Executive Team

The Alumina Group's Executive Team are amongst the highest quality in the consultancy industry.  With a combined +110 years of industry knowledge and prestigious education achievements, these leading professionals will deliver heightened business efficiencies while optimizing your business progressions.      

Ty H. Franklin

Vice President of Operations

(509) 389-3556




  • Strategic Planning
  • Website Design
  • Social/Digital Marketing
  • Career Services
  • Business Strategy
  • Executive Leadership
  • Work Force Planning
  • Supply Chain Processes


Professional Development:

Ty H. Franklin brings 22 years of business solution experience focusing primarily on the Consumer Package Goods industry in sales, account, category, human resources, and supply chain based executive leadership for a number of industry leading Fortune 500 Companies. 




MBA- Masters of Business Administration:

Capella University


MS- Masters of Science in Organizational Psychology:
Capella University
BS- Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing:
University of Phoenix


Graduate Certificate in Business Strategy: Cornell University

Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership: Cornell University
Graduate Certificate in Consulting Management: Capella University
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration: Capella University

Shane M. Smith

Vice President of Consulting

(509) 730-3091




  • Leadership Development
  • Building Top Performing Teams
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Workforce Planning
  • True Colors


Professional Development:

Shane M. Smith brings 22 years of business solution experience across the Consumer Packaged Goods and Education industries.  His experience in the CPG sector is built in sales, account development, and category based Executive Leadership roles serving a number of fortune 500 companies.  In the Education industry, Shane was recognized multiple times as a top Executive Leader within the company in Campus President and Regional Director roles.




BA- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice:

Eastern Washington University


Certified Business Consultant: Business Training Institute

Certified True Colors Facilitator

Certified Trainer: Hiring High Activity Sales Professionals

Jimmie J. Gnidziejko

Vice President of Business Development

(214) 392-9358




  • Acquisition
  • Employee Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Process Implementation
  • Negotiation
  • Servant Leadership


Professional Development:

Jimmie J. Gnidziejko brings 26 years of organizational expertise in the realm of business development.  Adaptive leader with extraordinary inpersonal skills leading to optimal business progression.  Skilled negotiator, with proven record of exceeding top tier key performance indications.  His experience in the B2B sector is built in sales, account development, human resource management, strategic/tactical market penetration, and customer based executive leadership for a number of fortune 500 companies.  As a mentor and a business leader, Jimmie has consulted a number of professionals and start-up companies transition to the next level.   



Certified Business Consultant: Business Training Institute
Sales Leadership Program: IRSMX

Dr. Derek Farley

Emergency Physician

Advisory Board Member





Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; University of North Texas
MBA, Management and Operations; Western Governors University
Bachelors of Science in Biology / Pre-Med: Texas Lutheran University

Matthew D. Newman

Vice President of Ian's Natural Foods

Advisory Board Member





Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership ; Gonzaga University
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management; Western International University

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