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Northwood Advisors Announces New Partnership


Irvine, CA, August 28, 2017 ~ Northwood Advisors announced today an expanded partnership with Performance Operations, a consulting firm focused on the food and beverage industry. Northwood will provide its deep portfolio of recruiting & retention, organization development and analytical solutions to expand capabilities and improve decisions at the heart of Performance Operations’ clients. This will include solutions that embed specific industry intelligence.  

Gene Kaplan, founder and principal consultant of Performance Operations, welcomes the partnership with the growing Northwood Advisors group and looks forward to sharing their common vision and business ethic. He states “the partnership is key to continuing the expansion of our client service offerings. The Northwood Advisors group’s strengths in organizational strategy, talent acquisition and using advanced analytics are proven in transforming businesses.  This collaboration will bring great benefits to our clients.”  

Suzanne Stauder, Northwood’s Chief Talent Officer, added, “We have worked with Gene and other members of the team, for nearly 20 years across a range of engagements.  We mutually realized that now is the time to effectively increase our efforts as a team. Together, we are working on intelligent solutions to improve operations and sales, along with increased capabilities in consumer and product strategy.”

About Northwood Advisors 

Northwood Advisors helps growth-minded companies build teams and capabilities by finding and keeping the best talent for their organizations. The firm offers a unique combination of talent acquisition and retention, organizational and people development, and access to on-demand business and technology strategists.

About Performance Operations 

Performance Operations improves existing operations and the application of technology. With a focus on food and beverage and other lot traceable industries, PerfOps teams generate lasting results with superior project execution and follow through, focused on the right projects and initiatives which align with the businesses’ strategy. We ensure the technology fits the process, the process fits the people and the solution benefits the business.    


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ABOUT NORTHWOOD ADVISORS: Based in Irvine, Calif., Northwood Advisors is a business intelligence and decision systems advisory firm that helps companies design and implement BI strategy, roadmap, governance and best practices for increased efficiency and greater ROI. Northwood Advisors’ powerful on-site training and consulting program allows clients to create departmental alignment and mutual buy-in with key stakeholders of any business intelligence initiative to build a path of least resistance and most profitability. Northwood Advisors’ training is unique, focused and implementable and will equip any team with the practical knowledge and tools for effective and sustainable business intelligence strategy, governance and roadmap. For more information, visit

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