Our Team

Opus was launched in 2009 with a team of professionals who wanted to contribute to the economic fabric of Maine. President and Founder Jacques Santucci has an extensive background in executive management. Since making Maine his home in 1999, Jacques has leveraged his understanding of strategic and financial principles by creating new businesses and managing the strategic turnaround of others. His passion for helping businesses realize their full potential was the catalyst to build Opus.

Today, Opus is an established team of dedicated management consultants with an extensive network. What sets the firm apart from other consulting practices is its cross-functional approach to performance management: guiding companies to transform, innovate and accelerate, working at the intersection of finance, operations and strategy. Since its beginning, Opus has followed these principles to support over 120 New England companies, and has consulted with clients from Hawaii to Switzerland.

Jacques Santucci MBA

Jacques has held leadership positions in the entertainment, tourism, financial services and technology industries. Prior to founding Opus Consulting Group, he began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young and Universal Pictures in Paris, France. Since moving to Maine in 1999, Jacques has held several executive positions and engaged in an array of consulting assignments. Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in bringing alive a number business startups and engineering corporate turnarounds.

His expertise lies within business strategy and management, new business venture, due diligence, accounting, process improvement, financial systems, planning and analysis, sales and marketing strategy.

Jacques holds a degree from EDHEC School of Management in Lille, France with a concentration in Finance.

Andrew Wood MBA, MSF

Andrew specializes in providing clients with strategic and operational support during the start-up and growth phases of a business. He supports new businesses with financial modeling, business plan writing, and ongoing project management to support a successful launch and poise companies for long term growth. In addition, he assists clients as an interim controller to improve core business practices and develop strategic action plans for future growth. Prior to joining Opus, Andrew worked for a multinational corporation selling financial products and services. Andrew is a fluent native speaker of the German language and has experience in German/English translation. He earned a double major in Economics and German with additional studies in international management from Missouri State University and a dual MBA/MSF degree from Northeastern University.

Lou Zambello MBA

Lou has over three decades of experience in successfully growing and transforming a range of businesses; from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises, either as an operating executive, a board member, or a consultant. His expertise includes executive management and senior level experience in corporate restructuring, strategic planning, marketing, product development, multichannel media strategies, creative, operations, and process re-engineering. Lou is also a professional fly-fishing guide, established author and columnist. He earned a double major in Psychology and Economics from Cornell University, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Connor Yost

Connor specializes in financial modeling and analysis, technical writing and project management. He also assists clients with general accounting practices. Prior to joining Opus, he spent time in both the consumer lending and mortgage industries. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in accounting from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Casey Skovran MBA

Casey Skovran has broad business and accounting expertise from his 13 years in various positions with a large multi-national IT corporation, including six years as a project controller. He earned his MBA from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2006, where he also graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 2003. Casey’s expertise is in financial management and control, ensuring compliance with internal controls and procedures. Casey handles onboarding new accounting clients and overseeing accounting processes that Opus manages for clients. Additionally, Casey will handle ad hoc accounting requests for clients such as forensic accounting issues, budgeting and planning, and not for profit fiscal sponsorship financial management.

Sarah West

Sarah is a Consultant with a background in retail banking and customer service management. She aids clients with accounting and administrative support to improve business practices and financial clarity. Sarah is an expert with QuickBooks, various payroll processing systems and many other Point-of-Sale Software commonly used by small to medium-sized businesses. Sarah is the Corporate Communications Lead, head of the HR Department, and Director of Administrative Services. Sarah holds two bachelors, one in Business Management, and the other in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine.

Caitlin Noel

Caitlin is a Junior Consultant at Opus specializing in accounting and administrative based tasks for clients. She works closely with businesses to improve cash flow and budget management practices. Previously, she oversaw the implementation of new accounting systems and processes at a large manufacturing company and provided financial forecasting for effective resource management in the finance department. Caitlin graduated from Bentley University in Massachusetts with a B.S. in Accounting and a Minor in Environmental Sustainability, and is currently working towards her CPA.  A native New Englander, Caitlin enjoys boating and walking her dog in her spare time.

Alexis Aubert

Alexis has been advising medium and large international companies for a decade on topics ranging from business and growth strategy to financial performance. Leading the data analytics practice at Opus, he supports clients to unlock revenue growth opportunities and to improve operational performance. His expertise lies at the intersection of sales & marketing and technology, from ideation to implementation. Over the last 3 years, he has expanded his playing field to big data analytics and retail. Alexis holds a double master degree from HEC Paris in France and the University of Saint Gallen in Switzerland in Strategy and International Management.

Jasmine Proctor

Jasmine Proctor specializes in technical writing, project management, and market research. Jasmine also assists clientele with compliance through developing legal and operational policies and procedures. Prior to joining Opus, she worked in commercial lending and banking. Jasmine holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Communication from the University of Maine. Jasmine enjoys hiking and gardening in her free time.

Alice Evans

Alice is a consultant with extensive experience in management, sales, and operations. Prior to joining Opus, Alice worked for a large international nonprofit organization, developing and executing fee-for-service programs in expanding markets and leading cross-functional teams specializing in sales, support, operations, and strategy. Alice brings years of experience developing and managing people, designing product and program launch strategies, and reforming sales, marketing, and operational processes to create success for businesses in early and advanced stages. At Opus, Alice supports clients in setting and realizing strategic goals and strengthening internal structures to improve performance. Alice has earned numerous professional certificates in sales, management, and fundraising, and holds a degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Colby College in Maine.