Umbrex is pleased to welcome Johannes Dinitzen. A summary of  Johannes experience follows. “VP/SVP/Director level Financial Services and Value Creation executive, with senior leadership experience from Tier 1 Banking, Tier 1 Consulting and multi-$Bn Scale-ups. Having lived and worked in 5 different countries, I am a naturally curious, open-minded and pragmatic person with an international […]


Joydip Gupta shares an evergreen article that explains what differentiates successful startups from mediocre ones. Most of you know the usual must-have’s in a startup business plan. Market must be big, product should solve a real pain point, scalable idea, strong leadership team, solid execution, and so on. No, these are not the capabilities I […]

In this article, Wolfgang Hammes emphasizes the benefits of actively directing your thoughts instead of passively thinking.  Those seeking success need to understand the difference between thinking as a regular activity and thinking as a skill. This applies to both individuals and companies. The latter often fail to understand the difference. Therefore, they lose a […]

Jennifer Hartz touches on the issue of waste management and offers solutions to help mitigate and manage the growing mass of garbage we produce.  While the subject is fascinating, what is revealed about our society is devastating. Matt Malone, while keeping his white-collar day job, earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year collecting, repurposing, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Pishu Ganglani.  Pishu spent 5 years as a Senior Expert with the Operations Practice at McKinsey & Co. Prior to that, he managed Reuters Consulting for Treasury and Risk Management in MEA and then moved as SVP – Head of Business Transformation at EmiratesNBD. After McKinsey, he joined Metlife as […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Quentin Kluthe with Q Consulting. Quentin was with McKinsey for 5 years including two years in their Operations Transformation practice where he focused on large scale Lean & Six Sigma transformations in manufacturing and service environments across industries. Since then, Quentin worked as an internal strategy resource and financial executive […]

In this article, Bernie Heine explains how a business can effectively manage a negative forecast. Fall is a time of change when we prepare for the holidays and a new year. Although this is a festive period, plenty of stress is also involved for businesses and individuals. Companies strive to wrap up their existing projects […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Massimo Visconti with VISCONTILAB. A summary of Massimo’s experience follows. “Senior Business Advisor with 40+ years of leadership experience at domestic and international level both in multinational company (P&G) and top management consulting organizations (KSA, Bain & Co, KPMG Advisory, Sevendots) at Senior Partner level. Proven operational background in Value […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Benjamin Schoelzel. Ben served as an Associate at BCG, based in Berlin, for a duration of two years, focusing on Project Management Office (PMO) and transformation initiatives within the financial services sector. Subsequently, he transitioned to a boutique strategy consultancy as a Project Leader, engaging in PMO projects and operational […]

While metaphors come in neatly packaged phrases, the contents can easily be misunderstood or misconstrued. Gregory Hennessy explains why it is necessary to unpack metaphors to choose more specific terminology and make better assessments.  Metaphors such as “running through walls” are a convenient way to describe a collection of desirable traits. When discussing venture characteristics […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Armando Teixeira with Singulari Consulting.  A summary of Armando’s experience follows. “As a seasoned professional with a strong background in strategic management, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. My career has revolved around financial management, project management, and market analysis, making me a proficient business strategist. My […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tomasz Sendyka with Smart Practical Logic. Tomasz has obtained Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and MA in Theoretical Physics from the Jagellonian University of Kraków in 1989. He has spent roughly half of his professional life as line manager and half as […]