Syncopation Software

Consulting Partners

Sometimes the best way to leverage the power of DPL is to bring in an experienced consultant


Many organizations choose to bring in outside expertise in order to extract the most value from our software solutions and accelerate the process of adopting new decision-making methodologies. Syncopation Software has long-standing relationships with a variety of high-quality independent consultants from around the globe who have real-world experience using DPL, as well as deep specialist knowledge of their industries and methodologies. By engaging one of our the consultants below, you benefit from their skills and experience as well as their close connections to Syncopation's technical experts.




Convergere - Partner

Lars Prager

+49 171 21 22 913

lars.prager@convergere.de

Germany


http://www.convergere.de

Convergere is a consulting firm based in Germany that advises companies in their strategy, portfolio, and investment decisions. Owner Lars Prager has degrees and certifications within the Information Technology, Business Administration, and Engineering fields. His business experience spans a wide variety of environment and roles from consulting in the automotive industry, to project management within a government agency, to software development in various verticals. These experiences made him recognize decisions as the most critical lever to business success. Since 2015 Prager has honed his experience and expertise to focus on helping mid-sized businesses in the DACH region with their strategic decision-making.





Crisp Ideas - Partner

Grim Gjønnes

+47 934 01 002

grimg@crispideas.com

Oslo, Norwary


https://www.crispideas.com

Crisp Ideas AS is an Oslo-based strategic advisory firm in the areas of strategy, business development, sales, and funding for early-phase technology companies with aggressive global ambitions. Founded in 2004, it has three key practice areas today: management consulting, quantitative analysis (including decision analysis), and digital channels. Grim Gjønnes is the General Manager of Crisp Ideas. Grim holds a Dr. Ing. degree from NTNU, Trondheim, and a M.Sc. degree in Management from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Boston. Prior to forming Crisp Ideas, he worked with a number of premier consulting firms, including Navita Consulting (energy and commodity trading; later Brady Energy) and McKinsey (management consulting), and held a number of management positions with top-tier technology companies, including Microsoft, Trolltech (later Nokia, later Digia), and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. He worked also for 8 years as research scientist with leading research institutions in Norway and Canada in the area of artificial intelligence.





Decision Processes - Partner

Harry Saunders,
Founder & Managing Director

info@decisionprocessesinc.com

Newbury Park, California, USA


http://www.decisionprocessesinc.com/

Decision Processes, Inc. are a group of seasoned, senior level practitioners with many years of experience internationally in strategy consulting, decision training, decision facilitation, and coaching and decision software development. Dr. Harry Saunders is the Managing Director of Decision Processes Incorporated. In this capacity he has helped institute the Decision and Risk Analysis Training Program at a number of leading corporations. Prior to co-founding Decision Processes Incorporated, Dr. Saunders was a partner in its predecessor company, Decision and Risk Analysis, Inc. Before that, Dr. Saunders was a Senior Associate at Strategic Decisions Group, where he facilitated strategy projects for several corporations and created a probabilistic forecasting system. Previously, he was Manager of Strategy at Tosco Corporation, then the largest U.S. independent oil refiner.

Whether you are formulating a company strategy or deciding on a new product; contemplating a large acquisition or deciding whether to attend tomorrow’s meeting; wanting to fix your own decision making or re-vamping the company’s business strategy, Decision Processes, Inc. can help.





Dugan Risk Management - Partner

Al Dugan, Founder and Principal

415-699-7570

al@duganrm.com

San Francisco, California, USA


http://www.duganrm.com

Dugan Risk Management and Insurance Services LLC is a full service company that provides internal audits and risk management services specializing in Technology and Life Science Marine Cargo and Stock Throughput Programs (STP) and assures best premium cost for risk and exposures.

Al Dugan’s experience makes him uniquely and highly qualified as a consultant. He has a long standing successful track record in the marine cargo insurance industry. No other broker in the US market can match his background and experience. He has a total of 36 years of experience in all aspects of Underwriting, Claims, Loss Prevention, Logistics Audits and Brokerage Operations. Al Dugan has completed hundreds of successful marine cargo underwriting program solutions during his 36 year career. He specialized in technology and life science for startups up to Fortune 500 companies.





Facilitations Limited - Partner

Lawrence Phillips,
Founder & Managing Director

Larry_Phillips@msn.com

London, UK


http://www.lawrencephillips.net

Lawrence Phillips is an Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Founding Director of Facilitations Limited. He carries out research in decision science, teaches ways to improve decisions, and helps managers clarify complex decision and develop team alignment. His approach is socio-technical, using a blend of social processes and technical modeling to enable teams to realize their full intellectual capabilities. Most of his consultancy work is with groups, in workshops and decision conferences.





