Robert Michael (Mike) Kanze's business experience spans supply
operational controllership and organizational change management. Mike brings to
his clients the insights gained from over 35 years of helping
organizations and their leaders save money and create strategic advantage.
Prior to his consulting work Mike held positions
of progressive responsibility with The Procter
& Gamble Company (2009 sales - over $79 billion). There Mike managed eight-figure supply chains and
mastered commodity domains ranging from packaging materials, new product raw
materials development, and capital machinery, to contract packaging and
manufacturing services and environmental remediation and waste management
services. Mike later became the
financial manager at P&G’s Folger Coffee
facility in California. Further work included finance project leadership within
P&G, introducing a new manufacturing expense accounting system that covered
over ten plants and handled over $2 billion in annual transactions.
Immediately after earning his undergraduate
degree, Mike was commissioned a Navy officer and flew in a carrier-based A-6
attack squadron, making one combat deployment.
In 2008, Mike earned the Certified Professional in Supply
Management (CPSM) designation from the Institute
for Supply Management™ (ISM) - one of the first persons to do so.
CPSM certification signifies a broad and strategic view of supply chain
management. It is also evidence of a commitment to continuously improving
mastery of the supply chain management body of knowledge. In this,
Cornerstone’s clients and partners know that they are receiving the highest
quality advice and assistance.
CPSM certification signifies a broad and strategic view of supply chain management. It is also evidence of a commitment to continuously improving mastery of the supply chain management body of knowledge. In this, Cornerstone’s clients and partners know that they are receiving the highest quality advice and assistance.
Mike is also a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)
and a Lifetime Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.), both awarded by the Institute
for Supply Management™. He holds a BA in political science
from the University of California, Berkeley
and a MBA in general management from Xavier
University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mike is a past Board member
of the Northern California chapter of the
IMC, NAPM - Cincinnati and IMA - Peninsula/Palo Alto chapters.
Mike has been a regular speaker at organizations
ranging from SCORE to the US
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. He
instructs in general management, organizational behavior, corporate culture,
strategic supply management and global sourcing and procurement in the on-campus
programs of the University of Phoenix.
Judith Schulte provides general accounting and financial consulting services to Cornerstone’s clients and also serves as Cornerstone’s Vice President of Finance.
Judith’s background includes experience with nearly every task performed by the accounting function of a small or medium-size firm. Among her other accomplishments she has:
After earning her baccalaureate degree, Judith held positions in accounting and market research with The Kroger Company, the nation’s leading grocery retailer with 2008 sales of $76 billion. She gained further, extensive experience with the accounting needs and issues of small and medium-size businesses through her work with a regional public accounting firm.
As Assistant Director in the University of Cincinnati’s Center For Employee Training In Cooperative Education, Division of Professional Practice, Judith counseled accounting students and managed employer training workshops. Since relocating to California, she has held a number of employee roles and consulting engagements with Bay Area firms and organizations.
Cornerstone Services, Inc.
Cornerstone Services, Inc.,
436 Greenbrier Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019-2259,