people are key to our solution's success - they are both practitioners
and teachers. Osti & Associates consultants have backgrounds
in business management, engineering, science, and academia with
experience in a diverse array of industries and practice areas.
Our team is forward-thinking and strongly aware of the world at
large, and each member shares a deep appreciation of learning in
all its forms. Everything we are and everything we do is reflected
in the caliber of the individuals who work with us.
broad spectrum of experience at our disposal is drawn from industries
including automobiles, biotechnology, computers, energy, high-technology,
health care, manufacturing, pulp and paper, software and telecommunications.
Our consultants are experts in the fields of business strategy,
process improvement, leadership development and mergers and acquisitions.
This diversity is key to our ability to partner with our clients
in building better businesses.
& Associates consultants are based out of Boston, Detroit,
New York, Baltimore, Miami, and San Diego. An academic
affiliation with the University of Michigan Business School and
working relationships with a wide network of business professionals
enhances our ability to serve our clients.
OSTI & ASSOCIATES TEAM
Managing Director, has over 24
years of general management consulting and line management experience
with a proven ability to deliver breakthrough results. Mr. Osti
spent seven years with General Motors Corporation in general management
and engineering positions, twice winning the General Motors Innovation
Award for creativity and innovation. Prior to co-founding Osti &
Associates he was a Principal with CSC Index. He has advised clients
in North America, South America and the Pacific Rim. Mr.
Osti is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Master of
Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration
from the University of Michigan.
over 30 years experience in the business, scientific and educational
fields. He founded a successful real estate development firm and
since 1992 has combined his extensive entrepreneurial experience
and advanced scientific knowledge to provide operations management
and strategic decision analysis to the business community.
Mr. Fischman holds a Doctorate in Physics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Iannazzi, Principal, has over 20
years of management consulting and project management experience
with a proven track record of satisfied clients. Prior to his affiliation
with Osti &Associates Mr. Iannazzi worked for 16 years at Arthur
D. Little, Inc., an international consultant organization, where
his focus was on strategic planning, acquisition/merger due diligence,
post-merger integration management, organizational design, risk
assessment, customer analysis, and process reengineering. Client
industry groups he has worked with include waste management, petrochemical
and chemical manufacturing, pulp & paper, metals and mining,
consumer products, and health care. Mr. Iannazzi holds a Master
of Science in Resource Management from the University of New Hampshire,
and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University.
Watlington, Principal, has over
30 years of management consulting and functional leadership experience,
helping companies creatively address critical issues in the areas
of human performance, competitive strategy, marketing and sales.
He developed and implemented succession planning, leadership development,
performance management, competitive intelligence and TQM programs
during his tenure with several global manufacturing and technology
companies, and provided internal organization development and compensation
consulting for senior managers in the United States and Europe.
Prior to joining Osti & Associates, he was an Associate Partner
with Accenture LLP and a Principal with CSC Index, where he provided
expert leadership for business strategy, process reengineering and
human capital management projects for clients around the world.
Mr. Watlington holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations
and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Petroff, Consultant, has over 25
years of consulting and project management experience with a proven
track record of successful projects. He works closely with executives
on a global basis to achieve growth and profitability objectives,
manage complex projects with strict deadlines and improve organizational
capabilities. Prior to working with O&A Mr. Petroff worked for
20 years at ABB-Lummus, an international project and consulting
organization based in Sao Paulo, Brazil where his focus was on procurement,
cost analysis and international project management. Mr. Petroff
is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish and is well versed
at working across cultural boundaries to deliver business results.
Mr. Petroff holds a Mechanical Engineer from the University of FAAP
in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
B. Mott, Consultant,
has over 20 years international experience helping individuals
and organizations identify, expand, and achieve their visions, as
well as being a documentary film and broadcast television producer/director.
She has coached consultants and executives, designed and run meetings,
facilitated groups by helping them clarify their goals and clarify
and sharpen their messages, and designed communication programs
for their organizations. Ms. Mott's work in broadcasting gives
her a unique perspective as a Communication Consultant.
