Brian Higgins
Principal: Management Resource Technologies Ltd

Extensive experience, skills in Lean-based financial analysis as well as operational, quality and overall performance management. Original developer of Activity Value Management® (AVM®) that integrates advanced Activity Based Costing with Value Management, customer loyalty, and employee engagement to improve financial and operational performance - awarded “Best Practice by the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC). FP&A projects for prior employers and clients consistently produced average financial improvements exceeding $8M per 1,000 employees - equivalent to 8% to 15% of revenues while enhancing the customer/employee experience. Skilled in all facets of Sarbanes-Oxley, including narration, control documentation, test script development, and auditing. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Value Management practitioner producing an average reduction of over 35% of product costs without sacrificing quality or customer satisfaction. Documented success developing unique solutions that exceed financial/operational objectives by selectively combining proven methods from a number of disciplines (financial analysis, risk assessment/control, Six Sigma, survey assessment, process management, etc.). Extensive experience as both an internal/external consultant has afforded the opportunity of working with many improvement techniques across a number of diverse organizations - specific results and success in improving revenue generation while optimizing internal costs to achieve significant gains in performance.

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