What We Do
The purpose of our engagements is to maximize enterprise performance. Our areas of specialized expertise and experience include:
• CxO Leadership, Special Situations and Turnarounds
• High Velocity Growth & Change Management
• Strategic Human Resources Assessments
• Asset Acquisitions and Management (including M&A transactions)
• Enterprise Stakeholder Networks & Value Chain Analytics
• eDiscovery Data Analytics & Economic Impact Assessments
• Enterprise Architecture & Organizational Design
• Operations Management & Performance Improvement
• Portfolio Performance Modeling & Analytics
• Alternative Asset Management & Disposition (including Bankruptcy)
• Information Technologies and Enterprise Solutions
• Business Process Mapping & Optimization
• COSO Integrated Framework and Enterprise Risk Management
• Enterprise Value Creation and Preservation
Advisory & Management Services
The first step for most companies is a short term Advisory Services (Consulting) engagement to collaborate on the specific business goals or issues that need to be addressed. The initial engagement (running 30 days to 180 days depending upon complexity) provides the opportunity to assess and create specific business case(s) for how to address the enterprise performance goals.
In select cases, there is a need for direct immersion of our team members into executive role(s) within the client enterprise so that day to day management and HR issues are addressed in a timely manner. The Management Services option makes sense whenever there are periods of major/dynamic change where experienced and professional resources are required for an extended period of time, such as:
Mergers & Acquisitions
New Products/Services Launches
Distressed & Turnaround Scenarios
Our Managing Partner, Thom Liggett, has served several companies and investors as interim CEO, COO, CPO, CRO, CTO, VP, and/or Strategic Advisor to the Board and C-Suite executives over the past 14+ years. These types of engagements generally run 1 year to 3 year terms.
Enterprise Performance Models
Performance Capital Partners and its affiliates help investors and companies quickly assess the stakeholders impacting current performance outcomes. Once the baseline "as is" model is constructed in PVS, we are then able to design alternative stakeholder network model configurations that inform, guide and manage teams through the changes required to produce alternative (targeted) performance outcomes.
The PVS models are critical for enterprise risk management and extend the framework for Internal Controls published in May 2013 by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO"). Our process extends the "COSO Cube" for performance accountability down to the Role, Person, and Asset level detail as shown in this extended cube:
Why are these Enterprise Performance Models important?
The relationships between individual people drive transactions between companies; they also drive corporate behavior, culture and financial results. In order to understand, influence and manage the underlying factors impacting results, we bring visibility and measurement to the alignment of individual work efforts on the financial interests of each client.
To accomplish this, we build custom “Stakeholder Relationship Network” models to reveal root causes of enterprise performance and enterprise risk results. These models are used to support enterprise performance optimization efforts for companies in three primary areas:
Sales Chain Optimization (e.g. customers, channel partners, distribution/fulfillment)
Supply Chain Optimization (e.g. suppliers, buying groups, manufacturing, operations)
Enabler Network Optimization (e.g. employees, advisors, shareholders, banks, regulators)
Depending on corporate priorities, client projects generally start with one part of the financial value chain and grow over time to create a simulation of their entire business “ecosystem”. Once the overall "context model" is built, the next step is to dive into specific stakeholder network assessments.
Stakeholder Network Assessments
Stakeholders in performance include individuals, customers, suppliers, competitors, employees, credit providers, equity partners, banks, insurance companies, shareholders, professional advisors, governments, local communities, the environment, and many others.
The relationship networks for each key stakeholder impacting an organization can be modeled, mapped and measured in PVS according to their multiple dimensions as in the graphic below:
In order to measure the alignment of the daily tasks and actions of individual people with the financial interests of the company (e.g. budget of the employer), it is also critical to understanding of how corporate earnings (EBITDA) were driven by the functional roles performed by people throughout the organization. PVS provides the capability to identify, visualize, and measure one’s stakeholder networks to assess alignment with performance expectations.
PVS analysts and staff also build customized client simulation models to aid in the discovery, assessment, measurement and management of their various stakeholder relationship networks.
Performance Visualization Studios
The Performance Visualization System ("PVS") is our proprietary tool for modeling the detailed components of stakeholder networks. Our overarching thesis is that every person, organization, company, market, government, and economy is essentially a “branded collection of relationship networks”. The performance of each “branded collection” (e.g. Company) is dependent upon the cumulative and compounding effects of the performance of the individual stakeholders (e.g. People) included in the network/collection.
PVS is unique in its approach to measuring business, economic value, and risk as explicit derivations of the collection and configuration of intra-organizational and inter-organizational relationship networks.
The process is performed with detailed transactional and stakeholder collaboration data, much like performing a “blood test” to quickly assess the health of humans. The resulting output is much like an “MRI” image of the human body…a highly detailed roadmap of all the interdependent systems and subsystems of the body/entity.
The most proprietary aspects of the mapping, measurement, and scoring systems are documented in a pending patent application:
P2index TM: Standards based reference library of stakeholder network structure & dependency models to support rapid network mapping & diagnostics.
P2scores TM: Standards based performance scoring system for measuring & benchmarking stakeholders in context of P2index tm scenarios.
Our research team and affiliated subject matter experts continue to develop proprietary assessments of how individual relationship networks impact organizational and value chain performance. These industry specific and company specific assessments enable interested stakeholders to understand who is executing and/or who is capable of executing in alignment with particular budget or project objectives.
The PVS Solution goes far beyond “Social Media”, “Social Web”, or “Social Graph” analytics. The Stakeholder Network models provide precision roadmaps of not just what is going on…but they actually illuminate what could be and/or what should be going on by benchmarking actual client data against the P2index and P2 scoring measures. The result is to significantly improve understanding of performance dependencies, increase expectations for transparency and behavioral alignment, and ultimately achieve higher standards of performance accountability.
Sample Models: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1315819/Stakeholder-Networks
Video Overview: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1419909/Multimedia
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