Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tatiana V Ridley with Ridley Global Advisors. Tatiana is an Ivy League educated strategy and operations leader with 18+ years of experience developing and implementing enterprise and business strategies for leading Financial Services and FinTech firms driving multi-million dollar revenue and profitability impact. Tatiana has successfully built, scaled and led […]


Boris Galonske shares a white paper on investing in infrastructure to increase financial stability and prosperity. Infrastructure has evolved as an investment asset class. With increasing investment needs, the participation of private capital has increased as well. However, a funding gap remains putting economic development at risk. The 2008 financial crisis has shown that infrastructure […]


Linsly Donnelly shares an article and advice from the Parents Television Council designed to help you manage and monitor the media your children consume.  What’s streaming on your kids’… tablet? OTT? SVOD? Is it AOK?? Exhale, grab a cup of tea and curl up to dive into the answer. Grab this guide – compliments of […]


In this concise post, Daniel Markovitz offers practical solutions to help connect the work-from-home employees to those in the office.  A client of mine has started to bring some of their employees back into the office. They’re not ending their work from home policies, but increasingly higher ranking staff are coming back to the mothership, […]


Tommy Kim shares an article from his book that asks insightful questions to help you develop the most important brand – your own.  There is little in this world that is completely unattainable. The world is your oyster. As you look through college or graduate school catalogues, researching companies you want to start your career […]


In this article, Tanya Khotin asks pertinent and ever-pressing questions about food security in a capitalist-driven economy. Citi’s timely “must read” report “Current Global Food System is Not Fit For Purpose for a Net Zero Future” details extraordinary negative impact that our global food and agriculture system has on the world. (The impact on health […]


Conflict in the workplace is a common problem for all companies, however, in this article, Bernie Heine offers ways to resolve employee conflict and move it from destructive to productive.  We’re all very familiar with conflict, whether it be in our friendships, familial dynamics, or professional relationships. Conflict is a regular aspect of interpersonal relationships […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Hideaki Iwase with QoL Inc. Hideaki joined McKinsey Tokyo/Atlanta and enjoyed strategy, operations, and corp. relation design / M&A/PMM. He then worked as several executive management roles for global companies’ Japan operations and became independent in Y2000. Since then, he focuses on hands-on value delivery to clients. Please let me […]


Kedar Gharpure shares an article on value-based pricing for B2B, what it is, and why you should use it.  You have likely read articles about Value-Based Pricing (VBP) – after all, the concept has been around for several decades. However, our review of over 50 VBP articles from the top search results highlight that a) […]


Sven Beiker shares a video where he was interviewed by SensorsConverge on smart sensors. People are putting more and more intelligence into sensors – which we call smart sensors. Traditionally, sensors used to be a device to measure exactly one thing. But now much more intelligence is going into it and it’s going to become […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bern Ebersole with Fort Hill Partners. Bern spent five years at McKinsey, serving primarily corporations in the energy and industrial sectors and private equity firms. He focused largely on operations strategy and improvements to asset performance and cost structure. After leaving McKinsey, he began consulting independently for lower middle market companies […]


Matt Ahlers shares an article that may resonate with all who have a board to answer to. In this post, he explains why using big data is often the topic on the table.  Don’t they know how hard it is? Maybe, but no one said big data was clean and easy. In fact, most things […]