Pinnacle Strategies Names Former KPMG Executive Geir Bjørnerud as New Norway Country Manager

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Internationally recognized business management expert to lead new Oslo-based office

Pinnacle Strategies

Our new Norway office brings a European outlook and philosophy to our international operations, and this allows us to serve our customers even better.

Pinnacle Strategies today announced that Geir Bjørnerud, formerly a management consulting director with KPMG Norway and PricewaterhouseCoopers, has joined the company as Norway Country Manager. He will lead a team of international experts who assist Pinnacle’s clients in making substantial and sustainable improvements in operations and performance.

In his role, reporting to Pinnacle Strategies General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, Christoph Lenhartz, Bjørnerud will oversee all Norwegian business operations including business development, resource management, and project delivery. In addition to running Pinnacle’s new Norway office, he is spearheading expansion of the company’s Norwegian efforts.

“I am excited to be part of the ongoing world-wide expansion of Pinnacle Strategies,” Bjørnerud says. “I am passionate about helping businesses build significant, measurable competitive advantage by improving their project and program management performance. I look forward to leading and growing Pinnacle’s award-winning team of business process improvement experts in Norway.”

“Pinnacle Strategies business management experts are specifically experienced in guiding companies through even the most challenging of business situations, like those facing many companies in Europe given the current economic climate,” says Lenhartz. “Our new Norway office brings a European outlook and philosophy to our international operations, and this allows us to serve our customers even better.”

“Geir is an internationally recognized management consulting expert with a successful track record of delivering substantial project and program management improvements for customers,” says Mark Woeppel, President and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies. “Under his leadership, we look forward to extending and enhancing our proven ability to help our Norwegian clients build global profitability.”

Bjørnerud has delivered a broad range of services to international clients with special focus on supply chain management, procurement strategy, process improvement, cost cutting, as well as internal control (Sarbanes Oxley) and internal audit. He has extensive project management experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation and IT strategy. He has assisted clients in a variety of industries including oil service and oil and gas, retail, public sector, and engineering.

Bjørnerud began his career as a logistics manager at a major Nordic wholesaler. Prior to that he spent 12 years as an officer in the Norwegian Army where he worked primarily with procurement and logistics. Mr. Bjørnerud earned his Bachelors degree from the Army Military Academy in Kristiansand, Norway, and holds an additional college degree in IT and logistics.

About Pinnacle Strategies
Pinnacle Strategies is an international management consulting firm focused on operations management excellence. We work with organizations to increase shareholder value by developing high-performance business processes that significantly enhance productivity, reduce costs and time to market, improving profitability and accelerating sustainable growth. Pinnacle Strategies offers results-driven consulting solutions in the areas of performance management, project management, operations management, and supply chain.

For more information contact Annette Hamilton, Director of Marketing, at ahamilton(at)pinnacle-strategies(dot)com or +1 (425) 785.0623. In Norway, contact Geir Bjørnerud at:
Pinnacle Strategies AS
Stortorvet 2, 0155
Oslo, NO

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