Team

Our diverse team is what sets us apart from other small business consultancies; our consultants bring broad experience from different industries and educational backgrounds. At our core, we’re interested in partnering with you to provide holistic and personalized solutions for your organization.
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Jacques Santucci

President

As the President of Opus Consulting, Jacques brings years of leadership experience in the entertainment, tourism, financial services and technology industries. His expertise lies within business strategy and management, new business ventures, due diligence, accounting, process improvement, financial systems, planning and analysis, and sales and marketing strategy.

Prior to founding Opus Consulting, Jacques began his career at 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. In his free time, Jacques enjoys riding his motorcycle, skiing, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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

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Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Partner

Andrew specializes in supporting businesses with feasibility studies, financial modeling, business plan writing and go to market strategies. Additionally, Andrew 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.

Andrew received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and German with additional studies in international management from Missouri State University and a dual MBA/MSF degree from Northeastern University.

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Connor Yost

Connor Yost

Partner

As an Opus Consulting partner, Connor has been instrumental in establishing the
firm’s emerging markets division, Nucleus One. Connor’s expertise is in creating financial projections and business plans for specialized manufacturing nationwide. Connor is a lead consultant on process revisions, regulatory compliance, and technical application writing. Additionally, he guides clients through municipal rules, regulations, and processes to better advance their projects.

Prior to joining Opus, Connor spent time in both the consumer lending and mortgage industries. When he is not in the office, Connor enjoys the outdoors, including snowboarding and golfing.

Connor 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.

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Casey Skovran

Senior Consultant

As the lead financial controller for Opus, Casey onboards new accounting clients and oversees various accounting processes ensuring compliance with internal controls and procedures. Additionally, Casey handles ad hoc accounting requests for clients, such as forensic accounting issues, budgeting and planning, and variance analysis. Casey is also adept at loan assistance having helped clients obtain multimillion-dollar financing for their projects.

Casey 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. In his free time, Casey can be found on the baseball diamond, umpiring local college and high school teams, or enjoying the great Maine outdoors.

He earned his MBA from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where he also graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics.

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Alexis Aubert

Alexis Aubert

Senior Consultant

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 helps clients identify revenue growth opportunities and improve operational performance. Alexis’s expertise lies at the intersection of strategy, finance and data analytics.

Prior to joining Opus, Alexis worked as a management consultant with PwC, Oliver Wyman, and Simon-Kucher & Partners in Europe and Asia. In his spare time, Alexis enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and playing around with computers.

Alexis holds a double Master’s degree from HEC Paris in France and the University of Saint Gallen in Switzerland in Strategy and International Management.

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Alice Evans

Consultant

Alice’s experience is in management, operations, and strategy. At Opus, Alice supports clients in developing and implementing strategic plans to improve internal operations and overall performance. With years of experience managing people and overseeing operations, sales and service teams, Alice offers a solutions-focused perspective to partnering with clients in these key areas of business.

Prior to joining Opus, Alice worked for a large international nonprofit organization, where she developed programs and launch strategies in expanding markets, and managed domestic program sales, operations, and support.

Alice has earned professional certificates in management, sales management and training, and fundraising and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society from Colby College. Alice currently sits on the board of two Portland- based organizations and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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Jasmine Proctor

Jasmine Proctor

Analyst

Jasmine specializes in project management, technical writing, and market research. Additionally, Jasmine assists clients with compliance by developing legal and operational policies and procedures. She also advises clients on financial management and planning.

Prior to joining Opus, Jasmine worked in commercial lending and banking. When she is not assisting clients, Jasmine enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and gardening.

Jasmine is an alumna of the Maine Business School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine, where she obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Communication.

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Garrett Krisko

Analyst

Garrett works with clients in industry research, project management, technical writing, and financial modeling. He also specializes in operational performance and growth & innovation techniques.

Before joining Opus, Garrett worked in operations and helped build online merchandise shops for private golf courses in the US. In his free time, Garrett enjoys playing golf, watching the Bruins, and adding to his growing history book collection.

Garrett earned a B.A. in History and Political Science and played collegiate golf at the University of New England. He also holds an MBA with a specialization in Growth & Innovation from the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

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Kathleen Nugent

Office Manager

Kathleen supports the team at Opus Consulting with operational and administrative matters. She is responsible for monitoring client accounting records, compiling financial reports, and conducting market research and analysis.

Prior to joining Opus, Kathleen worked in product research consulting, real estate development, education, and financial services. In her free time, Kathleen enjoys skiing, bowling, golf and running along the Maine coast.
Kathleen holds a B.A. in Sociology from Bates College.

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Nick Des Lauriers

Consultant

Nick has over 8 years of experience in various industries for companies providing a range of professional services. During his career, he has gained hands-on experience with a wide variety of issues common to any start-up and businesses, particularly around business plan preparation, financial modeling, investor deck presentation, operational strategy formulation and execution, sales/marketing, human resources and more.

He has specialized expertise in working with start-ups to take companies from an idea to operation to realizing profits. A graduate of Bryant University, he has worked at ProVerde Laboratories, one of the leading testing facilities in New England and has assisted numerous businesses with their business and operational challenges.

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Lou Zambello, MBA

Advisor

Lou has over three decades of experience in successfully growing a range of businesses; from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises. His expertise includes executive management and senior level experience in corporate restructuring, strategic planning, marketing, product development, multichannel media strategies, and process re-engineering.

Before joining Opus, Lou’s executive experience included: Senior Vice President of Operations and Creative for L.L. Bean, Senior Vice President of Operations for EToys, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Johnny’s Selected Seeds. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for Cuddledown, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, and Lehmans. In his spare time, Lou is an accomplished fly-fishing guide, established speaker, author and columnist.

Lou earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics from Cornell University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Darrin Coffin

Advisor

Darrin has served as the CFO and Financial Operations Executive for the Passamaquoddy Tribe Indian Township Tribal Government. In that time, he has spearheaded company operations and performance; conceptualizing and implementing strategic development and growth. His tenure with the Tribe includes the compliant management and oversight of highly regulated, Maine-licensed Industrial Hemp, bingo, and liquor operations.

As a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, one of Maine Native American tribes, he understands the meaning of socially and economically disadvantaged and knows the importance of promoting social equity and the culture of the community. 

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“Working with Opus has always been a great experience. We personally enjoy the ability to be fully transparent and feel comfortable bringing any problem we may have.”

– Justin Hafner, CEO & Founder at Kinotek

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