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30 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2016

Transforming Businesses with World Class Services: TranSigma


“Since 2005, TranSigma has transformed businesses with world-class lean process improvement and program management services. Our unique approach fully integrates change management and digitization into the client’s DNA.”

TranSigma is a management consulting firm with a focus on the “execution of strategy”. It successfully drives simplification with Lean Six Sigma and Program Management services. The company’s change management, digitization (technology, cybersecurity and data) and business process reengineering skills are key competencies that lead these transformational changes.

After leaving General Electric in 2005, Michael Cohen and several other partners founded
TranSigma to meet the under-served lean process improvement market. They quickly expanded the services portfolio to include web and business application development. Five years later, Kevin Hanrahan joined the team, becoming CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Kevin, Michael and the rest of the TranSigma team reformulated TranSigma’s strategy, resulting in a more focused, yet global, management consulting firm that recognized the ‘Digitized Lean Process’ as the center of the TranSigma portfolio of services; the transformation of people, technology and data working together in a new streamlined process. Since then, the company has also moved all of its technologies to the cloud, grown at a compounded annual growth rate of nearly 40%, added offices in the US and Europe, and added substantially to its list of Fortune 500 clients.

Though it serves clients of all sizes and industries, the lion’s share of the company’s revenues are from management consulting services to complex global Fortune 500 companies. One of the characteristics differentiating TranSigma is the intense use of technology and data management techniques in its engagements; which are primarily staffed by managers and senior managers experienced in process transformation, program management and digitizing. Even the largest consulting firms find it extremely difficult to go head-to-head with TranSigma in its market niche. Due to its highly experienced engagement teams and approach, TranSigma can “hit the ground running”, integrate into a complex environment, re-design a process and execute the changes.

Service Offerings
Process is the center of TranSigma’s universe. It uses Lean, Six Sigma and other capabilities to re-design and optimize complex business processes for clients. The firm’s change management and program management expertise is then utilized to execute those changes. Specialized in-house skills such as IT, finance, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, banking, and enterprise data management are fully integrated into its service delivery teams.

The company’s bread and butter has been global, complex, and highly-regulated industries such as financial services and pharmaceuticals. It often handles very sensitive processes for its clients on a very confidential basis. It has served a number of large well-known global companies in this capacity across a broad spectrum of industries.

Clients Speak
“TranSigma is a thought and people leader that mixes great concepts and a vision with the ability to get things done.” – IT Director, Fortune 100 Company

“TranSigma has been incredibly successful with its cybersecurity-process expertise. What really sets them apart is the change management ability to bring the company together.” – CIO, Fortune 500 company

“Hands down better than the Big Four in the ability to execute” – Legal Leader, Fortune 500

“During the course of data governance services, developed an outstanding tool that allowed us to visualize and manage data lineage for BCBS – 239 purposes.” – Finance Executive, Financial

“TranSigma arms you with the right tools to identify roadmap and achieve success.” – Program Manager, Financial Services

“An amazing and unique technology selection process that brought the people together from all stakeholder functions to form a consensus on our direction.” – President, importer of fine glassware, on the use of
TranSigma tools for ERP selection

TranSigma is a global consulting organization. It has done work in the UK, Central Europe, Russia, East Europe, Latin America and Africa. The company goes wherever and whenever its services are needed by clients.

Office Locations
The corporate headquarters of the company is in Shelton, CT, USA. It also has other offices in the US and Europe.

The Road Ahead
Even with the sophisticated digital advances that TranSigma has in its toolset, management consulting still begins and ends with people: its staff and clients. In the final analysis, it can do nothing better for clients than to hire and develop the most brilliant professionals in its field. The best professionals will yield the best outcomes for its clients, every time.

Knowing the Key Executives
Kevin Hanrahan, Chairman of Board of Directors & CEO
With over 30 years leadership experience in management consulting and industry, Kevin leads the strategic and financial areas of the firm. He has specialized in process optimization; particularly in finance departments and information technology. He is a Master Black Belt, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA-inactive), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Kevin is a member of Financial Executives International (Manhattan Chapter), the Ohio Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPA’s, Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Project Management Institute. Kevin graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Accounting and received his Masters in Finance/Tax from Xavier University.

Michael Cohen, Founder & President
Michael is a quality oriented technology leader with over 20 years of experience. He has held various leadership roles for large matrix organizations such as General Electric, Oracle Corporation, Information Resources, and Black & Decker.
Michael achieved Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2004 from GE. He attended Central Connecticut State University and in 1987 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems.

“Our mission is to be a leading global consulting firm in the eyes of our employees and market, delivering brilliant processes and strategy execution to our clients.”