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Vanguard’s founder, Andrew Bargerstock (MBA, CPA, PhD) possesses a career that spans human resource (HR) management, lean management / accounting, and sales management.

In recent years, he has been recognized repeatedly by the Institute for Management Accountants for his expertise in Lean Accounting and Management:  

  • Gold Medal Lybrand Award (best global article in management accounting): 2017

  • Lean Accounting Professor of the Year (Lean Accounting Summit): 2009, 2016

  • Menconi Award, Best Ethics Case Study (Strategic Finance): 2014

  • Numerous peer-reviewed articles in Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, Public Personnel Management, and HR Magazine.

Dr. Andrew Bargerstock

MBA, CPA, PhD. HR Effectiveness Audits, HR Staffing, Lean Management and Lean Accounting Lead.

Recent Consulting/Training Assignments 

Mastering Leadership Alignment


Mastering Leadership Alignment

Linking Value Creation to Cash Flow

In 2017, Andrew Bargerstock co-authored a book with Jahn Ballard entitled Mastering Leadership Alignment: Linking Value Creation to Cash Flow (Business Expert Press, NY).


This book reveals a powerful methodology for closing business performance gaps by identifying the 3-5 most important breakdowns in key business processes and then showing how to resolve them by various value-centered improvement techniques.

Among techniques utilized in hands-on consultations with CEOs and senior teams: value chain analysis, articulation of the firm’s value cycle map, isolation of business process breakdowns, tools to align the senior management team, and how to assure continuous process improvement (CPI) progress. 

Dr. Bargerstock consults and teaches accounting, finance, and business strategy at Norwich University in Vermont and Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He is currently accepting new projects at Vanguard Resource Group.

Bargerstock conducted HR effectiveness audits for public sector and corporate clients including US Patent and Trademark Office, Virginia Department of Social Services, Dakota Electric, and BJC Health System.  He has trained and consulted numerous corporate HR teams in creative recruitment techniques, behavior-based interviewing, employee performance management, and HR service effectiveness.  In the early 2000s, he was a Divisional VP with a Readers Digest company where he led a successful sales turnaround. 


Current Work

Updates From Andrew Bargerstock

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Andrew Bargerstock.

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