WHO WE ARE
We are a team of business management consultants with extensive knowledge and experience in aviation.
We use our in-depth expertise, skills and experiences to develop and execute solutions fully tailored to each of our clients’ needs.
We deliver strategic and operational value, with tangible impact on our clients' performance.
MEET THE TEAM
- Shared Purpose and Values
- Our Associates
Every member of our team shares the same purpose: to help our clients connect vision with execution.
We make this happen through critical analysis and a detailed understanding of our clients’ business goals, a precise definition of the steps required to reach these goals, flawless execution, and relentless focus on innovation and continuous improvement.
The values that define how we work are Excellence, Relationships and Integrity.
We abide by the idea that “Good is the enemy of Great”, and push ourselves and our clients to continuously improve in order to truly reach Excellence.
Relationships are what fuels our passion for what we do and are a key factor in our success in our trade. They give us the insights, inspiration and collaboration we need to generate ideas and results for our clients.
Without Integrity, our commitment to Excellence and Relationships is meaningless. Integrity is our promise to deliver consistently, ethically, and without compromise. It means we are accountable.
- Corporate Strategy
- Business Transformation & Optimization
- Organizational Design & Team Effectiveness
- Restructuring & Performance Turn-around
- Transaction Advisory
Larry co-founded Alexandre Dhanwant Associates after a succession of senior executive roles in the aviation industry. Having led multiple business and operational transformations in this segment, Larry has a unique understanding of what it takes to develop and execute sustainable strategies. His focus on leadership development and change management, combined with a disciplined approach to process improvement and service delivery, have enabled all of his former teams to significantly improve their market position, customer satisfaction and operational efficiencies, as well as their financial performance.
Prior to launching Alexandre Dhanwant Associates, Larry’s roles in the industry included President of Heli-One, President of Sagem Avionics, COO for Turbomeca in the Americas, and VP of International Operations & Sales for Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing.
- Team effectiveness & Talent Development
- Strategic Planning
- Cross-functional Project Management
- Marketing, Communications & Sales Enablement
Prab co-founded Alexandre Dhanwant Associates following five years at Heli-One where she was involved in executive level support, strategic planning, and marketing and performance improvement initiatives. Throughout her career, she has used her project management skills and astute team enablement focus to deliver consistent performance across a number of industries, including aviation.
Prab’s cross-functional experience provides her with a distinct perspective on corporate strategy and relationships at various levels. She has built a reputation for efficiently organizing and simplifying large and complex projects, and delivering great outcomes through excellent execution. She is passionate about enabling continuous improvement and helping individuals and teams achieve their full potential.
The diversity in skill set and experience of our associates allows us to offer our clients proven and optimal solutions
At Alexandre Dhanwant Associates, we seek out the finest talent to deliver a service that our clients and we are proud of. We are continuously adding to our pool of Associates in order to provide our clients with the knowledge and experience they need.
- Operations Management (MRO, Modifications)
- New Product/Service Introduction
- Technology Transfer / Greenfield Sites
- Continuous Improvement / Lean Deployment
Indy brings more than 25 years of aviation experience in leadership roles for commercial airlines, helicopter operators and military contractors. Over the course of his career, he has been consistently instrumental in optimizing maintenance operations and delivering peak performance for industry leaders.
- Corporate Strategy & Restructuring
- Financial Planning & Business Analytics
- Cash Flow & Capital Structure Improvement
- Transaction Advisory
- Due Diligence
- Investor Communication
Victor has a proven track record in financial performance management at public and private equity-backed companies across a number of industries, including aerial services, where he led the global financial planning and corporate development teams of a $1.8B large fleet operator.
He has also led M&A projects, the selling of companies, post-merger integration, $600M private equity financing and a $340M IPO on the NYSE. Victor is also the Managing Director of Advenico Finance Consulting, a boutique firm providing financial expertise to companies across all industries.
- Commercial Policy & Pricing Development
- Contract Profitability
- Commercial Bids/Proposals/Contracts
- Power by the Hour Programs
Shireen is highly specialized in the design, execution and management of commercial processes and has a deep knowledge of aviation support contracts. She has spent most of her career leading or supporting teams involved with complex support programs, such as power by the hour or tip to tail services, and has a proven track record in maximizing contract profitability.
- Operations Management (Manufacturing, MRO)
- Continuous Improvement / Lean Deployment
- Change Management
Over the course of his career, Alun has successfully managed operations in a number of industries, including military aviation, helicopter MRO and oil and gas component manufacturing. Each time, his focus has been executing operational transformation while strengthening processes, engaging employees, and delivering tangible performance improvements.
- Business Development Strategy
- Pricing and Proposal Strategy
- Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement
- Government Contracting
Hayden is a strategic finance executive with over 14 years of experience in finance, business development, operations, and strategic planning in global organizations, including Erickson International, Dyncorp International, and American Express.
Hayden has a proven ability to quickly deliver innovative solutions to difficult problems in dynamic environments, with tangible financial and operational performance improvements. He is an experienced catalyst for cross functional transformation projects, contract profitability enhancements, and large scale business development initiatives, from government contracting to building commercial pipelines in excess of $1B.
- Performance Management & Balanced Scorecard Development
- Cross-Functional Project & Program Management
- Process Mapping & Lean Deployment
- Change Management
Michelle specializes in cross-functional program management, performance management and other end-to-end process development or improvement. Her background spans wide, having held a number of leadership roles in operations, customer support and finance for aviation companies in the MRO and aerial services sectors.
