About company

PowerSource Solutions

After a successful 16-year career at IBM, Bart Snell created PowerSource Solutions to address what was then an unmet need for executive level consulting services for technology companies in the computer manufacturing, software development, and wireless telecom sectors. He was asked to join the Northern Virginia Roundtable, an invitation-only group of leaders committed to making Northern Virginia a world-class home for technology-centric growth. Based out of George Mason University, the group included the future governor and US Senator Mark Warner, the future Ambassador and US Congressman Don Beyer, and key executives from the legal, accounting, development, venture and private capital, and public policy disciplines.

Bart’s executive experience at IBM included transformation leadership positions in semiconductor research and manufacturing, international business (IBM Australia), global strategy, and new venture formation. His business value system was honed to prize business process excellence, unrelenting dedication to high employee morale, benchmarking, and the value of data over opinions. And, while it may seem like stating the obvious, mutual trust and respect requires transparency and unquestioned ethical standards.

We encapsulate our philosophy in the following motto. We believe in Success as a paramount objective, to achieve success requires a dedication to being More effective today than yesterday, and that requires Imagination to discover the better approach, with informed Leadership to select optimal approaches from the list of promising, and always with the commitment to Excellence. We put that together in a simple motto, SMILE, because everyone in an organization should feel valued and positive in their work and with their fellow employees.

Over the years, we’ve brought different subject matter experts to support specific engagements. At times, we’ve provided outsource executives to fill positions that were either new or unexpectedly vacant. We advise clients objectively, as if it were our money and resources on the table, and we believe our Success is totally in partnership with you.

Applying that philosophy, Bart collaborated in teams to make organizations cost competitive, developed and implemented strategies and management systems that disruptively grew market, doubled profit margins, turned cash flow negative into cash cows, and improved employee morale in the journey to Success. Not every experience developed to “plan”, and we learned the importance of ‘fast learning’ and flexibility. While much of our experience has remained in technology-centric endeavors, we’ve learned that technology usually is a foundational element of many service organizations. As a result, we’ve worked in transforming a digital publishing firm with 80% if the employee base in India, a multi-state construction firm, and a leading nonprofit endeavoring to address the needs of 85 million Americans impacted by food allergies.

Our network, as a result, includes a number of motivated consultants and we look forward to working with your team in the future.

Why choose our company

Problem Solvers

We partner with clients to boost your ability to solve critical and existential issues. We work with you so your team solves the problem, making the new direction lasting and supported internally rather than a ‘smart idea’ from a consultant.

Rich experience

We have broad and deep experience, as out Australian friends like to say, we’ve been there and done that. Every engagement is unique. Our rich experience permits us to get through the process of identifying alternatives, selection, plans, and implementation faster and with less risk.

Affordable

You will find the total project cost of engaging PowerSource affordable as we are not interested in charging hours – we get you to ‘problem-solved’ faster. We will consider ‘success-based’ fee structures as appropriate to ensure we are aligned with your goals.

Commitment

We fully commit our team to make your needs our top priority. Our goal is to leave you delighted and eager to make our relationship strategic.

Urgency

By the time you’ve engaged PowerSource, your need has already started to become urgent. We work fast and expect your team to collaborate so we solve the immediate issue while addressing the systemic process and system defects – in real-time.

Smart Techology

In many instances, your solution with require changes in your business process – potentially a transformative change. We believe smart cloud-based technology solutions must complement process change, while constantly seeking to enhance cybersecurity.

Client Endorsements

I worked with Bart as one of his bankers, for several years during his tenure as CFO of Orbcomm. I enjoyed working with Bart because he was such a straightforward, unflappable person. In a high risk start up like Orbcomm you needed an individual like Bart to maintain the right perspective whether it related to accessing the capital markets or looking at a fold in acquisition. He was extremely bright, hard working and a pleasure to work with. I recommend without exception. I worked with Bart as one of his bankers, for several years during his tenure as CFO of Orbcomm. I enjoyed working with Bart because he was such a straightforward, unflappable person. In a high risk start up like Orbcomm you needed an individual like Bart to maintain the right perspective whether it related to accessing the capital markets or looking at a fold in acquisition. He was extremely bright, hard working and a pleasure to work with. I recommend without exception.
JoeDonohue
Joe Donohue
Vice Chairman at DC Advisory
Bart is a sophisticated financial executive and advisor, with an impressive breadth of experience not only in the financial arena but also in managing other operational areas for both start-up and established companies, public and private, both new technology and brick-and-mortar companies. Bart brings a unique blend of inside and outside perspectives to clients, and I have always valued his mature, measured and insightful judgment as his peer and colleague
Randy Segal
Randy Segal
Space and Satellite Technology and Transactional Attorney
Bart was the CFO at Aptara when I was the CIO there. I have enjoyed working with Bart for about 3 years on several projects. Besides being great at his Accounting and Finance domain, Bart is an excellent guide and mentor. He is happy to look at the problem from a holistic perspective and get involved in each area to fix it. His cool demeanor makes it easy for issue resolution between teams. He is well planned and organized on large Enterprise projects.
Manish Buttan
Manish Buttan
CEO at Artificial Machines
Bart is a consummate professional and polished executive that will unequivocally add enterprise value to an organization. He demonstrates a unique blend of strategy in addition to the finest attention to detail. This combination provides unparalleled guidance, decision making, and execution. Bart makes an exceptional addition to any executive team and is highly recommended.
Dave Wolcott
Dave Wolcott
Serial Entrepreneur and CEO at Pantheon Investments
I vividly recall Bart’s first few months at Aptara as he hit the ground running to quickly understand our dual shore operations model, corporate culture and the publishing industry segments we served. Most importantly Bart immediately began to establish the needed corporate structure and processes to what was up to that point, multiple acquisitions operating in a primarily independent manner. I very much appreciated Bart’s collaborative approach as he and I worked closely to establish a viable operations model serving an industry segment that was under tremendous price pressure. I am very confident that Bart’s experience, insight and approach will have a positive impact on your unique business challenges.
Mark Witman
Mark Witman
Director, Key Accounts and Business Development at Graphics Universal, Inc.
I have know Bart both professionally and personally for over fifteen years. he is an experienced financial professional who has operated successfully in several challenging CFO roles. I have great respect for Bart's business and ethical judgment.
JayMeriweather
Jay Meriwether
Managing Director at Edgewood Advisors, LLC

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