As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Tactegra, Ian Cato is a seasoned leader in Process Program Design and Team Effectiveness. With a passion for creating a customer centric experience, Ian has a proven track record of delivering profitable results focused on cost optimization and revenue generation. Cato now brings over 27 years of military and corporate experience as a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. His true strength is in understanding the practical aspects of making changes to a company’s way of doing business. Cato’s passion and integrity, combined with education and experience, make him a sought after consultant by companies wishing to align their priorities for success.In addition to his professional accolades, Ian also believes in giving back and being a voice for the future of effective business practices. As a key member of the Advisory Board for the University of Charlotte Center for Lean Logistics and Engineered Systems, Ian contributes to the continuous improvement of training programs that will produce our future leaders.
Industry Experience: Financial Services, Credit Card, Mortgage, Technology, Telecom, Real Estate, Government, Military, Healthcare, Insurance, Hospital Systems, Manufacturing, and more.
The impact of Ian’s passion for improvement has benefited organizations in all industries and geographies, such as: American Broadcasting Corporation, Bank of America, General Electric, Johnson Controls, United States Marine Corps, United States Postal Service, Viacom, WellPoint, Inc. and more.
Ismael “Izzy” Sanchez
Ismael Sanchez, better known to his clients as Izzy, approaches every problem with the dual intellect of an experienced businessman and highly-qualified engineer. As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Tactegra, Izzy has more than 24 years of experience leading and implementing business improvements and has deployed hundreds of continuous improvement initiatives. The depth of Sanchez’s knowledge comes from having worked extensively with a wide variety of National and International Corporations. During his tenure at American Standard, Sanchez created and delivered a customized Lean Six Sigma program that encompassed 16 plants in 9 different countries from Canada to Brazil. He then spent the better part of a decade at Bank of America, where the institution benefited from the dual effect of multi-million dollar savings and multi-million dollars in increased productivity. In one instance alone, the certifiable results amounted to $253 million in increased performance and efficiencies.
Industry Experience: Financial Services, Mortgage, Real Estate, Technology, Telecom, Manufacturing, Engineering, Government, and more.
Izzy’s optimization of resources (technical, human and facility) has benefited many companies around the globe, such as: American Standard, Bank of America, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, United States Postal Service, Xerox, and more.