About C4IOE

In business since 1998
We can help to move beyond organizational challenges
We know it can be hard to get started and to ensure solutions are the right ones. Organizations face a variety of challenges
  • Global competition
  • Unsure of solution which will have desired impact, which can be overwhelming
  • Changing interests of customers and employees
  • Lack of resources
  • Everyone is buried with work, and no one has time
  • Unsure of direction
  • Poor morale or internal support for new solutions and change
  • Everyone is doing their own thing
  • Competition for funds from donors and investors

C4IOE will partner with you to create and agree on direction and alignment, inspire drive and thinking, and develop solutions that have positive impact on the performance of your organization and people.

Though sometimes the path to change can be overwhelming, ultimately organizations expect success.

Contact us for inquiries, consultations, or any assistance you may need.

Contact us for inquiries, consultations, or any assistance you may need.

Why C4IOE?

What We Don’t Do

We are not a canned solution provider. We do not sell canned materials to our clients.

We don’t develop solutions in a vacuum and then come back and present them to you. We don’t leave you in the dark or leave you guessing.

We don’t have layer upon layer of project management staff that make connections confusing.

As far as our services go, we don’t bake cakes, we don’t pilot planes, and we don’t weave baskets… but we’re willing to learn!!

What We Do – Why Choose Us?

We listen and understand your business and sort through priorities and challenges. We partner with you to develop solutions together involving processes and innovative thinking. Your organization is unique, your situation is unique. We apply processes and solutions that work for your specific organization and situation.

We communicate with you every step of the way and maintain communication through project completion and after. We make it easy for you to communicate with us. We are a lean, efficient organization and you deal with us directly. We provide a variety of solutions and resources so you don’t have to go elsewhere for consulting support, and we do partner with other consulting firms to create a one-stop for clients.

We’re committed and driven to see our clients’ projects to successful completion – we will partner with you to get you there! 

Though we don’t bake cakes, we help clients build recipes (processes) for enabling success of people and organizations.

Though we don’t pilot the planes, we do fly often to work with clients onsite (and we also work remotely with clients. We work in whatever mode works best for you).

Though we don’t weave baskets currently, we do engage in continuous learning around a variety of adventures and hobbies, believing life, service, and work are about balance and growth.

Our Mission

C4IOE partners with clients to achieve amazing results, inspire thinking, create value, and drive change. We achieve this because our management consulting team is passionately focused on client goals and results, we provide services that excite and engage our clients, and we operate with integrity.

Our Values

  • Living Integrity & Honesty
  • Operating with Dedication & Commitment
  • Innovatively Thinking & Challenging Norms
  • Being Open to Change & Feedback
  • Serving with Humility
  • Including Everyone in Success
  • Doing Good – Community & World
  • Having a Good Time while Achieving


We work across a variety of industries:
  • Food & Consumer Products
  • Energy (green/clean and traditional, oil/gas)
  • Technology & Services
  • Media & Communication
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Health Products
  • Manufacturing & Customized Products
  • Chemicals & Coatings
  • Travel & Tourism, including Super/Mega Yachts / Parks & Recreation
  • Financial Services / Banking
  • Academia/Universities
  • Non-Profits
  • Professional Services & Associations
  • Government (State & Municipal)

Our Consulting Process

Through a results-oriented process of Discovery, Planning, Research/Assessment, Development, Implementation, Evaluation/Analysis and Recommendations, and Further Action, the Center for Individual & Organizational Effectiveness (C4IOE) focuses a Client’s interests, requirements, resources, and actions toward achieving results.

We strive to be different in the way we approach our work with clients. Rather than operating in a reactive mode, and delivering simply “another solution or another canned program” we actively seek to understand the organizations and people we help to develop and change. This means our way of working with clients includes gathering information and listening and assessing, to understand your organization’s goals, objectives, and needs.


We listen to you and together uncover and define the need for action, change and consulting support.


We develop a plan based on the objectives to be accomplished to meet the defined need (scope of work, timeframes, deliverables).

Research / Assess

The work we do is data-driven, and so we gather organizational metrics and data against those metrics to inform the process and our work together.


Working with you, we develop solutions and provide the services that will achieve the project objectives.


In partnership with you, we implement the solutions, manage the project, communicate progress, and drive toward the desired results.

Evaluate / Analyze

Through the project and after we gather data to evaluate the progress toward change, effectiveness of the solution, analysis of current and future needs, and overall results.


We develop recommendations based on the results and discuss these with you, involving others/groups within your organization as appropriate.

Further Action

Based on recommendations and your interest in continuing change and development, we can be involved in further action (further development, accountability check-ins, communication, providing support to internal staff to take actions, roll-down of objectives across the organization, etc.)

We are grateful to be working with clients across industries.
These are a few of our many clients:

Food & Consumer Products
  • ACCO Brands (consumer, school, technology & office products)
  • AGR International (glass research, automation/technology)
  • Cargill Worldwide (agriculture, industrial & food)
  • The Clorox Company
  • H.J. Heinz (now Kraft Heinz)
  • Rocco Farm Foods / George’s Inc. (Chicken)
  • Shady Brook Farms / Cargill Poultry

Energy (green & traditional)

  • American Clean Energy (wind, solar, storage, transmission)
  • Bechtel Bettis (government atomic power)
  • Buckeye Partners (pipelines & terminals)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Colonial Pipeline
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • MarkWest / MPLX (also MarkWest Utica and MarkWest Liberty)

Technology & Services

  • Industrial Scientific Corporation (safety & industrial technology)
  • MSA Safety (safety products & technology)
  • Waters Corporation (scientific instruments & technology)

Media & Communication

  • NEP Group (global media)
  • Pittsburgh Tribune

Healthcare & Health Products

  • Butler Health System
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Medrad / Bayer AG
Manufacturing & Customized Products
  • Corporate Imaging Concepts (customized/personalized products)
  • Hamill Manufacturing (precision parts for many industries)
  • Polyconcept North America (LEEDS) (customized/personalized products)
  • Oberg Manufacturing (precision parts for many industries)
  • Steelite International (ceramics)

Chemicals & Coatings

  • Hercules / Eastman Chemical
  • PPG Industries
  • Weirton Steel Corporation & Weirtec

Travel & Tourism / Parks & Recreation

  • AAA (insurance, travel & tourism)
  • MegaYacht Boadicea / Burgess Yachts
  • Venture Outdoors
  • West Bloomfield (Michigan) Parks & Recreation Commission

Academia / Universities

  • California University Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duquesne University
  • Harvard University


  • Butler County Children’s Center
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
  • Green Building Alliance
  • Little League International
  • Resources for Human Development
  • St Margaret Foundation
  • Transitional Services
  • United Jewish Federation (UJF)

Professional Services & Associations

  • Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
  • Hayes Design Group (architects)
  • National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA)
  • Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Financial Services / Banking

  • Citizens National Bank (now NexTier Bank)
  • National City Bank (acquired by PNC Bank)

Government (State & Municipal)

  • Dept of Labor & Industry – Pennsylvania
  • North East Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
  • Southwest Corner Workforce Investment Board (in PA)
  • Tri-County Workforce Investment Board (in PA)