Steve Stulck

Steve Stulck is the founder of Northern Light Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of organizational transitions. He works with clients to solve their most important business challenges by mobilizing people at all levels. Clients do not simply receive advice or formulas for action, but have the actual experience of creating breakthrough performance. He is recognized for his ability to facilitate complex conversations resulting in coordinated action.

Steve has over 25 years of experience consulting with leaders - from the CEO through individual contributors. He has designed and implemented change initiatives as an executive at Rohm & Haas, Polaroid, and Coopers & Lybrand, as well as serving as an external consultant to many organizations while a partner at CSC Index. Steve completed his doctorate at Harvard University where he focused on organizational behavior and adult learning.

 

Steve provides particular focus to the following challenges facing many businesses today:

• Development of executives and their work groups into high performing units capable of working with speed and coherence
• Implementation of organizational strategies that call for the widespread mobilization of people.
• Integration of organizational units following mergers and acquisitions
• Redesign of business processes to increase speed, simplicity, and service to customers
• Coaching managers who seek to close performance gaps created by new assignments and responsibilities.

Selected Client Results:

• Co-led a project to support a bank committed to rapid and profitable growth through the integration of several diverse and previously competing units. Required extensive redesign of business processes ranging from product development to sales. Coached the leadership team members as they incorporated middle managers as owners of the business results, enabling Êthem to support rather than thwart the multiple initiatives needed to implement the objectives.
• Following the acquisition of a specialty insurance firm, worked with the various executive teams to create alignment for changes in business strategy, organizational structure and the leadership behavior needed to produce rapid improvement in results.
• Leadership for the successful transition of large numbers of employees in several complex outsourcing arrangements covering several sites and disciplines. A focal point was the post-acquisition requirements to quickly integrate different cultures and operating models in order to enhance service to customers. A mobilized and engaged front-line staff was required to produce extraordinary results.s
• A large industrial conglomerate chose to establish a shared-services model for their IT organization that spanned six major business units. Successfully addressed significant issues of leadership alignment, cultural integration, and staff resistance, in the design and implementation the new operating model.
• Led multinational executive team of a specialty chemicals firm in developing a new operating model for integrating European, North American and Japanese research, manufacturing and distribution operations. This contributed to rapid international growth and development of regional acquisition strategies..
• Led redesign initiatives to modify research, development and product supply processes resulting in dramatic improvements in cycle time, quality, and costs. Supported projects in variety of industries including consumer electronics, software development, specialty chemicals, consumer packaged goods, financial services and heavy manufacturing

Selected Client Results:

Bio Technology:

• Copley Pharmacutical Group
• Hoechst AG
• Millennium Pharmaceutical Inc.

Technology:

• AT&T
• Computer Sciences Corp.
• Digital Equipmant Corporation
• Nortel Systems
• United Technologies
• Polaroid
• Pratt & Whitney/Canada
• Shipley Co.

Financial Services:

• Crestar Bank
• General Electric Financial Services: FGIC

Consumer Packaged Products:

• J.M. Smuckers
• James River Corp.
• General Foods
• Kellogg Cereal
• Procter & Gamble

Manufacturing:

• Caterpillar
• Detroit Diesel Allison/GMC
• General Motors Locomotive Group
• LTY Steel

Utilities:

• Florida Power
• MidAmerica Power

Education:

• Sullivan County Schools

Steve speaks Spanish fluently.