About Ned Kraft

Ned Kraft

Ned has led multiple organizations as an executive and turnaround consultant managing teams of up to 600 employees. He has coached leaders and teams at both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies for over 10 years, including engagements at Google, SunPower, Cepheid, Conoco-Phillips and dozens of others.

Experience in a Nutshell

Over 25 years of professional and personal experiences in high-tech, heavy manufacturing, and alternative energy.

Expert knowledge in simplification, focus, team building, and delivering solutions to difficult problems on tight schedules.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fast Reframing of Critical Issues for Easy Resolution
  • Personal Balance and Executive Performance
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Option Rich, Forward Focused Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Leadership Transitions (Post-promotion or Cross-industry moves)
  • Removing Barriers to Advancement

Experience

  • An executive, manager, and engineer at companies large and small, from giants HP and Westinghouse, to small start-up companies.
  • Managed and directed product development, operations, customer service, and supply chain management.
  • Worked in almost every field imaginable, including: Alternative energy, wireless communication, factory automation, heavy manufacturing, medical, personal computers, internet marketing, real estate and integrated circuit development.

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
  • M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
  • 3 decades of study and training in loads of personal, team, and business effectiveness techniques.
  • A quick study, and 0ne-of-a-kind mindset – the right choice to take a cluttered landscape or unfocused group and give a clear view of your best possible future.

Creativity

  • The diverse experience to quickly enter a business and discover the core issues that need attention.
  • Great tools for prioritization and decision making that alleviate the “what if” thoughts and the feelings of overload that come with working in today’s marketplace.
  • Boiled down hundreds of books and thousands of hours of audio programs into digestible bites that his clients use to succeed.
  • Several U.S. Patents for product and process innovation, including patent numbers 5320298, 5821921, 5586715.
  • Experience as a professional musician, public speaker and internet personality.

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