About Navigate Transformation Inc.

Meet Judy Foley - Navigate Transformation Inc
Our Company

Navigate Transformation is a professional services firm specializing in Transformation, Strategy, Leadership and Change Management. We partner with clients to accelerate growth and achieve competitive advantage through transformational change with expertise in Supply Chain, Operations, Mergers and Acquisition.

With Global expertise spanning over two decades, Navigate Transformation works collaboratively with C level and senior leaders to develop strategy and mitigate risks associated with growth and improved productivity. Our approach to solving these complex issues is where we provide uniquely differentiated services:

  • Identify operational objectives
  • Develop transformational strategy that is actionable and achievable
  • Work with leadership to create a compelling vision
  • Support with a change management program

Active in the community, Judy serves on the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation Foundation on the Executive Board as Secretary and participates on the Finance Committee and Fundraising Committee. She is an advisory board member for Traverse Solutions LLC that is a start up from LaunchX. Also, she is a co-founder, charter member and organization leader for The Bridge. Participates in Leadership Women since 2013.

Past appointments include The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (Chicago Roundtable) as a Board Member and VP, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Lake County, IL as Vice President, Executive Board Member and Committee Chair and DePaul University’s Student Education Committee for the Private Directors Association, Alumni Mentoring Program (ASK), and Board Member for LaunchX at Northwestern summer event. Judy served on the education committee for the Private Directors Association 2016-2018.

Judy Foley

Judy Foley, Founder and CEO, is an experienced business management executive in corporate and consulting environments. Featured industries include:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Pkg Goods/Grocery Mfg.
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Insurance/Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications/Global Technology
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Privately Owned

Her credentials include hands-on operational experience working with boards of directors, C-suite executives and leadership teams on strategy, leadership skills, transformation, change management, process re-engineering, Six Sigma, merger and acquisitions integrations, operations and supply chain.

Judy has held executive positions with multiple high profile organizations including Checkers Industrial Safety Supply, where she supported the rapid integration of multiple mergers and acquisitions, at Reveal, where she initiated a robust market analysis model resulting in successful sales collateral and marketing campaigns, as well as senior program consultant, and at CNA Insurance, where Judy led high-impact work teams to deliver a greenfield vendor management organization. She earned CNA’s Gold Focus Award for my financial impact, superior team dedication, drive for success, and contributions to the Vendor Management Organization.

Judy’s consulting and professional service experience includes: executive supply chain coaching, roles as Senior Program Consultant and Marketing Head responsible for optimization of client supply chain enterprise requirements planning (ERP) systems and processes, and marketing strategies for sales collateral and website. Additionally, Judy’s consulting focuses on streamlining and aligning legacy Kraft and Cadbury spend systems into harmonized SAP software solutions spend performance management system (SPM).

Judy is proud to be co-founder and a charter member of the start-up non-profit organization, The Bridge, which is a collaborative organization formed with nine C-level executives from major corporations focused on enabling established entrepreneurs to achieve business success.

Active in the community, Judy serves on the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation on the Executive Board as Secretary and Committee Lead for Fundraising. She is an advisory board member for Traverse Solutions LLC that is a start up from LaunchX. Past appointments include The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals as a Board Member and VP, The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Lake County, IL as Vice President, Executive Board Member and Committee Chair and DePaul University’s Student and Alumni Mentoring Program (ASK). She also served on the education committee for the Private Directors Association 2016-2018.

Judy earned her MBA in Operations and Marketing from DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She also completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training at Chicago Deming Association, Six Sigma Master’s Program and participated in Leadership Women America and Leadership Women International development program.

Learn Why

Our Why

We take businesses and people to the next level. We help you achieve your desires and overall results.

Our Vision

To partner collaboratively with our clients and empower them to transform and accelerate exceptional business results by unleashing their organization’s full potential

Our Mission

We ensure that superior transformational change and operational value are unlocked for Mergers & Acquisition Integration, Supply Chain and Operations through implementing process improvements, achieving synergies, accelerated growth and achieving bottom line cost savings.

