Kris loves to listen. He feels that expanding his point of view leads to better solutions with bigger impact. His teams have delivered over $150 million of quantifiable benefits to date by reshaping systems, processes, organizations, and corresponding behaviors. For example, he delivered $3.5 million in annualized savings for a specialty chemical manufacturer by building maintenance and reliability programs, improving capital expenditure management, and implementing integrated operation management.
In addition to transformation experience across diverse industries, he possesses distinctive expertise in operations, engineering, data analysis, risk management, and complex project management.
He joined West Monroe from X/Celerant Consulting, where he was a director. Previously, he spent more than 15 years with Hitachi Consulting and also ran his own management consulting firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina.
Kris chose a consulting career path to follow his passion of making a difference in the lives of others. While creating value for his clients certainly fills this need, he is motivated even more by the opportunity to build those he meets along the way into better leaders and managers. Collaborative by nature, one of the things Kris likes best about consulting is the opportunity to work in teams.
Kris works with clients all over the country, but he makes his home where others vacation, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
When he isn’t working with clients, he volunteers time to make a difference in the lives of his children and their friends. An Eagle Scout, himself, he finds it rewarding to lead various hands on-activities and coordinate fundraising efforts with his local Cub Scout pack. Depending on the season, you may find him coaching YMCA Youth Soccer and Halo Hoops Youth Basketball. He believes kids can learn many life lessons through sports and enjoys teaching game fundamentals as well as good sportsmanship, quick and correct decision making, and a hard-working attitude.