Behind every great company is a team of great people.

At Connecting for Results, our people are the foundation of our business, and we want you to get to know them. In this new series, we’ll be highlighting the many talents of our team members. With expertise across the printing industry, one commonality is:

Knowledge + Experience = Results

Today we’re kicking off the series with management consulting expert, Darren Loken.

Darren has served over 30 years as a passionate leader and innovative thinker in the printing industry. He has a proven record of effectively guiding teams to profitability and growth, as well as in restructuring and improving under-performing businesses.

His tenure in the print industry includes executive roles in varying sized companies, from small local concerns to multi-billion-dollar global enterprises. Decades of board leadership and peer group engagement offered visibility into hundreds of other printing companies of all sizes. The result has been the ability to recognize and bring top performing leadership, best practices, and financial and critical business metrics to bear in all the businesses he has touched.

Darren has been helping CFR clients in the areas of planning and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. He recently completed projects:

  • Supporting the buyer with an acquisition
  • Reviewing workflow for operational efficiency
  • Assessing strategic and operational functions for a specific product line
  • Representing and supporting a company for sale

Darren is based in Seattle, Washington USA, and also covers the BC region in Canada, and can be reached at