Michael Iadanza is a senior business consultant particularly skilled in Program and Project Management, having implemented numerous Portfolio and Program Management Offices for clients. He has expertise in cost engineering and risk analysis, business analysis, financial studies, change management, training development, and process improvement for both IT and non-IT programs. He is a results-oriented, people-focused Manager/Consultant with over 20 years experience with major consulting firms (e.g. McKinsey & Company and Ernst & Young LLP) or as an independent Project Management (PMO) consultant.
Skilled at interfacing with all levels of management, Michael is proficient at strategic planning and implementing new methods and procedures to build businesses, improve efficiencies and/or return an operation to profitability. He has demonstrated his expertise with hands-on project management and problem-solving as well as with the developing and implementing best practices modeling and process re-engineering. He is adept at turning around failing programs, reducing costs and time, and building business improvement efficiencies by creating comprehensive plans and working with stakeholders.
Evaluating diverse operational and IT issues, and developing strategic plans for large-scale programs and projects, Michael has implemented new processes for Accounting/Finance, Purchasing, HR and Recruiting, Business Intelligence, Learning Management, Cost and Project Accounting, Shared Services, Consolidations, Quality Assurance, Off-Shore Development and other areas.
Michael’s experience is backed by an MBA in Accounting and B.S. in Finance, and certifications in Lean Six Sigma (Master Black Belt), Michael Hammer Mastery, and PMP (Project Management Professional). You can reach Michael by email.
“With Mike leading the program, you can be sure that the methodology, processes and templates will be consistent and effective. Mike’s astute strategic and tactical consulting abilities have earned my respect and recommendation.”
~ Carole Berkson-Ross, Principal at CoAction Consulting
Oscar Aguayo - HR Executive, Glass Onion Inc
“At AAA Mike was the Program Manager on several large scale programs such as the development of what we called AAA University. I then worked with him on an accounting related program and a project in Higher Education. Smart and sharp, well organized, excellent business acumen is how I would describe Mike. One of the few people who gets it, and does projects the right way. He has a quick wit and a great sense of humor. Got all his projects done on time and under budget. He was also a great mentor to me.”
Dan Amour - Major Utility Director
“Mike’s assignment was to manage diverse teams from Engineering, Training Delivery, Field Service, and Training Development for the development of engineering specifications, the development of training curriculum, and the delivery and testing of field service staff. In addition, Mike developed Sustainability plans that operationalized how Operator Qualification training would be developed, retired, or amended on a going forward basis. I think Mike’s biggest strength is his ability to use influence to get very diverse organizations to finally work together for a common goal. He was able to persevere in a difficult political environment and he managed the delivery of a quality product. He was also able to foresee potential problems and offer appropriate solutions. I give Mike my heartiest recommendation”
Peter Salvestrini - President Post Modern Enterprises, Partner Braun Consulting
“Initially Mike was engaged to evaluate our current situation and to make recommendations to improve the scope and effectiveness of training. This led to helping us identify future training requirements, implement a Learning Management System, and develop the processes and logistics around development and delivery of training. Based on his recommendations we were able to cut training costs in half and improve training for our consultants. Mike is very intelligent, is equally adept at managing and analysis, excellent verbal and written communication skills and in comfortable in group situations. Mike is also results oriented and will not stop until the job is done. He is also very personable and takes a genuine interest in people. His best skill is that he is organized to the point where he seems to be able to do things much faster than others. Probably the best program/project manager I’ve worked with.”