Bob Lavery is a Managing Director and the CEO of itCONSULTmp. Over a 30 year career as a management consultant, he has built sales force effectiveness and positive organizational change for more than 300 organizations globally and trained over 30,000 professionals. Lavery & Associates, Ltd has delivered best practice strategy implementations, performance management systems and customized training for such diverse global leaders as ADP, American Express, Apple, AT&T, AXA Advisors, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, MasterCard Worldwide, and Reebok International. Each client relationship was characterized by measurable returns on investment and enduring strategic success. His work has been recognized in such leading publications as The Wall Street Journal, Boardroom Reports, Meeting News, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Prior to founding the firm in 1983, Bob Lavery spent ten years with Xerox Learning Systems, a division of Xerox Corporation and a leading human resources consulting company. He was their perennial top producer as a major account sales person and manager, and was named Xerox Learning’s “Man of the Year” a record five times. Before Xerox Bob was a Fulbright Scholar and awarded a Harvard University Graduate Prize Fellowship.
Aivars Lode founded Avantcé, a private equity firm, in September 2001 in order to invest in software companies. Following on from the success of Avantcé, Aivars founded IT Capital.
Over the past seven years Aivars has been instrumental in a number of investments including Robocom Systems International, Radcliffe, Revere Inc., Select Business Solutions, ADT, Aviva Solutions and ROI. In addition to his own investments Aivars has been retained by private equity firms CVC Capital Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Bain Capital and Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe to advise on their acquisition strategies in Software. Aivars successfully participated in creating the strategies for companies like IBM’s EDI business, Inovis, Infor and Mincom. Aivars also created a consortium to acquire the major airline cargo space for optimization, this resulted in private equity firms Welsh Carson and General Atlantic investing in 3rd party logistics providers. Aivars currently holds board positions and advises companies such as BTrade, Rite Drive, Position Logic, Big, Profit Path Systems and Knowledge4You.
Jim Burke is a Managing Director at itCONSULTmp. Jim has provided finance focused ERP & performance measurement consultants to the Fortune 1,000 for over 10 years. In addition, he has provided his client base with software products that provide insight on performance analytics and cost containment. As the Sr. Director of Profit Path System LLC, Jim has managed teams of consultants on multiple concurrent engagements, and in multiple industries. Prior to that Jim sold software for well-known companies like Dun & Bradstreet and Hyperion. He has had the privilege of doing business in: The United States, Europe and multiple Asian countries. Jim began his early career as an accountant and worked with the following: The NY State Comptroller’s Office, Avon Cosmetics, American Express, Smith Barney and finally Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Udo Fischer, PhD is a Managing Director of itCONSULTmp. After graduating from Germany’s Cadet School and serving in the military, Udo entered a career in international management where he ultimately held several senior positions in operations management and logistics. While building a strategic consultancy focused on operations and human resources, he obtained a doctorate level degree in psychology at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, one of Europe’s leading Universities in the field. Since relocating to the U.S. in 2006, he has established a successful psychology and consulting practice. His focus in executive coaching applies cutting edge psychological research and psychometrics to economic and human resources challenges. Udo maintains strong research oriented connections with leading consultancies and behavioral economists worldwide. He has recently played a leadership role with IT Capital to assist foreign entrepreneurs in establishing U.S. corporations that leverage progressive, efficiency enhancing business models.