Benjamin Greenwald

Summary

I work with Senior Finance Leaders at Fortune 500 Companies to help them understand and interpret performance metrics and best practices and how they can drive performance improvement in their companies. My professional experience, while quite varied, has consistently focused on helping senior executives improve the way they do business. Prior to joining The Hackett Group I worked with companies across the United States develop their employee base for the future by hiring Junior Military Officers and Technicians. This involved highly conceptual sales, consulting, account management, and strategy to allow the companies I work with to hire the leaders of their future.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Present

Senior Consultant, Finance Business Advisor

The Hackett Group
The Hackett Group, a global strategic advisory firm, is a leader in best practice advisory, benchmarking, and transformation consulting services, including shared services, offshoring and outsourcing advice. Utilizing best practices and implementation insights from more than 4,000 benchmarking engagements, executives use Hackett's empirically based approach to quickly define and prioritize initiatives to enable world-class performance. Through its REL brand, Hackett offers working capital solutions focused on delivering significant cash flow improvements. Through its Hackett Technology Solutions group, Hackett offers business application consulting services that helps maximize returns on IT investments. Hackett has worked with 2,700 major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 73% of the Fortune 100, 73% of the DAX 30 and 45% of the FTSE 100.
Oct 1998 - Oct 2005

Senior Account Executive

Lucas Group
Lucas Group is one of the largest non-franchised recruiting firms in the country. I work in our military division, which is responsible for placing more than 1,000 officers and enlisted military candidates into positions across the country. As a client-side recruiter, I am responsible for identifying and making a highly conceptual sale of the “military candidate” to mid and senior level executives in companies across the country. The companies I work with range from small, single location businesses to large multi-national firms. Crucial to my success is understanding my client’s needs in hiring a new employee. I must identify, not just what the job description details, but also the intangibles that will make a candidate a long-term success within the company. I am both a consultant and guide to my clients as they seek to understand the job market and effectively recruit the candidates they desire. I seek to develop a successful long-term partnership with my clients.
Jul 1996 - Jun 1998

Project Manager

InfoVentures of Atlanta
InfoVentures of Atlanta was a joint venture between two of Atlanta�s largest corporations; BellSouth and Cox Enterprises. This venture was responsible for bringing Interactive Voice Applications to the large percentage of the population without Internet access. Serving both our corporate parents as well as external clients like Reebok, Mohawk Carpets and the Newspaper Association of America, I was responsible for managing projects throughout their complete life cycle. This included initial project design and resource allocation, monitoring and testing of applications during development, real world operations, and reporting and results analysis back to our clients.
Aug 1994 - Jan 1996

Project Manager

CMD Services
CMD Services redefined the traditional marketing communications process by using leading edge technology to move from a print, store and distribute model to an on-demand print and distribute model. In my role as Project Coordinator, I had responsibility for all in-house creative and document production, including intensive work in mass-customization of marketing materials in a Just In Time, Total Quality environment for Fortune 500 customers such as MCI, Georgia Pacific, BellSouth and Ryobi.

Education

Education
1992 - 1994

MBA

Emory University - Goizueta Business School
Aug 1987 - May 1991

BA

Wheaton College