Typical Engagements

We take entrepreneurial firms to the next level, mature firms back to basics, and optimize project management processes and project delivery.

Where are you on the business curve?

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Have we gotten too complicated – is it time to integrate and simplify?

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Are we targeting the right markets, clients, and staff to maximize profit?

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How can I get Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing and HR, on the same page?

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We’re growing quickly and our processes, tools and controls have not kept up!

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How can we better manage resources through peaks and troughs?

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How can I get my team to think more like business people?

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How can I ensure our projects will be on budget and schedule?

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Where are you on the business curve?

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How can I ensure our projects will be on budget and schedule? Read More

How can I get my team to think more like business people ?

 

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How can we better manage resources through peaks and troughs?

 

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We’re growing quickly and our processes, tools and controls have not kept up !

 

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How can I get Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing and HR, on the same page ?

 

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Are we targeting the right markets, clients, and staff to maximize profit ?

 

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Have we gotten too complicated – is it time to integrate and simplify ?

 

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How can I ensure our projects will be on budget and schedule ?

GCG implements numerous cost and schedule performance tools that allow Project Managers and the Executive Team to monitor project performance, forecast issues, and take corrective actions to deliver projects on time and on budget

How can we better manage resources through peaks and troughs?

GCG helps you forecast resource needs based on future demand or project workload, then optimizes scheduling to level resource requirements wherever possible. And GCG provides interim support to get through the remaining tough spots.

We’re growing quickly and our processes, tools and controls have not kept up !

GCG specializes in best-practice Policies, Procedures, Standards, Tools and Systems . We ensure appropriate corporate Policies and Guidelines are established, operations are streamlined for effective execution and communication, all staff clearly understand their functions and work efficiently to the same standards, and the Executive Team maintains the visibility and control to drive results.

How can I get my team to think more like business people ?

GCG provides business tools and training, tailored to the skills and needs of each department, to easily track P+L, monitor performance, understand variances, forecast resource requirements, and collaborate strategically.

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PSE&G, NJ

$700M
Transmission Upgrade for a Utility

Project Control, Performance Analysis, Management Reporting

  • Advanced forecasting technique to quickly identify cost variances and take corrective actions
  • Improved transparency and reduced risk through clear communications and intuitive management reporting

SL Green / Hines, NY

$2B
High Rise for Owner / Developer

Contractor Oversight, Project Control, Performance Analysis, Management Reporting

  • Managed all GC, Consultant and Owner costs for integrated Project Control & Reporting
  • Developed Budgeting, Forecasting and Analytic tools
  • Managed Change Order negotiations and approvals

Aries Clean Technologies / UMB Bank / Union County Improvement Authority

$100M
Waste to Energy Plant for Lender and Developer

Construction Loan Monitoring

  • Provided independent assurance to Bank that Draw Requests are in line with progress of the work
  • Increased Owner Cash Flow through expedient review of field progress and vendor invoices to authorize Bank Loan disbursements
  • Instituted Earned Value Analysis to maintain Contractor performance

Casi Global Alliance, NJ

$50M
Private Equity investment in Construction firms

Pre-acquisition support

  • Provided due diligence to evaluate suitability of target Construction firms for acquisition
  • Prepared valuation analysis
  • Conducted Profitability and Cash Flow assessment under Best case, Worst case, and Most likely economic scenarios

Truland Group, VA

$500M
Family Owned firm

CFO Services, Profit Improvement, Business Integration, Policies & Procedures, Management Reporting, Strategic Planning

  • Provided business clarity through executive dashboards
  • Increased gross margins 25% and reduced risk, by building a Project Controls function
  • Reduced overhead $10M (30%) by integrating 9 legal entities into 2 business units
  • Upgraded policies and procedures, improving performance of Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Strategy, Marketing, Legal, IT, and HR
  • Implemented Strategic Planning process and standardized Compensation and Review system

Ivanhoe Cambridge, Toronto

$5B
Real Estate Developer

Program Management Office (PMO), Business Processes Tools & Training, Performance Reporting, ERP System

  • Built a PMO, implementing standardized policies, procedures and training
  • Developed a customized financial management / project management ERP system
  • Provided cost and schedule control, change management, and contract management services

Colony Capital / Dune Capital, NJ

$2.5B
Meadowlands Xanadu / American Dream – 4.8M sf Sports & Entertainment Complex

CFO & Project Control Services, Investor Relations, Budgeting, Accounting, Forecasting, Reporting

  • Rebuilt confidence between the Developer, Investors and Project Team
  • Instituted a disciplined business process to effectively plan and control the project
  • Managed estimating, cost control and scheduling

BW Dexter, CT

$25M
Privately Owned Contractor

CFO & Project Control Services, Management Infrastructure

  • Increased profitability 25% through a Project Control system giving Managers accurate and timely metrics to anticipate and correct critical issues
  • Built the management infrastructure to accurately budget, forecast and control corporate revenues, costs and profit, manage cash flow, and improve decision making, reducing overhead 14%

