Maine Pointe names Christopher Brumitt head of Aerospace & Defense

23 January 2019

Maine Pointe has promoted Christopher Brumitt to head of the firm’s Aerospace & Defense practice. 

With more than 30 years of experience in industry and management consulting, Brumitt brings a wealth of experience to his new role at the international supply chain and operations consulting firm. “He has a deep understanding of the challenges being faced by companies in aerospace & defense. His leadership will drive sustainable growth for our clients in the sector,” said David Jadwin, an Executive Vice President at Maine Pointe. 

Brumitt has been with Maine Pointe since joining in March 2017 from an aerospace-defense consulting group. During his nine years at the firm, he was responsible for market analysis and new business development in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to this, he spent six years as a Vice President at a US-based consultancy where he was responsible for the firm’s Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Financial Services sectors for North America. He started his career at The Institute of Management Resources, where he held increasing levels of responsibility until becoming Vice President of Business Development.

“Christopher has a deep understanding of the challenges being faced by companies in aerospace & defense. His leadership will drive sustainable growth for our clients in the sector.”

At Maine Pointe, Brumitt has been appointed a Vice President, and succeeds David Kleine, who recently retired from business. Over the past two years, the duo have worked closely together to ensure a transfer of knowledge and client network. The two have also worked together on engagements, driving significant financial and operational success for clients.

Maine Pointe’s Aerospace wing helps carrier, lessors and OEM suppliers with optimizing their end-to-end operations and supply chain, while the Defense arm works with US military, navy and other armed forces units on topics such as asset availability, cost efficiency, network planning and maintenance effectiveness. Brumitt himself specialises in top-line growth, operational execution, procurement, logistics, supply chain optimization, and organizational development. His client portfolio spans both Fortune 500 companies as well as governments and mid-sized / smaller companies.

Asked about how he believe the firm differentiates itself in the consulting market, Brumitt said: “Maine Pointe’s Total Value Optimization [the firm’s methodology for value creation] approach enables the firm to provide its clients a significant advantage. According to him, the firm’s engagements “are results-driven and deliver a return on investment of between 4:1 - 8:1 ROI.”

He added, “Maine Pointe is a formidable blend of talent, experience and proven methodology that, leveraged together, delivers cash, cost savings and growth solutions for its clients. I am delighted to be leading the Aerospace & Defense team and eager to be part of the company’s phenomenal success.” 

Earlier this year, Maine Pointe added senior advisors Tony Planos and Barry Dull to its ranks in the US.

Related: Aerospace & Defense sector facing digital crisis says BCG.


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Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO

18 April 2019

London-based global leadership consultancy YSC has appointed Eric Pliner as its new CEO, replacing Robert Sharrock, who held the role for five years. Pliner, previously the firm’s Americas leader, will remain based in New York City.

For 30 years, YSC Consulting has been providing leadership advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries. The firm provides services in the areas of leadership strategy, performance, research, and analytics. YSC also has offerings in organizational leadership and CEO & board advisory. The firm’s approach is grounded in the behavioral sciences, allowing clients to better align business strategy and leadership.

In 2017, Graphite Capital complete a private equity investment in the firm, which has allowed YSC to continue its rapid expansion across the globe. Today, the firm has 19 offices across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, staffed by 225 professionals with backgrounds in clinical psychology and organizational behavior, among other areas.

YSC’s incumbent CEO, Robert Sharrock, will now move into the roles of managing director of YSC’s board and CEO of the advisory practice. Sharrock had previously indicated that he would move into a client-facing role following one year of results after the private equity infusion.Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO


 “Having achieved the goals we established as a business during my tenure, I look forward to fully devoting my time to the client service areas of the business I find most rewarding, which is working directly with board members and CEOs,” Sharrock said. “I will also be offering my unreserved support to Eric and our global team as we continue to expand our distinctive business around the world.”

Eric Pliner, who has been with the firm since 2010, will step into the role of CEO. An expert in organizational behavior, talent management, and development, Pliner joined the firm as a senior consultant, working his way up to managing director and head of YSC Americas in 2014.

Prior to joining YSC, Pliner was director of organizational talent management & development at the NYC Department of Education, and was an adjunct instructor in the curriculum & teaching department at Hunter College in New York. He holds an MBA in management, organizational behavior, and human resources from the City University of New York – Baruch College.

“Robert has successfully led the business through five years of sustained growth and shaped the brand into a premier global leadership consultancy,” Pliner said. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead this iconic firm as we continue to serve world-class organisations in understanding and developing the critical leadership to achieve their future business strategies.

“Whether through individual executive assessment, pre-deal due diligence and post-deal integration for private equity transactions, design and execution of inclusive leadership and diversity strategy, coaching for senior executives and teams, resilient change leadership, and more, YSC’s global services are and will remain distinctive, characterful, and best-in-class,” he added.

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