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Madison, WI – May 10, 2017 – Four years ago, Farwell started with two team members in a co-working space. Today, FarWell has grown its team to over 30 consultants and continues to help companies and non-profits navigate an ever-changing competitive landscape.
FarWell clients are embarking on aggressive growth strategies and transformative projects that require dedicated Change, Risk and Vendor Management. While effectively planning and managing complex and transformative programs is not a new topic, the focus on Change Management as a discipline has been gaining traction, according to FarWell Founder and CEO Jason Potter.
“Our team has managed complex efforts in some of the largest companies in the Midwest, and we have all practiced Change and Communications Management to some degree,” stated Potter. “In the last 18 months, our clients have been recognizing the value of dedicated Change teams on their most strategic and impactful projects.”
Farwell’s Vice President of Client Solutions, Steve McQuin, sees the increased need for effective Change and Communications Management resulting from the cross-industry technical disruption of the last decade.
“Lower cost and ubiquitous technology has caused massive disruption regardless of industry. It is a fast-paced mix of increased competition, a multitude of vendor solutions, and aggressive growth goals,” said McQuin. “From that comes a wide breadth of transformation including modernization, organizational restructuring, consolidation, customer experience redesign, partnerships and automation. These efforts succeed when Change Management best practices are applied.”
FarWell Senior Change Consultant Rachel Breitbach noted that the increased emphasis on dedicated Change Management is also a result of leaders learning from programs that were not successful. “Employee engagement, executive support and proper expectation-setting are key components of managing the pace and breadth of change we see today,” she stated. “Leaders that dedicate teams to help their organizations navigate these changes increase their probability of success and gain competitive advantages.”
For the third straight year, FarWell will be sponsoring the Madison/South Central Wisconsin Project Management Institute’s Annual Professional Development Day (PDD). The FarWell team will be meeting with hundreds of professionals and leaders responsible for planning and executing strategic projects during an unprecedented period of innovation, change and transformation.
The FarWell team enjoys engaging directly with companies and learning more about their successes and challenges. “PDD is a great opportunity to talk with our clients and other Wisconsin companies about their strategies to compete during this time of rapid change,” said Nick Lombardino, a senior member of the FarWell Client Solutions team. “Scaling to meet customer demand, prioritizing projects, technical modernization and becoming more agile are common discussions for our clients.”
Meet the FarWell Team at PDD on Friday, May 12th at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton, WI 53562.
After being a consultant for other firms since the 1990’s, Jason Potter started FarWell as an independent consultant in 2012. Steve McQuin joined him a year later to help FarWell grow, and Nick Lombardino joined at the end of 2013. FarWell now has over 30 consultants working on projects with clients in the Midwest.
FarWell focuses on Change, Risk and Vendor Management. Service categories include Strategy and Planning, Project Execution and Partner Services. The FarWell consulting team includes Project, Program and Portfolio Managers, Process Improvement Experts, Business Analysts, and Solution Architects. Farwell’s Partner Services include managed service providers, technical staffing firms, data experts, application development teams, and IT security consultants, among others. FarWell and its partners work together to develop custom, client-focused solutions.
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