Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bill Bentaieb. Bill has, since 1998, been a consultant and interim transformation executive serving as Head of Finance, HR and Technology Transformation, Global Business Services, Analytics, BI and Outsourcing Programmes. As an independent consultant and interim executive, he supports and leads business transformation programs including the design, implementation and optimization […]


Peter Costa offers his perspective on leadership and management and why you need them both. What do you think of when you see the word “management”? Probably nothing good.  Management seems to have become a dirty word, the antithesis of what a real leader is supposed to be. I believe it’s time to rethink that […]


Paul Millerd shares an article of encouragement and advice for all professionals and creatives who want to take a step into freelance life. 27 months ago, I wrote to you from a small apartment in Barcelona. I remember sitting down to write and looking out to a small but densely packed street alive with energy. […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tomas Juppa with UP Czech. Freelance management consultant with experience from BCG. Major focus on telco and media industry in the areas of sales, channel management, marketing and commercial due dilligence. Experience from other industries as well – banking, heavy manufacturing, construction, healthcare etc. Special focus on Central & Eastern […]


Clemens Buss shares advice on mergers and acquisitions. For the past 25 years, I have provided investment banking type services to a large number of established corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms, and other entities. During the first 15 years of my career I worked for Tier 1 investment banks, for the last […]


Alun Thomas shares ten key thoughts on management and the business of business to put your mind in the right place for Monday. The practice of management and the business of business are far too complex to be reduced to a list of bullet points. Like any activity involving humans, there are contradictions. There are […]


Amy Giddon shares key findings from the book Lessons from the Geese on how to lead your team towards near-perfect formation. I was really nervous for my first staff meeting. I was a young vice president and had just been given a new role, one that quadrupled the number of people on my team and […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christian D Ruf as Independent Consultant. Christian grew up at beautiful Bodensee (Lake Constance) in southern Germany. Being a kid, he wanted to become a customs officer to wave the cars through, but he enrolled in a university program in information systems and gradually shifted focus to business analytics, algorithms, […]

 Mirko Jens Luebke’s article on reputation management provides direction for a company by diving into brand identity. Companies invest a significant amount of time and resources in creating and marketing brands that they hope will become household names. What are you willing to invest to do the same for your “Personal Brand”?  As Tom Peters […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christian Fendt with Arumis Consulting GmbH. Christian has over 25 years international experience in management consulting and in financial services.  Prior to founding Arumis Consulting, a small, independent management consultancy, he founded Pegasos Capital, an independent private wealth management company and launched his own mutual fund. Christian also worked 5 […]

Martin Pergler shares an article on risk management that was recently published in Why timing is everything when it comes to effective risk management In the second of our new #ChangingRisk ThinkTank series, Martin Pergler explains why timing is so important when applying risk insights to strategic decision-making. There is much discussion over how […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maria Chevtsova. Maria spent five years in the Boston, New York, and Moscow offices of BCG working on strategic and operational projects with increasing focus on the Healthcare/BioPharma space. She transitioned into industry as an Inhouse Consultant at Merck KGaA and most recently built out and lead Portfolio Strategy and […]