Hays Matsumoto, Consultant, has
broad-based business experience in organizational effectiveness
consulting, change management and human resources management in
the financial services, transportation and high technology industries.
She has demonstrated internal and external consulting expertise
by finding innovative solutions to complex and difficult organizational
challenges. Ms. Matsumoto holds a M.S. Business from The Johns
Hopkins University and a B.A. Business Management (summa cum laude)
from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
Hine, Consultant, has over 16 years
of management consulting and marketing experience. Ms. Hine
in an expert in the field of customer relationship management.
She has helped a wide range of companies to develop customer service
and client management practices that highlight pragmatic problem
solving and issue resolution techniques. Ms. Hine holds a
Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve, Cleveland,
Ohio. Prior management consulting experience includes eight
years with the firm CSC Index and was promoted to Vice President
in 1995. She also worked Arthur D. Little, Inc. for five years.
DeGraff, Consultant, is a leading
organizational development consultant working with top companies
around the world on developing more effective innovation and change
strategies and competencies. Dr. DeGraff is a member of the faculty
at the University of Michigan School of Business where he develops
and teaches popular MBA courses. He also serves as an advisor to
think tanks, governments, and institutes worldwide, and has been
a senior executive at a multinational corporation. Jeff researches
and writes about innovation processes, creative thinking in business,
change strategies, and organizational and leadership development.
A. Hill, Consultant, has twelve
years of general management consulting and program management, and
has been successful in enabling organizations to cross the chasm
from planning to action by offering creative solutions rooted in
practical change management. Mr. Hill has consulted clients in telecommunications,
health care, information systems, transportation, facilities management,
and intelligence. His areas of expertise include business case &
financial risk analysis, performance measurement & analysis,
process engineering & simulation, capital planning and budgeting,
strategic planning, and benchmarking & best practices.
Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College
of William and Mary. He is a Certified TCO Expert (CTE – The GartnerGroup)
and a Master Facilitator (SRA Certification).
J. Falzon, Consultant, has over
25 years of industry and consulting experience in both business
management and information technology. Ms Falzon is an authority
on the organization, evolution, and general management of the information
systems function. Her work has focused on the role of information
technology in the transformation of individual and business processes,
and the structure of corporations. Ms. Falzon received a Bachelor
of Arts, Political Science and Anthropology, from Hunter College.
Kuechler, Consultant, has over
eleven years of management consulting and project management experience
with a long track record of success. Mr. Kuechler has advised
senior managers and client teams in a wide range of industries,
including technology software, technology services, financial services,
and paper & pulp manufacturing. His expertise in internet-based
strategic positioning and strategic decision-making has been recognized
in well known business publications such as Harvard
Business Review and Strategy
& Leadership. Mr. Kuechler holds a Master of Science
in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a
Bachelor of Science in Civil and Geological Engineering from Princeton
Fuller, Communications/Graphics Specialist,
is a strategic coordinator and presentation graphics expert with
comprehensive experience in communications and research. Ms.
Fuller spent five years in marketing communications and public relations,
and has ten years of experience with military intelligence.
Her work includes marketing collateral, web content, press releases,
and graphic layout for corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Fuller continues to serve as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
She holds a Bachelor of Science, Journalism, from the University
Allt, Internet Consultant, has
traveled extensively, living and working in the United States, Australia,
Japan, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Africa. Prior to founding
a successful Internet design company he conducted seminars on the
effective conduct of business in an international environment for
executives at companies including Nokia and ABB as well as Finnish
parliament. Mr. Allt holds a degree in psychology and industrial
relations from the University of Sydney.
Ellis, Consultant/Technical Production,
has extensive experience with Communications, Presentation and Event
Planning, Graphic Design, Web Design and Promotional/Marketing Executions.
She also brings with her seven years of experience in news and theatrical
production, both on-camera and behind the scenes. Ms. Ellis
holds a Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, with Minors in Business
Management and Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University.