Veda Ferlazzo Clark combines 25 years of executive operational leadership in technology manufacturing with over 10 years of management consulting experience at Harbridge House, The Forum Corporation, and American Management Association. As principal of Zedare Consulting, Veda works with mid-sized companies on an interim/consulting basis to develop and implement strategic or operational plans, improve productivity, implement sustainability initiatives, or define management development needs.
As COO of an early stage technology company, Veda transformed its ability to scale while achieving 50% revenue growth. She developed the first operating plan and three-year roadmap, established KPIs, and installed an ERP/CRM system. Veda served as interim CEO for a tool manufacturer to return them to profitability, while reducing lead time, establishing a transparent production schedule, and increasing workforce engagement and accountability. As CEO of a commercial lighting manufacturer, she grew the company 50%, accelerating the ESOP purchase of the company by seven years. Other engagements: helping define an LED product line to increase profitability for a European lighting company; rewriting a business plan for funding for a rechargeable battery technology company; and enabling the first round of venture funding for an indoor GPS start-up.
Veda is a Board director of Wikoff Color, a $170 million employee-owned ink manufacturer; co-chair of Competitiveness through Energy Management, a committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative; and an executive committee member of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a public-policy research organization.
Veda is a Six Sigma Black Belt and Fellow of the New England Clean Energy Council’s Leading Clean Energy Ventures. She earned an MBA from Boston University and a BA from Goucher College.