DON ORTNERVice President | PMP®
Don brings over a decade of consulting experience collaborating with C-level teams and functional management to implement changes leading to improved revenue and profitability. He has guided teams to successfully develop and deliver new processes for building strategies, delivering innovations and improving operations. In this capacity, he has worked with early-stage startups to global 200 companies. The methods have proven effective in delivering profit-generating results across a broad range of industries including automotive, heavy machining, medical devices, food products, government, and advanced materials.
As an executive with over twenty-five years in strategy, innovation and new product development. Don has led dozens of teams through every stage of innovation from discovery through development and commercialization. As Senior Director and Chief Project Manager at Mack and Volvo, he led the development of two new platforms representing over $2.0 billion in annual sales. In addition to leading the successful delivery of over 200 new product development projects, he has led the development of processes designed to improve the timing and delivery of new products which excite customers and drive margins.
In addition to consulting, Don teaches MBA level courses in project management and international strategy at DeSales University. He has earned the PMP certification and is an active member of the PMI. He has served on the board of a nonprofit and currently holds volunteer leadership positions on the Innovation Leadership Forum.
Don holds a Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina.