Robert P. Currie – President. Among all of Currie Management Consultants’ worldwide staff, none understands manufacturers, dealers and their businesses better than Bob Currie.
He thinks likes his clients and understands their concerns because, as a business owner, he shares them. Bob founded Currie Management Consultants because — just like many entrepreneurs — he wanted independence, control over his work life and his future, and was willing to sacrifice to achieve these goals.
When combining this with his background, Bob is able to understand and serve his clients better than most corporate consultants ever could.
Bob began his consulting career over 40 years ago, first with a consulting group and then on his own, founding Currie Management Consultants in 1980.
Bob prides himself on finding creative solutions to client problems. Whether it’s in strategic planning, organization planning, finance, marketing, international management, market analysis, profit improvement, or dealership operations, Bob consistently takes a personal interest and an active role in his clients’ success.
Besides solving CMC’s clients’ problems, Bob is always seeking new challenges to stretch and prove Currie Management Consultants’ excellence, the latest of which is to add a “technology” consultant to the staff.
Whether it’s challenging himself and his staff to excel, or challenging his clients to achieve, Bob Currie’s passion and intensity drive everyone around him to greater success.
Michelle B. Currie – Consultant/Coach
Michelle joined Currie Management Consultants in 1987 after a career as an entrepreneur in publishing. She graduated from Regis College with a B.A. in management and earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She also holds a certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy.
After years of management consulting, Michelle saw that Currie Management Consultants’ strengths in financial analysis, performance improvement, and project-specific consulting could be expanded and enhanced through consistent support and coaching of key staff. Major goals and changes in company cultures can’t be achieved unless the people who need to make those changes know what to change and how to change.
And after seeing that this human dimension wasn’t always addressed, Michelle began offering personal and business development coaching to CMC’s clients. She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence and the Meyers Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI) and their use in individual coaching, leadership and management development, and team building.
Michelle is a skilled workshop leader on topics such as situational leadership, business communications, assertiveness, team building, sales management, aftermarket management, achieving financial model results, and more.
Before shifting her focus to coaching, Michelle worked in Currie Management Consultants’ traditional areas, creating benchmark development programs, market analyses, pricing strategies, and management development programs.
Given her background, Michelle offers a unique mix of behavioral coaching services with achievement of financial benchmarks. So, just as she set out to do, Michelle and Currie Management Consultants can now create success in all aspects of their clients’ lives. Michelle’s passion for employee engagement culminated in her latest book, BOOM Life, which covers life balance–one of the keys to employee engagement. BOOM Life can be purchased on Amazon.
Robin Currie – Consultant and Director of The Currie Training Center.
Robin joined Currie Management Consultants in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simmons College in Boston. At Simmons, Robin graduated from the Prince Program of Retail Management, and also studied marketing and foreign language.
Robin is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and is a facilitator for the Leadership Development Workshops. Robin is also involved in the facilitation of Best Practices Groups and is the creator and developer of The Currie Training Center. Her depth of industry knowledge (agricultural equipment, material handling, power generation, compressors, construction machinery, commercial tires, and more) along with her understanding of dealership/distributorship operations together with her passion for leadership development is a sought after combination.
She is in the process of moving the company forward by seeking additional business opportunities for Currie Management Consultants. She is responsible for the company’s advertising and marketing programs, as well as the current Currie website. In addition Robin is the founder and manager of The Currie Charitable Fund.
Besides her four children, Robin is passionate about the non-profit organization Not For Sale. She is Director for Not For Sale Central Massachusetts, which is a global movement to end slavery. Please visit the website for more information: www.notforsalecampaign.org. In 2018, Robin published her first book, Pray Without Ceasing, which is available online for purchase.
John VanDeusen – Consultant
Between 2001 and 2016, John VanDeusen has been a member of the global Human Resources leadership team at Bose Corporation, where his duties included oversight of the company’s organization development, leadership development, management development, and executive succession/talent review. He also helped Bose executives develop their strategy and teams, and enhance business processes. His last assignment at Bose was to upgrade managers’ ability to hire and onboard talent, manage performance and develop employees. This program reached over 1,900 managers globally, resulting in significant improvement in on-the-job practices.
Prior to his time at Bose, John spent ten years as a management consultant working with many private and public sector clients such as CH2M HILL Companies; Hensel Phelps Construction; Lockheed-Martin Energy Systems; M.A. Mortenson Construction; US Architect of the Capitol; City of Ft. Lauderdale; Ports of Seattle; the University of North Carolina Institute of Government; Kansas City Consensus; and Volunteers of America. As a result of this broad experience, John knows how to build and manage a working partnership that provides maximum value for clients.
John’s personal mission is to help those he works with build integrity, improve performance, shape the future, and exercise stewardship.
Jim Henderson – Consultant
Jim is experienced in improving, redesigning and running all customer-facing functions and back-office processes. He has been a business founder, a hardware/software dealer, a marketing/marketing technology expert, a top manager and a top management advisor, both individually and in groups.
For the last 10 years, Mr. Henderson has been consulting with and coaching CEOs and owners on strategies, technologies, and operations for kickstarting and achieving growth through improved sales, marketing, and service.
Jim’s effectiveness comes through his understanding of markets, customers, products, value, pipeline, and a clear view of objectives. That effectiveness has seen industry leading growth time after time. Mr. Henderson founded a company, which earned a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of America’s fastest growing private companies, with 458% growth.
Lauren Muscarella joined Currie Management Consultants Inc. in 2018 to update and rework The Currie Service Model for Service Managers book. After researching the Currie financial model and meeting with industry players from service techs to dealer principals, she developed a passion for the industry.
Lauren has over 10 years of experience in business and marketing primarily leveraging digital platforms to increase ROI, improving lead quality and volume as well as creating content (books, email marketing campaigns, video series, podcasts, and graphics). Additionally, she has a strong background in analytics. She served as Director of Marketing for two businesses where she implemented systems to substantially increase leads as well as streamline the sales process.
Lauren graduated cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C. with a double major in Marketing and Journalism and a minor in Film Production. In addition to her work experience, Lauren’s book Alice’s Law: Honor Lost Loved Ones and Finding Deeper Meaning was published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in 2015 as part of a non-profit initiative to help young adults creatively cope with loss. When she is not working, she enjoys painting, tennis, kickboxing, cooking, and the occasional big cab from Sonoma or a Sicilian varietal.