Scot Lacek Puts IT Expertise to Work at USC Consulting Group

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APICS-certified business intelligence specialist joins development team.

Scot A. Lacek, 45, most recently Visio sales specialist at Microsoft Corporation, has joined USC Consulting Group, LLC (USCCG) as a business development executive working out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Mr. Lacek's background includes highly successful sales and business development positions with IBM, CSC, Peoplesoft, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft. He has been instrumental in developing and launching a number of business intelligence solutions.

Prior to his Visio post, Mr. Lacek served as business development director for Analytix, Inc. and as senior analytic application sales specialist at Cognos Corporation. He held similar positions with IBM, Quest One Decision Sciences, Peoplesoft, Computer Science Corporation, and Oracle. He began his career in 1985 as a manufacturing project engineer with Westinghouse and later moved to Amdahl Corporation.

Mr. Lacek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Santa Clara University. He is APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)-certified in production and inventory management and holds a Series 7 license. He also is certified in System ESS software and Manugistics applications and is a domain expert in Oracle applications. Mr. Lacek is a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers (AIIE) and served as co-president of the Santa Clara MBA Association and secretary of the Santa Clara University MBA Alumni Board. He resides in Excelsior, MN.

According to David Riggs, a USCCG partner and vice president/senior regional manager, "Scot Lacek is a proven business development resource with a solid track record of success established while working at some of the best companies in the country. His deep knowledge of business intelligence systems will undoubtedly pay handsome dividends for our clients and prospects."

About USC Consulting Group (USCCG):
USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with nearly 40 years' experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,300 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, and world class maintenance management and reliability services. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit


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