Following a successful executive management career, which included EVP and Chief Commercial Officer roles at Summit Technology, Inc. and Intralase Corp., and President and CEO roles at NDO Surgical, Inc. and Nexis Vision, Inc., Mr. Haffey founded Haffey & Co. (formerly 2020 Management Consulting) to help organizations adopt the High Performance Management System (HPMS). Mr. Haffey has been operating through the HPMS framework for more than 20 years and has assisted over 25 organizations in its successful implementation.
Mr. Haffey earned his BA from Colgate University and his MBA from Cornell University.
Lewis Baloian led rapid operation ramp ups, continuous improvement culture shifts, lean and six sigma projects, and HPMS execution at Medtronic from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Baloian developed and lead the strategic plan which awarded his division with top performance in Medtronic in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Baloian implemented HPMS in his operation, resulting in significant improvements in product quality, employee engagement, and financial results.
Mr. Baloian earned his BS from University of California, Irvine and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
I have worked with Bernie Haffey as an executive and as a management consultant for 20 years and can say, without reservation, that his approach and management system contributed significantly to the successful outcomes at Summit Technology, Intralase Corp and ev3 as well as to our current performance at Wright Medical. I recommend Bernie and his firm to any organization seeking world-class performance.
Why are some executives, coaches, leaders successful time after time? Why do some leaders seem to come out on top regardless of personnel, market, or environmental factors beyond their control? Bernie Haffey unlocks the complexity of high performance by teaching what these great leaders know. I strongly encourage any leader of any organization to invest the time to learn more about Haffey’s High Performance Management System.
HPMS has been a cornerstone of our success and value creation over the past five plus years. Along with talent management, execution rigor and our focus on culture, HPMS has ensured that we drive the ‘Vital Few’ initiatives that matter most to teammates and customers.
HPMS is the best process I have found in my career that enables an organization to gain alignment and focus on what matters most and as a result, productivity soars.
Haffey & Co have been a part of the Avanos story from day one. We feel Bernie and Lewis are part of our team. The HPMS process allows for rapid strategy deployment, superior execution, and constant breakthrough solving for root cause in all aspects of our business. In the end, this accelerates value creation while focusing on customers, employees, and shareholders.
I would like to acknowledge Richard “Dick” Palermo, Sr. for teaching me this quality-based, system approach to leadership.
Dick permanently and indelibly changed my view of management over 20 years ago and for that, and his friendship, I will always be thankful.
– Bernie Haffey
Experience after experience indicates the need for a simple, logical, structured and balanced management system. The customers benefit from it, the employees want it, and the financial health of an organization depends on it.
– Dick Palermo
For those interested in going deeper into the subject of quality-based management systems, I recommend purchasing his book, Do the Right Things Right.