Atlanta, GA, November, 2004...
Paladin Associates, Inc. announced
that Tommy D. Thompson has joined the Atlanta-based
management-consulting company. Thompson, with over 35 years of executive
General Electric, will lead the telecommunications auditing and project
"Competitive pressures will increase the need for businesses to optimize
Successful companies will leverage suppliers from both a technology and cost
need to implement strategies to ensure continuously effective purchasing of
is critical, " said Thompson. "Many companies now consider telecom a
often relaxing the diligence needed to ensure optimum price and
performance," he added.
Telecom audits typically uncover billing errors, incorrect rates, and other
issues that combine
to save substantial dollars.
Prior to joining Paladin, Thompson was Mgr- Telecommunications
Sourcing for GE Global Network
Operations, responsible for Sourcing wide and local area telecommunications
services for GE. His mission included innovating more flexible contractual
e-enablement of the GE telecom sourcing processes, working with GE suppliers
invoicing and optimize payment terms, and consolidating local services
billing from the RBOCís.
Thompson helped develop GEís strategy for assimilating all acquisitions
under the existing
GE telecom agreements. Significant savings resulted.
In addition to his telecommunications expertise, Thompson is a Certified
Six Sigma Green Belt,
applying this methodology to an annual telecom budget of well over $750M.
Don Hoeppner, a Partner in Paladin Associates Inc. said, "We are
excited to welcome Tom. We
have observed his outstanding results for many years, and are pleased to now
be able to focus
his wealth of experience on bringing the same benefits to our clients."
Paladin Associates Inc. is uniquely positioned to provide former
GE experience across all phases
of a business enterprise. It is lead by eight former GE executives with over
230 years of broad and
deep financial and hands-on operating experience in a wide variety of
industries. Paladin helps
clients improve their productivity and profitability through an array of
services including Operational
Assessments, Financial Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement,
Outsourcing, Six Sigma Quality Management, Merger & Acquisition Support,
Marketing & Sales
Productivity, Turnaround Management, HR Productivity, Interim C-level
Management, and now
For a confidential discussion, please email
PJHorgan@PaladinAssociatesInc.com or visit our
About Paladin Associates Inc.:
Paladin Associates is an Atlanta-based management-consulting firm led by
a team of former
GE executives with over 230 years of financial and operating
experience in a
variety of industries,
specializing in productivity and profitability improvement. In addition to
Marketing & Sales expertise,
Paladin offers Strategic Sourcing, Financial Management, Global
Processing, Six Sigma Quality
Management, Mergers & Acquisitions Support, Telecommunications Audits, HR
Practices, and Interim C-level Management.