Blaine Stephens, Schooley Mitchell (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 6)
Blaine Stephens of Schooley Mitchell joined host John Ray to discuss how he helps businesses and non-profits realize significant savings from telecom, utility, and other vendors, how his firm gets paid based on results, his own career journey, and much more. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is produced virtually by the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX®.
Schooley Mitchell is the largest independent cost reduction consulting firm in North America, with offices from coast to coast in the United States and Canada.
On average, they reduce essential business service expenses by 28% and have delivered over $340 million in documented savings to their clients to date.
They are passionate about saving money for clients and helping them grow their businesses. Schooley Mitchell delivers expertise to companies of all sizes from all industries, offering a broad range of services.
Blaine Stephens, Business Optimization Specialist, Schooley Mitchell
Blaine Stephens has owned and operated his Schooley Mitchell cost reduction consulting practice for 3.5 years in New Brighton, MN. Prior to joining Schooley Mitchell, Blaine worked as an SVP of Client Delivery for Rust Consulting in Minneapolis and as an IT Director for Lawson Software in St. Paul, MN. Throughout his career, Blaine has worked with technology vendors and service providers and with a variety of internal subject matter experts to provide the right solution at the right price for customers.
Blaine lives in New Brighton, MN with his wife Julia, a dog named Edie, and a cat named Penny. Blaine and Julia have two children, Claire and Dan, who are now adults leading vigorous professional and personal lives. When not working, Blaine enjoys serving on the boards of three nonprofit organizations, reading, traveling, and walking the dog.,
Questions and Topics in this Interview
- Why did you start your cost reduction consulting practice with Schooley Mitchell?
- What does a cost reduction consultant actually do?
- What expense areas are your specialties?
- So how do you make money?
- Why would a business need your help?
- Who can you help?
- What do you need from a client to get started?
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX® . You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.