Consultant and lecturer on software development and leadership. Was EMC SVP, Software Engineering, responsible for development of turnkey storage management products. Formerly, an independent consultant in the areas of business process reengineering, information technology, and software project management. A 28 year career with IBM as a technical leader, successful software project manager, and executive. Led a series of major projects to create what is today the core of IBM's large systems' software. Managed key products in communications, distributed processing, computer applications, hardware development, and business automation tools. Innovator in project management techniques and the automation of business processes. Recognized expert in software design, computer system performance, and distributed processing. Named an IBM Fellow in recognition of world-class technical achievements. B.S and Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Thesis earned ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award. Career highlights include:
- proposed and led design of IBM's TSO, today's most widely used time sharing system.
- overall project manager and lead designer of first MVS release, IBM's mainframe operating system.
- managed the creation of DPPX, an operating system for the IBM 8100 distributed processing system.
- managed IBM's networking products and the CICS transaction processor during their early years.
- co-invented a proven technique to improve team productivity in projects by an average factor of 2.5.
- pioneered a new technique for automating business processes directly from their definition
- managed the transition and growth of an acquired software company from startup mode to acquiring and supporting a large number of customers with more than $100 million in revenue
- co-creator and leader of the "Jensen-Landmark-Scherr Leadership Course" at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester (NY)
- co-creator of the time/life/project management system, Mission Control
Douglas Hoffman has been working in the field of consulting, to improve the performance of successful companies, since 1996.
A frequent public speaker, he has authored and delivered trainings on subjects ranging from leadership development, sales/sales management, sustainability, team building, strategic planning, and key employee retention. He has delivered training to individuals and to groups of 10-300 participants. His audiences include: non-profit boards, the NY State Bar Elder Law Section, accounting firms, real estate firms, school boards, the leadership teams of numerous corporations, communities, and other organizations.
According to Douglas, "Generating results beyond the ordinary demands clarity of vision and a willingness to take on what appears impossible. In our work, we distinguish both the intended outcomes and the barriers that appear to interfere with achieving these outcomes. This work produces results that are profound, visible and unprecedented."
Douglas lives in Woodstock, New York and is the father of a 20 year old daughter and a 17 year old son. He has long been involved with charitable organizations. In the past year this work has included developing and delivering programs for MDI, Fiver Children's Foundation and PENCIL. His work with the US Green Building Council has been instrumental in generating the now universal distinction "Green Building." Douglas is an avid bicyclist, riding 3000-5000 miles annually. He is currently planning and training to ride the Race Across America in 2015.
Program Leader, Consultant
Having worked in and been extensively trained in the principles and applications of our New Models for Integrity, Performance and Leadership over the last 8 years, Paul Greiner has a tremendous record of professionals and small business owners producing extraordinary results in their work together. He is renowned and respected by former and current clients and colleagues across North America for his keen listening, laser-like insight and powerful interventions, allowing for the fulfillment of previously unthinkable outcomes in fields as diverse as retail, wellness, construction and finance.
Guided by the commitment that everyone have an opportunity to experience real freedom and produce the results they want in business and life, Paul is constantly researching and developing new and evolving approaches and applications from a diverse field of resources, ranging from philosophical texts to the latest advances in neuroscience.
In his own words:
"For me, business is about being of service- period. The name of the game, though it has certainly become obscured over time, is to find out what's wanted or needed and provide it. That's business, that's commerce, that's the way to really have the world work... If you're providing something of value to the world, and conducting yourself (and your business) with integrity, you will be successful."
"When your 'work' is a real contribution that you absolutely love to make, the whole distinction between 'work' and 'play' begins to collapse and be rendered nonsensical."
In his clients' words: Click Here for Testimonials
Paul currently lives in Buffalo, NY, spending his non-'work' time reading (mostly philosophy), writing, enjoying the arts and being with (and loving) his amazing girlfriend, friends and family.
Educated in business studies, law and marketing and experienced in a wide range of industries from telecoms to art, Robert Walker brings an exceptional ability to get quickly to the heart of how a particular business works and draws on 10 years of coaching and training experience to cause results that may at first appear impossible. Passionate about global issues, Robert has spent his spare time training as an Ending Hunger Briefing Leader and major fundraiser for The Hunger Project. He lives in Canterbury, UK with easy access to London and major capitals of Europe.
Sandeep has a lasting commitment to personal and organizational performance. He has extensive training in Transformational Learning and is skilled at coaching his clients to achieve the extraordinary. His consulting process involves helping individuals and teams to articulate a clear, universally held vision which will guide and stimulate them in creating strategies and ways of working together to achieve unprecedented levels of performance.
Sandeep has wide experience with various companies in their start up phase, across diverse industries. In his last assignment as General Manager with Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), his teams delivered a huge increase in revenues over previous years in a very short span of time, while other branches were struggling to achieve last year actual revenues. He also spent 2½ years in Times Private Treaties in BCCL, where he led BCCL’s investments in various businesses across verticals that included Media & Entertainment, Luxury, Gems & Jewelry, Food & Beverage, and Hotels.
Sandeep was instrumental in launching the Locally Bottled Scotch business for Diageo/UDV in India, and went on to manage their entire Scotch portfolio in the country. As Head of Marketing for STAR TV’s foray into the FM radio industry, he was instrumental in developing the format and programming strategy and their launch of ‘RadioCity’. Sandeep then moved on as Head of Marketing to kick off operations for Hutch Telecon in the Punjab circle. In his capacity as Head of Business Development & Research, Sandeep was responsible for the launch of FM Radio Station ‘HIT 95’ for Millenium Broadcast, in Delhi. Sandeep's in-depth experience in research for those product categories formed the core of business and communication strategies for these companies.
Sandeep holds a Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a Masters Degree in Management Studies from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.