About Sigma Resource Group

Since 1982 SIGMA Resource Group has been helping business leaders and their companies achieve their goals. We help business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs break through organizational and personal limitations and plan and lead their companies to long term success. Our one driving goal has been and always will be to help clients achieve results.

Mark Akerley - Sigma Resource Group, Inc.Mark Akerley – Mark has the unique ability to simultaneously be both an Advisor and Leader for his clients. Clients and colleagues point out his excellent listening and analytic abilities combined with his drive and know-how to get things done. For more than 20 years as founder and President of Sigma Resource Group he has worked with companies of all sizes and in many industries – including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GE, Penn National, EMC, AMA, American Automobile Association – and over 200 other organizations. Mark’s leadership has resulted in companies significantly improving service, quality, productivity, and operating results.

Mark’s real passion is working with small to mid-sized companies and their business owners and top teams to help them set and achieve realistic yet “stretch” goals. As he says, “it’s all about results and fulfillment for the business leader.”

Prior to co-founding his own company, Mark spent ten years in industry with Signature Financial and ITT Hartford as Vice President of Operations and Business Analyst. He has also served the Boards of several companies, served on the leadership council for the Lincoln Foundation to help Illinois companies achieve excellence, and currently is a director of two non-profit organizations. Mark has been awarded degrees in business, economics, and organizational improvement. He has authored and co-authored several instructional handbooks for business leaders including “Fundamentals of Productivity Improvement,” “Performance for Profit,” “Continuous Improvement in a Discontinuous Workplace,” “Becoming Better Leaders,” and “Strategic Edge: a simple but not easy process for producing winning results.”

Mark is an FAA licensed pilot where even in his leisure time he continually challenges himself, attempting to fly sailplanes (airplanes without engines) cross country – sometimes successfully and sometimes not.

Partial List of Clients

Arbitration Forum
Cameron Group
Eva Maddox Associates
Daily Herald
Mutual Trust Life
Farm Mutual
Fortis Financial
Guarantee Reserve
Horton Group
Guy Carpenter
MGH Health
Montgomery Mutual
Mountain West Farm Bureau
Newcastle Companies
Partners Group
Penn National
Quaker Oats
Security Benefit
Rowe Companies
US dept of Agriculture
US Postal Service
Merchants & Business Owners Assn.
Preferred Mutual
Robert Taylor Associates
Business Engineering
IBR Services
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
American Medical Association
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Certified Grocers
Richard Morton Company
Charming Shops
Sterling Stainless Tube
Nielson Clearing House
Boatman’s Bank
Fort Dearborn Life
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Management Programs Inc
Federal Reserve Bank
Montgomery Ward
Farm Bureau
North American Insurance
Official Airine Guides
Mid Central Foods
Walter Heller Financial
American Medical Association
Heinold Commodities
Elangy Littman Jewelers
Channel Home Centers
Regency Savings Bank
Exchange National Bank
Signature Group
McCrory Stores
American Dental Association
Alliance Insurance Co
Employers Health Insurance
The Brethren Mutual Insurance Co.
National Assn for Mutual Insurance Co’s
Follett College Stores
AAA-American Automobile Assn.
J.C. Penny
Lewis Paper Inc.
Chicago Beverage Systems
Alliance of American Insurers
Town of Franklin
Village of Rocky Hill

Sigma Resource Group, Inc 521 S. La Grange Rd. Suite 206 La Grange, IL 60525 | T:708.354.4673