DB&A History

DB&A History

From the very start, our “people-first” approach to the way we conduct business has helped drive lasting financial and operational improvements in companies across a wide-variety of industries around the globe. Over time, although we have weathered economic, political, technological and cultural change, the roots of this basic principle have grown deeper within our company. While other consulting firms sway with the changing business landscape, DB&A remains steadfast in the philosophy that gave us our start — which is to help our clients reach their greatest potential.

Timeline of Events

Guaranteed Results

DB&A is founded by Lou DeWolff and Tim Boberg on the principle of “guaranteed results.”

1987

First Clients

The first DB&A clients are in the paper mill and automotive industries.

First Non-Manufacturing Project

Business Process Re-engineering is a trending business strategy being introduced by other consulting firms as a specialty area of service.

1990

Professional Services Expands to New Sectors

Professional Services experience grows with projects in the Distribution & Logistics, Financial Services and Telecommunications services.

1991

Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Exceeds $100 Million

DB&A exceeds $100 million in guaranteed savings for our clients.

1993

100th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 100th project.

1995

Transition to Knowledge Worker Era

DB&A, along with the rest of the world, transitions to the new Info/Knowledge Worker era, which proves five times more productive than the Industrial Revolution.

1997

Guaranteed Savings Grows

DB&A exceeds $500 million in guaranteed savings for our clients.

1998

New Sectors: Utilities & Bio-Pharmaceuticals

DB&A completes first projects in Utilities and Bio-Pharmaceuticals sectors.

1999

250th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 250th project.

9/11: Helped Government Strengthen Front Lines

The 9/11 terrorist attacks intensify a two-year recession. The event also expanded DB&A’s efforts to help the Department of Defense and Defense Contractors strengthen their front lines.

2001

New Sector: Insurance

Major insurance company engages DB&A marking our first entrance into the sector.

Private Equity

For the first time, a private equity firm engages DB&A to help improve efficiencies within their portfolio.

2003

Computer Manufacturer

World’s largest computer manufacturer engages DB&A to help improve their customer service and call center operations.

Leon Zebroski

Leon Zebroski is named CEO of DB&A.

North America Footprint Expands

DB&A expands our North America footprints with projects in Canada and Mexico.

2005

First Project in Europe

DB&A completes first project in England.

2006

Nuclear Power

DB&A completes our first nuclear power project which would lead dozens more of our nation’s 100+ fleet.

2007

500th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 500th project.

First Project in Africa

DB&A completes first project in Africa.

DB&A Helps Streamline Operations During Great Recession

$150 per barrel oil leads trucking and transportation services companies to look for ways to become more efficient. DB&A partners with a wide array of public, private and family owned companies in the sector to trim costs and streamline their operations.

2008

First Project in Mainland Europe

DB&A expands to mainland Europe with projects in France and Czech Republic.

Michael Owens

Michael Owens is named CEO of DB&A.

2009

DB&A Goes to the Moon

One of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world engages DB&A to help their booming business get more products delivered to demanding customers.

2010

European Footprint Expands

European footprint expands with projects in several more countries including Germany, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands.

Say Cheese!

One of the largest consumer products good manufacturers in the world engages DB&A to help make more cream cheese.

2012

DB&A Expands to the Solar System

Two of the largest companies in the world share a joint venture that engages DB&A to help build rockets to take more pay load to the solar system.

DB&A Aids in Transition from Government to Commercial

The world’s largest and most respected Defense Contractor engages DB&A as they transition more and more of their business from government to commercial contracts.

2013

700th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 700th project.

2014

Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Continues to Grow

DB&A exceeds $2 billion in guaranteed savings for our clients.

2015

DB&A Goes to Asia

DB&A begins first project in Thailand.

2016

Keith Leary named Chief Operating Officer

2018