Meet Dee Strum, CEO, mdstrumllc
Above The Fray
Welcome with gratitude for taking the time to learn about my 30+ year history of leading teams to evaluate and improve upon a client's organizational design for accomplishing the stated mission with recommended program and process improvements for providing superior customer service through increased levels of accountability and objective evidence of successful performance.
Upon written request, I will gladly provide a list of professional engagements, resumes/bios for personnel with documented record of skills and successes consistent with your inquiry, and relevant professional references.
about mdstrum, llc
We bring the strengths and skill sets to transform an organization through performance analysis, process improvements, policy development, and operating procedures with defined forms of objective evidence for file documentation. The over-arching goal is to become and remain "audit-ready".
Our business development, government relations, and academic professionals demonstrate the experience and skills needed to readily understand the requisite requirements for improving upon an organization's existing business platform, or successfully GROW an organization or business enterprise to the next level.
Team members skillfully collaborate with clients to define and address the right problems at the right time fueled by strategies and new practices to elevate the organizational profile, reengineer the business infrastructure, as appropriate, and introduce new procedures to build client confidence and promote sustainability.
Our proven approach is not only what differentiates, but also that which makes us successful in advancing the organization's vision through optimal performance, increased productivity and improved levels of personal and group accountability.
Collectively, we have grown our client business activities in the context of revenues, profits, customer growth/satisfaction, accompanied by measures to achieve the appropriate forms and levels of workforce development for near- and long-term business goals.
Our work history is documented with professional services in support of social enterprises to include community based nonprofits, small women- and minority owned business enterprises, community development corporations , and public housing authorities, resident owned and managed businesses. We promote the capacity building of our client organizations with onsite or remote technical assistance in the areas of: financial management, IT, government contracting (local, state, federal), business management, risk management/internal controls, personnel management, and workforce development to include recruitment, selection, hiring, onboarding, training and performance monitoring.
In short, "we talk-the-talk and we walk-the-walk". Our skill sets are documented, and the successes are Many.
We believe in the power of the collective as realized through effective collaboration joining with the client's personnel to transform the organizational approach to success, and achieving the planned outcomes.
We can’t wait to start collaborating with You!
Your vision is important to us; your goals inform the plan-forward. We’re eager to help you advance the ball.
Our Professionals Have Documented Successes in business development and the management of small businesses and nonprofits; administration of public agencies; federal contracting; government relations; and workforce development with the hiring and training of special populations to include the long-term unemployed, returning citizens, persons with disabilities and extremely low incomes or low educational achievements.
We can facilitate business transformation using remote and/or site-based technical assistance; web-based and onsite staff and board training; all with the single goal of increasing skillsets and personal and professional accountability leading to Improve or Increase...
Operational and Financial Improvements in...
...Public Agencies, Higher Ed, Nonprofit Housing Development and Community Based Organizations through improved Board Governance and understanding of fiduciary duty; training of staff, board and volunteers of private for-profit and nonprofit organizations; establishing standard operating procedures; assessing the type/nature/extent of technologies required for operational effectiveness and accountability in recordkeeping and reporting.
Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment requires informed decision-making, executing bold moves following a process for achieving informed decision-making, and adopting some level of risk-management in Every aspect of the organization's life-cycle.
It is so true that we often "don't know what we don't know", and so, we become overwhelmed. That's where professionals like mdstrum, llc enters with the knowledge, skills and abilities to help you and your team to define and prioritize what you need to know, Now! and into your future.
We hope you will allow us to guide you to a new and improved way of doing business.
Achieving Your Goals
We enter each engagement with a Request for Information (RFI) and the identification of the Primary Point of Contact (PPOC). The documents you provide make way for a productive project kickoff meeting. The initial introductory meeting can be accomplished in-person or remotely. The meeting outcomes will include, but not necessarily limited to initial agreements on a draft workplan with schedule, deliverables, responsible persons, allocation of required resources, points of access to records, people, and "places". A decision on the manner and frequency of project communications and reporting will be accomplished.
Initial Planning Session
With decades of demonstrated experiences, our team of business, academic, economic/housing and financial development professionals enter the engagement with the specific capabilities and expertise to facilitate the strategic conversation leading to measurable progress and organizational evolution.
At mdstrum llc, we combine our experiences, business insights and professional skills to transform your processes and strategies; and, in turn, "the business of your business".
We value the opportunity to help shape and improve-upon how our clients structure and manage their operations. We know "business", but You Know YOUR Business. Together we make for a winning team!