We help improve operations and solve complex, mission-critical challenges ranging from go-to-market strategies to crisis management. Our unique background provides perspective and analytical problem-solving skills that are essential when pursuing goals and quickly dealing with the unknown, especially threats to one's business.
This site describes some of the work we do, which is now done exclusively through Platinum Group, the region's most-experienced firm at assisting companies with turnarounds, insolvencies, rapid growth and other surprises.
Everything starts with planning, yet daily demands and monthly goals rarely leave time for it. And when something major pops up, outside perspective is a must if for no other reason than to ensure your internal thinking is on the right track.
We help organizations improve sales, operations, recruitment and retention, capital raising efforts, governance, corporate communication and crisis planning and management.
We help organizations navigate acquisitions, divestitures, rapid growth, crisis situations, leadership transitions, financial restructurings, reorganizations and surprises.
The common thread in all of the above is strategic communication. Consider the following:
49% — Difference in average revenue per employee between a company that is highly effective in communicating and one that is not.
47% — Higher total return to shareholders over the last five years compared with firms that were less effective communicators.
30% — Consumers worldwide who say they make belief-driven purchases more than they did three years ago (now up to 47% in U.S.).
16% — Increase in market value associated with significant improvement in communication effectiveness.
$550 billion — How much U.S. employers would gain in annual productivity if they improved the quality of their communication.
A must in our industry is to maintain a network of key connections and timely perspective on issues that matter the most to business owners, CEOs, boards and investors. We demonstrate this privately with our clients, and publicly through our blog “MNperspectives” and an ongoing series of “One Take CEO Interviews,”unedited discussions about leading in the Covid-19 economy. Interviews have included Xcel Energy's Ben Fowke, Allina Health's Penny Wheeler, Anytime Fitness's Chuck Runyon, Restaurant Technologies’ Jeff Kiesel, Faribault Woolen Mill's Paul Grangaard and Summit Brewing's Mark Stutrud. Also available are interviews with nine Platinum Group experts on how to best lead during today's unprecedented times.