About TEA

My Inspiration

Despite the rumors, as the Managing Principal of Third Eye Advisory, I didn’t just start TEA because I developed what appears to be a third eye, precisely located in the center of my forehead during the same year I travelled the world to conduct 120 voice-of-customer and expert interviews to transform a $200M business unit to a now $400M+ business.

 I started TEA because in every capacity, whether as a coach, mentor, or advisor, I’m passionate about leveraging my creativity, vision, and expertise to help businesses and people forge paths to growth.

 Likewise, I’ve had the privilege to work with market leaders and world-experts in Agriculture, Automotive, CASE, Paper, Personal Care, Plastics, Renewable Energy, and Semiconductor where I’ve been able to draw knowledge from my colleagues and retain relationships with a panel of key experts for Third Eye Advisory to pay it forward to our clients.

My Credentials

 I’ve successfully led nine product lines and five different business transformations leading to 2X to 4X growth for businesses ranging from $20M to $200M.  I’ve also successfully led strategy, operations, and restructuring initiatives to drive to double-digit revenue and EBIT growth for multi-billion dollar enterprises.

I’ve worked my way up and across the manufacturing and chemicals industries by holding direct roles in R&D, market research, product management, merchandising, business development, operations, sourcing, business leadership, corporate strategy, and corporate ventures.  Through these 20+ years of hands-on experience within small and large companies under public, private, and private-equity ownership, I’ve come to understand the success factors and practices that allow various business models to thrive (or fail).

Through my diverse work experiences, Project Management and Six Sigma Black certifications, and formal education from two top-ranked MBA programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (2014) and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (2006) along with a Chemical Engineering degree from Case Western, I’ve benchmarked best-in-class processes, training guides, and frameworks to execute your initiatives and train your team the same way I was trained (train the trainer)

Personal Note

I’m a life-long learner, ex-NASA research scientist, culinary school attendee, master gardener, outdoor enthusiast, 80s movie-buff, and am always up for a friendly sports competition (tennis is my goto these days).  I live by the quote “live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever”. 

I grew up as the first child in my family born in the United States, amidst a melting pot of other cultures in a blue-collar town outside Newark, NJ. From there, I learned about business as I watched my parents and relatives work two and three jobs each, mostly as entrepreneurs to make ends meet. I then took that work ethic and business savvy to work as I paid my own way through top-ranked undergrad and graduate programs while working my way from the  manufacturing floor to the board room.

 

Grab a cup of TEA and let’s get started on your growth.

Testimonials

I've had to pleasure to work with Prem over the last couple of years. I've been really impressed with Prem's willingness to become involved with the product development team to better understand our products and customer's processes. This allowed him to strategically identify new suppliers to grow the business and increase profitability.

Henri Parker R&D Director, Lear Corporation

Prem is a professional, dedicated and objective manager. Though he is a true professional and qualified in many areas, I have great respect for his abilities in market management and product development.

Chris Hipps Global Sales Director, Archroma

Efficient and well organized, it was a pleasure working with Prem. He is well organized, dependable, timely, trustworthy, and always brings a positive attitude to his work. During the last year we’ve launched multiple programs, we’ve encounter some issues, but with his communication and negotiation skills allowed to resolves the issues and enhance the business relationship between our two companies.

Alex Alexis Business Manager, Texel

Prem has consistently gone beyond expectations in pursuing business objectives. He brings creativity and energy to the team, and this fresh look brings real results. One recent project comes to mind. Prem took the lead in launching a new product at Rogers Corporation and redesigned the collateral used by the sales team. The redesign went beyond the cosmetic and introduced new content, specifically benefit segmentation and a clear, targeted value analysis. Prem is quick to grasp the key attributes of complex problems and can be counted on to bring new insights to the team.

Jeff Lints CEO Fortius Metals

I worked with Prem on numerous projects while at Rogers Corporation and Cabot Microelectronics. He is a detail oriented person that has the ability to quickly evaluate a problem and offer well-founded solutions. Prem was an integral part of the Silicone team. I truly enjoyed working with him.

Victor Rios Supplier Quality Engineer, Entegris (Cabot Microelectronics)

I was fortunate to have worked directly with Prem at Rogers Corporation for several years. He is extremely motivated and can quickly understand the needs of the customer and provide an innovative solution. He would be a great asset to any organization.

Tim Wilson Director, Product Management, Rogers Corporation
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