David K. Schoettmer got his start and his
early success at a traditional ‘Big 6’ firm,
but his talent has really shown through in
his vision for a regional consulting services team that focuses on local markets to
eliminate unnecessary travel and overhead costs to differentiate itself from others in the market.
With roughly 50 consulting professionals focused solely on Navigator
Management Partners LLC’s home market, the company is able to deliver superior project delivery and return on
investment to clients it knows well.
But having a client-focused company in
the services industry is not enough.
Schoettmer realized that in order to win
his team would have to have the most talented and experienced people. So he created an atmosphere at the company that
focused on being a top place to work,
making work-life balance the forefront of
the culture. That mindset manifests itself
in the training and personal development
budget that is 30 percent of the total compensation based on the individual’s ability
to become engaged in entitywide decision-making, consulting engagements and
through devotion to the local communities Navigator serves.
Schoettmer’s approach to his clients
and employees has enabled him to have
better than 90 percent client retention
and satisfaction while keeping his
turnover rate of less than 10 percent. In
an industry with traditional turnover
rates around 15 percent, Navigator has
been able to retain its top people and put
the tools together to grow quickly and
truly serve its local clients.
HOW TO REACH: Navigator Management Partners LLC, (614)
796-0090 or www.navmp.com