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Mission Statement:

We help business owners learn and implement superior company leadership and management fundamentals which enable them to reliably and substantially grow their business value.

Larry Valant CEO, Founder

As the founder of Valant & Company, Larry's consulting leadership has extended from well-funded and successful start-ups (achieving first year profitable sales in excess of $35 million) to $5.0 billion companies.  Larry has over forty years of general management and strategic, organization, marketing, operations, IT, and executive compensation consulting experience. Beginning his professional career as a consultant with Touche Ross, Larry later became COO of an $800 million subsidiary of IU International. He has served as COO and CEO for several companies, and has managed significant projects for Samsonite Corporation, Associated Metals and Minerals, Hunter Douglas Corporation, Vitality Beverages, and Buffets, Inc.

As plant manager for a 1 million square foot, 1,500 person heavy manufacturing plant, vice president of product planning and marketing for a $500 million consumer products company; and having established executive compensation plans using Residual Income (RI) for many companies across a variety of industries, Larry has substantial functional expertise. 

Larry founded Valant & Company in 1988. Since then, he and his partners have implemented Valant's Effective Execution process in and successfully grown the value of over 225 client companies. These clients represent industries ranging from heavy manufacturing to distribution, to transportation and automotive, to financial and professional services, to successful (yet today) e-commerce companies, to foodservice and restaurant companies, to aviation sales and service firms. With virtually all these clients, Valant & Company was able to help their CEO's and management Teams implement execution approaches that led to making plan and growing company value predictably, as projected, and as expected by owners, stakeholders, and shareholders.

A former marine, Larry attended Princeton and Indiana Universities where he earned his BS and MBA degrees with distinction.

 


 

Gayle Hustad

Prior to joining Valant and Company, Gayle Hustad was an Executive Vice President at McKenzie Scott Partners, a premier outplacement and consulting organization.  As the senior associate of this 27 member consulting staff, she directed a nationwide team in delivering outplacement and executive coaching services.  In addition to consulting top executives from such Fortune 500 Companies as Delphi Automotive Systems, Syngenta, Novartis, Mitsubishi, Textron, Kellogg Company, and CitiCorp, Gayle's responsibilities included training, program development and customer service management.  Her consulting experience also includes extensive work in strategic planning, organization planning, and organization development.  Through her consulting work, Gayle has delivered seminars to thousands of executives throughout the United States. 

Earlier as Founder and Owner of King Communication, Gayle held P&L leadership of a telecommunications company.  Through customer service excellence, she led this provider of pager and mobile phone communications in securing 90% of the market against their major competitor, US West Communications and positioning it for its eventual acquisition by Consolidated Telephone.  Gayle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and the Humanities with distinction from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

  • More than 20 years in Leadership and Management Consulting for companies throughout the USA
  • Founder and owner of a telecommunications business. As General Manager positioned the business for profitable acquisition by Consolidated Telephone.
  • Consultant to C-level executives from Fortune 500 Companies including Delphi Automotive Systems, Syngenta, Novartis, ConAgra, Mitsubishi, Textron, Kellogg Company, and CitiCorp.
  • Delivered seminars to thousands of executives from across the United States.

Made Successful Sale Possible

Manufacturing CEO:
Helped CEO of $35 mm Manufacturing Company grow value from $ 6.0 mm to $16 mm in three years using the Top Quartile processes and systems.

Made Successful Sale Possible

Manufacturing CEO:
Helped CEO of $35 mm Manufacturing Company grow value from $ 6.0 mm to $16 mm in three years using the Top Quartile processes and systems.

Made Successful Sale Possible

Manufacturing CEO:
Helped CEO of $35 mm Manufacturing Company grow value from $ 6.0 mm to $16 mm in three years using the Top Quartile processes and systems.

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