Umbrex is pleased to welcome Chris Hillyer with HC Advisory.  Chris is a Founder & Managing Director at HC Advisory based in Toronto, Canada. With his extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, digital transformations and machine learning, Chris helps CEOs and boards of directors navigate complex business challenges and drive growth. Previously, Chris was Head […]

Robbie Baxter shares  a summarized chapter from her forthcoming book The Forever Transaction, which explores the obstacles and strategies of building and growing a subscription business. Any business that has been around for two centuries knows something about adapting to changing marketing conditions. Bonnier AB is a private-held Swedish media company that was founded in […]

Bea Beste explores the sad fact that kindness is often met with skepticism in today’s Western society. Most of us get along better with kind and warm people. But what if they are “too” nice? So is caution required? What does it say about our society that some view kindness with skepticism? We all know […]

If you occasionally or frequently suffer from a lack of confidence, this article by Zawah Jameel and Rahul Bhargava shares advice, practices, and exercises that can help you overcome crippling self-doubt. We all have experienced self-doubts, especially when it comes to undertaking significant life decisions. Whether it is the selection of a career or prospects […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ryan Drake-Lee with RDL Economic, Strategy & Operations Consulting.  Ryan has over 20 years of business and corporate strategy experience. Ryan developed his business and economics perspectives in various roles including strategy consulting, industrial manufacturing corporate strategy with a focus on sales & marketing, digital program management in the adtech […]

James Black shares priceless insights learned from his career as an independent consultant. Seven years ago, I put up my shingle and set up an LLC to work as an independent consultant, working on growth strategies, marketing strategies, and insights for clients. During this time, I’ve learned a lot about the space, and myself, and […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Navin Sharma with Datacraft Advisors. Navin is a seasoned consultant and accomplished executive specializing in using digital technology and AI to generate top- and bottom-line value. With a vast repertoire of skills honed as Chief Commercial Services Officer at Inspire Brands and as a management consultant at BCG, Navin’s expertise lies […]

In this interview, Nils Boeffel provides insights into the application of agile methods to cope with a high degree of complexity in companies and the market environment and to develop a sustainable transformation process. Tell us a few key facts about yourself and your professional focus? I’m Nils Boeffel, and I’ve been helping companies successfully […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Hine with Jim Hine Consulting.  Jim is providing supply chain and procurement strategy, technology and operations consulting, primarily to Higher Education and the public sector. He retired from the University of California San Francisco in 2021, where he served as Chief Procurement Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor, building and […]

In this concise article, Robyn Bolton identifies the one practice that successful leaders employ to inspire loyalty and respect. Being a leader isn’t easy. You must BE accountable, compassionate, confident, curious, empathetic, focused, service-driven, and many other things. You must DO many things, including build relationships, communicate clearly, constantly learn, create accountability, develop people, inspire […]

Gregory Borel shares a company post that explores the two key categories of risks, and  business impacts and dependencies on nature. Biodiversity, defined as the variety of living organisms and ecosystems on Earth, is essential for the long-term sustainability of natural, social, and economic systems around the world. Despite over half of the world’s GDP […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Kenny Cao. Kenny most recently led GTM strategy and operations at Brex, a Fintech startup valued at $12B. Before joining Brex, Kenny is part of the founding team for the Customer Experience (CX) function for LinkedIn and established the CX function for LinkedIn’s SaaS lines of business. Prior to LinkedIn, […]