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McKinnon Shisko, Principal
As both a business leader and a consultant, McKinnon's focus on People, Process, and Technology has been crucial to helping organizations achieve significant and sustainable bottom line results. His innate curiosity and thirst for knowledge, combined with his unique abilities to think creatively and to respectfully challenge the status quo, have all been major keys to McKinnon's success. By listening to the voice of the customer, McKinnon pioneered sales for multiple new product lines as well as managed and improved multi-million-dollar integrated supply accounts with several Fortune 500 Companies as his clients. He also led the acquisition, on-boarding, complete warehouse and office renovation, wireless warehouse implementation, and full ERP conversion of a $35M+ company. Additionally, McKinnon spear-headed the implementation of an actionable data analytics campaign that was focused on improving supply chain processes, behaviors, and performance. Guiding individuals and teams to think big picture, take calculated risks based on facts, and innovate by challenging their traditional-based behaviors ultimately led to profit improvements for all stakeholders. McKinnon has also been a Regional Business Leader for a $70M+ business unit where he was jointly responsible for both sales and operations. As a leader and a consultant, he is highly skilled at establishing a culture of accountability, creating clarity around mutual expectations, monitoring team and individual progress towards goals, and removing barriers to success. Exemplifying the significance of his impact as a leader, McKinnon was recognized as a recipient of the 2016 tED’s 30 under 35 Awards in the Electrical Distribution Industry and was featured on the front cover of the Association’s nationally published tED Magazine. Willing, able, and at-the-ready to leverage his diverse experiences, McKinnon is passionate about helping organizations and teams effectively and efficiently achieve their desired results.
"McKinnon is currently working on a profit improvement project for our company. He addressed the issues in a matter of fact manner and helped us develop a realistic project plan. He is serving as a guide, advisor, and mentor to our project team. He wisely told us upfront that changing our operating culture would be difficult to do and needed to be addressed by top management head-on. He is helping us accomplish this challenging project in a professional and straight forward way. McKinnon is a great asset to our team and I would highly recommend his services."
"McKinnon excels at identifying obstacles to forward movement and providing solutions to remove the obstacles. He is consistent with communication, and when you are working with him, he is your biggest advocate. He wants to see you succeed, and is a great resource to have on the road to success. He is a wealth of knowledge and provides useful tools for communicating initiatives to the field/company. He also is a great sounding board when you run into issues – he is honest and kind in his constructive criticism or when providing guidance."
"After working with McKinnon on many projects over several years, I can tell you that he brings a collaborative spirit to every situation. McKinnon can respectfully challenge individuals and teams at every level of an organization, on what he perceives as inefficiencies, assumptions of the status quo, or culture of that organization. He has an amazing work ethic and I can assure you that McKinnon will offer you a plan to improve your profitability, and he will drive the accountability of the organization to implement and maintain that profit improvement plan."
"Mr. Shisko worked with the Charleston Water System over a period of several months to pilot a new product for use in the wastewater collection industry. During this period, he partnered with our staff to fully understand current problems and determine how to best address performance gaps. He was a pleasure to work with, exhibiting excellent follow through and attention to detail. He demonstrates excellent communication and people skills, and seeks to add value to the organization."
"Over the two year period that I had the pleasure of working with McKinnon, I grew to not only respect him, but to count on him. His attitude is infectious, and his work ethic – well its different than just willing to put in the hard work – but rather he enjoys helping and learning, and long hours appear effortless because he is clearly doing what he loves to do. As a senior Sales Account Representative I am entrusted with some of our most important customer relationships. These relationships that I have been nurturing for 18 years are extremely important to me, but without exception every engagement that McKinnon was involved in was more positive because of it. I grew to trust McKinnon to work directly with my long time contacts and I found that my customers had the same positive experience when working with him. Our time working together was both beneficial and enjoyable so it goes without saying that I’m confident others will find their experiences with McKinnon to be positive as well."
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By focusing on People, Process, and Technology, Pivotal Advisory Group, LLC helps organizations to become more effective and efficient in achieving their desired results.