Marva doesn’t like to brag, so I’d like to. Marva is the perfect CEO consultant or turnaround executive. She has perfect integrity – a virtue missing today. Not only does Marva understand how to turn troubled businesses around, but she knows how to develop excellence in everyone she works with. She nurtures but has high expectations – which produces both mission and people excellence.
Marva’s first job out of graduate school, was as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She was hired by Mitt Romney, and with a short-time she become a manager there. She she quickly moved into C-level positions with other companies. But it was Bain & Company that created in her a hunger for turnarounds.
Because of Marva’s growing skill and reputation, Mitt Romney called Marva in 2001 to have her help up with the Olympics. Marva had just accepted a position with FranklinCovey, felt she needed to keep her commitments, and hesitantly turned down the offer from Mitt.
MARVA L. SADLER
EXPERIENCED OUTSOURCED/INTERIM C-LEVEL OPERATING/FINANCE EXECUTIVE
Creating Profitable Solutions for Complex Challenges
Versatile, results-driven professional with over 15 years’ as C – level executive in diverse industries. Change agent with expertise in launching business start-ups, driving corporate transformations and developing new business opportunities. Exceptional results; visionary leadership; strong initiative, drive, decisiveness and client focus.
MANAGING DIRECTOR MLSCC Inc.
1991 – Present
Strategy implementation, operational and financial consulting and executive coaching for start-up, entrepreneurial, and not-for-profit organizations.
Automotive Start-up: Clean Tech Consolidator for Vehicle Fleets
Developed strategic relationships and negotiated sales and distribution agreements, exclusive contracts, and private label authorization with six clean-tech inventors/manufacturers to create a “total solution” automotive product portfolio.
Automotive Retail Turnaround: Saturn Dealership Group
Directed shutdown efforts of discontinued franchise. Liquidated $8 M of discontinued vehicle inventory at 98% of original cost. Repaid 99% of $24 million flooring line of credit. Identified and negotiated new franchise opportunities; formed new banking relationships and negotiated expanded credit lines; launched new operations in three stores within 45 days.
Manufacturing strategy: Commercial Fitness Equipment Company
Re-engineered manufacturing processes for fitness line. Increased production 27%. Reduced production time by 50%. Achieved 100% on-time delivery for core customers. Launched fitness product redesign. Increased cross-product standardization by 32%. Reduced production costs 17%.
Corporate Project Management Office (PMO): Leadership training and consulting company
Created corporate Project Management Office (PMO). Achieved $15M annual savings in corporate projects through implementation of project management disciplines.
Back Office Consolidation: Corporate training company
Implemented multiple accounting improvements; re-engineered revenue recognition, billing/collections; reduced DSO from >120 days to 52 days, freeing up $40M cash. Increased operating profit margin 10 points and operating asset turns 80%; eliminated $5M+ in unnecessary annual expenses; reduced capital expenditures 75%.
SENIOR MANAGER Marakon Associates
Originators of Value Based Management (VBM)
1988 – 1991
MANAGER Bain & Co. - Global Strategy Consulting Firm
1982 – 1987
CERTIFIED THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS (TOC) JONAH – Goldratt Institute – New Haven, CT
MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – Mariott School of Management, 1981