Stroud is a professional services firm that specializes in driving breakthrough improvement in operations and capital projects. 

What you need is an alternative path to help you achieve your goals. A plan that capitalizes on your organization’s specific opportunities, cannot be easily imitated and moves you ahead with an approach that finds tremendous unrealized opportunity even where others have already looked.  You want your people to capture these opportunities successfully by shifting their concept of what’s possible and inspiring the motivation to run after even the toughest challenges. This must drive tangible, bottom-line results quickly and permanently; it cannot just be the latest initiative whose results aren’t sustained.

This is what we do, together. We believe that all organizations have game-changing potential hidden within their current operations, and we work along side the people that know your organization your best – your people – to realize the full extent of this opportunity.

For a more in-depth description of our philosophy, check out the video below, where our CEO Nat Greene discusses the concept of Abundant Thinking.

Our History


Stroud was formed in 2001 by a group of partners with the shared commitment to transforming the approach to operational improvement. Our two founding offices are in Boston, Massachusetts and London, United Kingdom. The newest office was opened in 2011 to meet a growing need in the energy sector and is located in Calgary, Alberta.

We work in a wide range of businesses in both the public and private sectors. When Stroud was founded, our core work was in the manufacturing and chemical sectors including paper and packaging, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, fibers, coatings, and oil. We maintain a strong and growing client base in these sectors and in recent years have expanded our scope to include defense services, infrastructure, and healthcare. Our approach has broad application and we continue to develop our offering into new and exciting areas of business.

We primarily develop our own talent, recruiting at MIT, Cornell University, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and Queen’s University. Over time, many Stroudies move on to other ventures. Part of what makes Stroud unique is not only professional development that allows current Stroudies and alumni to do amazing things, but also the close relationships and network to which they always have access.