About Us

The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO) is a professional management consulting firm specializing in Strategic and Operational Transformation. We are master problem solvers in all areas of enterprise-wide operations.

The scope of our practice includes all end-to-end operating activities in organizations:

  • Operating Transformation Strategy, Detailed Implementation Planning, and Execution
  • Private Equity/M&A Operations Due Diligence, Integration Planning and Implementation Support
  • Demand and Supply Chain Management
  • Time-To-Market and New Product Development
  • Global Quality and Reliability Management
  • Procurement and Supplier Management
  • Targeted Core Process Breakthrough Improvement Assignments
  • Integration of Enabled Digital Technologies
  • Custom Education and Talent Development
  • Interim Management (VP Ops or SCM, Strategic Change Leader, Acquisition Integration Leader, Turnarounds, etc.)

Implementation: Experience Makes The Difference
Our professionals have extensive change leadership, innovation, and technical “hands-on” implementation experiences in many different industries and client operating environments. All of our professionals have also held executive positions in industry prior to their consulting career.  We are deeply experienced, highly skilled problem solvers and accomplished change leaders.

Results Matter

CEO is proud of our efficient consulting model based on low overhead, deep leadership and technical experience, execution, and lower fee structures that translate into more tangible value for our clients.

Your success is our success.  We take our value proposition and privilege of working with clients seriously. We work with you in a transparent, collaborative, insider-outsider role with a shared mission of achieving breakthroughs in operating performance.

We have a demonstrated track record of achieving improved operating results in excess of 10X+ CEO’s fees, within 12-18 months. Beyond this horizon our annualized client benefits often equate to 2% to 9%+ of gross revenues.

Transformation Partnerships
Beyond our own organization of professionals, CEO is affiliated with L.E.K. Consulting as one of their “Expert Network” partners. We also enjoy synergy relationships with several other larger consulting, private equity and venture capital, supply chain software, business analytics, facilities planning and design, manufacturing and distribution equipment integration, executive search, and other specialty niche professional services organizations. These important relationships allow CEO to deliver the full transformation integration experience to our clients.

Clients that choose to work with our firm find themselves engaging CEO on several other operating improvement needs. We believe in earning long standing relationships with our clients through breakthrough performance. 100% of our clients have rehired CEO because of our proven ability to deliver results while creating a rewarding growth experience for their organization. This is an unprecedented benchmark in our industry.”

Terence T. Burton President and Chief Executive Officer