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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Matthew Levey.  Matthew was a generalist in the New York Office of McKinsey working on a range of projects in finance, non-profit and PE. Prior to McKinsey he was a US diplomat, serving in the Balkans and as an intelligence analyst in Washington. Since McKinsey he has focused on education, […]

Stijn Leupe shares a post on the current, painful interest rates for both individuals and corporations.  The financing pains: a lot of pain for private individuals and currently even more for corporations For a lot of private individuals, financing the purchase of a house becomes extremely difficult due to the two to three times higher […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex Mitchell.  Most recently, Alex was SVP Unlocking Innovation at LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator), a 501c3 non-profit, where he oversaw all of LACI’s founder-facing work, including startup recruitment, startup programs, and the LACI Impact (venture capital) Fund and LACI Debt Fund. Previously, Alex served as SVP of Market Transformation […]

Using COVID as a case study on the unexpected risks business leaders face, Davide Gronchi shares practical steps on risk mitigation. Whilst in the middle of an heavy and unexpected crisis, company leaders are requested to keep looking far ahead and shape the future of their company by (re-)designing the strategy and how to implement […]

Using COVID as a case study on the unexpected risks business leaders face, Davide Gronchi shares practical steps on risk mitigation. Whilst in the middle of an heavy and unexpected crisis, company leaders are requested to keep looking far ahead and shape the future of their company by (re-)designing the strategy and how to implement […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tao Yang with Organizational Growth Hacker. Tao has been an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company since 2022. Prior to McKinsey, he spent 14 years at Deloitte Consulting, where he specialized in human capital advisory services, ultimately leaving the position of Senior Director. His areas of expertise include strategy articulation, […]

Kurt Kendall shares a glimpse of his career journey in this post.  It’s been more than 25 years since I graduated from MIT with my doctorate and decided to pursue a career in business rather than continue with chemistry. However, I still recall with utter clarity sitting in a graduate class in quantum mechanics that […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Akshi Federici with Vision Realize. A summary of Akshi’s experience follows. “Chief Operating Officer (COO), Founding Venture Partner, Executive Director with ~20 years of hands on operating, strategic, and entrepreneurial experience at leading organizations. Throughout my career, teams have turned to me to setup operations, streamline and scale execution (from […]

Akshi Federici shares a LinkedIn post on her 7+ years (50+ dog years) into the Blockchain/Web3 industry. 7+ years (50+ dog years) into the Blockchain/Web3 industry where I started by stepping into the Bogart office of Consensys as Executive Director working on several projects and launching ConsenSys Academy, on to developing Product at Status, to […]

Kedar Gharpure shares themes a business leader could explore as a first step to uncover organic growth potential. Picture this – your organisation has just delivered a double digit EBITDA growth, and there are high fives all around. But as a business head you reflect on some of your customer interactions and your commercial reviews, […]

Two years have passed since Indranil Ghosh wrote this article on the public’s lack of trust in the global system. Unfortunately, the erosion of trust has continued but Indranil offers four reasons so many people are disillusioned. As the world’s political and business elites ruminate on world affairs at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Mungai Munene with Capital Operating Partners. Mungai has spent the last 10 years working in the management consulting space in East Africa and has been running his own consulting firm focused on growth advisory in Africa since 2020. In East Africa he has worked with KPMG East Africa’s management […]