Umbrex is pleased to welcome Vipul Patel with Perite PharmaSys. A summary of Vipul’s experience follows. “An accomplished senior executive with about 3 decades of experience across various industries with a focus on increasing sustainable profitability through business turnaround strategies. A proven track record of strong operations management executed through the development of strategies that […]


Edward Kee shares a post on rethinking renewable energy subsidies and how these impact other energy industries. Government energy subsidies are standing in the way of a clean US electricity system — and US nuclear. Nuclear power in the United States is struggling, with well-maintained plants closing early and few new projects in the works.  […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Luca Pizzuto.  Luca is an independent consultant executive with 12+ years of proven success in defining and executing strategies and go-to-market models across B2B organizations in industrials and technology. Prior to becoming and independent consultant, Mr. Pizzuto was a sales leader in high-growth technology companies. He helped Fast Radius, a […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Stenbrink with S2E Consulting AB.  Peter has worked in management consulting since 2001, starting at McKinsey in Stockholm, and later in Capto/Capacent, EY, and as a CEO and Managing Director for the Nordics at RGP, before starting his own practice in 2019. Prior to joining McKinsey, Peter spent four […]


If your team has meeting fatigue, this article from Aneta Key offers a solution and explains a few simple ideas for better business meetings. As in so many other situations, when it comes to meetings we often default to habits — like sitting down in a conference room for hours on end for any type […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Victor Jones  with VJ2 Consulting.  A summary of Victor’s experience follows. “My name is Victor Jones and I’m a senior brand strategist and management consultant with proven success in Fortune 100 firms and startup organizations. My expertise is in creating compelling brand stories and aligning internal operations to bring those […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Uwe Heiss with Heiss-Advice. A summary of Uwe’s experience follows. “Work with me and get access the skills and experience I developed over 20 years in strategic management consulting and healthcare entrepreneurship. Having started out with McKinsey and The Boston Consulting Group, my professional work today is grounded in a […]

The debate over gun laws has become an American trope. Victor Jones explores the topic in this article.  Americans possess an infinite capacity for shock, even in the face of the inevitable. It’s like watching the same movie 100 times yet still being surprised by the ending. For the past several weeks, we’ve all witnessed […]


Tanya Khotin explains the true cost of beef that comes from Brazil.  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 – beef, mainly, and soy embedded in all animal protein. Not […]

In this article, Steve Koltai reflects on the U.S. Government’s role in the country’s innovation ecosystem. The stories of how the largest buyer of goods and services in America – the US Government – does (or more often, doesn’t) have access to America’s freshest new ideas are enough to fill many thumb drives. I call […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Henry Kepeden. Henry is a Managing Director and Board Member with a passion for driving transformative results through world-class strategy, business transformation, and performance optimization. With a career spanning various capital-intensive sectors, including oil & gas, renewables, chemicals, and manufacturing, Henry’s strategic prowess shines through. He is a results-driven executive […]

In this article, Anastasia Ksenofontova offers anti-crisis recommendations to help your company deal with turbulent times.  At any given moment, top management and owners run two companies: the business they are in now and the business their company is becoming. During times of crisis, it is common to forget about this second company. Maintaining a […]