Our Values

Passion: Our energy and enthusiasm are contagious. We are inspired to make a lasting impact.
Integrity: Doing the right thing drives every action we take.
Innovation: We introduce fresh thinking that creates value.
Pursuit of Excellence: We continually strive to exceed the expectations of our clients.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our individual and collective actions and collaborate with our clients

About Navigate Transformations - Organizations We Support - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
About Navigate Transformations - Organizations We Support - Leadership Women
About Navigate Transformations - Organizations We Support - Norweigan American Hospital Foundation
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Exceptional results occur when we execute on our promise to:

  • Ensure our solutions transform and accelerate growth, increase competitive advantage and unlock operational value for mergers and acquisition integration, supply chain and operations
  • Develop and implement strategy with senior leadership and promote collaboration with all cross functional teams
  • Achieve synergies and secure a timely return for mergers and acquisitions
  • Develop leader effectiveness to maximize engagement and results
  • Evaluate and determine opportunities that impact bottom line cost savings

Praise for Judy Foley and Navigate Transformation

I worked with Judy as VP of Sourcing. She was instrumental in helping us learn how to evaluate the entire supply chain when looking at sourcing and not just the suppliers and what they have to offer; how to evaluate the total cost of a component; and taught us the Seven Step Process for a Business Sourcing Model. We addressed the 80/20 analysis for our supply base and spend, defined standard contract requirements and established a score card for Sourcing. I have continued to work with Judy personally and would highly recommend her as an Executive Coach.

Navigate Transformation Inc - Testimonials - Pamela Slaten

Pamela Slaten

VP Sourcing | Aerofil Technology Inc.

Judy is a tremendous consultant, advisor, coach and team mate on the assignment of identifying and tailoring critical KPI’s for our organization. Besides her vast knowledge of Supply Chain, she brings quite a bit of experience and lessons of industries different than ours. This drove us to look at issues in a different light which resulted in a more comprehensive approach to Supply Chain Management for our company. Well done Judy!

Navigate Transformation - Testimonials - Tom Heizer

Tom Heizer

VP Supply Chain Management and Lean | Spartan Light Metal Products

Judy’s vast knowledge and experience in strategic sourcing and project management provided significant benefits to our Spend Performance Management Project at Kraft Foods. In particular, her insight and ability to drive accountability kept this project on track to deliver results which will enable our procurement organization and business partners the ability to have a “one stop shop” for viewing and analyzing Kraft’s global spend.

Navigate Transformation - Testimonials - Vanessa Pierce

Vanessa Pierce

Business Process Manager: Global Source to Pay | Kraft Foods /Mondelēz International

Judy is an experienced board member that brings passion in support of the mission of Norwegian American Hospital Foundation and the new community wellness center. She is eager to participate in board meetings and is well prepared for board meetings and strategy sessions. Judy is supportive and builds upon the recommendations and ideas of others, and is willing to express her own opinion as well. She strives to learn what is necessary to effectively support the board and is eager to understand new topics related to the hospital. She is excited to serve on committees and in leadership roles, provides stewardship to others, and participates in fundraising for the organization in support of the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation. She is also well regarded and respected by her peer board members.

Navigate Transformation - Testimonials - Jose R. Sanchez

Jose R. Sanchez

President/CEO | Norwegian American Hospital

I would describe Judy with the following: she has strong leadership skills, she is an excellent negotiator, she is smart-hard working and has lots of humanity, she is an exceptional innovator and problem solver, she has a strong set of values and exceptionally strong integrity.  I would not hesitate to recommend Judy for any position needing a strong business leader and innovator.

Navigate Transformation - Testimonials - Bob Becknell

Bob Becknell

SVP Worldwide Operations Group | Motorola

Judy is absolutely integral to the success of The Bridge Group. Her organization skills combined with her ability to derive results makes her a needed asset to the group. Judy continually pushed our company to achieve milestones and wasn’t afraid to hold us accountable when we needed that extra push. I would highly recommend her work in helping develop a long-term strategy for any business.

Navigate Transformation - Testimonials - Dan Klein

Dan Klein

CEO | Tiesta Tea

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