Resume of

Neil Tiffin
Independence, MO 64057
Suburbs of Kansas City, Cellular: 630-561-3955
Email: , Web: http://www.neiltiffin.com/resume.html

OBJECTIVE: Consulting, Senior Management, or Interim Management.
Retail, High-tech, Service, Distribution, Mail Order, Operations, Start-up or Turn-around.



"I have to tell you, I was really impressed with the work that you and the ... team did on this project. I am a big believer in process and I feel strongly that the process that you guided us through was a critical success factor in having some decent requirements in a short amount of time. You should know that I would have given you guys an A+ on the requirements effort. You never failed to deliver, " business team leader, current project.

"Neil has strong influencing skills. The US and UK companies often had different views on key decisions. Neil was at the forefront of resolving such conflicts and gaining commitment to decisions that worked for the business," business leader, UK consulting firm.

"I'm sending this to thank you and your team for the help you provided in achieving the successful resolution of our ... project. In particular, your consistent focus on results, and supportive approach without trying to force a 'prescription' was effective with our group and appreciated. I believe you have created a helpful niche among the consultant options to drive results in the context of organizational capabilities and with flexibility regarding process. This is needed, albeit somewhat difficult to explain," executive vice president global research, development and engineering, US consumer products company.

"His broad business knowledge, particularly in supply chain, combined with his knowledge of SAP enabled us to drive significant changes, resulting in a three fold increase in product throughput in the warehouse (kitting and distribution) with only minor increases in head count," project manager, UK cellular network provider.

"Neil also possesses personal qualities, such as diplomacy combined with tenacity, to deliver projects effectively. He built an excellent rapport with senior line management, which translated into a lasting respect for his ability to 'do the right thing'," project development manager, UK cellular network provider.

"Neil's unique blend of skills and qualities make him an excellent candidate for most high-level management positions," former business partner.

"He has the ability to handle complex technical situations, understand and motivate people, and work equally well in either a matrix or traditional management environment," partner Big 6 consulting firm.

"He is self-motivated, well-organized, and results oriented. He budgets his time well, is a good delegator, but is not afraid to 'jump in and get it done' if necessary," former business partner.

"Neil is the consummate team player," manager international strategy consulting firm.


" Taming the Beast", Steve Cardell and Neil Tiffin, Industrial Management, May-June 1999, pp 23-28. A six page article outlining the six steps necessary for successful enterprise information system implementations.

"GNU Enterprise Application Software", Neil Tiffin and Reinhard Muller, Informatik Informatique, No 6, December 2001. SVI/FSI Schweizerischer Verband der Informatikorganisationen, Fédération suisse des organisations d'informatique, Zürich. Description and status of the GNU Enterprise software project.


Consulting Firm, Chicago, IL, 1998 - Current
Responsible for business transformation, IT consulting, interim management and performance improvement consulting.

Educational Publisher, Washington DC Suburbs, November 2001 - January 2005
CIO/VP Supply Operations
Responsible for Information Systems, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly, and Shipping activities.

International Consulting Firm, Stamford, CT and Reading, UK 1998-2000
Senior Consultant
Responsible for delivery of performance improvement and business transformation consulting services in the consumer goods, general manufacturing, telecom, and wholesale supply chain business sectors. Specialties included Supply Chain Integration, Customer Care Processes and Systems, and SAP re-implementation. Managed parts of the firms largest projects including extended assignments in the United Kingdom working at the executive level for FTSE 30 and smaller companies.

International Furniture Manufacturer & Importer, Chicago, IL 1995-1997
Vice President - Operations & Finance
P&L responsibility for all startup and daily business operations, including, procurement, technology, accounting, customer support, in-bound logistics, out-bound logistics, logo development and trademark registrations for this importer and distributor of headboards, footboards, futons and daybeds, targeting the top 100 furniture retailers in the United States.

High-Tech Manufacturing, Chicago, IL 1993-1996
President / CEO
In charge of all sales, operations, P/L, and manufacturing plants in Chicago and London, of this high-technology manufacturer of electrical coil winding machinery experiencing reduced sales and profits from increased international competition.

Ernst & Young, Kansas City, MO 1991-1993
Manager, Performance Improvement Consulting Practice.
Provided consulting and technical assistance services in sales, business development and project management to industrial manufacturers, specializing in global competition and import operations.

Coopers & Lybrand, Kansas City, MO 1989-1991
Sr. Consultant, Information Technology Systems Consulting Practice.

Sunrise Systems, Division of IBT, Inc., Kansas City, KS 1982-1988
Group President
Directed the startup, subsequent sale, and daily operation (pre and post sale) of this $5.2 million manufacturing technologies engineering and consulting firm. P&L responsibility for sales, manufacturing and engineering activities.

 Key clients and projects included:


University of Missouri
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Resume of

Neil Tiffin
Independence, MO 64057
Suburbs of Kansas City, Cellular: 630-561-3955
Email: , Web: http://www.neiltiffin.com/resume.html

Last Update: December 5, 2011
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