Business Process Management Services
The Willow Group has a dedicated Business Process Management (BPM) practice that offers a unique set of services and solutions. We work with our clients to build a multi-faceted BPM strategy that supports comprehensive adoption. Read More
Consulting Services
We are able to make a difference for your business by going past what and how, to understand why. This locks in the right approach to deliver an effective solution that is unique to your situation Read More
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Business Process Management Services

The Willow Group has a dedicated Business Process Management (BPM) practice that offers a unique set of services and solutions. We work with our clients to build a multi-faceted BPM strategy that supports comprehensive adoption.

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Training

We believe that the best way to learn is through the application of knowledge in real-world environments. We specialize in creating hands-on learning solutions for our business customers in the areas of agile processes, object-oriented design, and test-driven development.

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Consulting Services

We are able to make a difference for your business by going past what and how, to understand why. This locks in the right approach to deliver an effective solution that is unique to your situation.

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Introducing The Willow Group Leadership Team

Leroy G. Thydean, President & Chief Executive Officer
Leroy Thydean formed The Willow Group in 1998 to provide high-caliber, project-oriented consulting services to selected industries and has served as its President since inception. As The Willow Group joins forces with Improving, Thydean will remain President of the Improving - Twin Cities enterprise. Prior to starting the Willow Group, Thydean served as a principal consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP and as a senior consultant at Cytrol, Inc., where he focused on leading business and information systems projects for firms in the financial services industry. Previous to this, Thydean worked as an information systems professional for Sperry Univac, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Thydean is a past vice president of programs, Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read More


Barbara J. Gurstelle, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services

Barbara Gurstelle has primary responsibility for practice development for The Willow Group and will take an active role in supporting vertical industry specialization across the other Improving enterprises. She also provides cross-industry research, strategic planning and business analysis consulting services to clients. Before joining The Willow Group, Gurstelle was a member of the Investment Management and Securities Operations practice at Price Waterhouse LLP. Previous to this, she supported communications, research and business development for Cytrol, Inc. She began her career within the promotions department of KSTP-TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Gurstelle has a bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Read More

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