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Kevin Adams
Managing Director, Principal

Mr. Adams has for twenty-five years guided firms through periods of turbulence. His operating background includes CEO or COO positions in retail and distribution companies, restaurants, food manufacturing, software,  and construction companies.

In addition he has served as the turnaround consultant, or strategic advisor to firms in a variety of industries around the world.  Client industries include: distributed generation, privatized water, equipment manufacturing, bedding pack flowers, LTL trucking, restaurants, food manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, wholesale food distribution, construction, real estate development, wood products, retail food, software, newspapers, digital imaging, retail hard goods, and medical imaging. He has guided strategic change in companies in United States, Asia, Latin America, Western, and Central Europe.

He earned his BS degree from Willamette University and his MBA from the University of Washington. He is married with three children and two grand-daughters.  He enjoys skiing, horse packing, and fly fishing.  His residence is in the mountains of Central Oregon.

Consulting Team

 

Mark Frandsen
Senior Consultant

Mr. Frandsen currently focuses his time on private company and non-profit boards as well as real estate investing. Previously he had sixteen years experience as President & CEO of New Season Foods, Inc., a Forest Grove, Oregon based food manufacturer. Before that, he was a senior marketing and sales executive for McCormick spices, Sierra software, Arrowhead water and Knott’s Berry Farm preserves.

He currently serves on these boards:
•    Board of Trustees, Pacific University
•    Board of Trustees, Portland Art Museum
•    Board of Directors, Fall Creek Nursery
•    Board of Directors, Oak Tree Foundation (Oregon)
His board room experience includes these positions:
•    Member Non-profit and for profit Board of Directors
•    Chairman of Board of Directors
•    President of Board of Directors
•    Commissioner

Mark received a B.S. in finance and international business from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He also graduated from Nyenrode University in The Netherlands.

Mark lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife, Katherine. Their two daughters and their families live in Los Gatos, California and Manhattan Beach, California. Mark and Katherine have three grandchildren.

Brad Hathaway
Consultant

 

Mr. Hathaway is a financial executive with experience managing operations and projects for international companies, both public and private. Experience includes: 
•    12 years managing financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities for global businesses. 
•    Six years managing financial reporting for a public company. 
•    Five years setting up, staffing and running financial operations/projects internationally.
•    Site financial leadership.

Specialties: Financial planning and analysis (FP&A), financial reporting, operations/supply chain support, lean/TQM, S&OP, multi-currency consolidations, SEC filings, corporate accounting, cost analysis/accounting, capital investments, Lean/Six Sigma and cross-cultural operations.

Luke Thompson
Consultant

Mr. Thompson has been in consulting for over 3 years. His areas of experience comprise of financial modeling and reporting, including monthly budgets, rolling 18 month forecasts, and multi-year models. Additionally, merger and acquisition preparation and management primarily in divestitures. He is also experienced in market research, assisting organizations recognize their competitive position and identifying strategic initiatives. He is skilled in data visualization, analysis, modeling, and reporting. He has worked with clients in agriculture, manufacturing, digital imaging, and retail hard goods. He achieved his BA in Finance and Economics, as well as his MBA from George Fox University. He is married to his wife Samantha and they live in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. During spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, and a glass of wine, particularly Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills.  

Craig Longfield
Senior Consult: of counsel

Mr. Longfield’s practice focuses on capital markets and commercial banking structuring and negotiation, business restructuring, merger and acquisition transactions and strategic repositioning.

As Chairman of numerous companies during periods of acute corporate stress, Mr. Longfield has actively directed the sale or repositioning of entities, leading due diligence, transaction structuring, and negotiating activities.

During his thirty-five year professional career, Mr. Longfield has held senior management positions at PacifiCorp, PacifiCorp Financial Services, (including subsidiaries Vermont Castings and ColorSpot). In addition, Mr. Longfield held several senior level positions with Bank of America in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and London.

Mr. Longfield received a BS in International Economics from the University of Washington, and his MBE from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Specialists

At crucial moments of change, often a wide range of issues need to be addressed, and a variety of changes implemented. Accordingly, we maintain associations with a breadth of individual consultants and consulting firms.   From financial modeling to data mining; from presentation coaching to team building; from manufacturing layout to sales call practices, we have capabilities to address the crucial issues facing you.  Below is a partial list of some of the firms, individuals and the roles they would play in an engagement through us.

