Hopewell Junction, NY
Counselors to America's Small Business
EXECUTIVE - LARGE, COMPLEX BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Envision, Define, Justify, Lead, Architect, Organize, Develop, Implement, Deliver Results
Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.
Seasoned executive at Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and CEO and COO levels(14 years) and professional consultant (34 years) in all areas of business (Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retailing) associated with consumer package goods. Serviced over 200 clients on 3 continents with Business Policy, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, Store Operations, Technology (fluent in RFID and bar coding) and Change Implementation and Management. Clients include: small startups to largest trading company in the world. Frequent speaker at industry events, author of several articles, trusted interview and comment source for a number of industry periodicals and contributing author of the Supply Chain Handbook. Known in industry circles for thought leadership and implementation of significant business improvements. Father of Demand Chain concept and account principal on landmark study of all machine readable technologies for the UCC and Volunteer Inter-industry Communication Standards. Started own consulting business and operated on two continents for over 15 years.
BBA - Management, minor in Industrial Engineering, University of North Florida 1975. Completed 2/3 of Masters Program before family and work pressures required interruption. Numerous classes from International Institute of Engineers, American Management Association, Council of Logistics Management. Many seminars, trade conventions and discussions with key industry professionals from all facets of consumer products industry.</p>
General management in the food service equipment industry with emphasis on sales & marketing, and manufacturing strategy.
market share, profit margin strategy, competitive advantages, manufacturing cost efficiencies.
Assumption College, Worcester, MA majored in Political Science</p>
42 years of sales experience in the business to business sector. Served the paper distribution industry and the food industry. Assignments included entry level sales experience, senior account management experience, National Sales Management, and Senior Executive Management experience at the officer level. Global experience included Asia/Pacific experience as well as Europe.
Most of my time in business was spent helping others achieve their goals and being successful in their business life.
<p> Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, PA - 1968 - 1972 - BS Marketing</p> <p> Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University - 1992 - Advanced Executive Program</p>
I have over 40 years of experience in International freight forwarding and global logistics. I have managed small and large offices as well as Regional groups for both operations and sales. My last employer was UPS for over 13 years. During my career I have been responsible to build and manage budgets for operations and sales. I have completed global supply chain designs for such companies as Apple, HP and Seagate. I have traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. My last responsibility was to manage teams of Project managers who were responsible for the global customer satisfaction of some of UPS's largest and most complex global customers.
BA from the University of Virginia and a masters of International Business from The American Graduate School of International management (Thunderbird)
I am a Senior Executive who had led global high performance organizations of up to 15,000 employees with $1B+ in sales, and manufacturing facilities across the USA, Canada and Latin America. I firmly believe in engaging and empowering my employees and I feel it is critical that the CEO maintains strong relationships with critical business clients and aggressively drives his organization with a defined Operating Philosophy that is well articulated to all stakeholders.I have 40+ years of experience with my most recent role being President -CEO of Catalyst Paper in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I successfully guided the Company through the CCAA bankruptcy process from filing in Jan , 2012 to emergence in Sept, 2012 .I believe in firmly focusing on people, performance , leadership and teamwork and highly focused direct communication to drive quick innovative strategies and tactics that strengthen business performance and growth. My favorite quote " It is not the strongest of the species or the most intelligent of the species that survives but the one that is most adaptive to change " Charles Darwin.
B.S. Niagara University in transportation and Logistics 1973</p>
Over 30 years of experience in Sales, Sales Management, Dealership / Distributorship Management, Sales to governmental organizations, Financial Management, and Corporate M & A. Experience also includes Transportation Equipment Operation, Sales, Service, and Repair. Former President/CEO and Owner of a Large Multi-State Equipment Dealership Former President/CEO and Owner of a Shuttle Bus and Motorcoach Transportation Company
Graduated from The University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1977, with a BS in Business Administration/Finance
Provide mentoring services to businesses around the globe.
