USC Consulting Group Establishes Central European Presence

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Joint venture with Ermes and Aizoon consulting designed to meet growing global need for world-class management consulting services

"With a pool of talented resources available to us on both sides of the Atlantic, we are now able to deploy more rapidly on behalf of clients throughout the world, giving both of us the advantage of time."

USC Consulting Group (USCCG), Ermes, and Aizoon Consulting, operations management, interim management, and information technology consultants respectively, announce the formation of a joint venture to meet the need for world-class management consulting services on both sides of the Atlantic. The new entity, USC Consulting Group Europe, will be headquartered at Via Lanzone 31 in Milan, Italy, and serve clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“Our North American-based clients have frequently asked us to deploy internationally on their behalf,” said USCCG President George Coffey. “Over the years, we’ve provided experienced resources, subject matter expertise, and enabling technology to their operating subsidiaries in 23 countries on five continents. We see this trend accelerating as companies increasingly look for comparable operating efficiencies and attractive returns on invested capital across their global networks.”

Meeting this growing demand led the firm to incorporate in the U.K. and establish a centrally located European presence in Milan, from which it will engage on three continents.

Historically, USCCG has deployed North American-based delivery resources overseas to work with and through local employees to achieve project goals and objectives. However, faced with an improving global economy that is triggering a growing demand for its services on both sides of the Atlantic, the firm decided to add experienced European-based business development and delivery resources as part of an effort to strengthen its ties to the international business community and meet the needs of its increasingly global clientele locally.

According to USC Consulting Group Europe’s Managing Director Massimo Cungi, “With a pool of talented resources available to us on both sides of the Atlantic, we are now able to deploy more rapidly on behalf of clients throughout the world, giving both of us the competitive advantage of time.”

The firm will now pursue growth opportunities bilaterally by leveraging existing multinational client relationships and its principals’ business development resources in Milan, Turin, Rome, and Genoa.

Principals in the joint venture include Ermes founder Massimo Cungi, Aizoon founder Franco Cornagliotto, and USCCG’s John Hannan, who will serve as the venture’s sales manager. USCCG’s VP/Finance Tom Klebeck has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

About Ermes
Milan-based Ermes, dba 3TManagement, is an independent consulting firm that offers its clients assistance in transition and turnaround environments to solve both short-term and long- term issues. The company, founded by Massimo Cungi, offers the services of professionals who have operated in highly complex situations to manage the operational and financial aspects of transitional/turnaround or restructuring requirements. The company’s goal is to deliver its clients an effective service in a pre-agreed short period of time, offering high loyalty, integrity, and transparency. For more information, visit http://www.3tmanagement.it.

About Aizoon Consulting
Italy-based Aizoon Consulting provides its customers with the leadership to take them toward the implementation of their development program goals through the deployment of highly professional information technology and engineering specialists. Aizoon is currently the only specialist firm in Italy authorized by the Labour Ministry to provide staff leasing in information technology. Aizoon Consulting has developed close ties with both the Politecnico di Torino, the most important engineering school in Italy, and the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council (SVIEC), a cohesive group of Italian and Italian - American technology executives working in Silicon Valley and supported by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF.) Aizoon Consulting was founded by Franco Cornagliotto. It currently employs more than 400 people and has offices in Turin, Milan, Genoa, and Rome. For more information, visit http://www.aizoon.it.

About USC Consulting Group
Tampa, Florida-based USCCG is an independent management consulting firm with over 40 years’ experience in the area of business performance improvement. Historically, it has worked throughout the world for North America-based clients. The firm excels at operational effectiveness and offers a broad array of services that include asset management, Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process optimization, warehousing and logistics management, spend management, and training and facilitation. For more information, visit http://www.usccg.com.

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