Established in 2009, BlueLine As-
sociates utilizes its vast experience
in business and IT operations to pro-
vide Business Process Management
services to fundamentally transform
people, processes and technology.
“We partner with our clients to help
them succeed through: business
process transformation, creation of
best-in-class data/information man-
agement strategies, systems and
organizations and implementation
and optimization of technology,”
says Rob Blanchette, a Partner at
BlueLine Associates. “We believe
in a data-driven approach to prob-
lem solving; executed through un-
paralleled hard work, commitment,
and passion for perfection. We dif-
ferentiate ourselves from our com-
petition by truly partnering with our
clients from strategy through im-
plementation and by providing sig-
nificant value in the form of ROI.”
With 168 percent growth, BlueLine
comes in at No. 17 on the Fastest
Growing Firms list. Blanchette sat
down with Consulting to discuss
the firm’s performance.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
exceptional growth rate?
Blanchette: Most of our growth is
due to our delivery of ROI to our clients. More than ninety percent of our
projects have a three to four-times ROI
within the first 12 months after implementation, and often our clients reinvest the savings back into BlueLine
for additional projects. We have built
a reputation of being a firm that is ful-ly-committed to exceeding our clients’
goals and expectations. Our clients trust
that when they bring us on a project, we
are going to get the job done.
Consulting: How is 2015
shaping up for your firm?
Blanchette: 2015 has been a fantastic year for us! We have grown
our customer base more this year
than ever before, as well as relocated our headquarters to a larger
space in Cary, North Carolina.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2016? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Blanchette: We see a lot of op-
portunity in insurance as well as in
pharmaceutical/ healthcare. How-
ever, opportunities are truly endless
seeing that we can apply our prov-
en business process improvement
methodologies to any project, for
any client, in any industry, around
the globe. The largest opportunity
for us will be to expand our services
into complementary areas, such as
Consulting: What do you see
as the biggest challenges for
your firm in 2016?
Blanchette: We are always cognizant of growing strategically, so
we want to continue our practice of
hiring the right talent while keeping
our focus on delivering exceptional
value to our clients and maintaining
our small firm culture.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Blanchette: It is an honor to have
been named to Consulting’s Fastest
Growing Firms list. We would not
be here without our exceptionally
talented and dedicated team, so it is
a testament to them and their hard
work. As for our clients, I believe
it reaffirms what they already know
about us… we are a talented group
that is not comfortable with the status quo. Our goal is to continue to
move up this list and we will not
rest until we reach our goal.