Michael Kutner, Regional Managing Director, North America

As Regional Managing Director, Michael Kutner leads Kepner-Tregoe’s North American region, the original and largest region in KT’s global footprint. With a diverse background and versatile leadership experience, Michael provides KT clients with a unique perspective that crosses business functions, as well as years of hands-on expertise and a proven record of success. A true strategist and change leader, he is focused on helping clients use KT’s time-tested methodologies in two ways: to solve their most perplexing problems and magnify the positive impact of their most strategic decisions.

Michael’s expertise ranges from developing new leaders and teams to guiding collaboration and change initiatives at all levels—from the shop floor to the C-suite. In particular, he has deep experience in management consulting, change management, business planning and financial analysis.

Prior to joining KT, Michael spent eight years as a Principal and Master Practitioner at North Highland Worldwide Consulting, overseeing business solutions for clients in operational excellence, organizational change, Lean and Six Sigma. Before management consulting, he served as Director of Process Excellence at Johnson & Johnson and Director of Change Management in their McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals division.

A Six Sigma Master Black Belt and certified Black Belt, Michael led programs, applied Six Sigma methods and trained users in all areas of the business while at General Electric. He has a B.S. in finance and philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in marketing from La Salle University.