John Brandes, Principal Consultant, the firm’s founder and a technology industry veteran is an accomplished
independent business and technical professional. John has extensive project management experience providing creative and comprehensive
end-to-end solutions over an impressive project portfolio. Accomplishments include diverse cross-functional assignments in
Information Technology, Client Support, Business Process Improvement, Financial Services, Retai, Product Management,
Customer Service, and Manufacturing. Expertise includes organizing and managing projects from conception to completion, while
meeting cost, quality and time-to-success goals. Previously,
John worked in various new product introduction and manufacturing engineering roles for Stratus Computer (fault tolerant computers),
Bose Corporation (consumer electronics), and Cincinnati-Milacron (machine tools). John earned EMC’s highest Product
Management Excellence Award, numerous EMC achievement and performance awards, and the Stratus Computer Significant New Product
John’s significant accomplishments have been achieved while
working in diverse industries for premier companies, including eight years with EMC Corporation (information storage systems
hardware & software). John was a key senior contributor at EMC during EMC’s historic high growth period during the
1990’s (from $782M revenue in 1993 to almost $9B in 2000). John held many significant roles with progressive responsibilities
at EMC and helped drive the profitable business transition to major software product provider.
John founded Brandes Consulting in 2002 to share his practical experience and ability, and
to apply best practices for the benefit of business and technical organizations of diverse types (including information technology,
financial services, high technology, medical products, traditional manufacturing, and food and consumer products). John’s
objective is to solve client problems and provide added value using effective project management techniques. Client benefits
include rapid technology transfer and time-to-market for products and processes.
Recent engagements include information
technology project management for State Street Corporation (a financial services custodial company), business process definition
and change management for Fidelity Investments (a financial services and human resources services outsourcing company), planning
and managing customer software platform migration programs for SkillSoft Corporation (an educational software services provider),
development and implementation of a materials change management control system for Old Mother Hubbard (a food products manufacturer),
and providing business process advice to the WPI BEI (a medical technology licensing office and a biotechnology institute).
John has prepared and delivered Project and Operations Management courses for the WPI Graduate Management Program (MBA) at
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
his MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a Management of Technology concentration. He also holds a bachelor’s
of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Please contact Brandes Consulting for additional information regarding John’s