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Tom Guardino

Tom Guardino Tom is a co-founder of Cascade with over 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on innovative modeling and analysis to support decision-making.

Cascade Experience
In the transportation sector, Tom and the Cascade team worked with Schneider National, Inc. to develop a systematic approach for setting origin-destination truckload shipping prices by customer account, based on statistical analysis of customer purchasing patterns, as well as network economics. Tom and the Cascade team also worked with Polar Air Cargo to develop a system for optimizing the allocation of cargo demand to flight capacity, ensuring the highest possible return on airline assets.

In the energy sector, Tom has over 25 years experience in evaluating the market potential of alternative energy technologies, and in assessing the costs and benefits of new technology commercialization. For example, Tom has worked closely with Tanya and Philip on several engagements with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to evaluate the potential impact of new generation technologies on the U.S. electric system over the next 40 years, under alternative scenarios for climate change regulations and fuel prices. Tom and Tanya also worked with an agricultural biotechnology client to evaluate alternative commercialization strategies and prioritize research and development programs.

Previous Experience
Prior to Cascade, Tom worked with Dean and Philip on an engagement with Ford Motor Company to implement a system for more optimally targeting nearly $10 billion in annual Contests and Incentives (C&I) spending, including “cash back,” APR, and lease incentives. Tom also worked with Dean to deliver to United Parcel Service a market-based system to support the Sales organization in negotiating contract incentives for over 100,000 UPS shipping accounts.

Tom received a B.A. in Human Biology and a M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

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