Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advi-sory firm located in Cary, North Carolina. Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.
Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC’s Link-Belt Divi-sion and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte Consulting. Then with KPMG (1988), he was trained on ABC by Harvard Business School Professors Robert S. Kaplan and Robin Cooper. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until recently Gary was in business development with SAS, a leading provider of en-terprise performance management and business analytics and intelli-gence software.
Gary’s third book, Activity Based Cost Management: An Executive’s Guide has ranked #1 in its topic on Amazon.com. He has written Activity Based Cost Management in Government. His most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intel-ligence Gap; Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics ; Strategic Business Management: From Planning to Performance , and Predictive Business Analytics com-ing out Summer 2013.
Gary is widely recognized for his expertise in such leading edge business practices as:
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Whether speaking at an Executive Briefing or a marketing event, keynoting an Industry Conference, or facilitating a Management Retreat; Gary Cokins shares his decades of experience helping organizations turn numbers into results with humor, anecdotes, and practical examples. His most popular topics include:
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