About Strategic Solutions 1

Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd has been in business providing excellent business consulting services to clients of all sizes and in multiple business sectors since 2009. Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd focuses on strategic business improvement and optimization leading their clients to realize their vision, accomplish their mission and achieve challenging business objectives over the short and long term. Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd uses proven sound business practices, “out of the box” thinking and LEAN and Operational Excellence methods utilizing a “hands on” collaborative approach to enable our client’s success. Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd takes shared ownership of the initiative and leads our clients throughout their business improvement, acquisition or strategic partnership structuring initiatives until all business objectives are achieved. Unlike most business consulting firms, Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd does not just give advice and deliver a white paper.  We help assure success in collaboration with our clients.  Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd is a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA).

Our Team

Scott Levy, President
Business Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Scott Levy is a business consultant and principle of Strategic Solutions 1, Ltd. Scott specializes in business strategy development, strategic planning and implementation, business improvement, process improvement, program management, acquisitions consulting and structuring strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Scott’s expertise in LEAN and Operational Excellence methodologies is applied to each challenging initiative he leads. Scott has consulted with fortune 100 business such as Ford Motor Co., Johnson and Johnson, Amgen, Harley Davidson and Caterpillar, in addition to small and medium sized business. Scott has a track record for successfully leading clients to improving nearly all aspects of their business resulting in more efficient operations, significant growth in revenue, profitability, market share, shareholder value, improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, and improved quality. Scott previously started, owned and operated an engineering consulting firm and also started and owned three other small businesses. Scott has a B.S.M.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and worked as an Engineer and Program Manager in the Automotive industry before becoming a consultant.

Mark Reckard, MBA
Business and Management Consultant

Mark Reckard has over 30 years of broad, multi-market, global entrepreneurial experience with the development and operation for a large number of startup and turnaround businesses. During his tenure with M Square Trust, and the affiliated Affordable Housing Advisors/Interstate Housing Resources, Mr. Reckard has been involved in the acquisition, structuring, and development of real estate for public and private investment for approximately 20 years. During that time he has analyzed, structured, and assisted in the development of over $500 million in real estate, leading to over $250 million in investor funds being raised; included in this development is the creation of in excess of 3,000 apartment units, targeted for families and seniors in the affordable range through the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. In addition to the above, while at Candle Software Corporation (acquired by IBM), Mr. Reckard was responsible for the structuring, approval, and financing of over $1 billion of sales of software and professional services. Mark has an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BA from Pritzer College.

Charles Bamford, MBA
Business Operations Improvement Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Charles Bamford is a multi-faceted business consultant with a strong engineering and operations management background. His focus is on improving business performance through the application of best practices. Charles held executive positions in several small and medium sized manufacturing companies as Vice President of Operations, Director of Engineering, Chief Engineer and Manager of Manufacturing for about 16 years.  He brings experience of managing growth, cultural change, and developing quality and compliance systems to his business consulting repertoire. Charles has an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, an MS of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a BSc in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Doug Rabe
Business Process and Test Engineering Consultant

Doug Rabe is a Test, Verification and Reliability Process Consultant working in the Medical Device, DoD, Automotive and Commercial business sectors. Doug has 44 years experience in product design verification, validation and characteristics testing. Doug’s expertise includes designing, integrating and fielding automatic test systems, specifying, acquiring and commissioning production test and environmental test systems, developing, executing and analyzing verification activities, and conducting harsh environment and reliability HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) activities and analysis.


“Scott and I worked together in 2017 for Amgen. Scott was brought on to oversee the overall planning, team management and execution of the DHF assessments. Scott proved to be driven, well organized and communicative at all important points of the assessments. Scott’s management of the team was robust and complete. Scott elevated issues in a timely manner so that they didn’t impact the timelines and enable quick resolution. At the end of the project, Scott delivered all the assessments as well as recommendations for DHF development improvements and tools moving forward. This was a huge asset to Amgen and was well received by Senior leadership. I would not hesitate to recommend Scott and I will use him again as needed in the future.”

– Ken Lance, Program Manager Amgen and AstraZeneca

“Scott is smart, tenacious and calm in equal measure… an unusual combination particularly when you combine it with his modest demeanor. If you want real help with genuine problems don’t waste time looking anywhere else. Job done.”

– Cambridge Jones, Owner Cambridge Jones Partnership

“Scott is a very detailed and goal orientated engineer and program manager. He looks out for the best interest of the client/customer in regards to the financials of the project or product as well as any designs he is responsible for. He wants to do the best job possible and will challenge the people that he works with to do the same and more.”

– Michael Church, Principal Engineer at Caterpillar and JBT AeroTech

“Scott was a sought after resource for multiple projects within our company. His work spanned our quality and new product development organizations. Scott and his team’s attention to detail, vast lean process experience and collaborative work ethic resulted in well structured, efficient procedures for retrospective and future compliance.”

– Christopher Birchard, Johnson and Johnson