Michael Chirveno

 

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Michael Chirveno is an Accomplished Strategist and Operations Expert with more than 37 years of success across the hospitality, publishing, food production, professional services, technology and consulting industries. Leveraging extensive experience in strategic planning, growth, business process improvement, business development, operations, and technology management, he is a valuable advisor for organizations looking to build or sustain competive advantage, seeking to rapidly scale or engineer a turnaround.

Throughout his executive career, Michael has held leadership positions with ClearVision Consulting, and the Kansas City Star. In addition to his professional experience, he is also an adjunct professor teaching graduate students Strategic Planning.

2006 - Present

Owner - ClearVision Consulting

ClearVision Consulting

  • Helping companies build sustained competitive advantage through sound strategic planning, operational excellence and effective use of technology.
  • Crafted a unique customer experience and engineered major operational changes for one of the largest RV resorts in the US. In-park transaction volume is up 24% over previous year, in-park spending is up 32% over the previous year.
  • Invited to present on go-to-market strategies for vertical farms at the International Congress for Controlled Environment Agriculture in Panama City, Panama.
  • Regularly conducts strategic planning workshops for business owners and managers using a proven methodology developed over the course of his consulting career
  • Created a new customer-facing presence for an 80-year old produce company that was rebranding and, for the first time in its history, connecting with consumers directly instead of connecting solely through wholesalers, now on a trajectory of 20% annual gr
  • Managed a $1.7 million system conversion project involving 280,000 customers, 600 distributors, and 2,100 business accounts, resulting in the system managing customer service, customer billing, distribution, distributor billing, retail outlets and reporti
  • Worked with several produce grower-shippers on customer-facing projects ranging from new online positioning to community supported agriculture.

1999 - Present

Adjunct Faculty - Baker University

Baker University

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate students strategic planning.

1989 - 2006

Circulation Administration Manager - The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star

  • Managed numerous large-scale IT projects
  • Various management positions in strategy, operations, IT and project management

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Small Business

Strategy

Business Analysis

Business Transformation

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project