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Jeff Steck

Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the areas of process and productivity improvements, waste reduction, planning and inventory management, transportation, and network optimization at companies of varying sizes in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, industrial goods, electronics, medical devices, internet services, and professional services industries.

Prior to VertiSync, Jeff was the Vice President of Production at Classified Ventures, a joint venture between large media outlets to collectively manage online assets (including and Before CV, Jeff was a Consultant with Cambridge Technology Partners and New York Consulting Partners, management consulting firms focused on rapid system deployment and operational performance improvement, respectively. Prior to earning his MBA, he worked as a Production Supervisor and Manufacturing Engineer for Westinghouse.

Jeff received his MBA in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Kane Nakahara

Kane has over 30 years of experience in operational improvement, strategic planning, and new business development at companies of varying sizes in consumer goods, electronics, medical device, advanced materials, beverage, restaurant, industrial controls, and professional services industries. Clients include DuPont, Starbucks, The PGA of America, Avery Dennison, Prestige Brands, Tweezerman, private equity-owned portfolio companies, and a variety of start-ups. He brings insight from both outside consultant and internal company management perspectives.

Prior to VertiSync, Kane held line management positions at Yorkshire Restaurants and First Alert. At Yorkshire Restaurants, he was an owner/manager, responsible for expansion and operation of a start-up Japanese fast food concept. At First Alert, a global leader in consumer safety products, he was New Product Development Manager, responsible for assessing new product and process viability, rolling out major products, managing cross-functional implementation teams, and developing strategic operational initiatives. Before First Alert, Mr. Nakahara was an Engagement Manager at New York Consulting Partners, a management consulting firm focused on strategic planning and operational performance improvement.

Kane received his MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He is currently serving as President of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia and is actively involved with The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School, focusing on evaluating student business start-ups.

Gil Yee

Gil has over 25 years of Operations Improvement and Project Management experience. He has worked in many different industries such as consumer products, medical devices, distribution, and luxury goods.

Prior to VertiSync, Gil was the Director of Business Process and Corporate Strategy at Movado Group where he led global projects to redesign key business processes and improve business performance, including a redesign of product development process and global strategic planning process.Before Movado, Gil was the Strategic Projects Manager at Arrow Electronics and an Associate at New York Consulting Partners.

Gil received his Bachelors in Finance and Information Systems from Indiana Business School.

Gary Badrick

Gary has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in leading operations and strategic improvement efforts on behalf of Fortune 1000 companies. Gary’s breadth of experience includes leading engagements that rapidly identify improvements and capture opportunities, as well as implementing supply chain strategy. He has particular expertise in low capital throughput enhancement, waste reduction, process and product simplification, supply chain optimization, operations design/segmentation, service and delivery performance turnaround, and pipeline planning. These initiatives have delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in tangible value creation and deep, lasting change.

Prior to joining VertiSync, Gary spent over 6 years in consulting as a senior engineer for Ford, Bacon, & Davis and HR International -- process engineering firms serving primarily the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His projects ranged in scope from process studies and upgrades/facility expansions to new “Greenfield” facilities. His experience also includes expertise in analyzing and purchasing complex capital equipment and systems.

Gary holds both an MBA in Finance and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

In addition to our core team of consultants, VertiSync operates with a network of partner firms, subject matter experts, and independent consultants to ensure that each project is staffed with individuals best suited to deliver value to the client.

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