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Meet The Partners

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Riaan du Plooy
Chief Executive Officer

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Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.

Clare DiFrisco
President and Founder

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Clare is a leader, coach and facilitator of successful growth in complex and fast-paced environments. A hands-on practitioner, Clare specializes in partnering with organizations to rapidly organize and execute ambitious initiatives to overcome large obstacles and to realize significant improvements.She naturally gravitates to organization of clutter and can be found on weekends collecting bits of plastic from beaches and alphabetizing the $5 DVD bin at Walmart. 

Meet The Team

Adam DiFrisco
Vice President of Marketing

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With a strong background in the Travel Industry, Adam traded in his tour guide boots for sharpies and social media accounts when he began working with marketing teams first in China, and later in America. With a strong emphasis on developing international marketing strategies, content marketing, and inbound marketing, Adam has helped build loyal brand followings in three languages. Adam is a dedicated worker, who's been known to make lengthy powerpoint presentations for everything from vacation options to what coffee should be brewed around the office.

Frits Tessers
New Business and Strategic Relationships Development

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After a long career as a body double and stand in for Elvis Presley, Frits was forced to get a real job. As a Corporate Director of Training for a multinational manufacturer in Toledo, he was introduced to LEAN in the 90s. where it was his privilege to be the bridge between the union workers and the executive staff.  Once the Continuous Improvement bug bit him, there was no turning back. As a coach to 600 business owners throughout the US, and previous clients throughout the world, he discovered Customer centered Xperience Management and Process Improvement has been the basis for happy customers, engaged employees and grateful investors. Everybody wins has become Frits' clarion call ever since. Frits likes to say he found a home and family, and he welcomes you into this global family. 

Rachel McIntosh
Executive Development Coach

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Rachel began her career with over fifteen years’ experience as a registered nurse, with a primary focus in emergency nursing. She expanded on her clinical experience through her work as a project manager at Health Quest, where she acquired her Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification.  As VP of Implementation and subsequently Chief Operating Officer at MonitorMe, she was able to utilize her unique blend of clinical experience, business management, and leadership skills to successfully lead a diverse team in the Medical Technology Industry. Rachel is excited to work with the Cannsult team promoting the fundamentals of continuous process improvement to all industries.