Our Clients

Over the past 40 years, Management Systems has helped hundreds of businesses – in many different industries and ranging in size from small entrepreneurships (under $1 million in revenue) to members of the Fortune 100 – become sustainably successful organizations.  We have worked with manufacturers, financial institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, real estate developers and managers, technology companies, non-profits, and many other types of companies.  Some of our client relationships have spanned more than a decade and we have had a number of clients who return to us after a few years – to help them as they continue building their exiting or to assist them as they begin building a “new” business.

Examples of Client Relationships

Here are just a few examples of client relationships.


One of our signature clients is Starbucks.  We worked with Starbucks for about 4 years to help create the foundation for successful growth from a small company with about $165 million to $2 billion in revenue. For details see, Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle, Leading Strategic Change.

Pardee Homes

We worked with Pardee Homes for 17 years under two generations of leadership. During that period we provided our full range of services as the company grew from about $200 million to more than $2.2 billion in revenue to become one of the most profitable real estate development firms in the US. For details see, Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle, Leading Strategic Change. 


We helped PowerBar’s leadership team transition the company from an entrepreneurship to a professionally managed organization. Our services included strategic planning, culture management, and advisory services to the founder and CEO Brian Maxwell. PowerBar was ultimately sold to Nestle.  That sale was, at least in part, attributable to our work with PowerBar’s leadership team.


We worked with Infogix, a privately held software firm, for seven years, and assisted the firm with strategic planning, performance management, and leadership development.  For details, see Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle, Leading Strategic Change.

Bell Carter Foods, Inc.

Our work with Bell-Carter began in 1993 under then company leaders, Tim and Jud Carter.  The focus of the first years of work was on Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, and overall organizational development.  Later work focused on culture management, structure, and performance management.  Throughout the past 20 years, we have been asked by Bell-Carter’s CEOs (first Tim Carter, then Ken Wienholz, and now Tim Carter Jr.) to assist them as they continue building a sustainably successful organization.  For details on our work with Bell-Carter, see Eric Flamholtz’s and Yvonne Randle’s book, Growing Pains.

In addition to these five companies, we have worked with many other excellent companies including Amgen, Navistar (International Trucks and Engines), PIMCO, The Kusto Group (Kazakhstan), Li Ning (China), Mövenpick (Switzerland), Neutrogena, Guggenheim Partners, Delta Dental of Missouri, Princess Cruises, Riverside Group (China), Simon Properties, Van’s, Westfield’s and many high quality companies that have become even more successful as leaders in their space, but that are not as well known. 

A partial list of current and former clients include:

  • Starbucks
  • Amgen
  • IBM
  • Navistar (International Truck)
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Simon Properties
  • American Century Investors
  • Neutrogena
  • Princess Cruises
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • 99 Cents Only Stores
  • Pardee Homes
  • LifeScan
  • Bell Carter Foods
  • Techmer PM


  • The Kusto Group (Kazakhstan, Vietnam)
  • Mövenpick (Switzerland)
  • Le Pain Quotiden
  • Emergent Bio Solutions
  • GOJO Industries
  • First Quadrant
  • Westfield’s
  • The Riverside Group (China)
  • Li Ning (China)
  • Jamba Juice
  • Noah’s Bagels
  • Van’s
  • Infogix
  • Silicon Image