Tanya Khotin shares a stark reminder on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and how it is linked to global industrial food chains. Deforestation is bad. Deforestation in Brazil is especially bad, which is bad because most deforestation is happening in Brazil. And it’s happening primarily due to the industrial food and agriculture supply chains […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Curt Andersson with Flynn Fisk. Curt is the Managing Director of Flynn Fisk, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategy, artificial intelligence, and operations performance. Prior to Flynn Fisk, he was a senior consulting partner at The Mitchell Madison Group and served in leadership positions as President, North American […]

Kedar Gharpure shares an article on pricing and a warning on the pitfalls of discounting prices in the hope of gaining volume sales. Price is an important negotiation element in any B2B sale – and often made out to be a sticking point by the customers. Hence, it is no wonder that B2B companies often […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ozan Ozaskinli with Value Gene Consulting Group. Ozan is the Partner and Managing Director in Value Gene. He has 17+ years of strategy consulting experience especially in consumer goods, food industry and telecommunications. During his career, Ozan has led 70+ strategy, supply chain, operations and digital & data analytics projects […]


Tobias Baer takes issue with the absurd and excessive KYC(Know Your Customer, the verification of identity) requirements that lock out legitimate customers from financial services. Unless you run a criminal operation, you would most probably agree with me that financial crimes should be prevented and that KYC is a critical element in preventing the illegal […]

Porus Daruvala shares a post on preparing for the future of consulting. Every consulting firm in the world, including all my former employers (McKinsey & Company, EY, Deloitte, Lotis Blue Consulting (formerly Axiom Consulting Partners)) are (most likely) actively preparing for the future of consulting and how to stay relevant given the rapid advancements in […]

Robyn Bolton shares three mind-blowing things she learned in Nebraska. “In the Before Times, we attended conferences to learn, make connections, and promote ourselves and our businesses. Then COVID hit, and conferences became virtual.   Although that made them easier to attend, it also made them easier to skip. Because, if we’re honest, most conferences […]

Astrid Malval-Beharry shares a case study on establishing a robust M&A process to ensure acquisition success. Our client, a leading data & analytics vendor to the insurance industry, approached StratMaven to help them develop a rigorous M&A screening process that enabled fast, effective responses to sound M&A opportunities, and supported more effective research to find […]

Evren Ozkaya shares an article that identifies the two most important skills you need to be a consultant. Since my “official” consulting journey started back with McKinsey & Company, and now continues with my own venture at Supply Chain Wizard into the endless and exciting world of challenges and opportunities, I had the privilege to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Diana Dosik. Diana spent 16 years at BCG. She was a Partner and core member of the People and Organization Practice, with a focus on organizational behavior, organizational design, and people/culture transformation. She is also a trained executive coach (through Newfield Network, an ICF accredited training program). She is interested […]

Xavier Lederer shares a company post that explains how these five tips will increase your employees’ accountability. My company has lots of potential, but I just feel my employees are not engaged. If I don’t push, nothing seems to happen. I’m working night and day and we’re still missing 40% of our targets. I once […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Hari A Sripathi with Find Product Market Fit. Hari is an expert on product led growth for consumer industries. He spent 6 years as a Management Consultant at Strategy&, Booz and Company after which he led corporate strategy at PepsiCo and Avis Car Rental. His areas of core expertise areas include […]