Our Founder

" In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise. ” 

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) US POET AND ESSAYIST

Rand Manasse was born to advise. He has earned his place as a close advisor to the executive suite because of his extensive knowledge of finance, technology and operations and how to create a synergy between these three functional areas. His expertise started with a unique education that combined the discipline of electrical engineering and the risk/reward analysis of an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. This education has been augmented by a lifetime of work as a change agent resolving complex problems to build extraordinary organizations.

 

Rand started his career by working for IBM and later Data General Corporation. Rising up through their organizations and recognizing a need for someone to help customers integrate the hardware and software they were buying for their companies, Rand seized the opportunity and started Reference Systems. Rand has successfully led Reference Systems through the evolution and revolutions of the high technology industry adapting the business model to the shifting trends as fast as new ideas are generated.  This maelstrom of change prepared Rand for his current focus in helping clients in need of a change agent to help turn their faltering companies around.

Rand has published several articles in LAN Magazine and Apics Magazine including one entitled “Integrated Manufacturing Solution Suits Brooks Brothers.” Rand resides in Chappaqua, NY with his lovely wife Sheryl.


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