About the Faltin Group

The Faltin Group's consulting activities and curriculum content are managed by co-founders and Managing Directors Frederick W. Faltin and Donna M. Faltin, Ph.D. They are supported by a group of senior colleagues who are experienced businesspersons and respected authorities in their fields.
Managing Director
Frederick Faltin is an internationally recognized expert in the application of statistics, operations management, Six Sigma, and Design for Six Sigma to business growth and profitability improvement. He has an established track record of working with senior leaders to identify and execute quantitative solutions across a wide range of manufacturing, service, and financial industries. As founder and Managing Director of The Faltin Group, he serves as a personal consultant to client executive management teams worldwide in defining, implementing, and managing corporate initiatives. Under his leadership, The Faltin Group has provided expert research, consulting, and training to companies large and small in industries as diverse as paper-making, biomedical devices, insurance fraud detection, computers & electronics, healthcare, and real estate management, among others. Faltin Group authors have written customized curricula in Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and related fields for a number of prominent companies. Clients include such industry leaders as Agilent Technologies, Allstate, Clinical Micro Sensors, Dell, E Ink, Jones Lang LaSalle, the Juran Institute, LifeCare, Motorola, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, and United Health Group, among others. Prior to establishing The Faltin Group, Mr. Faltin founded and managed the Strategic Enterprise Technologies laboratory at GE Global Research. In that role, he and his organization implemented advanced analytical and modeling initiatives in GE’s capital, service, and manufacturing businesses worldwide. He served on GE’s Corporate Supply Chain Council, and as GE Corporate R&D’s Information Technology liaison to GE Plastics and NBC. A veteran of GE’s Six Sigma initiative, Mr. Faltin and his staff developed and taught portions of the company’s original Design for Six Sigma curriculum to its Master Black Belts. Mr. Faltin received his S.B. in Mathematics from MIT, holds M.S. degrees in both Mathematical Statistics and Operations Research from Cornell University , and is a graduate of GE’s management curriculum. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and scholarly research, and served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Quality Technology. Mr. Faltin is a recipient of the American Society for Quality's Shewell Prize, awarded for excellence in applied research, and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a distinction seldom attained by those outside of academia. Most recently, he served as Editor-in-Chief of John Wiley & Sons’ Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, an authoritative and comprehensive reference on the current state of the art in assuring product and service excellence.
Donna M. Faltin, Ph.D., leads The Faltin Group’s research and consulting services in the areas of finance, marketing, and economics, including: pricing, risk management, econometrics, and Six Sigma for Marketing/Innovation. Dr. Faltin has worked extensively with business leaders to initiate and lead strategic applications in these areas across a broad spectrum of domestic and international financial, service and manufacturing businesses. Before co-founding The Faltin Group in 1999 and joining the business as Managing Director in 2003, she served for 7 years as GE’s Senior Economist, in which role she advised and supported senior GE leadership in designing innovative applications to finance, marketing, risk management, and financial performance monitoring. While at GE she received the company's prestigious Whitney Technical Achievement award for the development of novel Six Sigma applications to Financial Quality, and was one of the principal authors of GE's DFSS for Marketing curriculum. Prior to joining GE, Dr. Faltin was professor of Economics and International Finance at the University of Florida ’s Warrington College of Business, where she taught and published in financial economics, pricing, and international economics. She took her B.S. in Economics in the honors program at the University of Oklahoma , where she served student internships with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Congressional aide, and received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester . She has published recently on Target Costing and on the application of Six Sigma to the design of corporate financial monitoring systems.

Our Associates

The Faltin Group’s “all senior consultant” business model assures you that your company will receive the personal attention of a seasoned professional with extensive experience in his/her field. Unlike other firms whose representatives’ principal qualification may be the completion of a train-the-trainer course, The Faltin Group’s instructors & consultants are accomplished senior businesspersons who are authorities in their fields. All hold graduate degrees in relevant disciplines, and all have extensive corporate experience in management and/or senior technical leadership roles. The Faltin Group’s consultants and partners are located throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They bring our clients not merely excellence in training and consulting skills, but personal histories of achievement in responsible positions with major companies worldwide.

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