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Jan Richards

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Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Jan Richards, principal of J. G. Richards Consulting, helps companies to improve profitability and revenue while decreasing business complexity and costs. This occurs in many ways, such as by creating or clarifying customer-focused company visions, goals and priorities, creating strategic and action plans to align limited resources with greatest opportunities, and implementing effective, user-friendly business process design, management, and improvement practices.

Jan also works with firms that are changing more rapidly than they were prepared to. She helps these clients streamline operations so they can focus on their customers and direct often-limited resources of time, money and attention on the greatest opportunities, plans and challenges.

Jan has consulted for more than 15 years with clients in high tech, biotech, financial services and Internet arenas. She has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BS in journalism from Iowa State. She was a national Baldrige Award examiner for five years and a member of three site visit teams that evaluated finalists for the Baldrige Award.

Prior to starting her consulting business, Jan worked for seven years at Apple Computer evaluating, recommending and implementing improvements in key business processes in product development, manufacturing, distribution, finance and administration, and sales and marketing.

To learn more, give Jan a call at 408-249-7287 or visit her website or blog.

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