“How a Fractional Chief Operating Officer Helps Businesses,” with Cary Matthews, Opal Partners Group (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 259)
Opal Partners Group Founder Cary Matthews joins host John Ray to discuss the value a fractional chief operating officer brings to a business, including helping scale, tackling vital operational projects, and more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Opal Partners Group, LLC
Opal Partners Group, LLC (OPG) is an operations consulting firm. They work with business owners to ensure all aspects of their operations are sound and aligned with their strategic and short-term goals.
They break down client challenges into three levels of the operations hierarchy: Process, Structure, and Strategy.
From younger companies that need to add structure and process to support their growing organization to more established firms that need to solve a singular challenge, OPG can help.
For a company struggling with identifying the root of their challenges, Opal can perform an operations audit to help hone in on the areas that need improvement.
Cary Matthews, Managing Partner, Opal Partners Group
Prior to starting OPG, Cary was COO at Trextel, LLC, a multi-technology solutions provider in the Atlanta area that performed installation, project management, and managed services for Fortune 500 companies servicing their edge networking.
In that role, Cary led the project management, support services, accounting, and human resources departments.
At Trextel, he restructured the project management and support services teams to increase employee utilization and efficiency, reduced time to invoice, improved cash flow through new vendor agreements, and formalized employee coaching and other human resources practices.
Cary earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from Auburn University.
Activities include serving as a member of the MBA Advisory Board for Anderson University, board member and treasurer for Vision USA, and a member of Vistage International.
He has taken professional development classes at MIT and Georgia Tech.
Point of Contact for Cary Matthews
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- What is a fractional COO?
- What are the characteristics of companies who hire fractional executives?
- What types of problems does Opal Partners help clients solve?
- Operations can be vary from industry to industry. How does that impact how you help your clients?
- What are some of the most common questions or challenges clients bring to you?
- From an operations perspective, how has the pandemic changed how companies operate?
- What is the biggest takeaway or lesson learned that businesses should be aware of going forward?
- How has the rapid move to remote work arrangements affected companies and their operations?
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