Newest Affiliate Joins Eleven Other Members to Facilitate Worldwide Awareness of Strategy Execution
LINCOLN, Mass. And Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium– October 23, 2006 –Effective today, Palladium Group, Inc., the world's leading authority on strategy execution, is pleased to announce that B&M Consulting, based in Belgium, has signed an agreement to be an affiliate. B&M Consulting specializes in management accounting, cost management, management control and strategy. As an affiliate of Palladium, B&M Consulting will gain further knowledge and tools to enhance the integrity of the Balanced Scorecard as a value-added management tool in the European market.
Based out of Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, B&M Consulting was formed in 1998 by Werner Bruggeman, a professor in management accounting and control at the Ghent University and the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, and Kris Moreels, an experienced consultant in Activity-Based Costing. Professor Bruggeman, Managing Partner of B&M Consulting, has collaborated with Balanced Scorecard co-creator Dr. Robert Kaplan, Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School and creator of Activity-Based Costing.
"After so many years in close collaboration with Dr. Robert Kaplan in the field of performance management, this integrated partnership with Palladium will support our vision to support the generation of outstanding results for organizations in the Benelux," Bruggeman said. "Best practices in strategy execution have been a major driver for best performers in our region, and Palladium is recognized worldwide for its excellence in professional services in this area."
Palladium's Global Affiliate Program brings product and service offerings within its Strategy Execution Model to a variety of country markets that compliment Palladium's own global geographical reach. These affiliates provide growth and awareness of strategy management and strategy execution clients through education, consulting and technology. Palladium's global affiliates commit a significant team of professionals to building a strategy execution practice, and must have credibility in their region, strong client bases, and deep strategy consulting and strategy management expertise.
"B&M Consulting will be a valuable partner within our affiliate program, especially as we jointly develop and expand strategy execution services and the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative's Portal both in Europe or in general in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg," said George McMillan, CEO of Palladium Group, Inc. "We foresee a successful partnership with B&M Consulting due to its excellent client base, consulting experience and reference accounts within these regions, as well as its complementary knowledge and thought leadership in the areas of business process management and Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing."