About Us

The HPO Global Alliance is a professional services firm committed to better understanding High Performance Organizations and the methodologies by which they can be sustained and expanded.

Our founder, David Hanna, a former line manager and organization consultant with Procter & Gamble and The RBL Group. His is the author of three books.

Our Alliance is comprised of other experienced professionals who have guided companies to high performance status. Dr. Jeffrey Liker of the University of Michigan (The Toyota Way) and Dr. André de Waal of the University of Maastricht (What Makes A High Performance Organization)

Also contributing to our Alliance are former corporate managers and internal consultants Maxim Illin (Smart Values, Moscow), and Thomas Döring of Germany, and Ord Elliott of Silicon Valley.

A Global Organizational Resource

We have worked  in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.  Most of us are multi-lingual.

High Performance Diagnosis & Design

We have years of experience improving results in diverse industries around the globe.

Sustainable Change & Transformation

Organizations are transformed from the outside-in. People change from the inside out. We know how to bring them together.
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High Performance Leadership Development

We help leaders learn how to lead a transformation to the HPO standard. Those who have gone before can point the right way.

High Performance Team Development

We have experienced teamwork as managers and coaches. We know how to help teams move to high performance.

Think Tanks & Innovation

We organize a gathering of experienced practitioners and experts to develop solutions to HPO dilemmas

Research, Data & Analytics

We connect data to the big picture of your organization’s dynamics, helping you identify root causes and HPO levers.

Our Industry Expertise

  • Pharma 60%
  • Gas, Oil Industry 56%
  • Manufacturing 80%
  • Banking , Finance 43%
  • IT, Tech 35%
  • Retail 59%
  • Automotive 50%
David Hanna

David Hanna

Partner

Dave’s areas of expertise include Organization Diagnosis & Design, Sustainable Transformation to High Performance, HPO Leadership, and HPO Team Development. He worked previously for Procter & Gamble, Franklin Covey, and The RBL Group. He is the author of three books: Designing Organizations for High Performance, Leadership for the Ages, and The Organizational Survival Code. His Organizational Systems Model has boosted companies throughout the world to high performance.

André de Waal

André de Waal

Strategic Partner

André has been conducting research on High Preforming Organizations and Individuals for over a decade.  His data give proof of what it takes be an HPO, as detailed in his book What Makes A High Performance Organization. He is an experienced researcher, teacher; consultant; change agent; performance management coach; and developer of HPOs,  HPO partnerships, and HPO leaders.
Jonathan

Jonathan

Strategic Partner

Jonathan Escobar Marin is a Global Director of lean management with the HARTMANN Group in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany, where he is leading an international transformation with the core focus on the Operations network and related business functions.

Thomas Doring

Thomas Doring

Strategic Partner

Thomas has special expertise in lean production, High Performance Organizations, Leadership, and Career management. He worked for 25 years for Procter & Gamble in various leadership roles and disciplines, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, and Planning/Project Management. Throughout his career he successfully helped organizations to deliver better results.
Jeffery K Liker

Jeffery K Liker

Strategic Partner

Jeff  is the world’s foremost expert on lean production as evidenced by his best-selling book The Toyota Way.. He is a professor at the University of Michigan and president of Liker Lean Advisors—a network of top-notch practitioners. He is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant, having worked with clients all over the world. His newest book is Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels:  A Practical Guide.
Maxim Ilin

Maxim Ilin

Strategic Partner

Maxim Ilin is a partner at SmartValues, a Moscow consulting firm founded in 2013. He is one of the early pioneers in forming and developing the Russian market of training and consulting services, having been an internal and external consultant. He has worked with leading Russian companies and also well-known Fortune 500 companies in their quest for high performance.
Ord Elliot

Ord Elliot

Strategic Partner

Ord is a former Procter & Gamble consultant who has successfully navigated complex political and cultural landscapes, advising executives on a broad set of business challenge in Fortune 100 companies such as Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Intel, and Shell Oil. His approach is to tailor the change strategy to fit the unique client culture and business situation. He is the author of The Future is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations.
Mike Lindsey

Mike Lindsey

Strategic Partner

Mike Lindsey is a senior partner at High Performance by Design, LLC who specializes in transformative Human Resources, Strategy Deployment, and Labor Relations for Business Units, Organizations, and Supply Chains. He has extensive experience in the Consumer Products, Medical Research, and Food Industries. He has delivered Performance Organization Designs with emphasis on improving productivity, results, and full employee alignment to the organization’s goals and strategies.

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