturing and service environments. He received a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, a MBA from Regis College, and his CPA from Georgia. His experiences include but are not limited to:
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Controller and CFO experience for large (over 3000 employee) and small (10 to 200 employee) companies.
Preparing various management reports using a variety of metrics (e.g., productivity, throughput, cost variances, quality, sales, backlog, etc.)
Designing and implementing accounting and ERP systems.
Developing cost and project accounting reports.
Interfacing with the public accountants, bankers, and other stakeholders.
Merger and acquisition analysis including company valuations.
Developing and implementing various turn-around strategies including: revenue improvement; cost reduction; productivity improvement; asset reduction; etc.
Developing company policies and procedures.
Oversaw the risk management (i.e., property, casualty, and health insurance).
Raised various amounts of funding through issuing preferred stock and different types of debt.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT General Manager for large manufacturing companies (over 1000 employees) for over 6 years including the following experiences:
Large scale ramp-up in production equipment, employees, and throughput.
Labor negotiations with 1000 member union.
Implementing various turn-around strategies (see above).
ISO 9001 implementation.
Addressed and resolved many labor, statutory, and regulatory issues.
Timothy S. Mowbray (Tim) has over 35 years of experience in senior healthcare and organizational management. He has served in Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer Positions for several large regional and national organizations providing an array of services in senior management and in organizational development. Since 2008 he has been involved in a â€œfinancial turnaroundâ€� with a medical technology company with a long history in the medical device industry and continues to consult with other clients on a variety of management issues.
Timâ€™s skill set includes strategic planning and plan implementation, organizational development and leadership team building. Timâ€™s background includes providing overall organizational management and includes departments such as Human Resources, Finance, Development both in fund raising and organizational expansion, Customer Relations and Governmental Affairs. He also works in the area of pre-employment assessment with a variety of tools assisting companies select and hire the best candidates.
Tim is an experienced management executive who has worked with individual healthcare practitionerâ€™s, group practices, entrepreneurs and general business clients who want to hire the best employeeâ€™s and maximize their operations for success with a winning executive team. He has also taught Organizational Development and Healthcare Management in a number of area MBA and Health Administration programs and worked with students and community business leaders for shared success. He is a combat veteran of the Viet Nam war.
Tim holds a Doctorate in Management for Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, a Masterâ€™s in Social Work and a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He also has a broad background in a wide range of continuing education from industry and academia.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on an Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota Duluth, and is a national board member of the North Country Trail Association and a member of the Brule / St. Croix Chapter of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Tim has been a Rotarian for over 35 years and participates in a number of community service organizations and events.