KnowledgePath is comprised of professionals who are experts in their field. We take the time to understand your company and unique business needs with a holistic approach. Our Leadership Team are all executives who have also worked directly in the industries we serve.

David Warford

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David Warford

David founded KnowledgePath Consulting with the deep-seated belief that to truly serve companies you must understand each unique business holistically from the C-Suite through to the manufacturing floor; and that independent consulting firms are only truly independent when they are truly vendor and technology agnostic.

With over thirty-five years experience in the business and technology consulting industry, David has a proven track record of providing service to companies worldwide. He specializes in helping organizations through technology and business transformation and brings experience as a software implementer, consultant, business strategist and leader.

David's goal with KnowledgePath is to bring genuine, time-to-value consulting to clients. His business philosophy stems from the pillars of trust, respect, and transparency, and all of KnowledgePath’s services are modeled in synch.

Through his breadth of experience, including his service in the United States Armed Forces, David has built a reputation as a trusted leader in the enterprise software market. He has guided clients including well-respected names such as Toyota, Boeing, and Stanley Steamer, along with thousands of mid-sized organizations across the United States and globally.

Ron Bruner

Senior Partner, Services

Ron Bruner

Ron has over 35 years of professional business management and operations experience with a proven record of delivering quality projects on time and within budget.

An experienced Program  / Project Manager, he excels in hands-on leading, managing, developing, designing, testing, and cutover in enterprise application implementation projects.

He has strong leadership, negotiation, and mentoring skills and has worked in a diverse range of industries. His deep experience with ERP products includes experience leading technical and functional teams from software evaluations to a full lifecycle go-live. He uses a hands-on management approach with all stakeholders.

Rich Dettinger

Senior Partner, Client Development

Dettinger Rich

Rich is a results-oriented executive with a background in leadership in C-suite management teams. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, executive operations, and business unit P&L positions. He has a unique framework of knowledge and experience spanning manufacturing, direct sales, channel development, and software business management.

Rich has a proven track record of utilizing successful leadership and mentoring skills while interacting with a wide variety of industries and clients. His cross-cultural coaching skills and thorough best practices mindset have been invaluable assets to corporations around the globe.

Scott Owen

Manager, Organizational Change Management

Owen Scott

Scott has more than twenty years success managing successful high-profile change projects and more than ten years as a Functional / C-level leader accountable for operating results. His hallmark is a tailored plan ensuring your team achieves the business case while minimizing negative business impact during the project. 

Scott adds additional value by driving enhanced employee engagement, workforce skills, and change capabilities. His experience with not only the technical but the human elements of change sets him apart. His business acumen combined with strong strategic thinking, organizational design, planning, and organizational-savvy enable his program success. His strong background in talent management, training, leadership development, and coaching, set him apart as an effective consultant for the most complicated or complex changes.

Ron Scott, Ed.D.

Manager, Technical Services

Ron Scott

Ron is a decisive, influential leader accomplished in championing the strategic vision across client organizations, while ensuring that bottom-line business objectives are met. He has an outstanding track record of building winning teams, developing strategic and tactical solutions, managing change, business process improvement,
and project management.

Ron has a strong record of consistent profit contributions in reduction of operating costs, product optimization, and matching technology to business needs along with strong communication and presentation skills at all levels of an organization. He has a diverse background of chemistry, engineering, and information systems along with manufacturing management experience in both large and small companies and has provided deep business process knowledge in many functional areas.

Ron is a results-centric manager and offers demonstrated expertise in building cohesive teams from the ground up and spearheading multiple concurrent projects. He is also a forward-thinking change advocate experienced in leading continuous improvements, driving cost-saving initiatives and optimizing product.

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin is a results-oriented executive with leadership experience as a
member of C-suite management teams. He has over 30 years of experience in senior executive operations, supply chain, and business unit P&L positions. Kevin has a proven track record of utilizing successful leadership and mentoring skills while interacting with a wide variety of industries and clients.

His cross-cultural coaching skills and thorough Best Practices mindset have been an invaluable asset to facilities around the globe.

David Dyer

David Dyer

Dave has thirty-six years of professional experience, much of which has been in functional and entity leadership and continuous improvement. He has the unique ability to engage teams across an entire organization. He takes what he has learned through hands-on implementations at world-class
operations and scales it to fit small, medium, and large companies. He identifies opportunities for improvement and creates solutions that drive creation of value through profit and cash generation while improving customer satisfaction. He is characterized by his hands-on approach and willingness to roll up his sleeves and engage at all levels of an organization, along with deep knowledge and experience in business strategy throughout an organization.

David demonstrates key connectivity between physical, informational, and
financial flow that ensures the alignment of the business objectives functionality. His flexibility, bias towards action, and big-picture thinking coupled with his passion to question the status quo, make him an impressive Business Excellence Consultant.