In order to make lasting change in an organization, you need to bring people with you along the way. Making your team a part of the solution leads to more sustainable results time and time again! Robin A. Yates
Created my own business consulting to executives of nonprofits focused on the arts, healthcare and social justice fields. My services include, but are not limited to:
• Strategic plan development
• Project design and implementation
• Organizational structure and motivation
• Negotiations strategy and execution
• Client requirements gathering
• Executive Coaching
Selected to provide Technical and Training Assistance to 50 peer organizations working in the Criminal Justice realm. Chosen for Strategic, Operational, and Programmatic services to be provided over the next three years!
Elected to the Board of Directors and already using my skills to help set direction for the future, increase membership, and optimize resources.
Honed my skills to take on the IED role and/or serve as a Transition Executive. Any non-profit going through a change in senior management could use an executive on loan to steady the ship and do the preparation work necessary to let the new ED hit the ground running!
Selected, negotiated and developed strategic partnerships with clients to establish long term, outcome-based services relationships. A sample highlight was working with a Department of Education State Superintendent to institute a method to identify at-risk students in order to increase graduation rates. A key to success was articulating the linkage to other state budgets like future tax revenues, criminal justice savings, and social services impacts.
Selected to engage with city, province and country officials to develop more effective land use, transportation and governance policies in order to make metro Cebu more livable and competitive in the global marketplace. This experience planted the seed for me to go out on my own and make a direct impact.
One after another after another... negotiated and closed deals with healthcare firms in the UK [$1.4B], Illinois [$138M], California [$880M], and Connecticut [$1.2B] all within a five year period!
Started this finance work in Paris, France, where I had the distinct honor of running around Europe with IBM's checkbook investing in Venture Capitalists and portfolio companies that were focused on our target emerging business areas.
Moved to headquarters in Armonk, NY to complete my M&A experience. Worked on acquisitions and divestitures plus developed a potential new corporate structure for IBM assets.
Managed all aspects of the ThinkPad brand across 42 primary countries. Pricing, product development, marketing spend, press relations, sales... coordinating it all to double the industry growth rate, moving up to number two in market share, and growing the business by 70%.
An experience that changed my life at the impressionable age of 16! The way Outward Bound challenge the limits we set for ourselves, greatly impacted the way I approach any challenges I face in my life to this very day.
The District Attorney of New York has a good deal of forfeiture funds ($250M) that are being put to good use! In December 2018, an RFP was released to provide Training and Technical Assistance to over 50 peer, non-profit organizations making change possible for those within the criminal justice system. Yates Advisory LLC was selected to help these organizations build capacity in three key areas: Strategic Planning and Design, Operational Efficiency, and Programmatic Support. The team...