Research At Work Consulting helps organizations understand, manage and deploy one of the most valuable tools at their disposal: information. Combining extensive practical business and IT experience with state-of-the-art scientific research and methods, RAW provides a range of information-based consulting services, including:

  • Strategic and tactical data-management advisory
  • Business and technology process consulting, training, and implementation
  • General management advisory
  • Executive coaching
  • Interim chief-officer deployment

Whether helping to design, build and implement a new data warehouse, using adaptive predictive modeling to project future trends, or mentoring executives on managing peak-performing teams, RAW Consulting engages with organizations to leverage their big data, reengineer their processes, and position their leaders for success.

Approach

Every business is an elaborate system, with people, processes, data, technology, and regulations all interacting in real time, in complex, interdependent relationships. No matter the discipline, all areas require access to quality information. Research At Work Consulting provides this expertise, helping leaders understand and use data to run organizations more effectively. RAW uses data to develop state-of-the-art solutions in five practice areas:

Data-management Advisory Services

From strategic planning, like evaluating processes or devising an engineering roadmap, to tactical solutions, like building and managing a data warehouse or bringing data governance policies into compliance, RAW works with companies to manage change, motivate teams, and transform the enterprise. Wherever the information resides, RAW can capture it, bring it into clearer view, and manage it.

Process Consulting, Training, and Implementation

As a company expands, its processes can become byzantine. That’s why RAW works with corporate leaders to reimagine operations from the ground up. This may mean reengineering systems, introducing Agile methods, or facilitating as individuals work together to accomplish shared goals. Applying specialized knowledge of human behavior, team dynamics, and economic-based incentives, RAW leads firms out of inertia and toward new growth.

General Management Consulting

RAW helps business leaders grasp and deploy information holistically – especially as it relates to sudden, disruptive changes like an acquisition, or a major new technology program. It uses predictive analytics to identify and diagnose trends, deploys data to help competing groups work together, and unlocks information to enhance the user experience. RAW also provides instructional design to support corporate learning and development.

Executive Coaching

Mentoring an enterprise toward growth often starts at the top. RAW provides executive coaching that promotes accountability using metrics, better decision-making via data-driven tools, and more effective incentives with behavioral economics. RAW consultants understand that fostering data-driven leaders means empowering them with the information they need to become more confident, more empathetic human beings.

Interim CxO Services

Bringing in an outsider sometimes helps leaders view intractable challenges in new ways. When organizations seek a catalyst or a temporary executive who’s divorced from company politics, they turn to RAW Consulting. Years of management experience in a variety of industries allows RAW consultants to step into a short-term leadership role deftly, look across an enterprise horizontally, and make informed, strategic decisions about the future.

Regardless of practice area, RAW helps organizations use their information to function efficiently, grow profitably, and operate independently.

Case Studies
Testimonials

I had the opportunity to hire Cory to document a multi-year, multi-institution (academic and industry) research network that involved over 70 participants with as many projects. Cory conducted interviews with key members of the research network, reviewed key projects, analyzed this data, and produced a detailed report on the activities of the network, with an emphasis on analyzing the structures of collaboration that did and did not work. The report was simply outstanding. Throughout the project, Cory constantly excelled in both his social skills and his research skills. His deliverables were on time and thorough, and his insights were exceptional.

Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor / Georgia Institute of Technology

David has the uncanny gift of identifying business needs by asking on-the-mark questions at a macro level and translating them to applications in a most granular and accurate fashion.

Gerard Broussard

I hired Cory to lead the design and development of a website documenting the research network. Cory identified a great designer/ developer and managed the project perfectly. The design and content were outstanding, and the website launched on schedule. Simply put, Cory is outstanding and I will hire him again.

Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor / Georgia Institute of Technology

David drove the project to completion and was extremely effective in a difficult corporate environment. I would hire him again without question.

Warren Schlicting
Senior Vice President / Comcast

I engaged with Research At Work Consulting for review of the University of Michigan Enterprise Analytics Roadmap. We asked the RAW team to look for areas that were either underrepresented or missing. Since we thought we had done a comprehensive roadmap, we were surprised with the results. The RAW team did an excellent job of comparing our roadmap to national standards and identifying areas requiring additional definition. It was a thoughtful and thorough review.

Mary Hill
Director of Data Management Services / University of Michigan Medical School

Cory’s interdisciplinary background gave him the ability to see patterns and solutions across different domains that were not apparent to others on the team. These valuable insights have led to opportunities for improvement in the way Intel manages its relationships with academic institutions. I am looking forward to my next occasion to work with Cory.

Ken Anderson
Principal Researcher / Intel Corporation

Cory contributed great thought leadership to our project - especially in the area of adult learning and best practices. He was attentive, diligent, and a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for a strategic consultancy with a diverse yet competent portfolio, RAW Consulting should be your clear stop!

Annaliese Wimbleton
Global Innovation Manager / Whirlpool Corporation

Cory was a pleasure to work with on a critical training development project. He brought deep knowledge of adult learning theories to his work and presented us with practical suggestions that improved our training delivery almost immediately. In addition to delivering the project, Cory also helped us to gain better insight into our own processes and work culture.

Sara Ulius-Sabel
Global Innovation Senior Manager / Whirlpool Corporation

David has a superior ability to quickly assess a situation and identify business needs then translate them into an action plan.

Kerry Little

Cory is a top notch professional. In addition to being a strong Human Factors consultant, he was also instrumental in management collaboration and decision making. His expertise, focus, and creativity under pressure made him a tremendous asset to our team.

Paul Cutsforth
District Sales Manager / Cequent Performance Products