It is cliche to say that this is a people business, but for us we take this to another level.
Any consulting practice will have smart, highly skilled people employed within their teams. This is 'par for course'. In fact, you likely assume that our consulting team are among the most experienced and expert people within their respective practice areas, and you would be right.
Avantage seeks first exemplary attitude and aptitude even before assessing expertise and experience. Why do we do that? Because our consulting teams can't be successful unless they can help YOU to be successful. In order to do that we have to be easy to work with, highly team-oriented and collaborative, selfless in terms of personal credit and motivated only by shared success.
We really wish you had the opportunity to meet each of the people below, but knowing that isn't likely we just hope you get to meet a few.
As a well known business and technology leader with 20 years of entrepreneurial and consulting experience working with large enterprises at an executive level, Trevor leads several of our key practices and oversees developments within their respective programs and solutions areas, development of the practice team and overall relationship management with key clients and business partners.
Jame is responsible for developing several of our Avantage Frameworks, Models and Methodology as well as the capabilities of the Avantage consulting services team and applying those capabilities successfully within client engagements.
Trained originally in finance and economics, Jame has 20 years of experience supporting the development of key enterprise capabilities in support of business strategy. With his background in Enterprise Service Management, Integration and Automation within a number of key verticals and sectors Jame brings unique perspective to the Connected Business practice.
Though Jame’s focus within the practice is principally on supply chain and trading partner integration, with a specific focus on electronic data/document interchange (EDI), he has been able to lead large-scale application integration initiatives brought on through merger and acquisition activities, large system implementation and legacy system modernization initiatives.
Most recently, he has targeted efforts on helping organisations develop strategic business capabilities across people, process and practices that provide meaningful advantage for the enterprise in the marketplace.
Jeff Kuckenbaker is currently Principle and Digital Practice Lead at Avantage. In his new role he is working with several large and medium multi-national firms to support key strategic objectives and reach corporate goals.
Prior to that Jeff was Chief Information Officer and VP Digital at Stanley Black & Decker. He was, until October 2012, Chief Information officer at Boart Longyear Company, the mining equipment and services provider. Mr. Kuckenbaker was previously the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Star Trac Unisen, a sporting goods manufacturer and previous Black&Decker a CPG company.
Mr. Kuckenbaker has experience in global infrastructure and enterprise applications including all aspects of technology and business to include multi-country systems operations, enterprise storage, data center operations, mergers and acquisitions, disaster recovery, security, state and federal compliance, software negotiations, ITIL best practice, ERP upgrades and implementations, CRM(Customer Relationship Management) systems, business intelligence/reporting, Net development, business application integration, enterprise resource planning, supply chain operations, and executive level leadership.
A few featured team members...
We wouldn't be where we are today without the expertise, experience and overall contribution of the following team members across our consulting and research group. Here are a random few of our featured contributors, consultants and researchers:
- Hal Bradwell, Contributor
- Karen Pambrun, Contributor
- Richard Smith, Contributor
- Rick Ikebuchi, Consultant
- Kapil Aggarwal, Consultant
- Simon Chester, Contributor
- Doug Lambier, Contributor
- Sherman Woo, Consultant
- Darryl Sabo, Consultant
- Stephanie Hayes, Consultant