Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins
Founder, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

Gary Cokins is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He received a B.S. with honors in industrial engineering/operations research from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Gary began his career as a strategic planner at FMC's Link-Belt Division and then served as financial controller and operations manager. In 1981 he began his management consulting career with Deloitte Consulting and in 1988 with KPMG Consulting. Gary was trained on ABC by Harvard Business School professors Robert S. Kaplan and Robin Cooper. More recently, Gary headed National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS). From 1997 until 2012 Gary was in business development with SAS.

Gary was the lead author of the acclaimed ABC Manager's Primer, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Harvard Business School Press advised, "Read this book first," regarding his second work, Activity-Based Cost Management: Making It Work. A reviewer for his third book, Activity-Based Cost Management: An Executive's Guide, said that Gary has the gift to take a concept that many view as complex and reduce it to its simplest terms, and the book was ranked first among similar works in sales volume on barnesandnoble.com. His two most recent books are on enterprise performance management.

Gary participates in and serves on many committees, including CAM-I, the American Institute of CPAS, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and the Institute of Management Accountants. He is a member of the Journal of Cost Management Editorial Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of advisors and regularly posts articles for:

www.iianalytics.com
www.informs.org
www.kpilibrary.com
www.smartdatacollective.com
www.bigfatfinanceblog.com
www.information-management.com

He is on the International Monetary Fund's activity-based costing advisory panel.
Gary can be contacted at gcokins@garycokins.com.

By This Author

Predictive Business Analytics: Forward-Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance

Predictive Business Analytics: Forward-Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance

By Gary Cokins and Lawrence S. Maisel

CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology, Second Edition

CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology

By Gary Cokins 

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Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics

Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics

By Gary Cokins 

Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces (to Close the Intelligence Gap)

Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces (to Close the Intelligence Gap)

By Gary Cokins 

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Activity-Based Cost Management in Government, 2nd Edition

Activity-Based Cost Management in Government, Second Edition

By Gary Cokins


Activity-Based Cost Management in Government, 2nd Edition

Activity Based Cost Management

By Gary Cokins

Purchase from Amazon.com or from other online book sellers.

Extra and Events


Gary discusses "Customer Profitability: How to Measure, Manage & Boost the Margins" in this AllAnalytics.com live audio chat


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Gary discusses the Obstacle Course for Analytics in OR/MS Today


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Gary answers the question, Why do large, once-successful companies fail? in Analytics magazine


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Analytics & Big Data: Skeptics vs. Enthusiasts, by Gary Cokins, Analytics magazine

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