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  From his company website, Andrew Hone offers a guide on how to conduct a rapid strategic review and identify new value-creating opportunities for your business.  A strategic review is a structured process to identify new value-creating opportunities within a business. This could be about improving the performance of an existing division, or taking advantage […]

  In response to the recent news on how many brands approached this year’s Super Bowl ads, Jennifer Hartz shares an article that highlights corporate responsibility in action.   Two stalwart Super Bowl brands and commercial rivals are skipping 2021 game ads. On February 2nd, amidst a global pandemic and national division, millions will watch Super […]

  Bernie Heine provides a few cost-effective ways to boost employee engagement, productivity, and loyalty. Showing gratitude to employees is essential, and a good and easy way to do it is with employee incentives that don’t cost money. A good business leader should reward the employees when they deserve it. However, the reason why they […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ulrich Riedel with Dr. Ulrich Riedel Consulting.  Ulrich is a trusted senior manager and management board member with 21 years of leadership experience in industrial companies, and as McKinsey project manager. For 2 years (and his entire professional life) he has been supporting industrial companies to increase their likelihood of […]

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  Tim Worboys shares the strategies behind the success of a leading US insurtech company. Hippo, a leading US insurtech company, announced yesterday that they had raised $150M in a Series E round, valuing the business at $1.5B post fundraising. As the global economic conditions continue to prove challenging due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Koen Veltman with OrganizationBuilders. Koen is a true believer in business as a force for good. Koen has over ten years of experience as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Aberkyn, and SparkOptimus. And is the founder of OrganizationBuilders. Building hands-on expertise in over 40 organizations in transformation topics like […]

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  Are you failing to attract the talent you want at your company? Paul Millerd takes some time to analyze what does and doesn’t work on a company career page with examples taken from a review of 100 sites. Why Stripe has the only good career page on the internet (okay maybe Costco too) January […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Wayne Patten with Innovation Strategies. Wayne has over 30 years of experience in consulting to senior leadership in companies of all sizes. In 2000, Mr. Patten founded Innovation Strategies, LLC to focus on helping clients achieve significant organic growth and operational excellence. Prior to founding Innovation Strategies, he co-founded Prism […]

  Sugath Warnakulasuriya shares an article that explores a strategy many companies take to develop a path to profitable growth.  Many traditional high-share, low-growth companies find themselves in a similar predicament: they’re burdened with large, fragmented account portfolios, likely from inorganic market share binges. They often have hybrid asset bases, widely dispersed points of distribution […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Katherine Feeney with Beckett Square. Katherine runs Beckett Square, through which she works primarily with private equity funds and corporate acquirers on topics including commercial due diligence, investment and portfolio strategy, market screens, and performance improvement. Katherine founded Beckett Square in early 2019 after her time at Bain & Company, […]

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  Robbie Baxter shares valuable advice on how to build and manage a network in a comfortable and authentic way. A few years ago, my sister asked me to co lead a workshop to help a group of her fellow psychologists build their professional network. Here’s how she opened the event: “I know most of […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jakob Skovgaard. Jakob is an international senior executive with 20 years of P&L, strategy and leadership experience from McKinsey & Co, Arla Foods (dairy) and Danish Crown (meat). Most recently Managing Director Denmark in Danish Crown with 450 mio EUR full P&L responsibility and Global Cheese SVP in Arla with […]