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 with one of our consultants below, you benefit from their skills and experience as well as their close connections to Syncopation's technical experts.

Luca Fiorentini, CEO
Via Dei Martiri 3, 20017 Rho (MI), Italy

Founded in 2019 by internationally recognized consultants, Chaos Consulting strives to help organizations unleash their potential by extracting value from the complexity and chaos of today's world.

Chaos Consulting experts have accumulated a breadth of experience in a variety of industrial areas within both private and public sectors. These areas include oil & gas, infrastructure, healthcare, energy, and manufacturing. Their competencies have been certified against rigorous internationally recognized standards by internationally recognized certification bodies such as PECB and Energy Institute. The solidity and capabilities of Chaos Consulting are further proven by the trust of a solid network of partners with which it operates internationally.

The mission of Chaos Consulting is to help companies to:

  • Manage their processes, through careful risk and operational experience analysis, in order to reveal the opportunities gained by the continuous improvement of management systems
  • Promote structured and systemic approaches to solving complex business problems
  • Establish scientific methodologies that help organizations stay ahead of the competition
  • Provide consultancy services and training courses tailored to the specific needs of the organization
  • Disseminate the appropriate tools, methods, and models for managing corporate complexity

Chris Smith
Winston-Salem, NC

Example of Work: Intelligent Adversary Risk Analysis: A Bioterrorism Risk Management Model

Chris Smith is a Senior Analyst at KaDSci with over 15 years of experience in leading, teaching and performing data analysis and operations research. Dr. Smith served almost 30 years in the U.S. Army first as an Artillery Officer then as an Operations Research Analyst. He has led and worked on projects for the DoD and the intelligence community involving Decision Analysis, Data Analytics, Prescriptive Modeling, Network Analysis and Data Mining. Dr. Smith holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MS, and M.S. in Operations Research from the University of Texas – Austin, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He is an Associate Professor of Business Analytics at the Wake Forest University School of Business. His research interests include decision analysis, data analytics, optimization, and data mining.

Grim Gjønnes
+47 934 01 002
Oslo, Norway

Example of Work: Crisp Idea's DPL Case Study

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.

Harry Saunders,
Founder & Managing Director
Newbury Park, California, USA

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.

Al Dugan, Founder and Principal
San Francisco, California, USA

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.

Lawrence Phillips,
Founder & Managing Director
London, UK

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.

Manuel Werner, CEO
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.

Virginia, USA

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.

Frank Kowalkowski, Principal
Libertyville, Illinos, USA

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.

Jack Kloeber, Principal
New Jersey, USA

Example of work:
Indication Sequencing for a New Molecular Entity with Multiple Potential Indications

KROMITE was founded in 2003 to provide independent and unbiased support for tough decisions in the life science industry. KROMITE'S team of 14 analysts possess 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.