About

Operational Process and Workforce Optimization Consulting 

The Effective Syndicate is an operational process and workforce optimization consulting firm founded in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is simple: to help your organization be more effective. We focus on your organization as a whole, which means the people part of your business requires just as much focus as the process part of your business.

Too often, we see companies with a laser-focus on improving business processes, only to find their people absolutely miserable. We’ve learned that whatever your company delivers, your success depends on how your people are able to work as a team.

We’ve been optimizing manufacturing processes and cultivating effective leaders and teams for a collective 120 years. Nothing gets us more excited then getting out there with our clients, side-by-side and into the nitty-gritty, to tackle their biggest “people and process” challenges and start experiencing results they can depend on.

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Get to know us!

Explore our team bios and discover how we're uniquely qualified to help you reach your goals.

 
 
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Beau Groover, MBA

Develops bulletproof processes and teams that are built to win.

Founder and CEO of The Effective Syndicate, Beau has been working with manufacturing and operations-focused organizations for almost 20 years, including The Coca-Cola Company, Nordson Corporation, and Westrock (formerly RockTenn). Just prior to launching The Effective Syndicate, Beau served as the Director of Lean Supply Chain at Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member with TalentStream. He has earned his Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is Lean certified from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME).

Beau's hands-on approach has helped organizations save millions of dollars in addition to improving their customers’ experiences and building high-performance teams that drive business forward. Connect with Beau on LinkedIn.

 
 
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Tim Monahan, MBA

Delivers surefire success thanks to a strong background in both Lean and IT.

Tim serves as the Vice President of Consulting Services at The Effective Syndicate. He has over 20 years of experience leading high performance operations and technology teams to achieve company goals through his extensive expertise in Lean Enterprise and Lean IT concepts. Coupled with strong business process management, project management, and change management skills, this makes Tim extremely effective at delivering enterprise transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining The Effective Syndicate, Tim served as the Director of IT and CIO for a mid-sized, private-equity owned manufacturing company where he was responsible for improving customer interactions, driving efficiency gains, and generating positive profitability through sound business process management and technology solutions. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn.

 
 
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Ian Christopher Anderson

Takes steep challenges to continuously enhance processes and influence organizational excellence and financial improvement.

Ian is a Senior Practitioner for The Effective Syndicate. A manufacturing industry executive with more than 20 years of advancement and achievement driving growth for operations throughout North American, European, and Asian markets. Ian is a hands-on change agent recognized as a visionary leader leveraging in-depth knowledge of the marketplace and manufacturing landscape to significantly increase and sustain revenue and operational efficiency.

He holds a degree from Georgia State University, a Master’s in Management, and is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology. Prior to the Effective Syndicate, Ian worked for and alongside several Fortune 500 companies including Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, Kia, ABB, Guardian, Electrolux, and Magna. Connect with Ian on LinkedIn.

 
 
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Joshua Sanchez

A broad business perspective enables Joshua to connect with individuals across all spectrums.

A Senior Practitioner at The Effective Syndicate, Joshua is a quality-driven lean practitioner, innovator and advocate for continuous improvement and respect for people. With a background in retail sales, customer service, CAD proficiency and manufacturing experience, he is passionate about eliminating waste and non-value added activities for the benefit of all involved. He earned a Master of Art in Metals from Ball State University, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University, as well as several certificates from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Prior to The Effective Syndicate, Joshua worked at several esteemed companies that include Tiffany & Co., Toyota and the University of Kentucky Healthcare. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

 
 
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Tyson Ashby

Brings a Quality mindset that ensures both internal and external customers are valued and protected.

Tyson is a Senior Practitioner at The Effective Syndicate. With experience rooted in manufacturing, he is passionate about driving continuous improvement efforts and optimizing processes for maximum quality and output. He understands the importance of a team commitment and strives to keep teams engaged at all levels. His process knowledge and ability to identify opportunities for improvement have enabled him to achieve excellent results throughout his career. Prior to joining The Effective Syndicate, Tyson worked as a Supplier Quality Engineer for a global automotive manufacturer. In his tenure, led multiple projects for cost optimization, continuous improvement, as well as root cause analysis for both the OEM as well as the supply chain. Connect with Tyson on LinkedIn.

 
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Our Valued Clients Include...

 
 

Testimonials from Satisfied Customers...

Our facilitator from The Effective Syndicate led our leadership team in such a way that we were able to open up, which brought honesty and vulnerability – breaking down barriers and solidifying our team. Great content, great outcome!
— Davey S.
During our six-month time with The Effective Syndicate, our leadership team went from forming to operating a much higher level. Our greatest realization was our gaps on communication and culture. We learned to embrace 100% responsibility, as well as operating from a position of trust. Beau masterfully guided us to trust on another and to model the behavior that we desired.
— James M., Reliability Manager
At the start of our training we had no official documented daily interaction with our employees. Through learning the Daily Management System our management team now have a daily interaction and accountability for our employees and has given the employees accountability for management. The daily management system is a constant conversation between management and employees through the board. The board shows management how the processes are performing and in turn, the board shows the employees how management is removing the obstacles that cause them pain on a daily basis. We have seen individual wins in moving employee performance to higher standards. One employee moved from a consistent last place performance, that was typically half of the best performer, to a first place performance. This in turn caused the best performer to improve his performance. Now as a result our overall averages have improved across the board. We now know issues as they arise and address them as quickly as possible so they do not delay our employees. DMS gave us a jump start on our Performance Excellence training and made us very comfortable with the transition. We get regular comments from the PE trainers that most plants don’t have DMS and how affective the DMS system is.
— Bryan S., Department Manager
Thank you for sharing your story with me. Several of the managers that attended the luncheon with me have made great comments about how they have already used the trianing to benefit a situation.
— Tim L., VP of Operations
Beau Groover, The Effective Syndicate, utilizes an extremely sensible approach to the sessions stimulating individual contribution and providing “real world” examples as a method to relay the learning’s and messages.
— Brad B.
The plant was going through a huge transition. We were merging two plants into one and at the same time getting ready to start Performance Excellence, a plant wide continuous improvement system. We wanted to start with the right culture so we brought Beau in to break down the walls and begin forming a high functioning management team. He did a great job developing the managers and educating on what true servant leadership means.
— Kevin G., General Manager
The Effective Syndicate was the right choice when helping us with our Supply Chain. The consultant led us through a Value Stream Map from order to cash. We identified current state and future state with a detailed roadmap of how to get there. The ES Consultant we very knowledgeable of supply chain, business processes, and lean tools. He left with a executable plan by task, with owner and due date. We were able to get this done and are getting the return. We have reduced claims by over 50%. Productivity is up 30% that allowed us to bring on more capacity without adding people. All this done by removing waste from the process. The Effective Syndicate was definitely the right choice.
— VP of Manufacturing
We had an idea that has surfaced and fallen away on and off for the 17 years I have worked here. During the 4th engagement, The Syndicate practitioner took us through an exercise that finally got enough people to be willing to try it. After 17 years of my lobbying for this idea, we finally got the chance to try it after only 4-months of working with The Syndicate. So far, the idea is working great, and I don’t think we would have gotten to try it without excellent facilitation and coaching.
— Tony C., Production Manager
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