Mr. Ishler is a partner in Investors First Capital, a commercial investment/funding intermediary specializing in providing debt and equity funding for a variety of companies, with emphasis on defense, energy, technology, medical and security specializations. As business development manager, Brad is responsible for identifying capital partners from around the world, and providing IFC with the resources they need to offer innovative loan products to a captive business environment.
Mr. Ishler founded Quality Systems Services, a business management consulting firm. Through QSS, Mr. Ishler provides modern business management consulting services to organizations in support of their strategic plans and goals including growth, increased profits and customer satisfaction improvement. These services help organizations eliminate waste, reduce costs, improve productivity and quality through a customer focused team approach to process improvement.
Mr. Ishler has more than 30 years of professional experience and leadership in Quality Management and Organizational Development. As a Quality Executive in the electronics industry Mr. Ishler was instrumental in successful implementation of various “Lean” and “Six Sigma” improvement tools, concepts and processes including Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, Cellular Flow, Standardized Work, Team Development, etc. during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He has authored, implemented, managed and audited numerous ISO 9000 compliant quality management systems and is a certified ISO 9000 lead auditor.
Mr. Ishler is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and Treasurer of the ASQ Section 501, North Central Pennsylvania Region. As a long time member of the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, he served on the board of the Centre County Total Quality Council, Central Pennsylvania Quality Award audit team and the Workforce Development Committee of Centre County.