Testimonials

The best way to find out more about Altura is through the words and results of our clients and people who have worked alongside us.

Randy Mahar, National Sales Manager, Devanco Foods

“Altura helped us focus our sales and marketing efforts, as well as the greater organizational support underneath them. They are not your traditional ‘Here’s your report and good luck’ consultants as they rolled up their sleeves, dug in, and ran execution of the new & updated processes until we were seeing actual – and quite significant – gains.
Plus they were fun working with. Stuart and I got along great, even during the more stressful moments where changes had to occur to create the necessary bedrock for growth and improvement.”

Dominic M. Sergi, Chief Executive Officer, Rex Electric and Technologies

“Dave and his team helped our company improve results in a variety of areas. They were very professional and crafted a custom strategy on how to work with us after doing diligence on our company. The team started with a diagnostic to identify the improvements that would move the dial. They discovered a number of issues and quickly implemented a plan to change everything to a positive. Every change was measurable and we saw improvements in profitability, accountability, and policies and procedures. Along the way, the team worked directly with employees and management and kept me up to speed. I would recommend Altura to anyone.”

John Ruelle, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, SunOpta [STKL (NASDAQ)]

“Dave puts together a great team of consultants that deliver results. Discussions are frank and candid and expectations get set at the front end of the assignment that get met. I would bring him and his team in for future projects as the need arises.”

Edward Miller, Board of Directors, Morton Buildings, Inc.

“I have known Dave Marshall for several years. He has shown an ability to provide focus and insight starting with an initial assessment of the business and carrying forward through successful implementation of his team’s recommendations.

Dave has been a unique resource for the company. He was able to provide clarity to some complex problems that were identified. To that end, he was always readily available for advice and guidance throughout the engagement process and projected confidence along with an honest and straightforward approach.”

John Geocaris, Chairman/Past CEO, Little Lady Foods Inc.

“I have worked with Dave on a number of projects,with both his consulting firm and as member of the Hyde Park Angel investment group.  Dave is an exceptional leader and project manager. He will in a very positive way will keep you on target and on task in any project he is involved in. Through his many years in consulting he has developed a book of talented contacts that can immediately be brought to bear on any project at any time. I have yet to be disappointed with a project he has worked on for me.”

Steve Vivian and Bill Harlan, Co-Principals & Co-Founders, Kestrel Capital Group

“We have worked with Dave Marshall on multiple engagements to facilitate positive change in companies we have been involved with. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to quickly assemble a team to diagnose problems and then distill complicated information into a focused improvement plan. We have also valued Dave’s effective communication skills as well as his ability to establish trust and rapport quickly inside a business, regardless of the circumstances.”

Ray Booth, President/CEO, Klement’s Sausage Company

“I have had the opportunity of working closely with Dave Marshall, first as a consultant engaged in two long-term assignments and second, as a client that benefited greatly from our strategic alliance.

Working for Dave in a consulting role, I saw firsthand his approach to helping client companies maximize their enterprise value and attain sustainable operating performance. Dave is a uniquely gifted individual who epitomizes the meaning of ‘Trusted Advisor.’ His ability to assess, absorb and process complex business issues positions him as strategic thinker capable of delivering results that drive profit and creates shareholder value.

He has an ability to manage competing priorities and guiding individuals with disparate opinions insuring that efforts are aligned toward delivering optimal results for all stakeholders. His demonstrable team building skills insure that high level strategy is tactically implemented.

As a client, I appreciated his focus and commitment to keep our entire team on task to insure that we achieved the goals that we set and deliver the results that we expected. I respect his judgment and appreciate his counsel and candor. I strongly endorse Dave and the Altura Group for your consulting needs.”

Craig Heimark, Capital H Group

“David Marshall helped us understand important financial aspects of our business that we had overlooked. It was all obvious, but only after he and his group identified them. This is my definition of the best kind of advisory service – it is obvious, but something you had missed.”

Chris Stradling, Managing Director, Lincoln International

“I have had the privilege of knowing Dave for many years.  He has provided excellent insights and execution to our multiple shared clients. In my role as an investment banker executing M&A transactions, I often bring in third party operations and strategy consultants to help prepare a company for sale, build the organization for long-term success and drive the most attractive valuations in the market.

Dave has a unique and powerful ability to quickly identify the very root of business challenges and then execute practical and tailored solutions to fit each situation. Company owners and managers also find him very likable and user friendly, which makes the hard work of transforming businesses that much more fun and rewarding. If you are ready to lift your business to new heights and drive long-term company value, call Dave Marshall. He will bring the resources of his team of executives to help your company reach its full potential.”