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alchemy \al-keh-me\ 1: a medieval science aiming to turn base metals into gold;

2: a process of transforming something common into something special

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   Jeffrey Williams, founder of The Alchemy Team, LLC, is an executive business consultant with more than two decades of solving complex business problems and delivering simple solutions. During this time he has successfully guided cross-functional projects at multiple publicly and privately held companies ranging from early stage start-up to large multi-nationals.


   Prior to starting The Alchemy Team, LLC, Jeff was Vice President of Finance Operations and Corporate Controller at Intuit Inc. Previous to Intuit, Jeff held the positions of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Edgewood Creek, Incorporated, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Reasoning, Incorporated, Director of Finance at Remedy Corporation, Corporate Controller at The Failure group, Inc., various executive level finance and operations positions with Apple Computer, Inc. and was a Senior Manager with KPMG.


   Jeff holds a B.S. degree in industrial design from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University. He is a licensed CPA in California and a member of Financial Executives International. Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.



   Stephen McElfresh, PhD is a senior human resources executive with over twenty-five years of industry and consulting experience. He has specific expertise in executive coaching, succession planning, workforce diagnostics, HR operations and organization development.


   Steve is the founder of HR Futures, a human resources consultancy. Previous to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Saratoga Institute, Chief HR Officer for SRI International and was the senior HR executive at Exponent and Friden Alcatel.


   He earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from BostonCollege and a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law. Steve has taught at the School of Management at Boston College and for the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Psychological Association and the International Association for Human Resource Information Management



   Dennis Bennett is a strategic sourcing and procurement executive with over fifteen years of experience. He has specific expertise in supplier selection, supplier management, innovative process improvement, negotiating supplier contracts, and implementing cost savings programs in all procured goods and services including travel management and eProcurement.


   He is the Principal of Strategic Sourcing Solutions, a procurement consultancy. Previous to that Dennis was a Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing at Intuit, Inc, the Director of Worldwide Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing for Remedy Corporation, Manager of Worldwide Purchasing for Bay Networks and a Procurement Manager for Verizon.


   Dennis holds a B.S. degree in business marketing and a Masters degree in procurement and contract management. He is a Certified Procurement Manager (CPM) and a member of the Institute of Supply Management.


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