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  • Meeting Today's Consulting Needs

    Growing businesses have broad-ranging, time-sensitive strategic needs that will benefit from the deep experience and specialized knowledge of a driven and experienced consultant who can develop creative, practical and executable plans. The challenges of growth drive a critical need for value-creating customer strategies, executable marketing and sales/contract strategies, long-term technology/innovation strategies, near term product development/qualification strategies, operational improvement plans and acquisition/divestiture strategies . . . and the list goes on. Having formulated, executed and overseen all of these strategies—at the managerial, senior and the C-Suite levels—means that no matter the scope of your opportunities, I bring the broad management and leadership perspective that results in holistic business solutions that consider and balance every aspect of your business challenge.

    The Value of Steve Speak Consulting
    As a veteran of the zero-defect aerospace materials environment, my level of commitment to quality, risk management and timely success were essential. The costs and risks of failure—endangering an employee, destroying a plant or suffering failure of a mission critical aircraft component—were far too high. There was just no room for error. This mentality carried over into my commitment for business results where contracts worth millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars could be gone—potentially forever—if an opportunity was missed. My success depended on having a clear strategy and a step-by-step plan for implementing that strategy followed by excellent execution. In this environment, my passion and skill for building and executing winning strategies that delivered bottom line business results was tested and refined. Combining this background with coaching skills and methods when needed, I now offer a broader range of impact for those seeking to improve results or convert business ideas into bottom line results.

    Consulting Services Offered

    Strategic Planning and Strategy Development Services

    Other Consulting Services

  • Commercial strategy (including sales, marketing and new business development)
  • Aerospace Consulting
  • Technology strategy (asset management and innovation pipeline)
  • Advanced Materials Consulting
  • Operations/operational consulting (how to structure manufacturing, when you hire, how pieces come together to support operations including supply chain development/improvement and human capital aka “functional strategy”)
  • Private Equity Consulting
  • Customer relationship and large contract strategies
  • General Business Consulting
  • Opportunity discovery
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Large project planning
  • Innovation Management Consulting
  • New product development and launch
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Holistic strategic consulting involving any combination or all of the above
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Consulting
  • Industries Served

    Aerospace companies including start-ups, high-growth companies and small, small/disadvantaged and minority-/women-owned businesses who are seeking to grow by securing more contracts from large aerospace prime contractors and subcontractors.

    Advanced materials companies including start-ups and high-growth companies seeking to 1) adapt aerospace materials technology to non-aerospace applications, 2) move lower cost non-aerospace technologies up-market to aerospace or 3) launch new, innovative materials technologies that will open up new applications and markets for composites and adhesives.

    Private equity firms and investment banking firms who can benefit from Plastics, Composites & Advanced Materials industry expertise in building and growing their portfolio.

    Small businesses and small business owners in any industry who need expert direction in reaching their business goals, especially those companies related to technology or aligned with my personal interests.

    To discuss your consulting needs, please contact me.