Strategy Development & Insights Services

Liberate your company’s growth potential.  

Whether you need to raise new capital, gear up for rapid growth, identify or integrate new acquisitions, deal with operational constraints, or fill key positions with good talent, we can help you make the right decisions for your organization.

How We Help Clients

  • Business Strategy & Operations
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • PMO and Process Optimization

Business Strategy & Operations

We make companies more effective by identifying the right strategies and focusing on execution.

CHALLENGES

Health, life sciences, and technology services companies face constant disruption, and the current environment has rendered many strategic plans obsolete. Agile organizations keep a pulse on their environment, tuning their strategy to adapt while maintaining a laser-like focus on objectives. The next generation of industry disruptors is developing strategies that:

  • Align purpose and values with stakeholder benefits and corporate activities
  • Are attuned to the current state of the business and its operating environment
  • Consider new business models, investments, and partnerships focused on delivering innovation and managing risk

Our Solutions

Strategy Development & Execution

We develop strategies that align your purpose and values with stakeholder benefits for maximum impact.

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Operations

We help high-growth organizations tackle the challenges that are roadblocks to efficiency, scalability, and sustainability.

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Product Strategy

We align product positioning and market opportunity and help design the operational structures to manage the product for success.

Organizational Effectiveness

We align people, processes, structures, and behaviors to drive growth, enable scalability, enhance customer experience, improve operational efficiency, and develop a sustainable operating model that delivers your strategy.

CHALLENGES

The health, life sciences, and technology services industries are constantly evolving, and organizations must transform to reach new levels of business success. Leaders and teams must navigate volatile, fast-changing environments with agility to clarify the issues and accelerate the path to results. Long-term success means designing the structures, teams, and frameworks that deliver today’s results while building a foundation for tomorrow’s growth.

CREO helps you design and implement an operating model honed to your strategic intent. We provide organizational structures, leadership tools, and customized development plans that drive buy-in and accelerate results.

Our Solutions

Executive & Leadership Coaching

We coach C-suite and senior management executives and teams on individualized, effective leadership strategies that expand influence and impact.

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Organization Development

We help you clarify business objectives and then align the practice areas, functions, teams, roles, and accountabilities to leverage capabilities and achieve those objectives.

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Transformational Change Management

We align executives and team members on the approach to change and teach the tools to drive buy-in that accelerates transformation.

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Performance Improvement

We help simplify complexity in your organization’s design, standardize and optimize functions, and formalize continuous improvement standards.

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PMO and Process Optimization

We enable you to move to action on your business strategy through the discipline of managing projects and processes as a company asset.

CHALLENGES

Growing organizations pursuing transformation need an effective way to align execution of initiatives, drive visibility of status, and engineer processes for reliable outcomes.

Our Solutions

Project Management Office

We provide a framework to lead organizational change across a portfolio of projects to achieve strategic goals.

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Business Process Optimization

We help you hone the discipline of managing processes to improve business performance, outcomes, and operational agility.

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Our People

Susan Acker-Walsh

CEO and Co-Founder

Energized by growth and change, Susan has served as a “Jill of All Trades,” holding the titles of Chairwoman, CEO, Chief Executive…

Mike Townley

President and Co-Founder

Mike’s experience ranges from hands-on technical positions across multiple disciplines to management and leadership roles…

Zack Crowson

Principal Consultant

Zack is a motivated and quantitatively oriented
team member with the desire to serve his
clients as well as his community…

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