BPTA Consultants

BPTrends Associates (BPTA ) engagements are delivered by real-world industry experts with decades of professional experience as Senior BPM Managers leading corporate BPM teams, and Senior BPM Consultants leading a wide variety of strategic business process improvement programs for private and public sector companies around the globe.

BPTA consultants have expertise and hands-on experience delivering BPM training and consulting services in strategy, process architecture, process governance, performance measurement, performance management, process design, instructional design and project management. Together we provide:

  • Broad based knowledge of the overall BPM market
  • Decades of hands-on experience delivering BPM consulting and training to corporate clients and individuals world-wide
  • Consistent, integrated and scalable methodology based on over 20 years of hands-on experience
  • Extensive knowledge of BPM technologies and standards, including both existing and developing standards
  • Recognized thought leaders in BPM

Gina Abudi, MBA – Senior Consultant
Gina AbudiGina Abudi is a Senior Consultant with BPTrends Associates with over 25 years’ of experience in helping global organizations develop and implement strategy around projects, processes and people. She has led a number of projects over the years including process improvement initiatives, change management initiatives, facilitation of process and project team meetings and executive strategy sessions. She has worked with a number of large, global organizations to facilitate review of project management and core business processes, working with clients to find and implement improvements in how work is getting done to support business and customer needs. In addition to consulting, Gina has been developing curriculum and providing training with a focus on process improvement, project management, change management, and general leadership areas. Gina is lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015.)  Her next book on Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach will be published by J Ross Publishing in February 2017. Gina received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management.

Roger T. Burlton – Chief Consultant
Roger BurltonRoger is the Chief Consultant with BPTrends Associates. He is a recognized industry leader in innovative approaches for organizational change including Business Process Management, Stakeholder Analysis, Strategic Architecture Alignment, Modeling, Analysis and Design and Prototyping and BPM Project Management Methodologies. He is regarded as a realistic practitioner, who delivers pragmatic solutions. An exceptional speaker, he has chaired several high profile conferences on Advanced Business and Information Management and BPM around the world. Roger has been an active BPM practitioner/consultant for over 20 years, helping global corporations and small companies alike to realize the benefits of BPM.  He is a member of the Board of Advisors and a contributor for BPTrends (www.bptrends.com) the Founder of Process Renewal Group, Chairman of Adaptive and the author of Business Process Management: Profiting from Process, a popular practical guide to BPM.

Sandra Foster – Senior Consultant
Sandra FosterSandy is a Senior Consultant with BPTrends Associates and has been a Business Process Management Practitioner for over 15 years. She has led a wide variety of strategic business process improvement programs for private and public sector companies around the globe. Sandy has developed and delivered innovative courses in Business Process Management, Business Process Modeling and Analysis, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management. She is a recognized thought leader in methods for architecting, designing and delivering business performance improvement and is a frequent speaker at BPM conferences around the world.

 

Paul Harmon – Senior Consultant
Paul HarmonPaul is a well respected thought leader, market analyst, author and consultant concerned with applying new technologies and methodologies to real-world business problems. He is the author of the best selling book,Business Process Change, 2nd edition (2007). Paul has worked on major process redesign projects with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Security Pacific, Prudential, and Citibank, and Pemex, among others. He is a member of ISPI and a Certified Performance Technologist. Paul is a widely respected keynote speaker and has developed and delivered workshops and seminars on a wide variety of BPM topics to conferences and major corporations through out the world.  Paul is a Founder and Executive Editor/Analyst of BPTrends (www.bptrends.com)

Mary Lowe – Senior Consultant
Mary LoweMary is a Senior Consultant with BPTrends and has led numerous Business Process Management redesign projects during the past 20 years. Prior to joining BPTrends Associates she worked as an independent consultant with numerous clients in such diverse areas as manufacturing, telecommunications, mortgage lending, customer service, and student financial aid. Mary has also developed a quality assurance methodology for implementing change within organizations and step-by-step “facilitation kits” for process redesign workshops. Mary is a seasoned consultant and trainer and has developed and delivered numerous training programs to organizations involved in process change.

 

Artie Mahal – Senior Consultant
Artie MahalArtie is a Senior Consultant with BPTrends Associates. Prior to joining BPTrends Associates, for two decades Artie successfully led mission critical programs at Mars, a large international food manufacturing company, developing and implementing Information Resource Management, Business Change/Process Management, and Learning & Leadership Development programs for corporate divisions around the world. Artie has provided Business Process Management consulting and training services on four continents and has been a frequent speaker at BPM conferences and national and international professional forums including Kean University and Seton Hall University’s MBA programs. Artie is the author of How Work Get’s Done: Business Process Management; Basics and Beyond.

Brent Sabean – Senior Consultant
Brent SabeanBrent Sabean is a BPTrends Associates Senior Consultant with over thirty years of experience. helping clients improve the performance of their organizations through business process innovations enabled by information technology. Brent has worked with several of the major professional management consulting firms in senior management positions. His areas of specialty include business capability planning and governance, business architecture design, business process design, business performance management, and business/ IT strategy alignment. Brent has assisted several clients, particularly large organizations, in the development of comprehensive enterprise architectures that integrate and align the enterprise’s strategic intent, key business processes, and enabling resources (people, knowledge, information technology and physical facilities).

Richard Simourd – Senior Consultant
Richard SimourdRichard is a Senior Consultant with BPTrends Associates. He is a skilled manager, facilitator, trainer and consultant. Prior to joining BPTrends Associates, Richard worked for 15 years as an independent BPM and Organizational Change consultant with Fortune 500 companies on projects ranging from Business Architecture, Process Redesign, Human Change Management and Team Building. Richard began his professional career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he held management positions in diverse areas including Human Resources, Long Range Planning, Manufacturing, and Materials and Production Control.

 

Additional Resources

In addition to our core team of Senior BPTA BPM Consultants, BPTA has a wide range of affiliated partners and consultants with proven expertise in related areas including, but not limited to, IT Implementation, Organizational Development, Human Performance and Change Management, as well as Subject Matter Experts in vertical markets.