Mitch Kotula is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice. He is a leading expert in the areas of implementing major organizational change and the development of leading-edge training and curricula, with over 16 years of public and private sector organization development consulting, management, management development, and training experience. He has conducted engagements in a variety of industries ranging from healthcare and aerospace, to financial services and telecommunications, utilities to government.
Mr. Kotula's expertise includes international and domestic engagements in the transformation of workforces, effective prioritization and allocation of organizational resources, information systems conversions, downsizing, development of Web-based and distributed training programs and organizational redesign.
Mr. Kotula served as Associate Partner and Managing Director, Change Management Education, at Andersen Consulting, where he had worldwide responsibility for the development and delivery of education that facilitated the 30% annual growth rate of Andersen Consulting's Change Management practice. Instrumental in the ideation and development of the innovative "virtual" training course Change Fundamentals, one of the first team-based distance learning courses that optimizes the benefits of both classroom training as well as Internet capabilities. Mr. Kotula worked with leading edge innovators, academics, and thought-leaders to continually upgrade and enhance Andersen's training, and represented Andersen Consulting and the change management practice at numerous conferences and educational forums.
Prior to this, Mr. Kotula served as Manager of the Change Management Practice at KPMG/Nolan, Norton & Company and was instrumental in establishing a change management practice for this subsidiary of KPMG Peat Marwick. The focus of engagements was on the management of corporate change implementations stemming from business process reengineering efforts, technology integration, realignments, developing comprehensive business strategies, revitalization initiatives and the defining and building of new cultures.
Mr. Kotula was Senior Consultant at ODR, where he consulted, trained, and assisted corporations, government agencies, the military, universities, and others to effectively plan for, implement and manage complex change. Consulting work entailed teaching, developing implementation plans, delivery of seminar and workshops, completing culture audits, engaging in creative problem-solving and otherwise assisting in quality, reengineering, technology improvement, empowerment and diversity development efforts. He worked extensively in South Africa on scenario planning and the implementation of strategies with government and private sector corporations preparing for the "New South Africa."
Mr. Kotula also served as Vice President of INTEGRATEC where he was part of the founding top management team responsible for development of a $100 million, six subsidiary businesses in 23 states over a 14-month period. Work included managing "back office" operations, development of specialty credit card programs and the establishment of a national network of credit union-owned service centers.
He was a Director at Development Plus, where he provided strategic planning, large-scale change management, executive development and coaching, employee empowerment and quality improvement services to a wide variety of organizations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kotula, taught and served as Director of Systems and Management Sciences at the US Army Organizational Effectiveness Center and School, a center for high performing Department of Defense leaders and consultants, which created and refined material and methods to sustain high-performing organizations. He assisted the Navy and Air Force in the creation of similar programs, later directing the Army's worldwide consulting team, which responded to general Officer-level requests for organizational design, strategic planning & problem solving. Mr. Kotula holds a BS, Social Science, California Polytechnic University; an MA, Management, Webster University; an M.Ed., Guidance, Winthrop University; and, a certificate from Organizational Effectiveness Center and School. He was honored with three Purple Hearts during his service in Vietnam for the US Army Infantry. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.