Our President and Founder, Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky, has been in the operations and process improvement field for over 27 years. She's been a management consultant for over 11.
She started in the mid-eighties as a manufacturing engineer responsible for making U.S. manufacturing areas globally competitive. She successfully led projects over $1MM and helped improve operational efficiency to keep U.S. manufacturing, and the associated jobs, in the U.S. During her work in industry, she was on the forefront of functional area integration and strategic alignment of revenue streams, organizational goals, and company-wide performance.
Since then, she has branched out to include non-manufacturing business entities, non-profits, and academic institutions in her quest to assist organizations with innovation and improved alignment between strategic goals and financially beneficial operational performance.
Through her work, she realized that businesses needed multiple points of access to financing to support their growth. Due to that realization, Process & Strategy now has a strategic alliance with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency, and is part of the Enterprise Development Network (EDN) as a loan originator. Cynthia assists companies with bilateral business expansion between the U.S. and developing countries by first assisting with the alignment of business processes and policies to Congressional requirements and then with the creation of the final loan package and funding request. At all times, she is the customer's champion and advocate as the project moves through the required due diligence and review.
Cynthia holds a B.S. in General Engineering, specializing in solar design for residential and commercial buildings, from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign; an M.S. in General Engineering in Robotics and Digital Control Theory also from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in management, from The University of Texas - Arlington.
Her dissertation focus was an investigation of external culture, internal cultural, and change management methodology factors and their relation to success in terms of organizational performance and financial objectives.
Cynthia has moved nanotechnology out of a university lab, brought in venture capital experienced management, and served as VP of Business Development for the resulting startup company. She has headed the Entrepreneurship Program at UT - Arlington in its College of Business and developed the role of Commercialization Manager (readying and roll out of technology from university labs into the economy) for the Automation & Robotics Research Institute. She has also spent time on Boards of Directors, taught as adjunct faculty in Dallas area universities - both in Colleges of Engineering and in MBA programs for Colleges of Business, was an advisor for engineering education to the Museum of Science and History, and has volunteered time to mentor community organizations.
You can contact Cynthia directly at CynthiaKalinaKaminsky@ProcessStrategySolutions.com, also see Cynthia's full professional profile and connect with her on LinkedIn