Myrtle Consulting Group to open Cincinnati office

14 August 2019 2 min. read
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Operations consulting firm Myrtle Consulting Group has announced its plans to open a new office in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be the second of the group’s US offices. Globally, Myrtle Consulting has offices in Canada, Latin America, Europe, and South Africa.

"Our firm has experienced tremendous growth in the Midwest and Northeast in recent years and we feel the area holds potential to continue on this trajectory," Doug Newman, partner at Myrtle Consulting Group, said. "Opening an office in Cincinnati allows us to better serve our existing client base in the region and continue growing our business."

The firm focuses on the manufacturing, processing and distribution businesses in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, pulp and paper, life sciences, mining, metals, oils and gas, and chemical sectors. Since its founding in 2012, Myrtle Consulting Group has seen fast growth through acquisitions and a number of appointments and hires.

Myrtle Consulting Group to open Cincinnati office

In June of 2018, it acquired Kalium Consulting, which specializes in the mining and heavy metal industries. That September, Kalium cofounder Lance Hartley joined Myrtle Consulting Group as a principal and leader of the mining and metals sector.

January 2019 saw two high-profile hires, with Mike Atkinson joining as life sciences sector leader, and Michael Neff joining as vice president and sector lead for food and beverage and consumer packaged goods. Atkinson is the former senior vice president of operations and supply chain at Essilor of America, and has deep expertise in global operations and supply chain leadership, as well as the implementation of operational improvement programs. Neff, meanwhile, worked for companies such as Coca-Cola and Proctor and Gamble, where he played a key role in Pringles reaching $300 million in revenue after three years of losses.

“With tight margins, increasing costs and rising competition, food and beverage and consumer packaged goods manufacturers are looking for ways to meet market demand while also running as lean and efficiently as possible," Edwin Bosso, Myrtle founder and CEO, said of Neff’s appointment. "Michael's experience in these sectors and his focus on innovative strategies for operations, supply chain, and product development will no doubt move the needle for Myrtle clients and are a valuable addition to our leadership team."