Louis Berger Group, NJ

$300M
Consulting firm

Management Consulting, Process Design, Management Information Systems

  • Launched a new division serving government clients engaged in major capital programs
  • Management Consulting engagements in finance, process and system design, management reporting, and project controls

JA Jones / Lockwood Greene, NJ

$1B
Engineering, Construction & Program Management firm

Business Process Improvement, Commercial Management

  • Standardized business processes, and delivered comprehensive Project Controls for major capital programs
  • Increased project profit, reduced risk, and improved transparency to program performance

Pfizer, CT

$100M
Portfolio for Pharmaceutical R&D & Manufacturing firm

Cost & Schedule Control and Reporting System

  • Developed an integrated system to monitor and report on cost and schedule performance of facility upgrade projects through planning, design, and construction

Bristol Myers - Squibb, NJ

$200M
Process Scale-up Facility for Pharmaceutical firm

Project Controls Process Design & Management, Project Planning & Baselines

  • Developed the project cost system and managed all accounting, cost control, budgeting, forecasting scheduling, estimating, earned value, and reporting

Merck, NJ

$60M Laboratory
$20M Cont. Sterilizer
$12M Solids Handling
$80M Small Scale Plant
$120M Large Scale Plant

Cost Control, Planning & Scheduling, Performance Analysis & Reporting

  • Supported Project Managers and Executive Management to deliver the project portfolio on time and under budget, through cost, schedule and scope control, estimating, contract management, risk optimization, and reporting.

Alstom Ltd, Switzerland

$30B
Power Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Maintenance firm

Turn-around, Streamlining, Simplification, Speed to Market

  • Increased margins 10% and accelerated project delivery 15% by simplifying and integrating divisional policies, procedures, and management tools
  • Reengaged the Executive Team and Operations through a streamlined set of enterprise-wide Project Controls to run each project like a business

Port Authority of NY & NJ

$1B
Newark Airport Redevelopment Program – Monorail, Terminal, Roadways, Parking

Financial Management, Economic Analysis, Business Plans & Scenarios

  • Provided Financial Management, Economic Analysis, Business Planning and Scenario Analysis, and Cost Control through planning, design, and construction

Port Authority of NY & NJ

$1B
Executive Reporting for Airports, Bridges, Tunnels, Ports, Transit

Executive Information System Design & Management

  • Developed standardized processes, procedures, tools and training to facilitate Executive Reporting for all PANYNJ Infrastructure Programs
  • Provided Project Controls and Capital Planning for the portfolio

Port Authority of NY & NJ

$400M
Staten Island Bridges Program

Financial Modeling, Project Control Process Design & Management

  • Modeled business scenarios to assess program viability
  • Developed all cost and scheduling systems, processes, and reports
  • Provided comprehensive Project Control services

Port Authority of NY & NJ

$8B
Freedom Tower & 3 High Rises – World Trade Center Redevelopment Program

Financial Management, Project Controls, Cost Negotiations

  • Developed the allocation methodology to share costs among projects, commercially accepted by stakeholders
  • Oversaw all estimating, cost control, budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and led all cost negotiations

WTC Memorial Foundation / Port Authority of NY & NJ

$4B
Memorial Museum & Grand Entrance – World Trade Center Redevelopment Program

Estimating, Budgeting, Forecasting

  • Developed the cost allocation methodology commercially accepted by Silverstein Properties, MTA, NYCTA, FTA, PANYNJ and Memorial Foundation
  • Oversaw all estimating, cost control, budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and led all cost negotiations

Federal Transportation Commission / Port Authority of NY & NJ

$9B
Transportation Hub – World Trade Center Redevelopment Program

Cost Control and Negotiations, Government Reporting

  • Developed the allocation methodology to share costs among projects, commercially accepted by stakeholders
  • Oversaw all estimating, cost control, budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and led all cost negotiations

Goldman Sachs, NY / Global

$600M
Data Centers & Office Buildings for Financial Services firm

Program Management Office (PMO), Business Process Design, Tools & Standards

  • Developed an in-house PMO and Financial Controls group to manage all capital projects worldwide
  • Established and directed all global policy for capital planning and project financial management
  • Saved over $20M annually through rigorous project reviews

Prudential, NJ

$400M
Capital Planning Program for Financial Services & Insurance firm

Capital Planning Process Design & Management

  • Developed the firms first Capital Planning and Project Prioritization process, tools and reports to manage all Office Building and Technology projects.

Chinese Ministry of Economics & Finance, Beijing

$250K
Financial Management Training Program

Customized Training

  • Developed and led a Project Controls training program for the Ministry; including topics in earned value analysis, budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, estimating, and performance analysis

Mexican Government

$200M
Nogales Bridge

Risk Analysis

  • Led Financial Risk Analysis to assess likely range of returns on investment

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