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John Major
Senior Consultant Lean Manufacturing

Principle at NWCPE

Mr. Major is a founding member of Northwest Center for Performance Excellence with over 35 years’ experience leading operational teams within the high tech industry.  His industry roles have included VP, Customer Support and Service for Xerox Office Products Group, VP, Worldwide Manufacturing & Global Supply Chain for Tektronix Corporation, and most recently, VP, Global Operations for Radisys Corporation. 

He has led the implementation of continuous improvement programs based on the fusion of Strategy Deployment, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma Structured Problem Solving, and Kaizen Methodology at a number of diverse companies over the years.  He teaches continuous improvement principles at Portland State University and holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington.

Steve Rosvold
Senior Consultant Finance and Accounting

Founder and CEO of KRM Business Solutions

Mr. Rosvold has over 30 years of experience in the corporate finance world and has honed his ability to drive change, improve profitability, and ensure long-term financial health for businesses.

He founded KRM Business Solutions in 2004 to help Southwest Washington/Portland area companies equip themselves with the knowledge, processes, systems, and tools they need for success. In addition to his role as lead advisor for KRM, Steve is a partner with MR and Associates, LLC. Here, where he provides integrated CFO and management services, including strategic planning, risk management, valuation, and more.

He began his professional career with Cargill as an accountant. Steve has also held the position of CFO for ConAgra Malt.

He is active in the community, acting as Executive Director for Southwest Washington Executive Manufacturer's Forum and Tandem Ride Coordinator for the Washington State School for the Blind.

An Augsburg College, Minneapolis, graduate, Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. 

Steve and his wife Pat have 3 children and live in Vancouver, Washington.

Leslie Dashew
Senior Consultant Family Business

Family Business Consultant at Leslie Dashew: The Human side of Enterprise

Mrs. Dashew is an advisor to families in business, families of wealth and other leaders and teams in business. Her background as an organizational development consultant and a family therapist has enabled her to effectively assist individuals, families and teams to work through challenging problems to achieve their dreams. Leslie has been in practice for 38 years and has served entrepreneurs through leaders of multinational organizations. Her work has taken her around the world. Leslie's greatest satisfaction comes from helping people to fully identify, cultivate and utilize their talents and those of the people whose lives they touch.

Specialties: Family Business, Families of Wealth, Women in Family Businesses, Team Building, Organizational Development

Tom Davis
Senior Consultant Finance and Accounting

Mr. Davis is a successful executive with experience in general operations, financial planning/analysis, strategy, accounting and capital structures. Trusted advisor and business partner to CEOs and Board of Directors. Ability to build and manage: accounting, finance, human resources and administrative organizations. Proven track record of developing and refining strategic business plans. An innovative and resourceful results-oriented professional with experience in early stage and mature organizations. Cross-industry experience in technology, software development, venture capital, wholesale distribution, and public accounting.

Undergraduate majors in finance and management, minor in economics and a post graduate professional degree in accounting science. Washington State CPA (inactive) and U.S. Government security clearance at the secret level. Current and past board of director member.

Terri Bennink
Senior Consultant Organizational Development

Owner, CLI Facilitator, Classic Leadership Consulting

Mrs. Bennink is a licensed psychologist and has worked as an organizational development consultant for over 20 years. She has provided training and development services to organizations in both the private and public sector across several states. Her areas of specialization include leadership development, executive coaching, assessment and development, conflict management and resolution, and team building and group level interventions.

In addition to her consulting practice, Terri has been an adjunct faculty member at George Fox University and has served for 20 years on the staff of Oregon Leadership Institute/Columbia Leadership Institute.  She previously had an active clinical practice working with individuals, couples, and families for nearly 17 years.

In addition to an active organizational development practice, Terri currently is owner and facilitator for Classic Leadership Institute and Consulting. 

She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University, and her master’s in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon.

She resides in Portland with her husband and two children.

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Laurie Adams
Executive Manager

Laurie leads the administrative operations, and coordinates  team events and training for TMG. Among her many business skills, Laurie is also a certified equine specialist, teaches Equine Search and Rescue  and is certified fly fishing instructor.  When she is not handling tasks at TMG she is running operations at her working horse ranch in the mountains of Central Oregon.

 

Robyn Heindl
Accountant

Robyn has worked in the accounting field for many years, specializing in payroll and Quickbooks.  Her experience has been diverse within several industries including Drilling, Construction and Automobile Dealerships.   Robyn moved to the Central Oregon area after living in Fairbanks, Alaska for over 23 years to be close to her grand daughters; ages 6, 4 & twin 15 month olds, all GIRLS.  She enjoys the opportunity to be apart of their daily lives as well as the outdoor activities Central Oregon’s offers.