Operational Performance

proaction groupThe ProAction Group acts as a resource extension to investors and management teams. We provide operating expertise, resources, and tools to help maximize performance.  Pre-acquisition, ProAction Group helps private equity firms quantify risks and opportunities, compete in auctions, avoid bad deals, and plan for post-close success.  For portfolio companies and select corporate clients, we work with management to identify and implement high-impact value creation projects to grow sales, earnings, and capital productivity.

Contact:  Timothy Van Mieghem,  tvm@proactiongroup.com



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Building Bridges and the MVP™ (More Value& Profit) Program

Building Bridges is a collaborative consulting company that specializes in innovating traditional business and investment models to help our clients maximize their revenue and performance potential and successfully navigate the changing business and investment landscapes.  We recognize as consulting experts that in our new “knowledge” economy where 80% of market value is intangible, businesses and professional services firms must start to focus on identifying and developing these intangible value and performance drivers and become more proactive in utilizing strategies that can reduce intangible (future) risk in order to ensure long-term business sustainability.

The Building Bridges collaborative and the MVP™ consulting platform brings together business thought-leaders, sustainable investment experts, and academia to inform our work so that we can continue to create cutting-edge sustainability strategies to increase business profitability, develop more comprehensive metrics to measure performance and innovate traditional financial modeling to include intangibles assets and liabilities.

The MVP™ team has the unique expertise to help clients develop, measure and manage all forms of business capital:  financial, human, environmental and social so that they can survive and thrive in an uncertain world where every competitive advantage counts.

Contact:  Joy Pettirossi-Poland, joyppoland@aol.com


Cost Reduction Services

EDSS_Logo_Standard_nobackgroundEnergy Design Service Systems (EDSS), we’re not your average lighting company—we’re an engineering based firm leading the nation in facility energy and resource conservation. With professional engineers, architects, designers, and incentive specialists on staff, EDSS offers unique programs that enhance aesthetics, improve the bottom line, and reduce energy consumption.  At EDSS, we believe in providing turnkey building solutions (Lighting, Energy, and Incentives) that balance art, science, and budget.

Lighting Design, Lighting Supply, Lighting Installation, LED Retrofits
RetroCommissioning (RCx), Facility Energy Audits (FEA), Facility Water Audits, ENERGY STAR Benchmarking and Certification, LEED® Certification, Energy Procurement, Carbon Reduction Certification
EPAct 179D Tax Deduction, Federal & State Grants, State & Utility Rebates, State & Local Tax Incentives, Cost Segregation Study, Retirement of Assets Study, Reserve Study, Repair & Maintenance Study (263(a)), Insurance Replacement Estimate (IRE)


Michael Cunningham, National Accounts Sales Manager, mcunningham@edssenergy.com

Telecommunications Cost Reduction

PAG LOGOProfit Advisory Group(PAG) is a full service telecommunications cost reduction firm that has helped companies save over $250 million dollars on their telecom spend. PAG is a performance-based company so there are no fees for our service, we only share in the savings for the first 12 months after they have been achieved for the client. Over 80% of all telecom bills contain errors and 90% never get audited.  Let us get your money back.  Our clients save, on average, 23% with no upfront fees and without changing carriers.  Service review includes: Local, Long Distance, Internet, Wireless, Data, VOIP, Cable and Satellite TV, Conferencing, Pagers, Hosting, Colocation, and Cloud Services

Contact:  Rich Reda, VP Business Development, rreda@profitadvisorygroup.com


Office Supply & Services Cost Reduction

una-logoUNA is a group purchasing organization and through their alliance of partners, they leverage a collective spend of $60+ billion dollars to negotiate incredibly discounted vendor contracts. Some of these vendors include FedEx, Staples, Orkin, Steelcase, Hotel Engine, Ricoh and many more.  These contracts are available to VOP Practitioners and their clients and will help you save a significant amount of money. Due to the size of their membership (over 200,000 businesses), UNA has contracts with set pricing that most organizations could never get on their own. We believe that through the FedEx contract alone most clients will be able to save a substantial amount of money.

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Contact Daniel Schuman for more details at dschuman@unapurchasing.com


Supply Chain Management

Nexterus corporate logoNexterus is a supply chain engineering and technology company helping small to mid-sized companies effectively compete in today’s global marketplace. We provide solutions to complex business issues, applying our expertise and best-in-class technology to model, optimize and manage your global supply chain.

Contact: Ryan Polakoff, Manager Supply Chain Solutions, rpolakoff@nexterus.com


Manufacturing Efficiency

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Quality Support Group, Inc. has been helping organizations reach their core objectives since 1993. QSG is a leading international consulting and training firm delivering organizational continuous improvement.
QSG’s unique integration of improvement methodologies is designed to deliver organizational improvements and cost savings benefits. We bring to our clients a depth of experience that is uncommon. Our company model delivers proven performance with a range of business sectors including aerospace, defense, medical device, and food safety, and we serve organizations of any size from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.


Barbara Maclachlan, Director of Business Development, barbara@qualitysupportgroup.com

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) is dedicated to enabling small to medium-sized manufacturing enterprises transform and grow, significantly and positively through facilitation of growth-based systems and solutions that deliver positive, measurable, and sustainable impact. Through the collaborations of our Growth and Innovation Network partners, we are able to provide a full complement of high impact programs that add significant value to the enterprise. MassMEP’s diversified programs are designed to enable the small to medium-sized manufacturing enterprise to successfully grow and succeed with continuous improvement programs, skills-based training, technology acceleration, invention, innovation, and commercialization endeavors.