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Mike Kanze’s extensive business experience spans all aspects of financial analysis including supply chain management, operational controllership, and organizational operations / change management. He brings Next Step’s strategic direction and tactical assistance in analysis of data, identification of key areas for savings opportunities and improvement of financial results.

Mike provides the analytical element of the Next Step team, leveraging his skills as a financial analyst of various markets, including as forecaster for Procter & Gamble’s petroleum energy costs during 1984 – 1990, a turbulent period of wide energy price swings.

Some of his recent successes have included:

Prior to joining the world of consulting in 1998, Mike held positions of progressive responsibility with The Procter & Gamble Company, a worldwide consumer products business with 2010 annual sales of over $78 billion. There, Mike managed, analyzed and tracked commodities and service programs spanning every sector of P&G’s businesses. His later work included the financial leadership of P&G’s Folger Coffee facility in California.

In addition to his consulting work, Mike is a part-time college instructor in the fundamentals of management and strategic supply chain management. He is also an occasional guest lecturer in supply chain matters to the School of Business and Public Policy and the School of International Graduate Studies, both at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Mike holds a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MBA in general management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.