IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SMA welcomes John Prior, Management Consulting Practice Lead, and John Duval, Integrated Program Planning & Control (IPPC) Practice Lead.
John Prior comes to SMA as Vice President, Management Consulting Practice Lead from Sonos, where he established strategic human resources (HR) capabilities by leading HR business partners to globally deliver strategy, organizational design, and people management solutions across Sonos' Marketing, Go-To-Market, and Infrastructure teams.
John spent eight years as a management consultant, working as a Principal with Treacy & Company, and an Associate Partner with the Monitor Group. John leads projects and client relationships across a range of disciplines including innovation and product strategy, portfolio optimization, new business market testing and scaling, and customer intimacy approaches to build comprehensive growth solutions for heavy industrial and materials companies. He also delivers strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies with an emphasis in aerospace, defense, and government with a focus on implementing product improvement strategies, developing alternative operating models, assessing, and pursuing international growth and partnership opportunities, leveraging scenario planning approaches, and designing and facilitating workshops.
John brings more than two decades of experience with the US Army including tours in Iraq, Germany and as a Strategy and Policy Analyst on the Army Staff in Washington DC. John is currently a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Army Reserves serving as an instructor with the Command and General Staff Officer Course.
John received his MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, Rolla, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
John Duval joins SMA as Vice President, Integrated Program Planning & Controls Practice Lead. John comes to SMA from CSRA, a spinoff/merger of SRA International and Computer Sciences Corporation where he worked for the last 34 years.
As the corporate Earned Value Management (EVM) Focal Point for CSRA, John has significant experience in optimizing the application of Program Planning & Controls (PP&C) and EVM on large government contracts. He brings over three decades of hands-on experience implementing and maintaining compliant EVM systems and has an extensive background in planning/scheduling. His experience includes supervising 45 EV managers, EV analysts, and schedulers on 28 federal government and state contracts. His corporate roles at CSRA included supporting new business opportunities, implementing maintaining software systems, training, staffing, performing EIA 748 compliance assessments, and resolving DCMA compliance findings. As the corporate representative to the National Defense Industrial Alliance (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD), John serves on the IPMD Board of Directors, which promotes industry best practices and federal government collaboration. John is widely recognized as a subject matter expert in the application of PP&C and EVM principles to sustainment and services contracts. He frequently presents at Program Management Institute (PMI), College of Performance Management, and EVM World conferences. He maintains both an Earned Value Professional and Configuration Management certifications.
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