eVo Associates, in addition to our depth of functional and practical expertise, has partners with specific skills to address client issues and the ability to follow eVo’s demanding level of insight, forethought and decisive action.  These partners are drawn from various consulting fields, including:

  • Strategic, tactical and market planning
  • Finance, banking and investment
  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Organization development and executive coaching
  • Project management
  • Technology design, development and management
  • Non-profit and government

Some of the individuals and consulting firms that have joined our network include:

Herbert Cano, CAVU Consulting

CAVU Consulting, LLC

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cavu_logoHerb’s success has been in transition situations – startups, growth, stagnation, crisis – requiring quick assessment, clarity in vision and strategy, and successful implementation. His corporate executive experience is augmented by consulting achievements managing successful projects for Fortune 100 companies.

In his previous firm, CAVU Consulting, LLC, Herb’s clients included eBay, Wells Fargo Bank, Visa, Hewlett Packard and Bank of America. Assignments were in strategy, finance, operations, new market/product development, systems and litigation. He accumulated a track record of 100% of his projects being completed successfully – delivered as planned, on time, and within or below budget.

Herb has also held executive positions in financial services, manufacturing and corporate services. At Bank of America, he was CFO and CAO for two new divisions, the last being BA Capital Markets Group where he integrated the strategy, finance, operations, and administrative functions of 9 global units into one $4 billion investment banking division.

As COO of Electrical Power Products, Inc., Herb successfully doubled the revenues of this stagnant company in two years and obtained SBA 8(a) certification allowing the company to secure large government contracts. As CFO of Computer Resources Group, he turned around the financials of the company in 13 months, resolving more than two years of consecutive losses and potential bankruptcy.

Chosen by California\’s Governor to its Executive Fellowship Program, analogous to the White House Fellowship Program, Herb’s efforts during his tenure focused on fostering the economy of California. He worked on an innovative finance strategy, was involved in legislation that increased investment latitude for public pension funds, produced a seminar with top Venture Capitalists and Corporate Equity Managers to educate public pension fund managers on their new investment opportunities, and negotiated the purchase of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans to increase loan availability for California businesses.

Herb donates his free time to helping various non-profit organizations. He is a Support Counselor with the National Brain Tumor Society and provides pro bono financial services to his Church and its members. He was also on the Board of the internationally-known Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. and was a Board Member of the Year.

Herb graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, and from Santa Clara University with a MBA in International Marketing and Finance.

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Jean Schore, Schore Marketing Associates

Strategic Marketing Consultants

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sma_logo21Jean has over 25 years experience in marketing, strategic planning, market research and analysis and market plan development for domestic as well as international companies. She has worked with startup companies, growth oriented companies as well as companies redefining themselves by marketing new products and services or opening new markets. Clients are from the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors in industries ranging from healthcare to internet start-ups and software to interior design and retail.

Jean is an adjunct professor of online and on ground undergraduate and graduate courses in Marketing, Marketing Management, Consumer Behavior and Planning, having taught at Golden Gate University, St. Mary’s College in Moraga, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

A graduate of Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, Jean received her M.B.A with a specialty in marketing from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Robert Hall, End-to-End Analytics

Supply Chain Consulting

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e2e_analytics_log_as95End-to-End’s consulting services focus on supply chain problems where rigorous analysis and effective process improvement efforts yield major improvements in profitability, asset utilization, and customer experience. These include problems that lend themselves to analytical methodologies, a cross-functional approach, or both. End-to-End’s project experience is clustered into a set of activity areas that map onto a two-dimensional supply chain framework.

The value of the End-to-End Analytics approach is that in improving any particular supply chain function, it improves the entire system of supply chain processes that must work together. While the primary focus is on the problems that lend themselves to analytical techniques, End-to-End has found that the data-driven approach often yields significant benefits in more straight forward blocking-and-tackling efforts as well.

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David Fisher, Fisher Associates

Senior Executive Development and Coaching

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fisher_associates_logo_vdo5David has over thirty-five years of professional experience in leadership development, strategic planning, and transforming organizations. Recognized for his coaching of creative leaders and teams, David also mentors change agents on how to facilitate breakthrough business results. He has worked extensively in China, Europe, India, Malaysia and South America, and in the past several years has focused almost exclusively on developing top leaders of departments and working with them to cascade sustainable changes throughout their organizations.

David is highly seasoned in corporate turnarounds helping leaders to face, and overcome, the most challenging obstacles of their businesses. His Fortune 50 clients include companies in the following industries: manufacturing, automotive, engineering, telecommunications, software, chemical, pharmaceuticals and food. Most recently he provided his services to three of the world’s largest oil companies negotiating with a Pacific Rim country on the largest known offshore liquid natural gas find.

David holds a B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco, and family counseling certificates from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Kevin JohnsonRetriever Development Counsel, LLC

Non-Profit Consultants

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retriever_logo_eqab_9j2c_ft4dRetriever Development Counsel, LLC was founded by Kevin Johnson in 1998. Retriever assists non-profit organizations with strategy and fundraising, and coaches Management and Boards in charting new directions and building sustainable funding models.
Since its inception, Retriever has helped regional and national non-profit groups secure more than $89 million in legacy and major gift funds. Retriever has also provided training, coaching, and strategic planning assistance to non-profit leaders and groups located throughout western North America.

Kevin is a regularly invited speaker at regional and national conferences, and has written a successful book, “The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts” on how donors and non-profits can work together to create positive change.

Kevin established his financial acumen early, receiving a BA in Banking and Economics from Goddard College. He is a qualified Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Specialist in Planning Giving (CSPG), and recently completed a six-month “Coaching Training” series with the nationally known Coaches Training Institute.

Retriever Development Counsel’s clients include non-profits in Art/Museum/Media; Health; Education; Environment; Animal/Humane Societies; Community Services; and Public Policy.

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