Our Business Partners

Cadent Resources, Inc.
Ara Surenian

Cadent Resources, Inc. is an operations consulting and technology firm dedicated to helping small- to medium-sized manufacturers and distributors measurably improve the performance of their sales and operations planning and fulfillment processes.

Since our founding in 2004 our mission has been to help our clients respond quickly and profitably to the ever varying ebb and flow of demand using our DemandCaster Demand and Supply Planning software as a service platform, lean methods, and an engaging collaborative process that leaves clients raving!

The Stonegate Group
Ken Hachikian
The Stonegate Group (Stonegate) is a private investment banking firm headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Our firm provides financial advisory and investment banking services to middle market companies, with revenues from $10,000,000 to $100,000,000. 

Surak and Associates
John G. Surak, PhD
John Surak is principal of Surak and Associates, a full service food safety and quality consulting service. He works with the food processing industry in developing food safety and quality management systems, designing and implementing process control systems, and implementing Six Sigma and business analytics systems.

Precision Distribution Consulting
Ned Bauhof
PDC is an independent consulting firm specializing in the design of engineered solutions for our clients’ warehouse and distribution infrastructure in support of their long term supply chain strategy. Our mission is to provide engineered solutions of unparalleled quality while providing our clients with a premier level of personalized service.  We provide solutions that are based on comprehensive analysis, sound first hand operational principles and a level of detail that is unparalleled in our industry.