Shmuel has over 15 years of experience working with small businesses as a successful entrepreneur in accelerating venture capital opportunities. As a successful leader, Shmuel worked with clients across various industries, from green technologies to medical devices to softball manufacturers. His focus is on applying improvements and lean business strategies for innovative solutions. His strategic approach parallels problem-solving for an in-depth look into processes that initiate growth.
During Covid, Shmuel’s accomplishments included moving to Amazon to improve processes in the fulfillment and operations side of the business. Under his leadership, they drove a 40% increase in performance in multiple production paths and reduced dwelling inbound inventory by over 70%. He led up to 400 people in a top 5% team at a fulfillment center that was the top-performing site in the network during his tenure.
Shmuel’s fantastic journey with entrepreneurship began at the age of 17. Without forethought, he took over the family business and became the breadwinner for a family of 5. With lessons learned and battling through struggles, he returned to school at Ohio University and received an Operations and Management Master’s degree. After this accomplishment, he dove immediately into non-profit economic development.
Now at Cogent Analytics, he serves his clients, offering mentorship, tools, resources, and support he needed during his path as a business owner, and strives daily to ensure upcoming entrepreneurs benefit from that experience.
Shmuel J Roth – Project Director with Cogent Analytics.
“I am motivated by one primary factor, impacting clients and their communities.”
His ambitious drive guides leaders in all industries to make a difference in their companies. Through his knowledge, experience, and personal life, Shmuel brings a vast array of strategies to the table. His personal mission is to improve every business he is fortunate to serve.
As an avid cook, Shmuel enjoys preparing meals for friends and family in his spare time. He is fortunate to travel and has ventured across four continents and 47 continental states. Travel is a passion he is hopeful to explore more areas and new places, along with their finest cuisines, of course.
In the last eight years, Shmuel served 100+ small business owners as an Executive in Residence through launch, building and planning for growth, and sustaining their businesses. He also learned how a Fortune 5 company scales and maintains its operations. Using his vast knowledge, he helps business owners regain control and align processes for profit.
Shmuel became an industry expert applying general business practices, process improvements, lean business strategies, and innovative solutions across a wide variety of industries and a myriad of changing and shifting frameworks. His specialties lie in small business entrepreneurship and scaling strategies for process improvements.