Transformation and Strategic Change Leader Brings Unique Perspective to Manage North America Business Unit
PRINCETON, NJ – July 27, 2015 – Kepner-Tregoe (KT), a global capability development and consulting company, announced today that Michael Kutner has been named regional managing director of its North American region, which is the original and largest region in KT’s global footprint. Kutner has nearly 30 years of experience in management consulting, organizational transformation and change, operational excellence and strategic business planning.
Kutner brings a diverse background and versatile experience in leading teams and improving strategic, operational and financial functions. He joins KT from North Highland Worldwide Consulting, where he served for eight years as a principal and master practitioner, overseeing business solutions for clients in operational excellence, organizational change, Lean and Six Sigma. Prior to management consulting, Kutner served as director of process excellence at Johnson & Johnson and director of change management in their McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals division.
“Michael is a true strategist and change leader,” said KT Chief Executive Officer Chris Geraghty. “He is an accomplished consultant who brings deep experience in enterprise-wide transformation initiatives at some of the top companies in the world. Michael understands how to inspire both leadership and teams, improving focus and achieving better results through capability development—which is the heart of our KT Clear Thinking approach.”
A Six Sigma Master Black Belt and certified Black Belt, Kutner led programs, applied Six Sigma methods and trained users in all areas of the business while at General Electric. He also has extensive experience in financial analysis, business planning and forecasting.
“I’m excited to join Kepner-Tregoe’s team of talented consultants and to support the globally respected brands we work with,” Kutner explained. “Opportunities for growth, as well as the complexity of the competitive global marketplace, have never been greater. Using KT’s analytical decision-making and problem-solving methodologies—which KT has been pioneering since the 1950s—we’ll continue to help clients in two ways: to solve their most perplexing problems and magnify the positive impact of their most strategic decisions. I look forward to building a bright future at KT.”
Kutner received a Bachelor of Science in finance from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from La Salle University. Over the years, he has dedicated extensive time in supporting non-profit organizations through his roles on the boards of directors for First Person Arts in Philadelphia and Penn State’s Abington Alumni Society.
Kepner-Tregoe (KT) provides capability development and consulting solutions across the world to help build Thinking Organizations that resolve the most pressing issues with clarity and confidence. Founded in 1958 based on ground-breaking research on how people think, solve problems and make decisions, Princeton-based Kepner-Tregoe is dedicated to helping organizations achieve Operational Excellence by improving quality, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. KT Clear Thinking is used at every level of client organizations: to implement strategy; achieve step-change improvements in operations; increase customer satisfaction in support organizations; and drive superior issue resolution throughout the organization. KT provides Clear Thinking for a complex world. For additional information, visit the company’s website at kepner-tregoe.com or their social media platforms on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.