Meet the global management team responsible for Proudfoot's business.

Committed to designing, implementing, and accelerating operational transformation across the globe.

Global Management

Natural Resources

Jon Wylie | President, Global Natural Resources
Jon Wylie
President, Global Natural Resources

Jon has driven and led the Proudfoot Global Natural Resources practice for much of his 30-year career. Like all Proudfoot senior executives and their teams, he is hands-on and client facing much of his time; whether that is working on-site in Oyu Tolgoi or Kazakhstan, Jon supports Proudfoot and our client teams in value creation across the price and life cycle of their commodities and assets.

Jon is passionate about changing the current consulting dynamic, to ensure Consultants are a catalyst for change and contributing to organiszational agility, growth and sustainability. He believes clients engage with consultants to: deliver high value outcomes; develop the capability of client teams; at a reasonable fee; with a solid return. He also knows clients buy lasting change and as such focuses equal value on behavioral and technical change.

Over the past ten years, Jon has championed the development of Proudfoot Natural Resources sector, focusing on bringing industry-specific experience, knowledge and expertise to the challenges clients and the industry are grappling with. In leading his teams, he relies on both his personal experience of having led client engagements and as his industry insight to achieve significant client results spanning change in culture to cash. The Global Natural Resources practice services clients in Mining and Metals, Building (Construction) Materials, Energy, and Oil and Gas, with consulting that extends across their value chain, from exploration to production

Cay Mims | Vice President, Natural Resources
Cay Mims
Managing Director Natural Resources, Americas

Cay brings her expertise to the business development and delivery side of our Americas Natural Resources business: Mining and Metals, and Building Materials. In her strategic role, she also works with Proudfoot’s leadership team to develop and align practice capabilities with the needs of our clients.

A geologist by trade, she has more than 20 years of mining, investment banking and consulting experience in exploration and project development, mining and process operations, and project finance and management consulting.

Cay’s commodity experience includes base metals, bauxite, coal, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals, platinum group metals, silver and uranium. Her clients consist of top-tier global mining companies, as well as mid-tier and emerging producers from all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has worked in Australia, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
Helder Santos | Natural Resources
Helder Santos
Managing Director Natural Resources, EMEAA

Helder is responsible for business development and delivery of our projects in Mining and Metals, Building Materials and Energy across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Helder has global experience in more than 100 client companies. He has been responsible for identifying improvement opportunities for major organizations and designing business solutions to deliver significant financial and operational transformations.

His projects have included ensuring safe and predictable operations, increasing throughput, enhancing maintenance effectiveness, lean mining, conducting solution-based coaching, and improving supply chain management and organizational change capabilities through leadership and people development.

Helder has a degree in chemical industrial engineering and an MBA in management, and speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Proudfoot Advisors | Olivier Vairon
Olivier Vairon
Managing Director, EMEA Industrial

Olivier is responsible for business development, project delivery, benefits realisation and client satisfaction across all Industrial sub-sectors in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Olivier is able to draw on 25 years of business experience as a Management Consultant, Trusted Advisor, Software Vendor and Head of Functional Practice in such varied industry sectors as Utilities, Automotive, Chemicals, FMCG, Manufacturing & Assembly and Oil & Gas. In the course of selling and delivering over 40 projects worldwide, Olivier acquired his strongest competencies in Supply Chain Strategy & Operational Excellence; Supply Chain Planning & Fulfilment (S&OP, IBP); Procurement Strategy & Technology (Source-to-Purchase); Asset Lifecycle Management (PLM, Maintenance Strategy); Target Operating Model design & implementation; and Business Transformation & Change Management. Olivier holds a degree in Modern Chinese and Management Studies, and is fluent in French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.


Dennis Santare | Managing Director, Maintenance and Repair Operations
Dennis Santare
Managing Director, Maintenance and Repair Operations

Dennis brings over 20 years of operating and consulting experience in maintenance leadership and asset support to the MRO practice.

He has served as a military aircraft operator and maintenance officer and spent nearly a decade leading sales and strategy teams as an executive for top-tier MRO companies. His clients consist of global transportation, logistics, and supply chain organizations in addition to his sector focus on Aviation and Defense.

Dennis has an MBA from The Wharton School and has worked in Australia, ASEAN, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Julia Malasaga | Executive Vice President Solution Design and Delivery
Julia Malasaga
Executive Vice President Solution Design and Delivery

Julia has +20 years of business experience, with 12 of those years being spent in Technical Services and Business Development in the Chemicals industry. Currently as an Executive Vice President Solution Design and Delivery, Julia is responsible for client relationship management, leadership alignment and program management. Julia has worked with +40 clients delivering measurable operational improvements and sustainable project results.

