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Accelerating Results Through Collaboration
Spearfish Innovation translates your strategic initiatives into business results. We specialize in accelerating businesses through inflection points in their life cycle – those moments when doing business the same old way just won’t cut it.
Spearfish’s consultants draw on their extensive background in strategy, serious games, and cross-organization collaboration to get results that work in your world. With our deep expertise and practical experience we will work with you to get the results you need.
Spearfish Innovation has offices in the Silicon Valley, CA and Portland, OR, and works globally.
The business lifecycle goes through five major transition points, Creating, Accelerating, Optimizing, Sustaining, and Renewal. Each point is a change that can disrupt operations and cause slowdowns, variations in performance and demand modifications to established processes. Transitions occur at different times depending on your industry and your competitive situation, but when things happen they can happen fast.
When you're stuck it's easy to believe that everything is broken, but in our experience that's never the case. By collaboratively assessing your business system we will help you identify areas of focus and prioritize the necessary changes for you to continue driving forward.
Most of our clients know where they hope to go next, but many struggle to take the next step. We make sure you are clear on your destination, have a roadmap to get there, and the insights to inform the decisions that you need to make.
Strategies don’t make good secrets. There is no substitute for rapid, collaborative decision making about how your organization and your partners are going to reach a goal together.
With Spearfish Innovation's help, launch your teams with purpose, measure their progress, and discover new ways of working that keep your teams engaged and focused.
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As an executive consultant with concentration on business strategy and innovation, Mike has over 20 years of direct consulting experience with clients large and small across a broad range of industries. He is passionate about helping teams get unstuck and moving forward so that they can achieve their greatest ambitions. With a business background that includes line management experience in global marketing, R&D, and supply chain operations, he brings a wealth of practical knowledge and systems thinking to his engagements. As Hewlett-Packard’s Vice President of Global Operations Strategy, Mike led HP's $50 billion supply chain social responsibility team,
Lean Sigma, and strategic planning functions. Over the past 30 years Mike has lived and managed teams in the United States, UK, Germany, and Singapore. In addition to strong analytical and communication abilities, his facilitative skills range from designing and delivering large group (75+ participants) multi-day events, to small, virtual team planning sessions.
Contact Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (503) 804-7309
Bill Crandall is a high-tech executive who guides teams to cut through complexity and solve the right problems right. At Hewlett Packard, he led HP's Global Engineering Services, a $35-million, 200-person professional services business operating in 20 countries. He has a proven track record in strategy development, professional services, operations, and product engineering. He has led strategic planning across a range of organizations, including market leading network management firms, an energy management start up, a leading supply chain analytics company, and HP’s digital imaging business unit.
Bill holds degrees in science and public policy from Princeton University, an MS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He has published award-winning articles on IEEE Software based on academic research co-led over 12 years with professors from MIT, Harvard, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Contact Bill: email@example.com or +1 (650) 303-1156
With over 25 years of business, leadership and consulting experience, Deb helps leaders and teams rapidly achieve critical business results in fast-paced, bottom-line-oriented environments. Leveraging her business experience and understanding of organizational dynamics, she helps leaders distill complex situations into actionable choices and move forward. Working with Deb, you achieve clarity of purpose, get unstuck, and get results. Deb works with leaders alone or in conjunction with their teams, to accelerate critical business outcomes in a way that clients describe as "high-energy”,
“thought provoking”, “actionable” and “just what I needed, just when I needed it.” Across high-tech and Internet business sectors, Deb's client organizations range from start-ups to multi-national corporations. In the nonprofit sector, her clients include Habitat for Humanity, Project Hired and Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment. Deb holds a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Contact Deb: firstname.lastname@example.org