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David A. Fields shares a post on key steps to take to grow your business. Clients hire your consulting firm in part because you know more than they do. You’re an expert. Wise in the ways of management, marketing or the musk beetle (or whatever your area of expertise happens to be). How expert are […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mark Organ with Categorynauts. Mark spent a couple of years at Bain as an Associate Consultant before founding and leading Eloqua, the category defining marketing automation company in 2000. Eloqua went public in 2012 and is now part of Oracle. Mark then worked as an independent consultant helping Asia and […]

Robbie Baxter takes a look forward for all those running a subscription-based business to provide insight into the future of loyalty programs. For the last fifty years or so, for many marketers,“Loyalty” has been synonymous with Points Programs.  Nearly every hospitality organization  and retailer has a Points Program to drive engagement in episodic businesses.  The […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maria Kinkina with One More Consulting. Maria spent four years as a strategy consultant at Bain London and has been running her own independent consulting firm – One More Consulting – since 2019. Prior to Bain, Maria was the Head of Impact Assessment and Strategy at Teach for Bulgaria. Maria’s areas […]

Jesse Jacoby provides a post that explains why it is so difficult to communicate your vision of the corporate culture you would like to have, and what you can do to articulate the abstract. Ask 100 managers how they define organizational culture, and you’ll probably get as many different definitions as possible. Even scholars cannot […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Haywood with Haywood Strategic Consulting. James  spent three years at Bain & Company, with a large part of that time in the Private Equity practice doing strategy and commercial due diligence projects across different industries including energy, industrials, manufacturing and telecommunications. Prior to Bain, James was a Chemical Engineer, […]

Kaihan Krippendorff shares a post that draws attention to current societal shifts and the role that today’s technological innovations play in this post-modern world. In two of our previous trend pieces, The Future of Work and Future Organizational Models, we reviewed how traditional systems of hierarchy are being dismantled in the workplace. But this trend […]

  Paul Browne shares an article on stress testing and cash management as a means to help business survive another COVID-19 shutdown.   Cash Management and Stress Testing The full force of the COVID-19 pandemic is now hitting the UK with most businesses either completely shut down or working well below capacity. Most law firms are […]

  Jeffery Perry shares an article that explains how to leave a leadership position in the best possible way and shape. Leavership? No, this is not a typo where the “v” is meant to be a “d.” Much has been written about business leadership—the art of guiding and motivating others to achieve a set of […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Andrea Ziegler. Andrea spent five years as a Consultant with BCG and Bain, in Canada and South Africa. After leaving consulting, Andrea spent a couple of years doing in-house strategy work for Bell Canada. Since then she has been the President/CEO of three small to medium-sized digital media businesses, each […]

  In this article, Amanda Setili explains why it’s necessary to dig below the surface of agreement to avoid the issue of last-minute naysayers. Imagine a high-level team whose members represent different stakeholders. It might include representatives from a wide range of disciplines, divisions, companies or even communities. At first, they are all enthusiastically working […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Fabio Olivi.  After graduation, Fabio started working in Large Consumer market industry with Companies like Procter&Gamble and Colgate Palmolive. Remained 4 years in this Industry, he then moved in the Management Consulting, having worked in Accenture (2 years, mainly Banking and Financial), KPMG Business Advisory (10 years, mainly Manufacturing) and […]