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RAS & Associates: Consulting Reimagined

Information Technology can be a significant driver of value for almost any organization. However, many organizations view IT as more of a necessary evil than a critical business function.  RAS & Associates guides IT organizations by providing strategic direction, technology roadmaps, tactical implementation plans and process improvement techniques which enable its clients to reduce costs, streamline operations, and increase resource productivity.
RAS is transforming their clients, people and community by constantly looking for ways to grow and improve both internally and externally. Client successes result from the implementation of proven models and processes which elevate their teams and ultimately their entire business. Honesty, integrity, and respect are core values at RAS, and these are demonstrated at personal and professional levels across the firm.
A Unique and Personalized Approach to Consulting
RAS & Associates is a strategy and management consulting firm headquartered in Denver. Their talented team comprises seasoned professionals with diverse industry experience. They all share the same commitment: a deep investment and creative engagement in the long term success of their clients. This fundamental value enables RAS to deliver “Consulting Reimagined.”
RAS’s experience in IT includes Operational Strategy Development, Application Rationalization and Consolidation, CRM Management Strategy, Demand Management, Capacity Planning and Resource Optimization.  RAS knows that without understanding the “how,” organizations cannot fully benefit from investments made in their growth and success. To that end, a project is not considered complete unless the client is equipped with the knowledge and capability it needs to grow the business, contain costs and remain competitive.
In the IT consulting segment, RAS focuses on the alignment of IT and operational strategy. Often, infrastructure and operational strategies diverge, resulting in excess IT spending, unfulfilled business requirements, and inefficient, manual processes. Developing these strategies hand-in-hand will help ensure business goals and objectives are realized as quickly and efficiently as possible. Optimizing the universal interrelationships between people, process and technology enables RAS to differentiate itself from other IT management consulting firms.
Founding Partner and CEO Rob Swanson earned his MBA from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from Colorado State University.
Rob’s focus is and always has been on optimization before revolution. He believes that within most businesses, pragmatic and strategic adjustments to existing operations provide more immediate benefit than do radical changes or complete overhauls. By addressing this typically unmet need, RAS has grown quickly and assertively since being formed in 2008.
Rob’s philosophy on culture, growth, leadership and innovation are well-regarded, and he is regularly invited as a speaker and author to a wide range of audiences. Additionally, Rob is actively involved with a number of Denver area non-profit agencies.
Elaborating on the future of RAS in the IT industry, Rob says “It is certainly an exciting time for the tech industry in Colorado, as the state continues to rank high in the concentration of tech workers. Industries such as telecom, green tech, and life sciences are behind this growth, and it is our goal to stay at the forefront of this evolution.”