Dave Flynn is an experienced business leader of medium to small, privately held manufacturing businesses specifically focused in the area of Operational Transitions.

 

Listed below are four areas of expertise that Dave has applied to transform  companies headed for bankruptcy into highly profitable organizations or to lead profitable companies through the difficulties of rapid growth. 

In every case, Dave has used exceptional team building skills to produce teams capable of sustainable improvement.

Profitability Improvement

Retained by $20 M company that was on pace to post significant EBITDA loss for the year.  Within less than six months the company had its first profitable month in over a year.  The following fiscal year, the company earned $1M due to Operational changes.  Systems and culture continue producing profits today.

Crisis Leadership

Led companies through multiple recessions, downsizings and plant consolidations.  A sampling of the many crises include:

Seamlessly replaced company president who unexpectedly resigned;

Joined family held company on brink of bankruptcy and successfully led team to restore profitability.

Succession Planning & Leadership Development

An exceptional recruiter of talent and team building with a demonstrated history of developing high functioning leadership teams.  Equally as competent working with Team Leaders on the shop floor as with the “C-suite” team.  Serves as mentor to multiple small business executives across the city.

Growth Management

Joined $8M company in 2012.  Overhauled operations resulting in $12M in revenue and earnings trajectory enabling sale of business at a double- digit earnings multiple in 2015.  Grew acquired business to ~$25M in FY2019.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Dave has an uncanny ability to empower individuals to build leadership and coaching skills.  He is able to tap into a person's strengths and evaluate an individual's potential for growth. The managerial and leadership skills I have gained from him are constantly present in my professional and personal life. 

Chris L., Sales Manager

Dave brought a sense of professionalism and transformational leadership to my company. His ability to recruit exceptional talent and coach all levels and departments in the company resulted in nearly 300% growth in four years!

Mike S, Entrepreneur CEO

I had the pleasure of working with Dave in two organizations undergoing restructuring.  Dave has a great ability to recognize the critical issues, envision a differentiated future state, and develop challenging yet achievable business wide go forward plans.  One of the best leaders I have encountered when it comes to coaching and mentoring key resources at all levels of the organization.

Dan K., Engineering Director