Erik and I are currently working together on an ERP implementation which replaces a 20-year old system. He has been instrumental in managing our software implementation along with culture and process changes.
Over the past year and a half, I have gotten to know Erik professionally and personally. While easy going, he is no-nonsense and gets the job done. He has a positive impact on everyone around him. His work ethic has made a dramatic difference in the productivity level of our team. I continue to be particularly impressed by Erik’s willingness and ability to handle even the toughest challenges—quickly and effortlessly.
Erik is extremely detail oriented. His project management skills have ensured our project is staying on time and on budget. Erik brings a wealth of leadership, business and implementation experience to whatever project he is working on. I heartily recommend Erik and would be only too happy to work with him again.
Jeff Jacobson - IT Director at Northern Metal Fab, Inc.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Erik in a variety of situations over the past ten years.
His diligence, capabilities and support have been unsurpassed and I find he quickly establishes himself with the teams and drives forward with solutions, while being respectful of the culture of the business.
Erik has the ability to quickly identify issues and opportunities and I find myself fortunate to have him to call upon on the frequent occasions needed.
Steve King - Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at PetroChoice
I have worked with Erik multiple times over the last 10+ years. He was my CFO at Anderson Lubricants and also orchestrated the buy out of my long-term business partner. Recently I have called on Erik to help acquire a new business which he managed the whole transaction and also oversaw its turn-around. I now keep Erik on a monthly retainer to deal with all of the issues that come up with the all of the business ventures I have.
Erik excels at project management to deliver desired results on time and turn arounds. I would highly recommend him for these functions and more.
Brian Nadel - CEO of the Reading Group, LLC, CEO of the Elgin Fastener Group, VP / GM of Paladin – A Dover Company
I worked with Erik Finstad on a large turnaround engagement throughout 2012, and we’ve worked together on subsequent engagements. Erik is an executive with broad industry and functional experience. He has a strong commitment to delivering rapid and effective results to his clients, and his long history of high-impact outcomes and long-term contracts demonstrates his ability to consistently achieve success.
Erik’s talents deliver experience to clients across executive management, finance, operations, and systems analysis. He is very comfortable in highly complex analytical roles, creating models and frameworks to convert raw data into valid and useful information. In addition to strategic planning or board engagement, Erik is a great asset for clients that need additional leadership bandwidth for a time period or specific project. He serves as an interim executive, working with associates to elevate their performance (skills, systems, and processes), or as a project manager for large or extended undertakings, like specifying and integrating new ERP systems. Erik makes things happen & gets the job done.
Josette Russell - Kanban Master, Manufacturing & Lean Consultant, Change Agent, Turnaround or Interim Executive
Erik Finstad has a unique perspective, knowledge, and experiences that qualify him to best consult, advise, and assist firms seeking assistance with governance, strategy development, strategy execution, software implementation, and general business issues. Erik has personally lived in the trenches of several business experiences that provide him with the reality that creates great solutions. He clearly has walked the walk, and can speak from personal experience on many business matters that can short cut the resolutions of your existing business challenges. He is honest, hard working, and an effective communicator who engages his clients to resolve issues and not just consume time.
Todd Johnson - Chairman & CEO at Capstan Corporation
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