Client Results

Achievements:

  • Delivered 7% implemented EBIT improvement in under 12 months
  • 80% reduction in cost of quality sales issues
  • $800 K in reduced transport operational costs with increased driver retention and improved environmental sustainability
  • 9% annual logistics cost reduction network optimization
  • Provided mathematical modeling to facilitate decision making in $400 million acquisition
  • Developed global pilot program to improve problem solving capabilities and drive productivity for Berkshire-Hathaway entity

Testimonials:

“I have worked alongside Ryan a number of times, in particular working with him on a significant improvement program on a business that doubled its EBIT within 2 years. And on the other side of the table, as a client in my current capacity. Ryan is an experienced, intelligent and highly effective business coach who challenges conventional thinking and consistently unlocks value. His consultancy embeds effectively into a business, extracts ideas, critically analyzes and works with the cross functional management team to drive effective improvements.”

VP Finance, Boral Industries

“What Next Level Essentials offers its clients are intangibles I value heavily when it comes to using consultants in my business. Ryan takes the time to understand what we really need and want and tailors his approach to fit the unique business situation, instead of spending time trying to drive us into a canned program. He is a clear, strategic thinker that focuses on getting the very best out of his project teams. With extensive experience in business improvement, Ryan brings a unique view to each problem.”

VP Sales, Marketing and Logistics, GCC of America

“I have worked alongside Ryan a number of times, in particular working with him on a significant improvement program on a business that doubled EBIT within 2 years. And on the other side of the table, as a client in my current capacity. Ryan is an experienced, intelligent and highly effective business coach who challenges conventional thinking and consistently unlocks value. His consultancy embeds effectively into a business, extracts ideas, critically analyzes and works with the cross functional management team to drive effective improvements.”

VP, Supply Chain, Meridian Bank

“Next Level has partnered with our business in a range of operational, supply chain, and sales initiatives spanning a number of years. What sets them apart from others is process, personal style, and uncanny sense of where the value is. If I can summarize, his particular magic comes from

1) helping with the most important step of selecting the right talent at the outset

2) creating an intellectual experience for the team from personal reflection, curiosity, frustration, and eureka moments

3) finding value that normally slips through the gaps between sales, operations, and supply chain

4) generating initiatives which grow a life of their own and spread through other sites organically, and

5) having the discipline and tenacity to see execution through to the bottom line.

Every project has delivered bottom line results and spun off divisional initiatives. More important, they have upskilled and motivated team members who carry the Performance Excellence approach to their everyday jobs.”

VP, Operations, Stone Division, Boral Industries

“Ryan is a talented and driven individual able to to work with all levels in an organization. He is a quick study and able to see the bigger picture, get to the heart of the matter, provide the right resources and deliver real results. His approach is pragmatic and well thought out, presenting his ideas in a clear and concise manner. He has natural leadership ability and his interpersonal skills enable him to bring a team together quickly, focus them on the goal and work to get results. I highly recommend Ryan and Next Level Essentials.”

President, GCC of America

“Next Level Essentials was a huge help in our development and implementation of a custom, enterprise wide, problem solving process. They started with us at the conception phase and worked with us through development, “syndication” and pilot training. He did a great job getting the stakeholders ideas and concerns addressed. Ryan’s years of problems solving, project management and training experience were key to our successful launch. I would highly recommend Next Level Essentials and plan to include Ryan in future projects.”

OP Ex Leader, Johns Manville Building Products

“I have had the distinct privilege of working with Ryan across many years and a number of successful projects, including an enterprise-wide optimization program which set the stage for an M&A, and a step change program which yielded several million dollars in annualized savings. My organization and I are very pleased with not only the outcomes but the processes used. Ryan has a unique blend of high intelligence, strong work ethic and “hands-on” leadership style that will serve any company well. I cannot recommend Next Level highly enough and I would welcome the opportunity to partner with them again in the future.”

VP Planning and Administration, GCC of America