Consulting Services Division
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The Consulting Services Division of The Schawbel Corporation extends our internal expertise and unique capabilities utilized on technology assessment and product development to companies whose day-to-day activities require a short-term augmentation to their management team or staff.
In a changing environment, companies of all types and in a variety of consumer industries from start-ups to mid-sized businesses often find themselves with a manufacturing or operational need that requires rapid solutions to new opportunities and business challenges. With SWAT team efficiency, Schawbel rapidly deploys professionals to provide actionable solutions when the ‘big order’ is landed; when a market opportunity requires specialized expertise or experience; when a new technology needs proof of market or product concept or when manufacturing challenges need a fix to ensure that high quality products continued to be delivered to your customers.
The Schawbel Corporation knows that today’s lean organizations often do not have the luxury of a full range of in-house, specialized expertise required at the right time and place. Schawbel’s team of seasoned professionals can rapidly deliver documented value and realizable benefits through the use of our proven practices and methodologies. We are clearly about bottomline results…not reports.
Schawbel’s team of operational professionals have designed, patented and manufactured numerous consumer products. They have managed cash flows, built and turned around companies and these talents, capabilities, experiences and expertise is here for you.
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Sample Consultant Bios
Norm Merwise brings to The Schawbel Corporation a broad range of general management, marketing and sales experience. For more than forty years, Norm has achieved success in businesses that manufactured, marketed and distributed consumer package goods for domestic markets. He also led global sourcing efforts for new products and new business development.
His industry experience includes consumer package goods, publishing and printing, and office products with industry leaders including: The Gillette Company; Western Publishing Company; Rand McNally and Company; and Scripto Tokai Corporation. Norm has interfaced extensively with overseas management while developing and presenting new business proposals including M&A opportunities and new product development plans.
Norm has served on the Board of Directors for The Games Gang Marketing Company (marketers of the board game, Pictionary), has been a member of trade association boards including the School Home Office Products Association and Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and has served as a board member of the Brandeis University Alumni Association. He has also lectured at the Claremont Graduate School’s Drucker School of Management.
Frank Rumpeltin brings extensive executive level experience to The Schawbel Corporation. Frank has more than thirty years of success in a variety of consumer manufacturing businesses from product management and division manager to president, CEO, Chairman and Board member. Frank has successfully managed a start-up, turnarounds, plant closures and consolidations. The breadth of his experience includes global brand management strategies, new product development, engineering and operations.
Frank has had total profit and loss responsibility in organizations that range in size from $150 million to more than $400 million. His involvement in consumer manufacturing businesses includes companies such as G.D. Searle, Bausch & Lomb and Hasbro where he held world-wide responsibility for the Playskool Division. He has managed consumer brands including Playskool, Barney, and he successfully launched the Teletubbies brand in North America. His management oversight and leadership skills range from a start-up with few employees to global businesses with thousands of employees.
Frank holds an undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard University School of Public Health and he is on the Board of the Center for Children’s Health in Boston, MA. Frank is also on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.
Audrey Pereira is a Principal IT Consultant for Schawbel Consulting Services, with 20 years experience in managing business processes and large-scale enterprise-wide projects. These projects have encompassed the analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, marketing, and maintenance of new products, technology platforms, business systems, and customized customer needs within the medical, publishing, and manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining Schawbel Consulting Services, Ms. Pereira served as Vice President of Operations and Information Security Officer for HealthGate Data Corp, a developer and marketer of software applications for the healthcare industry. Her responsibilities included development and execution of operational strategic short and long-range planning and management of personnel and processes within all operational departments (software development, information technology, quality assurance, content and editorial) in addition to the account management department.
Prior to Audrey’s appointment as Vice President of Operations at HealthGate, she was Director of Operations and Director of Project and Process Management. Before joining HealthGate, Ms. Pereira was Senior Project Manager at Town & Country Corporation, as well as Senior Business Systems Analyst at DRI/McGraw-Hill.
Audrey is currently an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University and Fitchburg State College. She teaches information technology and management graduate and undergraduate classes in the continuing education, day, and online programs.
Audrey has a BS in Business Administration from Fitchburg State College and an MS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College. She received the Fitchburg State College Business Administration Department Alumni-Professional Achievement Award for her work to support the college and local community along with completing her professional certification in Business Process Management from Boston University.
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