About Us

Quantum Strategic Advisors was founded by TJ Sridhar. He was previously the Practice Head of the Private Equity and M&A Practice at Hitachi Consulting (formerly Celerant Consulting).

He has worked with many large and mid-market PE firms in all stages of the transaction process, and also helped portfolio companies through operational transformation programs.

His recent clients have included:

  • Advent International
  • Arsenal Capital
  • Behrman Capital
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • CI Capital
  • GE
  • Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Mubadala
  • Omers Private Equity
  • Starr Investment Holdings
  • Wellspring Capital Management
  • and several others

Quantum builds on these experiences and provides outstanding consulting support through a nimble small company that can leverage a mix of internal and external skill sets to bring a very experienced team to every transaction.

Outstanding quality of work, competitively priced.
That’s what we offer our clients.

Meet Our Team

TJ Sridhar

TJ Sridhar

Managing Partner

TJ Sridhar is the founder and Managing Partner of Quantum Strategic Advisors. He is a Senior Executive leader with a strong track record of identifying and delivering EBITDA improvements for PE portfolio companies and for other corporations around the world.

In his 20 + years of consulting, TJ has led strategic initiatives and operational transformations for global clients in diverse industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution/Supply chain
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • CPG/Retail
  • Chemicals
  • Other

TJ was previously a Vice President at Hitachi Consulting, a Senior Advisor to Oliver Wyman and a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting.

TJ has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Madras, India and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.

TJ is also a Master Mariner and had a successful sea career before his MBA.

TJ lives in Newton, MA with his wife and two children and is involved in several community activities.

Dirceu Botelho

Dirceu Botelho

Advisor

Dirceu is a Senior executive with in-depth expertise in strategic analysis of operations and improvement projects for corporate clients, over 25 years of industry and consulting experience across a wide range of industries including consumer products, utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and services. Consulting engagements have resulted in sustainable EBITDA improvement of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Domain expertise in:

  • Operations strategy and execution
  • Asset management
  • New product introduction management
  • Product rationalization
  • Process re-engineering
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Program and project management

Dirceu was previously a Director at Hitachi Consulting. He has an MBA from UCLA and a PhD from Cal Tech. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

Leo Hartnett

Leo Hartnett

Advisor

Leo is an Advisor to Quantum, and has expertise in process, planning, procurement, inventory and supply chain management. He is an innovative leader with extensive experience in sales improvement, margin enhancement and expense reduction through improved inventory productivity and supply chain efficiencies.

Leo was previously Vice President of inventory management at CVS/Pharmacy and Director of Merchandising at General Mills. Leo has a BS in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management.

John Martinka

John Martinka

Advisor

John has 20 years experience in management and systems consulting and Senior-level management experience in Asset Management, Safety and Supply Chain. He has led global engagements including M&A, re-structuring of manufacturing operations and supply chain. He has managed consulting projects in Mining, Chemicals, Oil & Gas and other industries, in Production, Maintenance, Procurement, and Supply Chain in both union and non-union environments.

Previously John was a Director at Celerant Consulting and a Director of Materials at Columbia Lighting. He also held production planning and materials management roles at Baker Hughes and Essilor.

John has a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the University of Houston. He also holds CFPIM and CIRM certifications

Mike Gourd

Mike Gourd

Advisor

Mike has 25 years of consulting experience.  He was previously a Principal at Mercer Management Consulting and a Manager at A.T, Kearney

Mike focuses on supply chain strategy and operational performance improvements. He is also an outstanding modeler and has built complex models for network optimization, inventory optimization, forecasting, market sizing, etc.

Mike has a BA in Economics from Hull University and an MSc in Transportation studies from Cranfield University

Luis Davilla

Luis Davilla

Advisor

Luis has 15+ years of experience in financial modeling, business case development, operational analysis and due diligence.  He was part of the Private Equity team at Celerant / Hitachi consulting.

His previous work experience includes Goldman Sachs, GE and Wellington Management.

Luis is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program and an MBA from Boston University.  He is also a Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Gregg Mueser

Gregg Mueser

Advisor

With 20+ years of experience across industries, Gregg has been responsible for leading and implementing large complex change initiatives while consistently delivering high value return on investment for clients. Gregg was previously the Blackbelt Core Group Manager at Chrysler, where he was responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of its various operational excellence programs

Gregg has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MS from the University of Michigan

Dirceu Botelho

Dirceu Botelho

Advisor

Dirceu is a Senior executive with in-depth expertise in strategic analysis of operations and improvement projects for corporate clients, over 25 years of industry and consulting experience across a wide range of industries including consumer products, utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and services. Consulting engagements have resulted in sustainable EBITDA improvement of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Domain expertise in:

  • Operations strategy and execution
  • Asset management
  • New product introduction management
  • Product rationalization
  • Process re-engineering
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Program and project management

Dirceu was previously a Director at Hitachi Consulting. He has an MBA from UCLA and a PhD from Cal Tech. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

TJ Sridhar

Leo Hartnett

Advisor

Leo is an Advisor to Quantum, and has expertise in process, planning, procurement, inventory and supply chain management. He is an innovative leader with extensive experience in sales improvement, margin enhancement and expense reduction through improved inventory productivity and supply chain efficiencies.

Leo was previously Vice President of inventory management at CVS/Pharmacy and Director of Merchandising at General Mills. Leo has a BS in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management.