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operating partners with an average of 22 years of C-suite experience

Leadership Team

Craig Speed

Craig Speed

President, FortéOne

Craig Speed is the President of FortéOne, where he focuses on firm operations, strategy, and growth through innovative service offerings and digital expansion. Craig is an accomplished executive with more than twenty-five years of experience leading complex organizations, building high performance teams, and consulting in numerous industries including private equity, financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, chemical, and both light & heavy manufacturing. Craig has consulted to many PE Firms and Fortune 500 organizations including Carlyle Group, TPG, Bain Capital, Colgate-Palmolive, GE, Citibank, Bristol Myers Squibb, The Coca-Cola Company, Best Buy and Johnson Controls.

Mark Rittmanic

Founder & CEO, FortéOne

A passionate and results-oriented leader, Mark has conceived, built, led, and sold several successful businesses. He is the founder and inspirational leader of FortéOne, and he leads business development, designs processes for serving clients, and identifies growth opportunities for the firm. Since 2000, he has assisted hundreds of companies in the manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, construction, and services industries. Mark began his business career in banking and financial services and has also built and sold a number of technology companies. Mark is a former U.S. Army captain.

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs

Practice Leader

Mark Jacobs has spent 30 years in executive leadership guiding major growth initiatives and turnaround efforts using Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Sales & Operations Planning, Category Development, Leadership Development, Technology-Driven Processes, and SmartScalingSM – a process he refined and published in 2018. His success scaling mid-life companies gave Mark the real-world experience necessary to define a construct for achieving scale.

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