Software Development Company: Julia led the People Solutions implementation team and worked with client executives on alignment around the implementation objectives: Streamline the Quote to Order process to reduce cycle times by 20% while reducing resource needs by 17% and effectively reducing the time it takes for the company to go to market. A Global Leader in Protections Solutions: Proudfoot was engaged to recover a 6 month delay in integrating 13 order, invoicing and delivery scenarios encompassing 100+ intercompany relationships. Julia redesigned the integrated project plans, worked with the client team in implementing compressed timelines and trained project leads to re-establish the PMO that delivered the integration project on schedule.

Manufacturing Industry: Multiple engagements in the manufacturing industry in Planning and Scheduling, Throughput improvement, Cost Reduction and Process Re-engineering.
Julia Malasaga | Executive Vice President Solution Design and Delivery
Ted Binkoski
Executive Vice President Support Services

Ted has more than 30 years’ experience at Proudfoot with specialized expertise in the transformation of large-scale business operations. Ted is responsible for ensuring client obligations and deliverables are met. He has a successful track record of delivering results that drive increased revenue growth, operational performance and profitability for his clients. His multi-industry experience spans the globe, with some of his past clients located in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, United Kingdom, and Mexico.

Aerospace Company: As Senior Engagement Manager leading a major turnaround with a company in chapter 11, Ted successfully engineered this major transformation dramatically improving the quality, schedule attainment and productivity results within the commercial division which enabling its sale and the parent company ‘s exit from Chapter 11.

Leading Paper Products Company: As Senior Engagement Manager of a major initiative to improve the top line growth in a business to business division of a leading paper products company. The initiative consisted of re-designing all sales processes, upgrading of its sales management information, and the in-the-field coaching from sales representative to the VP of Sales. This initiative included the US, Canada, and Europe.

Major Oil and Gas Company: As Senior Engagement Manager lead multiple engagements with a major oil and gas company in Canada and the US focused on cost improvement and schedule adherence. The projects focused on the coordination and enhanced teamwork among the engineering, operations and contractor groups resulting in on time delivery of major platforms within budget requirements.
Linas Kaknevicius | Executive Vice President Solution Design and Delivery
Linas Kaknevicius
Global Resource Director

As Global Resource Director, Linas works with teams and individuals across all units in the organization to ensure client engagements are properly staffed with the right resources, thus ensuring continuous project success. Having started 30 years ago in Canada as a consultant in the field and advancing through multiple roles within the organization, Linas has acquired a vast knowledge of established and most recent business principles and a comprehensive list of global resources upon which to draw the skills needed for our clients.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Peter Damm | Managing Director, DACH and Central Europe
Peter Damm
Country Manager, DACH and Central Europe

Peter oversees our client engagements in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Peter joined Proudfoot in 2001 and has an exceptional track record with a variety of companies across multiple sectors, most notably manufacturing, natural resources, business services and financial services.

Duncan Manuel, Managing Director, UK and Ireland
Duncan Manuel
Country Manager, UK and Ireland

Duncan has 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly focused on the design and delivery of results-oriented business transformation programs in the manufacturing, utilities, and energy sectors.

As a result of his work with both pure-play implementation consulting firms and systems integrators, he passionately believes that the delivery of quantifiable outcomes should be at the core of all consulting engagements, with sustainability delivered through behavior change.


St.John Cameron, Managing Director, Asia
St. John Cameron
Managing Director, Asia

St.John has been designing and delivering transformation programs for clients for 28 years.

Initially joining Proudfoot as a project consultant in 1991, St.John has since worked extensively in Europe and Southern Africa in multiple management roles, and for the last 14 years, he has been based out of our regional office in Hong Kong.

As a trusted advisor to numerous CEOs of large multinationals, St.John has been developing, repeating and expanding Proudfoot’s client base throughout Greater China and South East Asia. He is proud to lead our enthusiastic local Proudfoot teams as they create great partnerships with our clients to deliver outstanding results.

He is passionate about the core of our company DNA and our ability to help our clients learn how to identify lost time and then recover it, whether that be reducing the turnaround time of aircraft in heavy maintenance or winning back more face-to-face sales time in a Mercedes dealership.

St.John has an MBA from Henley Management College and was a British Officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers, serving with the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers in Hong Kong, Nepal and Belize

Proudfoot Brazil

Francisco Loureiro | Managing Partner ,Brasil
Francisco Loureiro
Managing Partner, Brazil

Francisco brings over 30 years of management experience in leading global technology and telecom companies. He has led several companies from start-up to growth stages in Brazil, Latin America and the USA.

Over the last six years, his clients consisted of telecom, retail, and supply chain organizations in addition to his sector focus on Infrastructure.

Francisco has an MBA from George Washington University and BS and MSc from PUC Rio.
Daniel Vianna de Assis | President, Brasil
Daniel Vianna de Assis
President, Brazil

Daniel brings over 20 years of management consulting experience to manufacturing and financial services companies.

Daniel has a solid management background in the areas of M&A and financial restructuring services as well as hands-on top management experience in leading Brazilian manufacturing organizations.

Daniel holds an MBA from University of South Carolina Sumter and degree in Business from FGV São Paulo.
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