"Mike Krivan and Team helped our Finance Leadership Team (FLT) develop a Change Framework that involved almost 60 Senior Finance Leaders across Monsanto’s global Finance Organization in a five-month journey to develop the pillars of our Finance Transformation. Mike and Team’s insights and coaching to the five groups was key to achieve our objective of a pragmatic and feasible plan to be implemented. Their engagement, structured process and drive, since Day One, to get the FLT aligned, select Senior Leaders and implement the Transformation Teams were fundamental to the success of this initiative."
[Former Global Finance Transformation Lead for Monsanto Company]
"I had the pleasure of working with Bob and his team while serving as Vice President of Finance at Express Scripts. Bob and his team were engaged to help us create a framework to transform our Finance and Operations divisions to operate more efficiently and effectively and to better engage our employees in helping us to define our approach and to execute on our plan. I was very skeptical of the approach, as were many of my colleagues. However, we came together as a team and decided that we were going to trust the process, and I am very glad that we did. Bob’s approach was thoughtful and flexible, and it provided the strategic leadership and coaching and development that we needed in order to get buy in from the broader organization. The result was a well-defined execution plan and a team of Finance and Operations professionals at various stages of their careers whom were all highly engaged and working toward the most important goals and initiatives that we needed to accomplish in order to grow and support our business. In addition to this, Bob and members of his team provided me with insights into my personal leadership style and gave me great coaching that has made me a better leader. Bob was more than simply a consultant. He really is a trusted advisor and mentor that you can always count on for honest feedback and great advice."
"Bob has helped me think through multiple professional and personal transitions. I've come to believe that his most distinctive characteristic is that he truly lives, and loves, his craft: his genuine interest in the success of my organization, my team, and me is palpable in every interaction. Bob and his colleagues are amazing at helping leaders uncover their motivations and challenge their assumptions, which results in better decisions and stronger teams. I am grateful for his support and friendship and will continue to rely on him through all the transitions that lie ahead."
"I must admit that I am not a big fan of consultants. Having said that, Bob Marcus and his team operated much differently and won me over. They didn't present a bunch of recycled PowerPoint charts. Instead, they were transformation thought partners that coached us with proven techniques to drive results. Years after my first interaction with Bob and his team, I still contact him regularly for advice. He has become so much more than a consultant. He is a mentor, trusted confidant, and friend."
"Bob and his team developed quickly a pragmatic and sustainable framework to facilitate change in several areas which historically had been difficult to achieve improvement. Bob leverages his experience across a variety of clients and industries to diagnose quickly organizational and cultural roadblocks that could derail lasting improvements. On my particular project, we moved from an 'aspiration' to change in culture over a two-year period."
"Bob Marcus and his team facilitated a Strategic Planning process and several Leadership Development events that have truly built the foundation for transformation within my Finance organization. Prior to their engagement, we struggled to find a cohesive process to build our strategy, while also developing our leaders and team members along the way. Their process and partnership enabled us to approve key process, technology, and structure changes in an efficient manner, while also developing our leaders throughout this effort. Bob has been a great partner and has brought a new energy to my entire leadership team."
"When we embarked on our Finance transformation over three years ago, we engaged with Bob and his team to help us think about the best approach for execution. All I can say is we would not have made the progress we have made without their support. They provided invaluable insight on how to build alignment and support from the entire team AND a structured process for execution. They were very much part of the journey we have been on from day one. And during that time Bob has become a key counselor and trusted advisor for me. Simply put, we could not have accomplished what we have without Bob and his team on board."
"Over the past several years I have had numerous opportunities to work with Bob and find him to be a passionate, capable and humble leader. He is able to motivate teams to work together to achieve difficult goals. Bob balances being inspirational with challenging the executives to individually reach higher and collaboratively achieve more than they might have imagined possible. He actively listens and encourages diverse thinking which leads to an aligned and shared transformational vision for the organization. Not only is Bob excellent with teams and building a higher functioning, more integrated group, he is also exceptional as a personal coach – you can count on him to give honest and open feedback on your own leadership style and actions. Bob has rolled up his sleeves to help us achieve truly transformational change and establish an operating rhythm that embeds capabilities into our team that will last well after the program ends."