Spader, Life Associates merge resources

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Industry consultants Spader Business Management and Life Associates have merged their resources, the companies reported in a joint release. The recent announcement formalizes a 30-year relationship between the companies and moves their activities under a single combined system.

Life Associates founder Michael O’Connor compared the merger to bringing together the right hardware and software.

“The software is the art of hiring, retaining and training the right people to a common philosophy and a realistic, practical process for achieving what an organization values,” O’Connor said in the release. “Spader Business Management’s philosophy and proven facts-based business principles and programs are the hardware. This combination represents the natural progression of what business consulting should provide as comprehensive, total solutions for companies looking to reach new levels of performance.”

Spader Business Management President John Spader said joining the two companies provides their clients added value during a difficult time.

“The timing of this announcement is good news for both organizations’ clients as they navigate through our current volatile economy,” Spader said. “Our clients will find that by taking advantage of the processes and principles of our combined offerings that they will have the confidence and clarity needed to stabilize and grow their businesses.”

Spader Business Management, located in Sioux Falls, S.D., has developed industry-specific business programs for the RV, marine, powersports, lighting showroom, farm equipment, motorcoach, trailer and office furniture industries.

Life Associates, with locations in Naples, Fla., and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., provides management consulting services the company says are “designed around a systematic approach for businesses to align their culture and business practices with their core values to create all-win solutions for its stakeholders.”

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