"Acceleren Consulting worked with my organization to define a Quality deployment plan which included the governance structure, roles and responsibilities, deployment goals, measures of success and project selection and reporting. We started by piloting the deployment in a few operational areas and with the firm's expertise and support we were able to quickly expand the Lean Six Sigma impact and resulting benefits. Acceleren had the expertise and background to not only train us on the Lean Six Sigma methodology, but to give us an approach to an enterprise wide deployment."
Sr. Director, Prime Therapeutics
"Rick was an invaluable asset, both before and during our Lean Six Sigma Deployment. Since we were the first major DoD deployment, there were no lessons learned to rely on - his counsel on cultural barriers, proper strategic planning, stakeholder analysis, and training significantly contributed to our success."
LSS Deployment Leader, DoD Client
“Rick’s clear strengths are his flexibility as an operator and his deep content knowledge when it comes to Lean Six Sigma. His ability to flex between teaching, training, consulting, directly driving end to end project work and contributing to LSS program architecture are a real testament to his deep knowledge and experience base. Rick’s demonstrated ability to deliver seamlessly across these contributions, while maintaining a consistent level of professionalism makes Rick’s value proposition clear and his partnership invaluable.”
Mike Fisher, LSS Deployment Leader, Best Buy
“I worked with Rick while leading the Lean Six Sigma deployment efforts for the Naval Supply Systems Command. As one of the Vice Presidents of the consultant firm we used to assist us in our deployment, I found Rick to be professional and a person of high integrity. He helped us navigate through the issues with our top leadership and provided much needed advice. Due to my confidence in his leadership, I would highly recommend the consulting firm he now leads, Acceleren Consulting.”
Steve Santos, NAVSUP Lean Six Sigma Deployment Director (Retired)
“The training was interactive, exciting and transferable to the job. The simulations were relevant. The training provided practical tools and a framework that will be useful in helping our team exceed our project goals and objectives. Training provided a comprehensive overview/framework of Lean/Six Sigma and was effective in illustrating process improvement methods. Good framework and metrics for process/project management. Instructors were engaged and shared in depth knowledge by providing real organizational examples class could relate to. I recommend this training!”
Holly McCalmont, VP - Citigroup
“Rick blends theory with practice. He brings energy, tactical examples, a passion for statistics (and makes them fun), and conveys a real sense of how to make Lean Six Sigma work. Rick is responsive to people, problems and the challenges they face. Instead of a ‘one size fits all’ methodology, Rick’s real world expertise, his ability to really get to know his clients, and an innate ability to actively hear what the client is saying results in a nearly tailored approach to the situation.”
Michael Eber, Director of Operations – Grameen Foundation