Business Name: Pro-Concepts LLC
President's Name: Shawn T. O’Rourke
President's Title: President
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?
Pro-Concepts LLC is a Professional Risk Management Consulting Firm whose pro-active Enterprise Risk Management Practices strengthens corporate strategic objectives and reduces operational risks. Pro-Concepts provides clients complete risk management services packages ranging from policy planning, risk management plans, baseline and annual risk assessments, implementation and training support. Complimenting these services, Pro-Concepts is the sole developer and supplier of Risk Radar® Enterprise. Risk Radar® Enterprise is a fully Web-based, easy-to-use application designed to encourage and facilitate pro-active risk management and communication within a project or multi-project, multi-tier Enterprise Risk Management system. Pro-Concepts staff supports a diversified industry base with subject matter experts selected to ensure each client maximizes their business investments.
Pro-Concepts products and services are based and delivered on recognized industry standards. We believe in our need to be pro-actively involved with our customers, deliver concepts and support that will maximize our clients’ success and provide our services with unquestionable integrity and ethics.
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?
History- Shawn O’Rourke, President of Pro-Concepts, is a 21 year career Naval Officer and entrepreneur who has been an innovator in the Risk Management industry for over 30 years. Shawn’s background includes roles as Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director in both small and large corporations.
Since 1996, he has been in involved in over 300 risk assessments helping government and commercial clients understand their potential risks and methods to mitigate or reduce their risks. His strong Risk Management background led him to establish Pro-Concepts in 2011. His dedication and commitment in helping companies and clients overcome obstacles and become successful is his trademark. Promoting pro-active communications and maintaining visibility on the business goals and objectives are keys to any business’s success and growth.
Pro-Concepts supports our customers with customer focused Risk Management Services and Products. As a small company we balance our staffing with full time and on call consultants. We maintain our competitiveness in providing Risk Management Services by identifying and proposing the right staffing mix for the particular engagement. Pro-Concepts success is based on combing and implementing program management, systems engineering principles and processes to identify risks and opportunities through formal application of risk management methodologies.
Unique Facts- Shawn O’Rourke has managed support teams across the DoD and Federal agencies to include: establishing the National Archives and Records Administration, Electronics Records Archives Program, Program Management Office (PMO), Instituted Government Printing Office, FDsys Program, IV&V Program, provided staffing support to United States Agency for International Development, CIO, in System Engineering and IV&V Support and implemented the NAVSEA - LSD 41/47 Ship Class Modernization, Risk Management Program. Pro-Concepts is a corporate sponsor of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Managers (AFERM).
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
Many of our largest area firms will address financial risk management but not enterprise/program,/project risk management. Multiple regional projects have been undertaken with promised schedules and costs. These projects eventually faced schedule delays and cost overruns due to the lack of pro-active and viable continuous risk management program.
Pro-Concepts’ offers a unique blend of full-service enterprise risk management support that includes risk management mentoring and consulting. These services support the establishment and execution of enterprise risk management programs and provide the necessary staff training in the implementation and continuation of enterprise risk management programs. We employ our unique ISO 9001:2008 standards-based risk assessment process to conduct independent and unbiased risk assessments of customer programs, projects or functional areas.
Risk Radar Enterprise is a fully web-based, easy-to-use application designed to encourage and facilitate proactive risk management and communication within a multi-project, multi-tier Enterprise Risk Management system.
Risk Radar Enterprise’s most notable feature is that- IT'S EASY TO USE. The application design is simple, straight forward, and intuitive. This enables users to quickly begin documenting, managing, and communicating their risks without significantly impacting their busy schedule. The product is scalable within an organization from an individual project to the corporate enterprise.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?
Understanding how to protect and defend intellectual property rights, especially trademarks. Marketing challenges range from web-site development to how to actively promote the company. It is a never ending challenge to market our niche services and products in today’s marketplace.
We continue to explore the best methods to communicate and promote our services with a limited marketing budget.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
In September, Pro-Concepts will celebrate 4 years in business, debt free with a great dedicated staff and supporting consultants. We continue to successfully execute our vision to expand our consulting services and enhance our Risk Radar Enterprise software application.
What do you see for the future of your business?
Every organization faces risk on a daily basis. How you recognize and mitigate risk will be a constant challenge. Our continued growth is focused on helping organizations understand risk and reduce the impact risk has on their business operations. “Today’s problems are yesterday’s risks”
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?
Pro-Concepts is proud of its affiliation with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The chamber not only affords many avenues for business networking but also serves as a gateway to local community services. We welcome the opportunity to bring low-cost risk management solutions to organizations that are associated with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.