Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?
At my disposal, I can talk specifically about one case in point. It was the largest project with Winter Corporation that I referenced. That year, our combined team was selected by the chairman of the board and the CEO of the company, which that year was $40 billion in revenue. As the number one supplier/partner of the year, I have more than 10,000 suppliers, and the only IT [information technology] partner ever to have been accorded that recognition within the organization. That work was significantly informed and delivered by the Winter Corporation team.
In every scenario that we’ve worked with the Winter Corporation, our clients have walked away extremely satisfied with the work, the quality, and the caliber. They’ve consumed, published, and researched materials from the Winter Corporation. In every case, I’ve regarded those as top of the industry in terms of insights within the focus area. I can only say the best things about the quality and customer perception of the quality and caliber of the Winter Corporation work. That is the reason that, after four organizations since my first collaboration with Winter Corporation, I’ve always partnered with them. I am more than satisfied.
Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?
They’re not a very large organization, but the caliber of the talent that the Winter Corporation brings to bear has always been top of the industry and top of the class. I’ve never engaged a resource from the Winter Corporation that I’ve regretted engaging, or that I’ve had any concern about the project. I trust Richard's wisdom, guidance, and direction without question. He is in what I consider to be a small category of go-to leaders that I collaborate with, and I know that others feel the same way. I can’t speak for them, but the people that I know in that circle regard him highly as I do.
Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?
Not really. We have a partnership agreement with the Winter Corporation, and if Richard tells me we should go in a particular direction, I generally go in that direction. I can’t recommend anything except get bigger so I can use them more often.