Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marie Stohldreier. Marie is a co-founder at Skillz4Impact (, an Impact Venture Studio that partners with impact entrepreneurs in developing markets to define, accelerate and grow their businesses; and therewith enable them to create and scale long-term positive change in society. Prior to that Marie worked at McKinsey and has […]

In this article, Arthur Wojcicki explains how the 80-20 rule works and how it can be applied to business to yield stronger results and mitigate losses. Perhaps not everyone is familiar with the name Vilfredo Pareto, but many have probably come across his namesake, the Pareto Principle, also known as ‘the 80-20 rule.’ Popular as […]

Dealing with difficult employees is not a pleasant experience, however,  in this article, Zahra Abdullah provides practical tips on how to approach employees with a negative attitude and turn the situation around.  In my coaching conversations with leaders, we sometimes have to deal with problems concerning their employees’ attitudes. I’ve often heard a person I’m […]

Mike Dowhan shares how AI is changing the sales landscape and how salespeople can use it to their benefit.  The sales department plays a crucial role in any organization’s success. As technology advances, it is vital to understand the trends in sales, including AI. Its widespread adoption has transformed almost every sector, and its application […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michael Dowhan. Our mission is to provide sales strategy and leadership expertise to small and medium businesses (SMB) resulting in long-term, sustainable revenue growth. We go beyond sales consulting by partnering with business owners and taking a hands-on approach to build a solid sales foundation aligned with the business, hire […]

In this concise post, Chakshu Diwan shares a forecast on trends in 2024. Are you ready for the future? 🚀 Keep an eye on these exciting trends that are set to shape in 2024: 👉 BNPL Boom: Offering flexibility and convenience to consumers 👉 AI Strategy: A must-have for companies for efficiency and innovation 👉 […]

Ed Wiley asks the pertinent questions to help you determine whether your business is ready to adopt generative AI. There’s this cool, new technology on the block: Artificial Intelligence. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, a little too much?While “thinking” machines have been around for decades, AI as we know it (or think we know it) […]

In this article, Bernhard Heine explains how to integrate personal growth with professional strategies for best results. In business, the significance of incorporating personal growth into professional strategies is often underestimated. We want to discuss the nuanced ways in which individual growth contributes to business success. Emphasizing the importance of self-reflection and personal improvement, we […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Corral. David has been BCG Digital Ventures CFO for last 9 years scaling the operation of this Corporate Venture business from zero. Prior to that in his long tenure career at BCG has run global, regional and finance teams been recognized as a trusted partner who articulates a strategic […]

Alonzo Page is launching a new website for his marketing consultancy serving startups and growth-stage companies.  Where Conviction Meets Creativity: Introducing Strange Oaths I’m excited to share my newest venture: Strange Oaths, a marketing consultancy focused on custom, GTM advisory. After a fulfilling tenure leading Consumer Strategy and Insights at Peloton, I’ve decided it’s time […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Dean. Paul spent 2 years at McKinsey & Company designing and implementing business Transformations in both the travel /logistics and retail spaces. Prior to McKinsey, he served for 6 years in the US Army as an Air Defense Artillery officer. He and his wife live in the DC Metro […]

Sonny Dozier is founder of Fairlead Advisors, an independent consulting firm providing interim executive management services to asset management businesses. As a CFA charter holder and former President and COO of Hunting Hill Global Capital, a growth-stage hedge fund manager, Sonny has deep expertise in alternative investments, portfolio management, risk management, operational due diligence, and […]