Bernard Deir started Midwest Business Consulting in 2012 with the vision of providing small and medium-sized clients with a value-based alternative to world-class business and project-based consulting services. Bernard is an operations and project management professional with more than 20 years’ experience successfully building world-class operations in various industries including: commercial aviation, bulk fuel storage and distribution, Government, commercial food service, manufacturing, maintenance, security and personal consumer products.
Aviation Facilities, Maintenance and Operations
Mr. Marich brings more than 24 years of experience in airport maintenance and facilities management and more than 40 years of trades experience to the team. Prior to joining MBC, Mr. Marich served as the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for Midway Airport (“MDW”) for 12 years and as a union electrician for more than 20 years. Mr. Marich played a key role in the design, construction, acceptance and mobilization of the new terminal concourse and parking facilities at MDW from 1996 to 2005. He was responsible for developing the corrective and preventive maintenance ticketing programs, creating staffing and operating budgets, and directly oversaw the development and day-to-day utilization of MDW’s CMMS.
Ms. Suarez began her career at Midwest Business Consulting as the company’s Executive Assistant in February 2019. She has an Associate in Arts degree from Harold Washington College where she graduated with honors. Ms. Suarez is currently enrolled at the Graham School of Management at Saint Xavier University where she is pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She has a strong interest in both project and business management.
Ms. Cunningham joined Midwest Business Consulting as a Project Assistant in March 2020 where she supports Senior Consultants and Project Managers on a wide-range of client engagements in various industries. She has over 10 years of experience in the administrative and customer service field. Prior to starting at Midwest Business Consulting, she worked as an Underwriting Assistant at a special risk insurance company and Administrative Assistant for many years in various industries. She is highly skilled in providing administrative support and high-quality customer service. Ms. Cunningham attended Fox Business College in 2000 and has a strong interest in Project Management.