Background and History

The Creighton Group was founded as a management consulting firm in May 1989 by Dr. Larry Taylor after he left his position as the Principal-In-Charge of the Deloitte & Touche Productivity Consulting practice.  The firm provided productivity improvement and environment compliance services to Fortune 1000 corporations and federal, state and local government agencies.  In the early 1990’s Dr. Taylor helped write the international standard for environmental management (ISO 14001) as a member of the United States Technical Advisory Group.  He was certified as a lead environmental management systems (EMS) auditor and participated in the roll out of the standard around the world by conducting trainings and support projects for numerous countries.  In additional, he led quality management (ISO 9001) implementations through the firm’s offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Bangkok.  Thus, during the 1990’s The Creighton Group specialized in providing international management consulting, training and auditing services around the world.

After the terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center in New York city, the firm canceled most international projects, closed its Asian office and limited its client base to U.S. based projects.  At that time Dr. Taylor co-founded an import-export business which subsequently became publicly traded via an initial public offering in 2003.   He served as the Chief Financial Officer and executive board member while shepherding the firm through the IPO process.  While serving on the boards of publicly traded companies Dr. Taylor gained considerable experience and expertise in corporate board practices.  Eventually he would be elected to the board of  the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

As an independent corporate director he noted the lack of independent non-financial information being presented and discussed in boardrooms.   He watched his fellow direct

The Creighton Group, Inc. was founded as a consulting firm in May 1989 as a professional services firm by Dr. Larry Taylor in Los Angeles, CA.  During its thirty years it has conducted hundreds of consulting, training and auditing project from offices located in Los Angeles, Orange County, Washington DC, Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong.  The work consisted of environmental projects, productivity improvement projects and technology projects.

In 1993, having experienced considerable success, the firm created The Creighton Group Foundation, a 501c3 public charity that provides educational and sports programs for disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles County.  During the past 25 years, the foundation has helped hundreds of Los Angeles County youth develop such that they now live productive lives as young adults. Most of our youth do not have fathers in their lives. The objective is to serve as a “guided compass” for them, keeping them away from drugs and the negative influences of the streets. We are proud that our foundation makes a positive and significant contribution to society. Among other organizations that support the foundation is the United Way.

After the 911 catastrophe in 2001, The Creighton Group downsized by closing all of its foreign offices and significantly reducing its employee base.  Currently only the LA Office is open with a handful of contract staff focusing on intellectual capital endeavors.  However, it maintains relationships with experts around the world.  The Foundation remains active and in full compliance with California and Federal statutory requirements.

Notable U.S. clients include General Motors Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop, Hughes Corporation,, General Dynamics, Honeywell Corporation, Warner Bros Studios,  U.S. Department of Navy, Los Angeles County, Metropolitan Water District, City of Los Angeles, U.S Small Business Administration, the U.S. Corps of Engineers, US Agency for International Development, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Corrections, California Manufacturing Technology Center, Mars Corporation, Ford Motor Company and many more.