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Klaus D. Oebel

Klaus Oebel is a creative, results-oriented executive with thirty years of domestic and international experience encompassing consulting, coaching, board of director membership, profit and loss responsibility, marketing and sales.  He excels at understanding the needs of business, creating the strategic vision, and implementing pragmatic cost effective programs to increase revenues, profits, and shareholder value.  He is recognized for customer focus, business acumen, sense of urgency, leadership, personal integrity, negotiating and team building skills.

He started his career as a management consultant for the city of New York, specializing in not-for-profit organizations such as library systems, hospitals, and city governments.

His work with industry and business clients began when he joined an international management consulting firm specializing in implementing operational decision making and productivity improvement techniques.  This required process consultation skills, the ability to work closely with all levels of the organization in program design, implementation, planning and execution, teaching and coaching skills, and the ability to generate long-term top management support for the programs to achieve business results. 

Based on the experience gained as the general manager of the firm’s international strategy practice, he started his own strategy consulting business, Oebel Associates, Inc.  He has spent the last twenty years assisting U.S. and European clients in aligning business strategy with managerial effectiveness.  This includes:

  • Strategy development: facilitating the process of strategy formulation by the senior management team of corporations, strategic business units and staff functions
  • Strategy implementation: “Balanced Measurement” driven mobilization of the organization for customer and shareholder oriented success
  • Strategic marketing: business opportunity planning in alignment with the organization’s strategy
  • Change management: aligning the organization’s processes, human resources systems, technology, and culture in support of business strategy.

Klaus works across a broad range of industries ranging from manufacturing, utilities, and natural resources to retail, distribution, financial services, law, logistics, and electronics.

Klaus received his Master’s degree in Economics and Political Science after studies at the University of Cologne, the Free University of Berlin and Columbia University in New York City.

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