Just released; "Business Coach Revelations: Tips That Many Coaches and Business Gurus Don't Tell You" Order a free copy at my website: https://www.rwme.com
Sell and coach on marketing for Small Business owners and Entrepreneurs.
Provide access and virtual coaching for new business owners via an e_learning web site.
Working with The John Maxwell Team in providing services based on proven methodologies and materials. Affiliated with Everything DiSC assessments and 4G Relationship Analysis tools.
Strategic partner to customer, managing client relationships on large accounts. Set vision and direction for expansion and account profitability utilizing entire suite of company solutions. Promotes customer intimacy by building a culture open to change, innovation, and growth within CSC. Combines and leverages best practices, industry trends, and experience to achieve the best client and company solutions. Develops strategy for deeper penetration of existing account or accounts. Utilizes and leverages best practices developed during customer engagements on subsequent engagements, leveraging success for winning new customers in a respective industry. Participates in the development and execution of long term integrated client account plans and opportunities; directs resulting business development efforts.
Managed an oustourcing contract with multiple locations in US and and India.
Managed outourcing contract with multiple locations in US and and India.
Internal office management for company.
Managed multiple client assignments
Managed multiple clients
Provided hosting services and training web site for IT auditors.
Managed system design, coding and installation of POS systems using a 3rd party software package.
Managed buyers in the areas of Office Supplies, Health and Beauty, Household Chemicals and Paper. Included P&L responsibility, inventory management and purchase approval.
University of Minnesota-Duluth</h4>
Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, John Maxwell Team</h4>
Ron Elliard is driven by a passion for people--motivating them to reach for the highest standards of success. As the founder and CEO of Evermore Consulting Services, Ron trains business executives and management professionals to be the best they can be, inspiring them to strive to get to the top...and stay there. His innovative, no-nonsense approach is based on applying what he has observed in his seventeen-plus years as a business leader, motivational speaker and trainer. Ron reveals the common business habits of the top 20% of performers in upper quartile organizations, and insures his clients stay committed to their goals.
Ron Elliard has worked extensively with business and healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantics states, and has a rich mix of business development, operations and strategic planning for 1 million to 50 million-dollar organizations. Ron's diversity of experienced from start-up to work out, turnaround and rapid growth, has helped him in resolving long-standing problems and creating solutions that improve operational efficiency and profitability. By utilizing expert analysis and insights to promulgate lean approaches and team empowerment Ron has helped help 100's of companies to drive organizational improvements and instills best practices. With dynamic leadership and business acumen Ron brings about dramatic change to organizations which produce extraordinary results. Ron worked for companies like American Management Services and Arthur Andersen before starting ECS in 2000. Ron currently consults, holds webinars, coaches, writes, and does speaking engagements. Ron also Chairs the (BLR) Business Leaders Roundtable which is a peer advisory group that helps end the isolation of being the top executive, allows for peer-to-peer feedback when tackling common business issues and helps top executives hold themselves and each other accountable.
Practice Management & Development
Turnaround or Rapid Growth
Ron attended the University of San Francisco in California, for his undergrad in business administration while in the military (USMC). Ron has always been entrepreneurial by nature and had several business of his own before starting his consulting career. While running his own security company with 60 plus employees Ron went to school at night at New Hampshire College to attain his MBA. In 1992 he sold the Security Company and went full time into consulting, first with Authur Andersen, then American Management Services. In 1995 Ron opened a 10 man consulting firm, North Star Small Business Strategies Inc. which grew rapidly and specialized in all types of industries from start up to 50 Million in revenue. After Five years it was time to slim down and concentrate the practice to a more specialized and hands on service for his clientele. In 2000 Ron revamped his practice to more align with his passion thus ECS was born.
Ron and his wife of 25 years Mary collaborate often in support of those who cannot help themselves and spend a fair amount of time traveling in that pursuit. A recent trip took them to Peru where they hiked Machu Picchu and then spent time at the local orphanage where they still send support to children today. Ron has two adult children, recent college grads and two dogs…Skye and Koda.