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Cordatus consultants are experienced change agents in ISO, IMB, and FDA regulated environments. We assist clients in bringing about a culture where continuous customer-centric change is welcomed within the organisation. We have partnered with our clients to assist them developing and executing, structured and formally planned, lean and six sigma transformations. In recognition of our success we enjoy a high level of repeat business with clients. References are available from all clients, on request.

Principal Consultant & Managing Director
Bernadette Rushe, BSc, Dip SA, CPIM, MSc, ASQ Black Belt

Bernie has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. She received her Lean and Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation. In 2001 she left Dell to establish Cordatus. She specialises in working with senior management teams to develop a vision of organisation competitiveness and a practical roadmap to deliver that vision. Her consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per annum to client companies. She holds a first class honours masters’ degree in supply chain management.
Horse riding, music, cinema, art, and spending time with her family and friends are her main social interests.
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SeniPat Cullinane, Lean six sigma consultant traineror Consultant
Pat Cullinane, B. Eng, Master Black Belt, University of Kentucky (Toyota) Certified Lean Manufacturing Expert

Pat has over 16 years’ experience in lean, six sigma, project and change management. He is a certified Master Black Belt, Lean Expert & Certified Change Management Practitioner with international experience at site and corporate levels, supporting up to 31 locations with Covidien, and 10 locations with pharmaceutical multinational Mylan, in financial, supply chain, process & quality improvement. He is experienced in manufacturing projects and business process improvement, with a strong focus on financial return. Prior to working in the pharmaceutical sector Pat worked in medical device, customer service centres, publishing, plastics and information and communications technology.
In his spare time Pat enjoys a game of hurling and football and is PRO for his local GAA masters football team.
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TP Fanning, Lean six sigma consultant trainer

Senior Consultant
T.P. Fanning, BSc, Dip Quality management, Dip Statistics, ASQ Certified Black Belt

T. P. is an accomplished senior engineering professional who has worked for over 20 years in the Medical Device industry, including Boston Scientific and KCI manufacturing. As Senior Process Excellence Engineer, he is experienced in the development and execution of Operational Excellence strategies which have delivered significant cost savings & compliance benefits to the organisation. In addition to being an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt, T.P. is a qualified Lean, Six Sigma and Process Validation Trainer. He has developed and facilitated hundreds of workshops on a range of lean and six sigma topics, and has a keen interest in enabling people to use process analysis tools effectively.



Associate Team

Cordatus works in association with fellow lean and six sigma consulting experts who, are experienced and certified lean transformation and six sigma experts. All are members of the Irish Management Consultants Association.

Maria Ryan

Associate Consultant
Maria Ryan BEng, MBA, Allied Signal Certified Black Belt

Maria is an experienced mentor and coach for leadership teams in the development of strategy, aligning lean activities to achieve strategy, and change management to facilitate sustaining of lean programmes. She facilitates training workshops in lean six sigma tools, including value stream mapping, SIPOC, 5S, visual management, problem solving, standard work and SMED. She is also experienced in delivering certified courses such as lean six sigma yellow belt, green belt and black belt.


Irish Management Consultants Association (IMCA)

CoIMCArdatus Consulting is a registered practice with the IMCA. The IMCA is the professional Institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland. Members cover the spectrum of practices, from international to individual specialists, and embrace a very wide range of sectors and expertise.  Please click on the icon to see guidelines for selecting a consultant.