2016 50 Best Companies to Watch

Transforming Business with World Class Services: TranSigma

“Since 2005, TranSigma has been transforming businesses with world-class process improvement, governance, enterprise data and program management services.”

TranSigma is a management consulting firm with a focus on the “execution of strategy”. It successfully drives simplification with Lean, Governance, Program Management and Enterprise Data Management services. The company’s change management, digitization and business process reengineering skills are the 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 ‘Digital 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.

The lion’s share of the company’s revenues is 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 processes. Even the largest firms find it extremely difficult to go head-to-head with TranSigma’s ability to re-design a process and execute the changes.

TranSigma’s Process-Oriented Expertise
Process is the center of TranSigma’s universe. It uses Lean, Six Sigma and other tools to transform and optimize processes for clients. The firm’s change management, digital and program management expertise is then utilized to execute those changes. Specialized in-house skills such as information management, finance, cyber security, regulatory, banking and so forth, are fully integrated into its service delivery.

The company’s bread and butter have been global, complex, and highly-regulated industries. It handles very sensitive processes for its clients on a confidential basis. It has served a number of large well-known global companies in financial services, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals to name a few.

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

“This is a very, very powerful tool. This experience has helped us discover what we really need here.” – President, importer of fine glassware, on the use of TranSigma tools for ERP selection.

“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

Global Footprint
TranSigma is a Global consulting organization. It has done work in the UK, Central Europe, Russia, East Europe and Africa. The company goes wherever and whenever its services are needed by clients. The corporate headquarters of the company is in Shelton, CT, USA. It also has other offices in the US and Europe.

Future Road Map
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 Leadership Team

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.

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), 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.

“  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.”