Focus & execution where it’s needed most.
We help our clients plan for and execute on their most critical initiatives by providing the focused attention and resource bandwidth they require.
With each engagement, we select the Associates who will be most adept at making sure that what needs to get done gets done. Our Associates combine talent, knowledge and a genuine ownership to solve problems.
Loft9′s collaborative culture and Co-Delivery model mean every engagement is a team engagement. This best-fit team and our continual focus on Associate development produces the most effective results at a lower total cost.
We do all of this so our clients can get back to what they do best: leading their teams and guiding their businesses.
We are a firm of business analysis and project management consultants, emphasizing services that will have the greatest impact on moving our clients forward.
Reporting & Analytics
We provide data, tools and technology to help you access, interpret and use the information that drives your business.
System Selection & Integration
We partner with you to provide unbiased evaluation and selection criteria, develop an implementation plan and supervise the system’s integration.
We serve you best by leveraging the process improvement method that is most appropriate for your project. We tap into a variety of disciplines to deliver the most effective solution for you.
Understanding your culture is the first step to achieving lasting change. We work to develop a recommended path and manage the transition from current to future state.
Product & Service Launch
A product or service’s success depends as much on a successful launch as on its development and market position. We take care of the post-development and launch details to position your new product or service for success.
Whether it’s due to temporary leaves or unexpected spikes in business, every company occasionally needs interim resources in key operational areas. Our people can step in and be productive right away.
We manage your run-of-business operations while optimizing processes and providing appropriate technology solutions.
Project & Program Management
We provide end-to-end management for a wide range of projects and programs, including schedule development, schedule maintenance, budgeting and resource planning.
How We Do It
A unique approach geared for success.
We’ve developed a way of working that provides our clients with the best talent available. All supported by the resources and capabilities of the entire Loft9 team.
We hire the very best high-potential people and invest in their development. We’ve designed specific, ongoing professional development programs that continually expand Associates’ knowledge, upgrade their skills and improve their ability to execute. Our training stipend allows Associates to pursue their passions and apply lessons from diverse backgrounds to business problems.
What’s more, all Loft9 Associates are required to pursue professional certifications, such as PMP, CBAP, ITIL or Six Sigma, enabling us to deliver a common approach while building a foundation of high-level skills that other firms simply cannot match.
Our unique model is designed to provide the best approach, knowledge and outcomes possible. With Loft9, you don’t just get the best people; you get their mentors, too. We pair our highly talented consultants with a team of advisors and coaches that yields amazing results for our clients. This approach also gives our clients access to Loft9′s entire knowledge network and information systems.
Loft9 Associates know they have the support of everyone at the firm, from fellow Associates to the founding partners. It’s an environment that’s dedicated to developing great people, not just great consultants.
Our Associates are encouraged to follow their passions and bring out their best selves. Our clients benefit from this unique culture because it ensures them of working with inspired people who constantly challenge themselves to learn more and deliver better service.
This isn’t just something we say. It’s absolutely true and it’s woven into every aspect of Loft9.
It is refreshing to work for an organization that walks the talk.
Loft9 puts their Associates first in ways others only talk about. I continue to be both grateful and amazed at the support the whole firm provides me.
— Mark Cooley
My favorite thing about working at Loft9 is Co-Delivery.
It has helped expand my technical and soft skills in ways that I hadn’t imagined. The combination of one-on-one mentorship and team support allowed me to quickly gain skills that would’ve otherwise taken months. As a result, my client is thrilled and I am working on more challenging assignments.
— Emnet Yemane
Loft9’s culture is a vital component to our success and a key differentiator from other professional services firms.
We have a strong, shared sense of who we are and how we do things. The people we hire, the clients we work with and our commitment to development all reinforce this unique culture. Loft9ers are smart, energetic and value exceptional outcomes in everything they do.
— Jessica Loving
Loft9 understands that there is more to life than work.
All associates are given an annual training stipend, and are encouraged to pursue professional and creative development opportunities. This year I took a PMP certification course and learned how to surf the Pacific Northwest waves. How great is that?
— Jeff Culpepper
Our clients see a lot of power in Co-Delivery.
Whether its additional consultants brought in to provide insight to a specific challenge or longer behind the scenes mentorship, our clients reap additional value from Co-Delivery. It demonstrates the investment we make in our people, quality delivery and a commitment to excellence.
— Talia Tupling
It was President John Quincy Adams who said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Those words are an apt description of our founding partners, both of whom consider a day a success if they have provided this type of inspiration. It is this unique brand of leadership that enables us to consistently deliver exceptional business results for our clients.
Edward Beals, Founding Partner
Never satisfied with the status quo, Ed’s role at Loft9 is to explore ways the firm can improve and grow while maintaining its unique collaborative culture. He’s always working to find new and better methods to support Loft9 clients. An inveterate traveler, he’s living proof that there’s more than one way to arrive at a destination – or a solution.
Before co-founding Loft9, Ed worked at Point B, CGI (formerly American Management Systems), AT&T and Qwest. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He spends his free time with his family, traveling, hiking and attempting to cook dishes from around the world.
Mark Birzell, Founding Partner
Mark epitomizes the Loft9 ideal of lifelong learning. His innate curiosity drives him to find out what makes things work – and how to make them work better. From building effective teams to maintaining harmony across Loft9′s brand, strategy and culture, Mark is focused on getting the best results possible. His work in a wide variety of industries and disciplines has enabled his broad-view leadership style.
Prior to co-founding Loft9, Mark worked at Fifth Third Bank, General Electric, Accenture and Point B. He holds a degree in Finance from Miami University (Ohio) and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified. In addition to competing in marathons, he enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
We’re looking for outstanding people.
It’s a fact: Very few candidates who apply to become Loft9 Associates are accepted. But if you’re the type of person we’re looking for, you won’t let that stop you.
People who succeed as Loft9 Associates combine energy, brainpower and effectiveness to give our clients greater bandwidth.
Energy: Loft9 Associates are excited about our culture and the opportunities we provide.
Brainpower: Can you apply specific skills across industries? Our Associates can.
Effectiveness: We want people who know how to adapt their knowledge, skills and experience to any situation.
Ideal Loft9 Associates also have the agility to work with a variety of clients, types of work and situations, along with the desire to keep learning, growing and pushing themselves. They’re the kind of people you can’t help but want to spend time with.
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