Sustainable results are the result of well thought-out strategies, coupled with pinpoint execution plans and timely responses. Detailed planning, trend analysis, and advice from trusted, knowledgeable partners provides early indications of emerging opportunities or a warning of potentially negative trends ‘on the horizon’. As market pressures mount, leading a business or function can quickly become a ‘lonely road’.
Outside counsel from people who have ‘lived in your shoes’, brings added perspective, trusted support, all with a higher level of confidence to planning processes and actions that help in fortifying your strategies.
Managing your message logically and confidently, while delivering on business expectations is not a simple task. Educating senior, internal stakeholders on ‘risks and opps’, and providing well thought out, fact-based recommendations to improve performance, are basic ‘table stakes’. In other words, identifying the issues, followed by a crisp, realistic game plan can effectively ‘close the gaps’ and maintain a high level of confidence in your leadership.
In the highly-competitive food and packaged consumer products industries, T.A.G. Marketplace Consulting can support with deep business experience along with strong industry connections to augment and strengthen your team’s game planning and personal development. Tom Gunter, our Managing Director, has operated as a successful GM, and sales VP, leading Canadian-based businesses, as well as domestic divisions of U.S. parent companies.
Tom serves as a senior advisor and/or advisory board member with Burnbrae Farms, Mark IV, Lighthouse 9, Dufflet Pastries and Caddle Inc. More recently, Tom acts as a group leader/mentor with CEO Global Network, where he mentors/facilitates a peer group of CEO’s and business owners across multiple industries. Further, Tom is the former Chair of the Grocery Foundation, a charitable, NFP organization in the grocery industry and has participated as Board Chair of the Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), supporting the organization for over 20 years.
Let’s have a conversation to see if there is an opportunity for a business advisory relationship, or perhaps to simply help solve an immediate need.