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Dr. Harry Saunders is the Managing Director of Decision Processes Incorporated. In this capacity he has helped institute the Decision and Risk Analysis Training Program at a number of leading corporations. He has presented seminars and training programs in the Strategic Dialog Process (SDP) to many hundreds of corporate managers and senior executives, and has provided coaching and management consulting on the SDP process.
Recent clients include Unocal, Disneyland, Chevron, Caltex, Honam Oil, and General Motors. Dr. Saunders has coached top executives at these firms through high-level applications of the process while growing the internal capability to execute the process in support of their future decision making.
Prior to co-founding Decision Processes Incorporated, Dr. Saunders was a partner in its predecessor company, Decision and Risk Analysis, Inc. Before that, Dr. Saunders was a Senior Associate at Strategic Decisions Group, where he facilitated strategy projects for several corporations and created a probabilistic forecasting system. Previously, he was Manager of Strategy at Tosco Corporation, then the largest U.S. independent oil refiner. Prior to that, he held positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France, and at the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board in Calgary, Alberta. He also spent two years as a private consultant to Gulf Oil Corporation, and Gulf Oil Canada, Ltd.
Dr. Saunders was a key contributor to the writing "Decision and Risk Analysis," an award-winning Korean book authored by Mr. W.B. Rha and Mr. C.S. Chung of Honam Oil. This book explains to Korean companies how to institute effective decision processes, an outgrowth of Honam's experience with the tools and processes introduced by Dr. Saunders.
Dr. Saunders has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Alberta, an M.S. in Resources Planning from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.
Mr. Hollis J. Call is a Director of Decision Processes Incorporated. Mr. Call is a leading practitioner of decision and risk analysis methods applied to business problems. He has helped many leading U.S. and international companies develop business strategy, re-design decision processes, evaluate major project decisions, and incorporate decision and risk analysis technology into their organizations.
Recent projects include development of "Chevron's Maintenance Manager," a software application that is currently used in the field by the sales force of Chevron's International Lubricants Division as a means of calculating the customer value added due to the application of Chevron's lubricants products. Also, Mr. Call helped Unocal devise a turnaround strategy for an important natural gas asset that was underperforming.
Other projects include a study of turnaround strategies for a production and marketing business in Southeast Asia, an evaluation of business strategies and bidding values for PCS telecom licenses, and a study of strategic options for diversification and acquisition for a major Brazilian company.
Mr. Call was formerly a Principal with Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., where he led ADA's corporate decision analysis program. Mr. Call also founded a successful joint venture to develop DPL™, the industry-leading decision and risk analysis software, and recently developed Toronada, StratTools, and SDP Scheduler, tools used in the Strategic Dialog Process (or "SDP") of Decision Processes Incorporated.
Mr. Call is active as a founder and Officer in several technology startup companies. These include MD-DataDirect Inc., a provider of real-time medical product data to the financial community via an internet web site, and Innerlogic Software, creator of a children's multimedia game that identifies reading problems. Mr. Call is also named on a patent (#5,832,520) for an internet file transmission technology.
Mr. Call is an active participant in the decision analysis academic community. He has guest-lectured at Duke and Stanford Universities on decision analysis topics, published in professional journals, and has chaired many decision analysis sessions in national meetings of professional and academic organizations.
Mr. Call has a B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Master's degree from George Washington University.