Jamie Schild

Founder & CEO

While a civil engineer by trade, Jamie’s operations experience started more than 25 years ago as a laborer for his family’s paving company. While on the front lines of the family business, he quickly became inspired by the how and why of systems and behaviors.

Beginning his career on the design side of engineering, Jamie saw a disconnect emerging: talented consultants and engineers building solutions in a vacuum without fully appreciating the individual needs of their clients.

In honing his own approach, Jamie focused on creating specific, tangible value that operators required versus lofty, but sometimes unrealistic goals driven by engineers and architects.

Over time, this mindset not only generated strong results, but results that scaled with his clients; these ways of working were driven in partnership with long-tenured staff, leading to ownership, longevity and internalization of best practices instead of a feeling of “being told what to do.”

This idea of sustainability is not just an effective growth model, but a moral guiding principle: he lives sustainably day to day in his home in Morrison, CO with his fiancé, two dogs and an ever-growing garden.

Karl Laufenberg

CFO & Co-Founder

After a decade behind the trading desk at a boutique financial firm, Karl joined A-Bay, leading business development. In his previous role serving as both trader and analyst for his clients, Karl would ingest raw data, translating it to insights that would influence future trading. Beyond his external consultations, he was tasked with creating and optimizing an internal operations workflow to increase efficiencies across the enterprise.

Through these broader responsibilities, Karl was able to hone new skills for consultation based on his foundation of account management and analysis.

While the work was comfortable, Karl began searching for something more entrepreneurial, as well as an opportunity that would better align with his personal values.

Still looking to work on an intimate team, Karl joined A-Bay, providing operational counsel for clients and cementing a partnership along the way.

Frank Marinaro

CHRO and Senior Consultant

Frank has more than 20 years of multinational business experience in manufacturing, healthcare and bioscience industries with organizations such as Ideal/Staant, Norsk Hydro, Taconic Bioscience, Mental Health Partners of Boulder and Primus Aerospace. He has held multiple leadership positions and is an expert in areas of business partnering, leadership team coaching, HR information systems implementation and improvement, change management and frontline employee development.

Frank earned his Masters Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed four years of PhD level work in Adult Learning at Walden University Online and holds certification as a Senior HR Leader with the Society of Human Resources Management, Business Process Mapping with the Boston University, Lean Green Belt with Lean Institute. For two decades Frank has partnered with and coached leaders from the front line to c-suite.

Jim Oilschlager

COO and Senior Consultant

Jim is a high-performance, collaborative senior executive entrepreneur with a proven track record of operational and top line growth who has an exceptional ability to meet strategic organizational goals and objectives consistently. He has a broad range of experience over 25+ years in a variety of industries and uniquely equipped to evaluate and improve business performance. He has strong analytical skills and experience making data-driven decisions to optimize business metrics.

Jim is comfortable in the C-suite, on the production floor, or with customers.

Jim has provided strategic consulting services to a range of clients. Industries served: Craft Brewing, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Green Energy, and Private Equity investors. Engagements range from executive level strategy to hands-on business transformation.

Jim completed his MBA and MS in Strategic Management at Indiana University. Jim is a life long learner who loves to travel. He is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, skiing and boating.

Email: info@a-bay.co

Office: Morrison, CO

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