George Simms - P&G Executive
New Oaks is an excellent Innovation Consultant!!! Their expertise in capability and system development has had a profound impact on Initiative Success across Procter & Gamble.
Joseph Vu Pham - Visa Product and Marketing Director - past P&G Marketing Director
Daryl updated many of P&G's innovation processes. He was able to synthesize multiple work-streams into an easy to follow system. He also led the training across multiple geographies. As a result, multi-functional teams were able to work more effectively together, leading to bigger and better innovation, faster.
Mike Mills - Experienced Independent Non-Profit Management/Retired Procter & Gamble
Daryl is an expert project manager in the area of new products/innovation and trains coaches and mentors those in this area of expertise. He is both a systemic thinker and has the ability to manage details. He continues to look for opportunities to make improvements to systems and/or people. When he says he's going to do something, not only will it be done, but will be of top quality.
Tim MacDonald 麦天赐 - Managing Director Chrysalis LLC - Greater China
I have enjoyed the last several years getting to know Daryl - he has that rare ability to develop the macro and never miss a detail in the micro. Well beyond that he is pure in heart, doing the right thing for the right reasons. Very glad to count him as a friend.
Landon Wade - VP Sales
"Mark was integral in helping us clarify where we wanted to take our business. He helped us create the plan and challenged us on different approaches and ways of thinking to begin to execute the plan. We made significant progress with his guidance, progress we wouldn't have made without him.“
Raymond Hagerman - Investment Portfolio Manager Executive
The purpose of this letter is to provide a strong endorsement of Mr. Mark Holdeman as a leader and executive of the highest quality… The company suffered from both poor operational and poor fiscal management. Within 6 months, Mark and his team had the company at breakeven, and within the first year it achieved profitability. It continued to be profitable and build cash over the next several years under his leadership. Mark's unique approach to improving the company by improving the people both professionally and personally was the key to that success. You will not find a more hard-working and caring person than Mark Holdeman and I would highly recommend him in any capacity.
John Trainor - Senior Director, Program Management
We are in the midst of restructuring our PMO and really need an objective evaluation of gaps and opportunities. I was very impressed with Daryl’s ability to assess the state of the PMO systems, processes, and organization and quickly provide an assessment and practical recommendations for improvement. He took the time to listen to leaders and others involved in the innovation process, interviewing over 20 people at all levels of the organization. He evaluated his findings vs. a modified version of the PMI OPM3 criteria, significantly simplifying it to provide focus on what is actionable. We now have a quantified evaluation we can use for the future to measure our progress towards our goals to be best in class. I really appreciated Daryl’s insights and the vast innovation experience he brings. I highly recommend New Oaks for benchmarking your portfolio and project management capabilities.