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  • Regional Leadership

    • Americas Region
      Canada, USA, Latin America

      Raphael (Raph) Carvalho – Managing Director Eastern United States
      As Managing Director, Raph oversees our client engagements in the Eastern United States. Raph began his career with Proudfoot in Operations where he successfully delivered projects in industries such as manufacturing, life sciences, and food and beverage. As a Proudfoot executive, Raph has held senior leadership positions in both client services and business development.


      Rich Denness – Managing Director Western United States
      As Managing Director, Richard oversees our client engagements in the Western United States. Richard has over 24 years of experience and has led sales and marketing teams, sponsored new drug introduction in the pharmaceuticals industry, and has participated in global leadership initiatives. Rich’s key accomplishments include greatly improving the profitability of Schering-Plough Australia and New Zealand, establishing IVAX Labs by building it from the ground up to the current $1+ billion business within Teva and growing UCB’s epilepsy business 400+% to exceed $1 billion in revenue.


      Wladimir Constante - Managing Director Brazil
      As Managing Director, Wladimir oversees our client engagements and is responsible for our Brazil operation. He has more than 25 years consulting experience and has managed over 180 client engagements across most major industries in a variety of market sectors, including developing business strategies and start-ups.


      Gordon (Gord) Haynes - EVP Solution Design and Delivery North America
      As EVP Solution Design and Delivery, Gord oversees the design and delivery of all engagements across North America to ensure they are tailored to the needs of our clients and exceed expectations. Gord is an experienced consultant, specializing in operations effectiveness strategy, merger integration and transformational change. He previously held positions as Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Associate Partner, and Director at major consulting firms.


      Ted Binkoski - Senior Vice President Delivery Excellence
      As Senior Vice President of Delivery Excellence, Ted is responsible for the success of our client engagements through the consistent and effective implementation of Proudfoot’s performance programs. Since joining Proudfoot in 1982, Ted has served in many different capacities across the globe including Installation Specialist, Project Manager, Director, and Vice President of US Operations.


    • EMEA & Asia Region
      Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

      Duncan Manuel - Managing Director UK and Ireland
      As Managing Director UK and Ireland, Duncan oversees our client engagements in the United Kingdom. Duncan has 20 years’ consulting experience, predominantly focused on the design and delivery of results-oriented business transformation programs in the manufacturing, utilities, and energy sectors. As a result of his work with both pure-play implementation consulting firms, and Systems Integrators, he passionately believes that the delivery of quantifiable outcomes should be at the core of all consulting engagements, with sustainability delivered through behavior change.


      Peter Damm - Managing Director DACH and Central Europe
      As Managing Director DACH and Central Europe, Peter oversees our client engagements in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Peter joined Proudfoot in 2001 and has an exceptional track record with a variety of companies across multiple sectors – most notably manufacturing, natural resources, business services and financial services.


      Jacques Danton - Managing Director France
      As Managing Director France, Jacques oversees our client engagements in France. Jacques has over 20 years’ experience, in industry as a former CEO, and in management consulting, specializing in business transformation. He has worked extensively in the process and manufacturing industries and has experience in executive leadership, M&A, performance management, strategy, operating models, cost and cash optimization, product development, and marketing. Jacques is a firm believer that people are the key assets to unlock potential in any organization.


      Joel Kadish - Managing Director Africa
      As Managing Director Africa, Joel is responsible for the South African operation and oversees our client engagements in the Africa region. He has more than 15 years consulting experience and has managed multiple engagements in petrochemical, manufacturing, telecom, natural resources, financial and FMCG sectors. The engagements range from large scale transformation project to niche bespoke solutions. His design and implementation expertise include Strategy, Operating Models, Change Management, Process, and Management Systems.


      James Wong - Managing Director Asia Pacific
      As Managing Director Asia Pacific, James oversees our client engagements in the Asia Pacific region. He began his career with Proudfoot in Hong Kong and has successfully led multiple large-scale engagements across 15 countries. James specializes in high-impact performance transformation and is one of the most highly sought-after leaders in the industry. He currently resides in Beijing, China and is a trusted advisor to many Chinese and Western CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies.


      Tamsin Lloyd-Tyrrell - EVP Solution Design and Delivery EMEAA
      As EVP Solution Design and Delivery, Tamsin oversees the Design and Delivery of all engagements across EMEAA to ensure they are tailored to the needs of our clients and exceed expectations. Tamsin also has responsibility for our specialists and People Solutions teams. Tamsin has over 20 years’ experience in Operational Consulting and has led multi-country transformation programs encompassing operational excellence and continuous improvement.


    • Global

      Laura Osburnsen - Chief Marketing Officer
      Laura joined Proudfoot as Chief Marketing Officer in 2016 and is responsible for global marketing and communications initiatives including brand, thought leadership and content, digital, media/PR, social media, offering and market development, and sales acceleration. Laura is passionate about driving value through marketing and has held executive marketing roles in global management consulting and system integration organizations over her career.


    • Global Natural Resources Leadership

      Jon Wylie - President Global Natural Resources
      As President of Global Natural Resources, Jon is responsible for the worldwide operations of Mining and Metals, Building (Construction) Materials, Energy, and Oil and Gas. Jon’s functional knowledge spans the delivery of productivity improvement projects, with specific expertise in behavior change and improved execution of operations. Jon joined Proudfoot in 1987 and has more than 30 years of mining, minerals, and metals experience.


      Cay Mims - Vice President Natural Resources
      As Vice President Natural Resources, Cay works with Proudfoot’s leadership team to develop and align practice capabilities with the needs of our mining, metals, and energy clients. A geologist by trade, she has more than 20 years of mining, investment banking and consulting experience in exploration and project development; mining and process operations; and project finance and management consulting. Cay’s commodity and regional experience include base metals, bauxite, coal, diamonds, gold, platinum group metals, silver, and uranium. Her clients consist of top-tier global mining companies, as well as mid-tier and emerging producers from all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has worked in Australia, Africa, the Americas and Southeast Asia.


      Thomas Port - Director of Asset and Maintenance Operations
      Tom’s extensive maintenance experience comes from leading and delivering maintenance transformation projects in mining, oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing and transportation. Tom’s key accomplishments from client projects include improving equipment availability and reliability, improving productivity, reducing costs and minimizing risk. Some of his recent maintenance consulting engagements include Imiter Mine, Managem (Morocco), Pueblo Viejo and Veladero, Barrick Gold Corporation (The Dominican Republic and Argentina) and Los Pelambres Mine (Chile).

      Tom contributed to the highly regarded book “Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions” released in January 2011.


    • Global Industrials Leadership

      Harry Fouke - President Global Industrials
      As President of Global Industrials, Harry is responsible for global business in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Heavy Industry, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Automotive, and Process Engineering, Production-based businesses. Since joining Proudfoot in 1994, Harry has held various senior executive roles and was most recently Regional President of the Americas. Harry has led complex operational Business Reviews across multiple industries and functions, designing and delivering large-scale operational improvement programs for our clients.