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[ APPROACH ]

What’s an iOP?

(independent Operating Partner)

An Operating Partner is a proven business leaderwith a successful track record of creating high growth in Revenue, Profit, and Valuation within a variety of organizations.

 

Their sole objective is to catalyze Revenue, Profit & Valuation by partnering in-the-trenches with the CEO and C-suite to drive ongoing strategic + operational unlocks.

An iOP shows up as:
 

  • Fractional Executive

  • Sparring Partner

  • Consultant

  • Coach

WHY "INDEPENDENT’’?
 

Not being beholden to the board or investors,

nor subject to org politics and agendas

allows higher levels of confidentiality
and removes bias in partnership.

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Your Swiss Army Knife
(Efforts our iOPs have recently led)

TOOLKITS

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We leverage nearly 100 best-in-class frameworks in creating structured Strategy & Execution solutions across a breadth of areas.

Below are a few of our favorites

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Strategic Planning
and Formulation

Rumelt Strategy Chain to McKinsey 3 Horizons and over 10 other models

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Market
Positioning

Category Pirates / Play Bigger for creating signal in a noisy market

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Change
Management

ADKAR for sustained change organizationally
and individually

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Strategy
Execution

Hoshin Kanri turns big vision into monthly accountability

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Product Mgmt
Dev & Launch

Pragmatic Institute decades of leadership in Product excellence

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Organizational & Conflict Dynamics

Lencioni 5D + Karpman Triangle to reduce outcome-limiting friction

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Organizational
Strategy

Collins Good-to-Great
diagnostic & model for exceptional org design

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Operational
Excellence

Agile to Lean/Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints to Kaizen, and so forth

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Executive
Diagnostics

The Leadership Circle quantitative, qualitative, & normative assessments

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Revenue
Systems & Process

Winning by Design, the very best in systematic revenue frameworks

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Continuous
Improvement

The Deming Cycle & PDCA iterative design/mgmt method

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Org-Wide Talent
Optimization

Predictive Index for customized & scalable hiring & managing plans

PROCESS

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We work backward from an outcome,

$10M+ in value, clearly stated and thoroughly explored. Diagnostics + other heuristics are used to determine core issues and to select most relev.ant protocols

We design Strategy first, and then we install Executional accountability.

 

We scale from individual execs to org-wide levels, typically starting with the CEO, followed by direct reports, then working downward.

In its fullest extent, there’s a cadence of work-sessions…

 

  1. Quarterly Strategic Refinement

  2. Monthly Outcomes Accountability

  3. Weekly Executional Coaching


…in both group & individual formats.

The result is measurably greater + accelerated outcomes

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