consulting

When our clients have reached a plateau in their business, and are eager to move to the next level, Talon Consulting works to clarify and simplify business processes to move them forward.

We roll up our sleeves and actively guide operational excellence improvements as it best suits the unique needs of our clients.  Engagements can take the form of Project Leadership or Interim Fractional Executive.

Key areas of impact include:

  • Integration of acquisitions
  • Implementation and utilization of ERP and CRM systems
  • Performance measurement and accountability systems
  • Business process review
  • Improvements to customer delivery and operations processes
briancorekin

Ian came in to what, at the time, I thought might be a sinking ship.  His vast experience in operations, ERP, and team building came highly recommended, and we entrusted him with taking over as interim COO.  Ian rolled up his sleeves and immediately got to work, establishing operational controls, directing management meetings, working with our ERP vendor, and bringing on a new Controller.  He held things together during the buyout of my partner, and gave us guidance in moving forward.

Brian Corekin
Owner & CEO, Monster Electrical

non-profit

We are eager to work with organizations that are mission driven as they align significantly with our values of positive impact and making better happen.

Our vast experience in all areas of business, and in a wide variety of industries, is well suited for guiding operational excellence in non-profits so that they can maximize the ability to serve their mission.

Rates are heavily reduced for non-profit work.

Services include:

  • Review and simplification of business processes
  • Implementation of systems such as ERP, CRM, Volunteer Management, Finance, and Fundraising.
  • Interim leadership to aid in transition or growth

Ian actively serves as Trustee on 501(c)(3) boards.

allenyee

Operational Excellence! In four short years on the Board of Directors of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, Ian greatly enhanced the operations of the Foundation, including creating and updating policies and procedures, training staff and new volunteers, and leading the identification and execution of cost saving measures while increasing contributed support revenue. The Foundation is the most efficient and effective it has been in decades thanks to Ian’s efforts.

Allen Yee
Chairman, Sigma Pi Educational Foundation
(Senior Counsel, The Coca Cola Company)

mentoring

Helping others navigate chaos is at the cornerstone of our skillset and one of our core values.  We provide one-on-one mentoring to executives and professionals who are looking for clarity, support and guidance.

Our engagements are unique to the individual and can range from a general advise/accountability relationship to a structured, comprehensive business-life development process.

Our support includes:

  • Clarifying a vision of personal and business success
  • Managing your time effectively
  • Coaching strategic decision making
  • Building relationships and accountability
aaronmagenheim

I have enjoyed working with Ian and he has helped me navigate many obstacles (personally and in business) and always comes to the table with suggestions, not simply pointing out problems. I can’t say enough good things about Ian and anyone who has the opportunity to work with him should take it! He has been my best mentor from the day I met him.

Aaron Magenheim
Founder & CEO, AgTech Industries LLC