The POWERS leadership team
Our leadership team has deep, C-level experience in virtually every area of expertise in business, from operations to finance and human resources to supply chain management and logistics.
Randall Powers concentrates on Operational and Financial Due Diligence, Strategic Development, Management Training, and Business Development. Randall’s experience includes 20 years of business leadership in creating operational improvements. His accomplishments include successfully developing and implementing leading operational strategies, high-performance improvement techniques, and effective management and supervisory skills. Randall is also a best-selling author, along with Dr. Donte Vaughn, of From Culture to Culture: The System to Define, Implement, Measure, and Improve Your Company Culture.
Before founding POWERS, Randall served as President and COO of Wise Metals Group and Chief of Operations for an operational improvement firm for more than 10 years. He started his career holding a variety of operating positions at United Parcel Service.
Randall graduated from the University of Georgia with an M.A. in Communications and Management and B.A. degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
Chief Executive Officer And Managing Partner
Sean Hart is an industrial engineer with a background in manufacturing supervision and project management. Sean’s experience is in improving overall plant efficiencies and implementing Lean techniques to improve processes.
Before joining POWERS, Sean’s positions included production manager and process engineer in the operations departments of ceramic and precision metal fabrication industries. Sean’s experience also includes managing front-line supervisors with 100 employees.
Sean graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Psychology and Southern Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
Vice President of Sales and Strategy
As Vice President of Sales, Justin Pethick focuses on developing strong relationships with clients through engagement, education, and analysis. Drawing upon a decade of experience in operations management, business process improvement, and corporate strategy, he methodically works to identify where each prospective new business fits into a core operational framework.
Before joining POWERS, Justin held multiple business strategy, consulting, and sales roles for private equity and large financial companies. He recently worked for a technology and process improvement firm that worked with Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Target, and Nike. Before his business career, Justin played professional hockey. He has kept up with the sport by passing the puck for the Texas Titans, a minor league hockey team that donates their proceeds to local charities that benefit veterans.
Justin holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Master of Science and Technology degree from Brown University, focusing on corporate strategy.
Paul specializes in developing key relationships with partners from the shop floor to the top floor. Through these relationships, Paul collaborates with clients to uncover and understand the true business opportunities within their organization and develop the systems, processes, and behaviors to give their organizations long term sustainability and achieve optimal results.
Before joining the POWERS team, Paul was a senior improvement engineer for The Dow Chemical Company focusing on facility lifetime extension, capacity improvement projects, and environmental stewardship. Prior to that, Paul worked with General Motors R&D team developing patented products and manufacturing methods.
Paul graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Energy Production and a minor in sustainable engineering. Paul served as team captain for the University of Michigan Swim team and represented Team USA Swimming for 6 years.
Dr. Donte Vaughn, DM
Culture Performance Management Advisor
Dr. Donte Vaughn
Dr. Donte Vaughn is CEO of CultureWorx and Culture Performance Management Advisor to POWERS, with over 16 years of experience driving results in the public and private business sectors. Dr. Vaughn is a best-selling author, along with Randall Powers, of From Culture to Culture: The System to Define, Implement, Measure, and Improve Your Company Culture. Dr. Vaughn is an Official Member of the Forbes Business Council.
Before POWERS, Dr. Vaughn founded and managed a boutique Operational Management Consulting practice serving the small business community. He also served in a Senior Executive capacity for firms providing labor strategy and workforce management solutions for the Industrial market space.
Dr. Vaughn studied at Drexel University and the University of Phoenix, where he earned a Doctor of Management (DM), a Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management. Dr. Vaughn also serves as an Adjunct Business Faculty Member for American Intercontinental University (AIU).
His professional memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Speakers Association (NSA), National Small Business Association – Leadership Council, and the National Business Educators Association (NBEA).