Leadership

Accel Management Group, Inc., is a San Diego based company that assists high-technology companies to substantially improve performance in product development and supply chain operations. The firm serves the life sciences, computer and peripherals, software, telecommunications, electronics and general manufacturing industries, with specific expertise in accelerating time-to-market, reducing supply chain cost, developing operations strategies and recovering critical projects.

Kelvin PhoonKelvin K. Phoon has over 20 years of experience creating client improvements in technology-based and time-critical companies. Through consulting and interim management roles, his accomplishments include dramatic performance impacts in product development and operations resulting in critically recovered projects and fully ingrained processes. Before co-founding Accel Management Group, Mr. Phoon was a Principal with PRTM and a lead consultant in the product development practice at the firm. His previous experience includes related responsibilities for Booz Allen & Hamilton and NASA. Mr. Phoon earned Engineering and MBA Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College. He is CPIM certified.

Steve AfsharSteven E. Afshar has over 20 years of domestic and international experience throughout the life sciences and high-technology industries. His accomplishments include the successful development and implementation of leading operations strategies, high performance manufacturing techniques, and integrated product development practices. Before co-founding Accel Management Group, Mr. Afshar was a Principal with PRTM. His previous experience includes a variety of operating positions with IVAC Corporation, IBM Corporation, and Exxon Company U.S.A. Mr. Afshar graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with BSE, MSE, and MBA Degrees. He is CPIM and CQE certified.

Steve AfsharDave Breda has over 20 years of strategy development and implementation experience driving breakthrough improvements with global technology companies. His expertise includes a broad range of business management areas including profitability improvement and cost reductions, innovation, product and platform strategy, portfolio and product-line management, technology management, and operations governance. Prior to joining Accel Management Group, Mr. Breda was a partner with PRTM where he was the world-wide partner lead for the Computers, Networking, and Semiconductor group. Mr. Breda earned is Engineering Degree from University of Colorado and his MBA degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He is CPIM certified.

Nate PalmerL. Nate Palmer has 20 years of consulting and business leadership experience within life sciences and high-technology companies. His focus includes process design and project team leadership for product development, operations, customer service and support, and information systems programs. Before joining Accel Management Group, Nate held positions as Vice President of Professional Services at RiverOne, Principal at PRTM, and Manufacturing Engineer at Raytheon. Mr. Palmer earned his BSME from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He is CPIM certified.

Our Consulting Staff

Accel Management Group consultants possess extensive industry and implementation consulting experience, and are well-suited and prepared to create immediate results for our clients.

Each consultant is uniquely qualified to quickly understand the organization's needs and thoroughly engage a broad range of client personnel in improving the business.

In addition, our consultants have undergraduate/graduate engineering degrees from top schools, as well as graduate degrees from prominent business institutions. We are certified by and are active in many leading industry associations, including APICS, PDMA, SOCE and ASQC.

Our staff's extensive experience, qualifications, and implementation focus ensure that you will achieve substantial results.