Informed Decisions - Partner

Manuel Werner, CEO

514-276-3519

manuel.werner@videotron.ca

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Manuel Werner, Ph.D. is an independent consultant whose expertise is in building mathematical risk management models based in solid Decision Analytic, Scenario Planning and Real Options Valuation principles. These models are leverage by organizations within the natural resources, finance, life sciences and utility sectors to plan and forecast capital expenditures, launch new products, and chart the strategic direction of the enterprise.

Dr. Werner has published extensively in both popular and academic reviews, on economic analysis, productivity measurement and environmental management strategies.

For more information see Manuel's personal LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-werner-029253/




Innovative Decisions - Partner

703-854-1130

Virginia, USA


http://www.innovativedecisions.com

Innovative Decisions, Inc., (IDI) is a small veteran-owned business founded in 1997 with the purpose of providing world-class decision support to decision makers in government and business.

IDI specializes in applied decision analysis, operations research, systems engineering, performance measurement, and group decision conferencing. With some of the most experienced decision support facilitators in the country, including pioneers of the Decision Conferencing concept, IDI can provide your organization with a competitive decision advantage that is second to none. Their staff has facilitated more than two thousand decision conferences and are experienced in many decision support tools and groupware. The IDI staff has been recognized for their work by numerous professional decision analysis societies and have published several books on decision analysis and systems engineering and scores of decision analysis articles in peer-reviewed journals.





Knowledge Consultants, Inc. - Partner

Frank Kowalkowski, Principal

847-543-1225

kci_frank@knowledgebiz.com

Libertyville, Illinos, USA


http://www.knowledgebiz.com/

Knowledge Consultants, Inc. (KCI) is a professional services firm founded in 1984. KCI focuses on using current technology and analytical methods to help organizations improve business performance to achieve success. KCI's consulting services and training methods focus on empowering client organizations with the knowledge, insight and practical competencies to leverage analytics toward achieving and maintaining corporate excellence. KCI's training and consulting clients span the globe from North America, to Europe, to Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Frank Kowalkowski, president and CEO of KCI, has over 3 decades of management consulting experience within the manufacturing, distribution, insurance, financial services, and pubic sectors. He has written numerous papers, delivered keynote addresses, and published books on technology forecasting, process analytics and management, business analysis, and enterprise performance management.






Kromite - Partner

Jack Kloeber, Principal

267-983-6305

jkloeber@kromite.com

New Jersey, USA


http://www.kromite.com

KROMITE was founded in 2003 to provide independent and unbiased support for tough decisions in the life science industry. KROMITE'S team possesses unparalleled expertise in decision analysis and analytics. From years of working for biotech, medical device, agricultural, and pharma companies, their consultants command intimate knowledge of the terminologies, organizational roles and responsibilities, product development processes, common deal term structures, and organizational decision making processes which allow you to rely on their team as a partner and external expert.

Jack Kloeber is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with experience in R&D portfolio management, decision analysis, modeling and simulation, technology selection, and strategy development. Jack taught mathematics at West Point and graduate level decision analysis, systems simulation, and technology selection at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His work has supported decisions for various superfund sites within the Department of Energy, and many technology organizations within the Departments of Army, Air Force, and Navy. Jack was the head of Portfolio Management for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and more recently, head of Portfolio Management for J&J Pharma Services where he coordinated the portfolio management efforts across multiple R&D and marketing operating companies. Jack was a Senior Partner at KROMITE for 5 years and is now Principal.





S.Chapel Associates - Partner

Stephen Chapel, Founder and Principal

650-823-7982

schapel2@gmail.com

Palo Alto, California, USA


http://www.s-chapel.com

S.Chapel Associates specialize in providing the best analytic methods and tools to solve asset management decision problems within the electric, gas, water utility and public sectors. In-house technical expertise includes modern financial economics, decision science methods, and software engineering. Their expertise and focus is on three main areas:

  • Consulting services: asset management, fuel contracting and inventory planning, capital budgeting
  • Software Development and Support: Project priority systems, aging asset repair/replace model systems, fuel inventory modeling
  • Analytic Model Development
  • Stephen Chapel, formerly of EPRI and now head of S.Chapel Associates, created the original analytical asset management group at EPRI and spearheaded the efforts for over twenty years. Chapel has expert knowledge of utility business analysis methods and has proven problem solving and analytical capabilities. He is well known for his ability to take projects from the conceptual stage to a practical implementation.





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