I am very indebted to Dave Brookmire and Corporate Performance Strategies. Faced with any talent quandary, Dave brings not only his wealth of experience and industrial psychology background, but also a practical tailored approach that is appealing to both HR and business leaders. Through our continued partnership with Dave and Corporate Performance Strategies, we have made significant progress in both our talent pipeline processes and outcomes here at The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
- Dina Barmasse-Gray, SVP Human Resources, HR Group "Celebrate the CAKE", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
We first engaged CPS about five years ago to assist with integration planning and execution. At that time we looked for a partner that fit our unique methods, philosophy, style and culture, and was capable of helping us achieve our business goals. Over the years we have valued CPS’ professional expertise and high quality work. Dave and his team are preferred providers who have been able to meet our aggressive time schedules for starting and executing complex and large transactions across different industries. They quickly frame our requirements, execute project plans, meet deadlines and effectively translated our deal objectives into action plans. We receive positive feedback on their effectiveness from the sellers leadership team and from our senior partners in the firm. Their work has contributed substantially to the successful transitions of companies into the Platinum Equity portfolio.
- Mike Scott, Acquisition leader, Platinum Equity (Global with $27.5B in aggregate revenue acquired)
Corporate Performance Strategies and RARE Hospitality have shared a long-term business relationship because they make a practical difference for our people and our shareholders. Corporate Performance Strategies has been integrally involved in every phase of our talent management process, which is the lifeblood of our ability to successfully grow our company.
- Tom Gathers, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Atlanta-based RARE Hospitality International, Inc.
Corporate Performance Strategies has been one of the best investments our organization has made. The wisdom, the insight, the visionary thinking, and the practical know-how provided by CPS have transformed our leadership team and, ultimately, our organization. Dave Brookmire and the CPS staff have helped us create a solid foundation for making leadership, structural, and process decisions that will pay dividends for years to come. Through our work with CPS, we are far ahead of where we otherwise would have been.
- Cathy Callaway Adams, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
CPS has been a partner with our corporation for over three years. During that time frame the Leadership Development Program and Succession Planning has moved to a new level within the corporation's strategic planning. This is due to a more specific results oriented development program that aligns the individual goals with the business strategy. CPS made it a priority to understand our business so we could reach this point ahead of schedule with a quality program.
- SVPHR, Major Consumer Products Company
The bottom line for me is always results. Good results to me mean a long term relationship, and Dave and his team have always delivered. The greatest thing about Dave is his style. He’s relentless. If somebody is not engaged or committed to doing their work, he will fire them. He’s not going to take it. He is very direct and very honest, and very dedicated to producing the results he knows are possible. His broad breadth of experience in the corporate environment is also very important. Dave knows how to navigate corporate politics as well as how to help people navigate organizations and work effectively with their leadership. Dave also has the credentials. When you are working with MDs and PhDs, which are the majority of our clients, it’s important to have credentials. If there is one word that describes CPS, it’s results. We definitely see them as a partner and adviser. The group the CPS is working with consists of the people that we see as our future executives. CPS is preparing them for that next level.
- Mark Banks, VP HR, Sciele Pharma
Dave's leadership and experience was invaluable to OFS during the transition from Lucent Technologies to Furukawa Electric. As a result of his efforts, especially in cross-cultural assimilation with our new owners, we were able to seamlessly integrate the management team executives with the new leadership and jump-start the HR department's initiative to support our stand-alone company.
- Eddie Edwards, Former CEO, OFS Fitel
Our HR function was somewhat in disarray. We did not have in-house expertise due to vacancy, and we needed an expert review of benefits. CPS placed an interim HR director who brought stability and expertise and performed an HR compliance audit that identified a number of areas Apex was deficient in and helped resolve these deficiencies. The impact on our business was to ensure compliance to laws and better define the HR director requirements.
- Michael Lustig, CEO, Apex Analytix
I was impressed with CPS's quick grasp of our issues and their assistance in framing the vision of what human resources could mean to our organization. We benefited from the HR audit which was thorough and served to clarify the issues that could only get worse if we failed to adequately address the shortcomings of our HR function. The positive impact on our organization was significant and immediate. The employees know intuitively when something is amiss and reacted extremely positively once the issues were addressed. We were able to rehabilitate the credibility of the HR function in the eyes of its internal customers; put in place effective programs to address recruiting, retention, training, and incentives; and salvage the HR staff in the process.
- Al Cochran, Former CFO, PracticeWorks (A division of Kodak)
Absolutely phenomenal! They have restored the credibility of HR, and helped the company regain confidence in our operations. People are finally understanding that HR is really an integral part of the organization and needs to be involved in critical management decisions at the highest levels.
- Sue Griffin, Vice President of Client Relations and Corporate Communications at PracticeWorks