Robbie Kellman Baxter shares an article on a surprising subscription offered by BMW. BMW Group recently announced a subscription to heated seats subscriptions. The offering is available in several markets, including the UK, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa although not the US, yet. According to the Verge, other subscription offerings on offer will include […]

Rob Ristagno shares an article and podcast where he interviews Joseph Fung, a serial entrepreneur, who has a passion for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and offers a definition that goes beyond current thinking and identifies benefits of embracing both. Joseph Fung is a serial entrepreneur who already had a […]

In this article, Alex Miller identifies how CEOs can take a step back to the early days of starting a business to remember how to build agility and improve innovation. Four out of 10 CEOS surveyed in our 2016 CEO Outlook report anticipate that their companies will undergo significant transformation over the next three years. […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marc Bachs Castan. Marc is a management consultant with extensive Commercial/Vendor Due Diligence, Strategy, Performance Improvement and M&A experience at Bain & Co. and as an independent contractor. He has lead multiple consulting teams and his career has taken him to Europe, America, and Australia where he currently lives. Marc […]


In this short, inspiring article, Susan Meier explains why designing is a necessary human function.  As some of you may know, making jewelry has been a long-time passion of mine. Since being transfixed at the age of 6 by the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit, I have been on a quest to view and later make […]

In this article, Xavier Lederer provides key tips on how to stimulate growth when it seems your company has stopped moving forward. My company has great growth potential, but I spend my days fighting fires I can’t find time to work on my business.  And my team, they just don’t seem to be pulling in […]

Kaihan Krippendorff shares an article that draws from a Harvard study on the three areas of the brain responsible for creativity and how technology and human creativity will collaborate in the future. In 2018, a famous Harvard study sought to understand which parts of the brain are responsible for creativity. Creativity, as defined in the […]

Claire de Weerdt shares four trends in real estate to watch in a post-COVID market. Brick and mortar has made a comeback. In the year ending Q1 2022, ~94 million sqft of retail space in the US was filled (net adsorption) – the highest level since 2017 – indicating a strong comeback as consumers flock back […]


Jay Jung shares a case study that explains how his company helped a client with their fundraising process, and increased their valuation by 80% and doubled the capital raise. One of our clients received a term sheet from a well-known VC in the industry. Our client was very excited as getting an investment from this […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Deniz Koc with DEKOC Strategy & Management Consultancy. Deniz is an innovative, detail-orientated professional with a master degree in business administration and more than 20 years of proven experience in digital transformation, strategy consultancy, as well as planning and managing business, and supporting operations. Deniz worked in the consulting unit […]

David A. Fields shares an article designed to make your day (and maybe your life) a little better with tips on how to be happier as a consulting firm leader. “You don’t have to run a consulting firm, you know. You could return to a corporate role or enter an entirely different profession like law, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Yann Parer with YP Consult. Yann is a consultant with 4 years’ experience working with McKinsey and Australian boutique firm PQ Partners with extensive experience in mining, technology M&A, business transformation, strategy, and sustainability. Yann serves companies across Australia in projects ranging from group strategy and value chain optimisation to […]