C0-Founder/Pres. Bio

Alphonso T. Spence

A senior organizational management consultant, Management Lecturer for Bluffton University, Visiting Professor, Management department, Wittenberg University, Alphonso has almost three decades of experience in leading and developing highly effective teams and organizations. He is a Certified Conflict Resolution Mediator (American Center for Conflict Resolution Institute) and a Certified Transformative Conflict Mediator (US Postal Service). His General Motor’s career spanned management assignments such as:

• Program Management of $250 million product development projects
• Supply chain management responsibility for a remote GM Plant
• Worldwide After-Market Sales Management-Brake System Components
• Brake Systems Accounts Manager to Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Ford, International Harvester, and GM Truck and Bus

Alphonso’s consultant assignments have ranged from turnaround of multi-million dollar companies/divisions to web based strategic best practice based change management and associated training.

Some results achieved from the above assignments:

• Strategic and business/operations plans resulting in $45 million revenue increase in less than one year
• Doubling of inventory turns and profits in less than one year
• Led GM Tier 1 supplier’s effort to retain five year contract by reducing defects to Zero
• Led successful launch of new company supplying J.I.T. fascias directly to GM car assembly line

Alphonso has a M.A. degree in Business Management (Management and Supervision) and a B.S. in Industrial Technology (Electronics).  He has also taught Operations Management at Graduate level and is a Management Lecturer at Bluffton University. He conducts training in a wide variety of subjects such as leadership development, conflict resolution, problem solving, and capacity building. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel certified in Logistics, Communications-Electronics, and Corps of Engineers.  He was also an Adjunct Professor for the Army’s Command and General Staff College.

Alphonso's extensive executive and management training include: Competitive Analysis, Kellogg Graduate School of Business; Strategic Planning - GE Model, University of Virginia; Total Quality Management, The Deming Institute and The Phil Cosby Quality College; Six Sigma Statistical Process Control, The Juran Institute; Program Management, Motorola Institute; Lean Manufacturing, General Motors Corporation; Leadership and Staff Development, The Army's Command and General Staff College; Strategic Best Practices, Virtual CEO Inc.

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