She has a demonstrated ability to bridge gaps between corporate and operational objectives, while ensuring sustainable outcomes.
- Maintenance Operations Management
- Technical Services & Support
- Fleet Management
- Engineering (Design & Reliability)
Jim is a seasoned executive leader in the world of aviation, from aircraft maintenance and fleet management, to technical and engineering services for large fleet operators and maintenance organizations. He has a proven track record in establishing, developing and running world-class global service organizations, for both the fixed and rotary wing sectors.
- Leadership in MRO, New Production and Manufacturing Quality
- Process Improvement and Development
- Business and Quality Risk Assessments
- Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Systems development and implementation
- Regulatory matters Part 145, Part 21 and AS/ISO
Lindsay has held leadership roles in multiple companies during his 30+ years of experience, with performance improvements coming across all accountable areas. Responsibilities have included but not been limited to Quality Systems in Manufacturing and MRO, Supplier Development, Continuous Improvement, Process Development and Regulatory compliance with success achieved in all areas. He always considers the Big Picture for the entire company.
Alexandre Dhanwant Associates brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in high level operational and maintenance leadership.
- Business Transformation
- Entrepreneur Support
Helping executive teams, boards and private equity firms maximize value creation and assess preferred options for their investment
Corporate clients and private equity portfolio companies benefit from a broad range of advisory services. We enable their executives to define and execute on growth strategies with in-depth knowledge and analytics.
Our advisory services support clients at all stages of the investment and strategic planning process:
- Industry or market assessment
- Corporate strategy formulation
- Organizational audits
- Transaction advisory and due diligence
- Corporate development (M&A)
- Post-closing integration support
Enabling executives and functional leaders to deliver superior performance
Our specialized knowledge of key business functions, along with our experience in successfully deploying cross-functional transformation programs, gives us the ability to provide our clients with the tools and plans necessary to produce tangible performance improvements.
While all of our business transformation services target ambitious step changes, these are always grounded in an analytical understanding of business realities and the implications of change for all stakeholders. The end result combines real tangible financial improvements, positive change, and robust process standardization, to deliver superior and sustainable performance.
Our services focus on:
- Organizational design
- Operational excellence
- Supply chain optimization
- Sales enablement and planning
- New product or service introductions
- Performance turn-around & restructuring
Leveraging disruptive innovations to achieve step changes in operational performance and service delivery
With our in-depth understanding of aviation market dynamics and future trends, and our commitment to continuous improvement and excellence, we develop innovative, sustainable and value-creating strategies for our clients.
We continually monitor evolving customer requirements and work with our clients, business partners and technical experts to devise technologies and services with the potential to redefine industry standards and deliver step changes in performance.
Our focus is on:
- Applying technology solutions to operational issues
- Pilot project identification
- Innovation in services and support
- Innovative business models
- Implementation project management or support
Partnering with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals
With our knowledge of enterprises of all sizes and a track record delivering value and growth, we advise entrepreneurs and smaller service providers at a crossroads in their business development.
A great number of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the aviation segment are facing real challenges to take their business to the next level in terms of financial performance or market penetration. They require support and knowledge to develop mid- to long-term plans, accelerate their growth, raise the necessary capital, or to define the right exit strategy.
By partnering directly with these entrepreneurs and giving them access to our network of associates, we are able to provide the knowledge capital necessary to address their growth or performances challenges, and define a roadmap to success in line with their ambitions.
- Organizational or operational transformation
- Growth strategies
- Exit strategies
- Fund sourcing (access to capital and investor relations)
Alexandre Dhanwant Associates is a rare commodity in the consulting world, providing executive board room level expertise and leadership, as well as execution and project management resources to see its clients’ projects through to the delivery of tangible value.
Media & Insight
Optima Aero and Alexandre Dhanwant Associates enter formal partnership
Optima Aero (OA), a leading solutions provider on PT6T, PT6B, PW200 and Arriel engines, and Alexandre Dhanwant Associates (ADA), a boutique aviation consulting firm specializing in operational and support optimization in the helicopter industry, are pleased to announce they have entered into a formal partnership.
Helitech 2015: Optima Balance
A partnership between engine servicing company, Optima Aero and aviation consultants Alexandre Dhanwant Associates (ADA) has been announced at Helitech.
As a “boutique” consulting firm, their focus remains on quality rather than quantity, on relationships rather than transactions, and on results and progress rather than grand theories.
Clients & Partners
Client: Air Methods (Englewood, CO)
Client: BBA Aviation (Grapevine, TX)
Client: BC Partners (Paris, France)
Client: Erickson (Portland, OR)
Client: LifePort Inc. (A Sikorsky Company) (Woodland, WA)
Client: Onex (Toronto, ON)
Client/partner: Optima Aero (St Martin de Beloeil, QC)
Client: TECT Aerospace (Ft. Mitchell, KY)
Client: Gridiron Capital (New Canaan, CT)
Client: P4G Capital Partners (San Francisco, CA)
P4G Capital Partners
Ariane Strategy (Paris, France)
Columbia Helicopters (Aurora, OR)
Upskill (Herndon, VA)
Vallair (Senningerberg, Luxembourg)
Client: HeliSpeed (Blackpool, England)
Client: Motorflug (Baden Baden, Germany)
Client: CGX Aero (Castres, France)
Client: Precision Aircraft Solutions (Hillsboro, OR)
Precision Aircraft Solutions
Their distilled experience has been captured in the balanced approach they offer to increase operational effectiveness.