ABOUT TAURUS GROUP
We help businesses grow.
Do you need a supply-chain partner with experience in austere locations?
PROVEN PERFORMANCE IN AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS
Taurus Group is a woman-owned consulting firm located in the Washington, DC, metro area. Our management team has more than 20 years of experience helping companies deliver complex solutions in some of the world's toughest environments.
STRATEGIES THAT ENHANCE PERFORMANCE
We have established, managed and worked in a variety of fast-paced Program Management Office (PMO) environments supporting high-visibility government and corporate projects. Too often, PMOs are hamstrung by internal rivalries that cause them to be ineffective outside of their department or silo of responsibility. We have designed and implemented proven strategies that help PMOs improve performance throughout the enterprise by establishing company-wide procedures, developing tools and leveraging lessons-learned. When a PMO hands off a project for execution, we know where potential potholes exist and how to repair them. We are highly skilled at identifying procedures that add the most value to project performance.
Our services include business-development, logistics-management and project-management solutions.
Do you need a PMO that optimizes your resources?
Do you need insights that increase your win rate?
We deliver creative solutions.
FOCUSED AND FLEXIBLE
Our flexible procedures are customized to meet your specific requirements. We focus your valuable time and resources on projects that have a high impact. We understand that budgets are limited and align our services to deliver the best bang for your buck.
SHREWD AND REMARKABLY RESOURCEFUL
We are adept at developing creative solutions to challenging problems. When operating in austere environments, it's not uncommon for the best-laid plans and back-up plans to fall apart. You may not have access to the resources you need, which requires the development of innovative solutions to uncommon problems.
We have a collaborative, yet decisive problem-solving style focused on achieving strategic, financial and business objectives. Our approach focuses on removing obstacles to generate optimal results.
Clients trust us to be ethical and discreet. We have extensive experience doing business overseas and comply with all U.S. and local laws and regulations.
We don't just send customers a bill. We appreciate your business and provide meticulous details about tasks performed so you don't have to guess how our time is spent.
We have designed and delivered complex global logistics solutions on three continents.
We are PMO experts.
STEPHANIE ZINK, PRESIDENT
Taurus Group President Stephanie Zink has more than 10 years experience launching, managing and working in multiple fast-paced PMO environments demanding strong leadership, organizational, technical and interpersonal skills. She brings strong planning, coordination and development skills for program/project development and management, proposal production and PMO best practices. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) in good standing.
With functional experience in all aspects of U.S. Government acquisition-support activities, Stephanie has manged requirements reviews, business and capture planning, proposal production and development, transition management and project execution. She has a valid certification in Federal Contracts Management. Her career has spanned training and executive support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, VA; to business planning and operations analysis for Northrop Grumman; to project and program management for an emerging defense contractor supporting a large U.S. Government indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract; to business development and capture planning for a large private security firm in the mission-support space.
Stephanie earned a master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Mary Washington and a bachelor's degree in History from the College of St. Scholastica.
CHUCK ZINK, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Taurus Group COO Chuck Zink has managed programs supporting U.S. Defense Department agencies, civilian agencies and corporations. He led all aspects of program management, including service delivery, software development lifecycle, technical requirements, contracts and budgets. An IT expert, Chuck holds ScrumMaster, Comptia Security+ CE®, Project Management Professional (PMP®), Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation (ITIL® v3), Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA 2.0), Comptia Network+ Technician and Comptia A+ Computer Technician certifications.
Highly effective at optimizing resources and educating external stakeholders about their shared responsibilities, Chuck has enhanced and developed IT capabilities that align with program strategic plans and technical architecture road maps. He oversaw programs supporting several U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense Enterprise IT Solutions Directorate, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Military Sealift Command (MSC), Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer providing IT training and support to Fleet units.
Chuck earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.
Clients trust us to be ethical and discreet.
We provide cradle-to-grave contracting solutions.
We provide valuable business intelligence that helps you make high-stake decisions.
We help you sift through thousands of opportunities. We identify and qualify opportunities so you can build a smart pipeline that focuses on the best targets. Capture management is more of an art than a science, and we know what works and what doesn't.
You can trust us to design complex proposals. Whether you have four weeks or four days, we can help you develop compliant, winning proposals.
When it comes to proposals, we are fanatical about getting the details right and developing compelling selling points. We design visually appealing graphics that support your win themes.
With experience on three continents, we know how to design and deliver logistics solutions that overcome road-blocks. We deliver supplies and equipment to the right place at the right time. Our services include acquisition planning, transportation, warehousing and inventory management.
We develop repeatable processes, standardized project management, dashboards and metrics for PMOs. We identify knowledge-management tools that capture and share best practices and lessons-learned.
Our risk-management procedures are customized to minimize adverse incidents and promote a risk-management culture.
Many people are uncomfortable delivering less-than-favorable feedback. Our procedures for providing quality-assurance reviews promote the sharing of useful and honest feedback.
ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN PLANNING
We create a strategic plan that aligns your people, processes and tools to your financial and business objectives. Our plans are designed to empower employees and enhance services for existing and future customers.
COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION PLANS
We develop and implement communication plans designed to influence key decision-makers and promote collaboration among stakeholders.
Poorly communicated plans can cause an "execution gap." Frequent and focused communication eliminates this problem.
We are headquartered in the Washington, DC, metro area.
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