Pfingsten follows a team-based continuous improvement operating model that combines and simplifies elements of several modern management practice models, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Total Quality Management. Our commitment to continuous improvement supports collaborative, data-driven decision making and a cross-functional approach, but eliminates the jargon, keeping the process simple enough for everyone to understand and embrace.
Our Continuous Improvement programs empower employees.
Pfingsten operates three formal training programs: one for senior and middle management, a second, larger program for team leaders, and a third for team members. Our team-based continuous improvement programs help middle market companies reach their growth and profit potential, building a bridge to implementing more sophisticated business practices.
Best Practices Forums foster an exchange of ideas.
Our best practices forums encourage management and employees from all Pfingsten portfolio companies to formally and informally exchange ideas, collaborate and compare best practices with the goal of improving operations. Currently, we offer forums in eight functional areas: CEO, CFO, human resources, information technology, engineering, sales and marketing, supply chain management and continuous improvement champions.
Pfingsten Executive Network
Through the Pfingsten Executive Network (PEN), we offer a complement of executive and functional management resources to help portfolio companies fill transitional gaps and catalyze the next phase of a company’s development. Pfingsten portfolio companies utilize the PEN in a variety of ways from senior management positions to advisory or project-specific roles.
For experienced professionals who want to collaborate with Pfingsten, we have a long history of working with talented executives and leaders to guide our portfolio companies. We continuously interact with prospective business leaders, including:
|Leadership opportunities across advisory, management and functional roles at Pfingsten portfolio companies||Proactive outreach with professionals to improve the quality and capability of our expanding network||Prospecting and sourcing potential new investment or industry opportunities from personal networks and connections|
How to get Connected
We're always looking for talented executives to add to our growing network. For more information or to join the Pfingsten Executive Network, please request a LinkedIn group invite, or contact Julie Schotanus, Director Executive Resources.
Executive Network Platform Origination Program
Executives can work proactively with Pfingsten to refer new deal opportunities or work with us on new industry sector ideas through our Executive Network Platform Origination Program. For additional detail regarding this initiative, email Jonathan Leiman or Alex Gregor.