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.”


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.


Professional Services Expands to New Sectors

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


Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Exceeds $100 Million

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


100th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 100th project.


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.


Guaranteed Savings Grows

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


New Sectors: Utilities & Bio-Pharmaceuticals

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


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.


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.


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.


First Project in Europe

DB&A completes first project in England.


Nuclear Power

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


700th Project Milestone

DB&A completes our 700th project.


Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Continues to Grow

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


DB&A Goes to Asia

DB&A begins first project in Thailand.


Keith Leary named Chief Operating Officer


DB&A Goes to Sweden


DB&A Launches WorkSite


DB&A Assists clients throughout COVID-19 Pandemic


Development of Managed Services