Innovation & Optimization
The Founders, Eric Hall & Craig Crook, are trained Black Belts, and bring this rigorous thinking process to client projects. By taking advantage of years of work, across many organizations and industries, they bring best practices from one industry to the next.
Using tools and methods from Lean, Six Sigma and other scientific management practices, they have developed a streamlined process that can scale to even the most complex projects. “We don’t force advanced tools on less complex problems and processes” stated Hall – “we strive for simplicity in design, implementation and execution – but it’s nice to have the statistical tools at our disposal.”
Eric Hall, Co-Founder
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” (Thomas Edison, 1920)
Eric is always on the cusp of new technology, bringing practical application to stuff before many people have even heard of it. We rely on Eric for Technology Innovation & Application and he pushes clients and the Cartel to think at the edge of the box. Eric also brings previous experience in many areas of traditional audio and video production and translates them into the New Media.
“I love working with Eric. He’s building two sites for us. You can’t swing a cat without hitting a web designer these days but they are clearly not all created equal. Eric’s technical skills are a given but he’s also trustworthy and fun to work with. Eric inspires me.”
— Rebecca Hession
Craig D. Crook, Co-Founder
“The best way to build a great brand is to create an unforgettable customer experience” (Craig Crook)
As Co-Founder, Craig focuses on Brand Engagement & Innovation, challenging the team to build solutions that deliver world class form & function. Having facilitated & delivered hundreds of expert sessions on process improvement, project management, sustainability, technology, branding, to name a few, has kept Craig constantly engaged and learning. This has given him tremendous breadth, depth and set the bar for expectations high.
“Craig is a true innovator, someone who sees the niches that others don’t and fills them. He is a collaborator and an empowerer. I always enjoyed working with Craig and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a strategic partner.”
— Tom Fellrath, Operations Manager, Partners for Workforce Solutions