ABOUT DAVE GUERRA
Dave is the founder and CEO of Corpus Optima, a coaching, consulting & education firm. He is the originator and leading exponent on the theory and practice of Superperformance. Dave regularly addresses and consults with executives from some of the world’s leading companies, and conducts seminars and transformation campaigns based on this knowledge for a wide range of organizations. Over several decades, he has consulted extensively in the areas of servant leadership, continuous improvement, lean, and the use of complexity principles to transform corporate culture. He speaks passionately and frequently about the merger of process and culture and its influence on long-term industry outperformance. As the primary researcher and promulgator of Superperformance, he has discovered that its principles can be successfully applied to not only organizations, but also projects, functions, and people. Since forming Corpus Optima twenty years ago, Dave has advanced large-scale initiatives for numerous major organizations, providing the Superperformance Revolution Campaign, a portfolio of consulting, coaching and education services designed to bring these principles to life in organizations.
ABOUT BARBARA WARD
Barbara is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) and Systems Thinking facilitator and Operations Excellence Lead with Corpus Optima. She is a results-driven industrial engineer with a thirty-year history of implementing quality and performance measurement systems in multiple industries. These positions have provided her with a seasoned perspective, comprehensive knowledge of all elements of business performance systems design and architecture, as well as a clear understanding of the need for a cohesive operations excellence strategy that supports both the short and long term goals of client organizations. Barbara is a seasoned executive coach, advising leadership teams and others as appropriate to create a systems thinking environment and to achieve strategic business objectives. Barbara has a Bachelors in Industrial Management from Clemson University and a MBA from Georgia College. She is an active member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Certified AS9100 and AS9110Lead Auditor.
ABOUT BILL LEONIY
Bill Leoniy is a Quality and Operation Excellence Advisor with Corpus Optima. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a variety of technical certifications, including those of Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt (MBB) and Champion, Myers Briggs [Personality] Type Indicator Administrator (CPP), and Certified Business Coach. Along with broad executive experience in the chemical, oil & gas industries, his portfolio includes a decade of leading and managing emerging organizations. Bill is a seasoned project executive, enjoying over 30 years of general management and operational experience in a variety of consulting, technical and organizational improvement roles in ConocoPhillips and DuPont, where his early focus was on designing and implementing functional process management systems. In this capacity he was responsible for a variety of process improvement initiatives which led to system improvements, cost savings, and capacity increases. Upon returning to an operations executive role, he began to appreciate the significant business improvement that can be obtained through business process standardization and quality management approaches, such as assurance systems like ISO 9001.
ABOUT CINDY DANIEL
Cindy Daniel is a Quality and Employee Engagement Advisor with Corpus Optima, with over 20 years of practical experience in business operations and human resources management across multiple industries. She has served as executive coach to business leaders at all levels, leveraging skills in operations excellence, work team optimization, organization design and development, employee relations and engagement, and change management. Her passion as a Corpus Optima Executive Coach is to build trust and strengthen relationships at all levels, including peers, direct reports, and supervisors, while driving accountability for the diverse needs of clients to address routine, complex and critical situations. She is widely experienced in process improvement, internal audit, compliance, and business continuity. Recognized for strong analytical and execution capabilities, she has a record of success in assuming responsibility for complex programs to initiate new processes or preserve and improve existing processes. She holds a BBA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA in Human Resources Management from University of North Texas.
ABOUT DON RUPPENTHAL
Don is a highly effective industrial engineer with extensive experience formulating policies and programs across multiple cultures and environments. He evaluates processes to develop and implement continuous improvement to manage change and drive strategic outcomes. Don is proficient in emphasizing innovation and creativity to solve complex problems and increase productivity and operational efficiencies. He has a degrees in Industrial Engineering and Human Resource Management. Don is versed in Strategic Planning Process, Strategic Planning Process, Organizational Development, Lean Production Control, Leadership Development, Workflow Management, Multi-site Operations, and Matrix Team Management. Don is a Corpus Optima Executive Coach, and certified in Demand Flow Technology and Just in Time Development, as well as a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has extensive experience leading multi-cultural teams in implementing projects and producing outstanding results. He is passionate about inspiring and motivating people to unlock their full potential, in alignment with enterprise goals and objectives.
ABOUT BRYAN CAMPBELL
Byran Campbell is Agile Practice Lead for Corpus Optima. In this role he is responsible for developing an innovative blend of Agile and Superperformance concepts to establish a new Corpus Optima offering (“Super Agile”) to accelerate business throughput and value. Bryan has over 20 years of experience in Program and Project Management in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as responsibility for course design and instruction for PMP/Agile/ITIL certification courses for SimpliLearn and other Technical Certification Providers. He has extensive practical experience applying agile techniques, agile organizational transformation and scaling agile for global enterprise organizations. He has led large-scale enterprise agile projects in multiple industries.