Emergency & Management Solutions

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Optimum Consulting

Optimum Consulting is a management consulting firm that helps clients better balance the demands of your business so you can focus on what matters the most. By offering a broad range of solutions from emergency planning and response to facility management, Optimum is geared to assisting our clients in the best way to protect their business.

Optimum professionals are based out of Coconut Creek, Florida but service clients globally.

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Lauren Linville, President

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Lauren Linville

Lauren Linville is the Founder of Optimum Consulting. Armed with over 10 years of Emergency Management experience, Lauren has worked on multiple natural disasters such as: Hurricanes Dorian, Matthew, Harvey, Irma and Maria. She has participated and planned several Federal Joint-Agency exercises and frequently gives emergency management training. She represents both public, private and non-profit organizations. Lauren holds over 15 emergency management related certificates, including FEMA's Planning Section Chief.

In addition to her accomplishments, Lauren is the co-developer of Gatherlater.com; a site dedicated to helping local small business owners. She has served in the United States Coast Guard as a military officer 

for 15 years. Lauren is currently stationed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts as a Senior Command Executive. She has a Bachelor’s Degree is Criminal Justice and is pursuing a Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU). She currently serves on two non-profit boards and was appointed in 2019 as the first female Chair of the Public Safety Advisory Board for the City of Coconut Creek. She is also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) & Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

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Ian Peshel, Executive Consultant

Ian Peshel

Ian Peshel is an Executive Consultant with Optimum. Focused on Facility and Energy Management solutions, Ian has over 10 years’ experience in this field. Ian has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Ohio University.

Ian is also a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

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Ken Jones, Executive Trainer

Ken Jones

Kenneth "Ken" Jones is an Executive Trainer with Optimum. Ken retired in 2014 after serving 26 years in the United States Coast Guard. His primary responsibilities included planning for mass rescue operations, hurricane planning and preparedness and all-hazard exercise development. Ken is an expert in Area Contingency Plan management, Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), Incident Management Team & ICS coordination. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers, holds the Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and the Professional Continuity Practitioner designations from FEMA. He is also a Type II Incident Commander.

Ken served for six years on the Coast Guard National Level Incident Management Team where he received multiple Type 1, 2 and 3 qualifications with response experience in oil spills,

earthquake and humanitarian assistance, hurricanes and tsunami’s, down aircrafts and National Special Security Events (2012 Republican National Convention and the 2011 Asian Pacific Economic Conference). He has served as an EMT, a volunteer fire fighter, served as a Federal on Scene Coordinators Representative (FOSCR), and certified in the maritime law enforcement field as a boarding officer conducting migrant operations and drug interdiction. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Terrorism and a second Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.  He is a professor with Bethel University where he instructs multiple online undergraduate courses in Disaster and Emergency Management & Homeland Security and Terrorism.

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Our Working Process

Identifying Client Needs

Optimum will work with our clients to identify your needs in order to be successful.

Leadership Commitment

Working with our client’s leadership is not only important but is a top priority to ensuring any successful partnership.

Developing A Plan

Whether building an Emergency Response Plan or Training Exercise, planning is key to success. Let us help you design a plan that works!

Delivering Results

Optimum is committed to ensuring that our clients are satisfied with the outcome of our products and the results they are receiving.

With over 35 years of combined experience, we’ll ensure you get the best guidance.