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To guide entrepreneurs and companies to greater performance

Our firm maintains professional relationships with attorneys, CPAs, bankers, financial planners, insurers, professors, and business consultants worldwide. These relationships expand our ability to help clients lead their companies successfully into the next millennium.

As for our client list, it includes privately held companies, family businesses, and cooperatives of all sizes. We also advise professional athletes, sports news, and show business personalities.

Dr. Harvey A. Meier, founder and president of the firm, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with over 30 years of senior management and business consulting experience in a wide range of industries and business sectors.

Dr. Meier is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the pre-eminent certifying body for the management consulting profession. The CMC designation certifies Dr. Meier's professional competence and commitment to excellence, integrity, and adherence to IMC's strict Code of Ethics. His other affiliations include memberships in the following organizations: The Family Firm Institute, a worldwide association of family business consultants; the National Center for Employee Ownership; the National Association of Corporate Directors; The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives; the American Society of Quality; and the Sports Lawyers Association.

Dr. Meier has held management and executive positions with the former First Interstate Bank of Los Angeles (now Wells Fargo), and with the former Spokane Bank for Cooperatives (now CoBank/Spokane). Further accomplishments include: receiving a Doctorate in Applied Economics and Finance from Ohio State University; a Master's degree from the University of Arizona; a BS degree from Washington State University; the distinguished Oregon State University Faculty Service Award for excellence in providing off-campus executive education and consulting programs; he is listed in Who's Who in the West; is a Rotarian; and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

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  • CEO Leadership
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Communications & Teamwork
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"Your assistance in facilitating the board's strategic planning process and in outlining the responsibilities of a cooperative's board of directors helped solidify Darigold's mission and future direction."

Richard Ziehnert, Board Chairman, Darigold Farms & Darigold, Inc.

"Your assistance in clarifying the board-CEO partnership enhanced our board's understanding of its respective duties and responsibilities."

Wally Smith, President & CEO, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

"You made a great contribution to our company by facilitating thought and action at a time when it was greatly needed. Communication and teamwork have improved immensely."

Paul Williams, Board President, Edwall Chemical Corporation, Inc.

"We feel much more secure about our company's future as a result of the strategic planning session you led for us. Your insistence on plan execution and follow-through will guarantee our success."

David Gordon, General Manager, Northwest Grain Growers, Inc.

"The process you employed for selecting a chief financial officer helped us find a more qualified individual than we had expected. It is the most thorough we have ever experienced."

Harold Schild, President, Tillamook County Creamery Association

"Your expertise and unique ability to develop consensus among our 21 member board has been very helpful to me and of great value to our organization."

Donald F. Amend, General Manager, SSRAA, Inc., Ketchikan, Alaska

"You played a valuable role in helping our board and management team understand their respective roles in leading the company into the future."

Edward F. Brennan, President and CEO, American Legend Cooperative/Seattle Fur Exchange

"Your professional advice and strategic guidance positioned the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce for a more focused and dynamic role in the future of the region."

Richard Hadley, President & CEO, Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce

"We knew this merger would require intense commitment and follow-through by our two companies. Without your persistence and outstanding negotiating skills, it may never have been consummated."

Steve Taylor, Past President, Ritzville Warehouse Co.

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