RAS & Associates Elevates Two Managers to Principals

Founding Partners Rob Swanson and Brett Petruzzi of RAS & Associates, a 23-person strategy and management consulting firm headquartered in Denver, announce that Tony Mauro and Steve Mihan are joining the leadership team as principals in the firm.

Mauro has more than 13 years of consulting experience that includes functional expertise in supply chain management, ERP implementation, business process optimization and strategic planning. He has extensive experience partnering with Fortune 500 organizations to improve their supply chain processes and capabilities in a number of industries, including telecommunications, retail, oil and gas, and aerospace and defense. His projects support a collaborative partnership with his clients and their teams to develop sustainable solutions and resolve obstacles affecting growth and profitability. When a client issues Mauro a badge to get into their building, he takes on the mindset of someone who works at that company, and he functions as the “glue” that holds together the client’s team.

Prior to his position with RAS & Associates, Mauro was a senior manager and business process expert at Accenture, a global management consulting company. Among Mauro’s published work are articles in Supply Chain Management Review, Sr. Global Supply Chain Executive and Supply& Demand Chain Executive that cover topics from implementing a demand-driven supply chain to supporting inventory ownership.

Mihan has more than 15 years of industry/consulting experience, and over the years has built numerous lasting relationships with organizations that have partnered with RAS & Associates. Mihan’s areas of expertise include financial analysis, planning, budgeting and forecasting, strategy development, process alignment and optimization. Currently, he leads projects addressing the strategic development of business processes related to compliance and financial efficiency. As a strategic adviser, Mihan drives the execution of affordability initiatives, government audit preparation, organizational infrastructure design and manufacturing efficiency. His clients have included companies in the industries of aerospace and defense, manufacturing, media, retail, networks and telecommunications, technology, and oil and gas. Before joining RAS & Associates in April 2009, Mihan served as a business analyst at Nelnet, a senior financial analyst at DIRECTV, and a senior consultant at Deloitte.

“Tony and Steve are key to our culture and are proven leaders at RAS & Associates,” says Swanson. “They have done an amazing job building lasting relationships with industry leaders and their teams. Both of these individuals live the RAS brand, and we are looking forward to seeing them continue to create opportunities as principals in our firm.”
“RAS & Associates is proud to announce that Tony and Steve have become principals in our firm,” says Petruzzi. “They are leaders who are driving forces for us and have helped build the firm through systems, infrastructure and culture. Their personal and professional commitments have made our firm stronger through client relationships and outstanding project work. It is rewarding to open this new chapter in the history of RAS & Associates as we move toward the future.”

“I’m challenged to be part of the expansion and growth of RAS & Associates,” says Mauro. “It’s stimulating to have a leadership role and to play a part in where we take the firm in the years to come.”
“One of the major reasons RAS & Associates is so successful is because we all have to roll up our sleeves and depend on each other to get the job done,” says Mihan. “I’m excited about that aspect of our culture and how we can use it to grow the firm.”