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Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Edelman. After 30 years as a Chief Marketing Officer (at Aetna/CVS) and building consultancy businesses in Digital and Marketing Transformation (with McKinsey, Digitas, and the Boston Consulting Group), I would love to work with others on helping companies in healthcare, fin services, consumer services, and marketing tech/svcs shape their […]

  With a look ahead to a post pandemic environment, James Black provides nine questions to help you identify the potential possibilities and pitfalls. While all eyes are on navigating the pandemic—and for retailers than also means navigating the critical holiday shopping period—smart manufacturers and retailers are starting to look ahead to envision how they […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Eugenio Iguzquiza. Eugenio is a seasoned strategy and operations professional experienced in multinational environments, cross-functional teams and matrix organisations with a focus on the Consumer Goods and Food & Beverages sectors. Eugenio worked 5 years in management consulting as a Senior Associate for Booz & Company followed by operations/commercial strategy […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Agres with 2nd St Strategy. James is a Senior Management Consultant with 10+ years of strategic consulting experience. His work focuses on sell-side and buy-side commercial due diligence for Private Equity and Investment Banking clients. James possesses deep expertise in developing and executing organic and M&A driven growth strategies […]

  Anna Engstromer shares a post that identifies what goes wrong with strategy implementation and what needs to be applied to ensure successful adoption. The Everyday Value of the Right Design in Services Just because it happens all the time, all over, strategy implementation isn’t easy. It may appear so judging from corporate communication, but […]

  Access this resource from Gaelle Lamotte’s company on how to improve your ability to execute strategies by integrating development and planning, driving focus and alignment. How often do you win with your strategy? Strategy development is useful for defining ambitions and long term goals. A good strategy is only as good as the capability […]

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  Eric Hiller exposes the biggest blunders leaders make when it comes to product cost management and design to value.  Product cost management (PCM) and design-to-value (DtV) are two areas in companies capable of delivering the greatest of impact, but are sadly prone to the biggest blunders by leadership. Trying to save one’s way to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michael Hagmann with MSP. After completing his studies in management engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), Michael worked for The Boston Consulting Group for over five years. There, he led and developed teams as a project manager within the scope of strategy and efficiency improvement projects in different contexts […]

  Duane Capuano shares a white paper on the blocks that stop the implementation of strategies and provides a framework for moving a strategy from thought to action. Countless association executive teams dedicate significant time and resources to strategic planning. But too often, great ideas and plans stay trapped in the notebook and are quickly […]

  With the pandemic hitting the second wave and going nowhere fast, Boris Galonske shares a comprehensive framework and downloadable PDF playbook designed to guide companies through critical infrastructure operations during major disruptions such as: pandemics. The coronavirus exposes critical infrastructure to a risk environment which is unprecedented in recent history. In order to maintain […]

  As the world begins to realize there will be no return to normal, Diane Mulcahy shares an article that explores the need to rethink the future of work. Work was ripe for disruption long before 2020. The fundamental structure of work, and the ways we work, haven’t kept pace with technology, with corporate needs […]