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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alonzo Page with Strange Oaths.  Alonzo, Founder & CEO of Strange Oaths, scales market-defining brands and products with data-driven creativity. A former Bain consultant and Peloton’s Head of Global Consumer Strategy, he leverages analytical precision and a passion for storytelling to fuel sustainable growth. His journey from Yale, to Columbia […]

Tineke Keesmaat has launched a new podcast series, The People Leader Imperative: why leadership matters more than ever, what great looks like, and how to build it.  This episode focuses on defining people leadership in today’s world with a focus group of exceptional leaders. In our first episode of this season, we speak to a […]

Mike Zhang shares an article on digital disruption for Industrial B2B business. The Industrial B2B business, aka industrial distribution business, has always been seen as “an old man business” in which your business grows as your years in the network, together with your grey hair. This is one of the most traditional business in the […]

Michelle Zimmerman shares an article on what you may not know about insurance providers and healthcare. We all know that provider networks matter in healthcare. We understand that insurance products with both in-network and out-of-network coverage are more expensive and that if we want to keep our existing providers we should carefully check whether each […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Joel Kuyper.  Joël has spend 2.5 years at Bain & Company, and has since been working as an independent consultant. He nurtured his deep analytical side with a MSc in Aerospace Engineering and as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. He is able to diligently assess large data-sets, manage […]

Jon Watts shares an article on digital investment and how to approach it.  Investing in digital capabilities is essential for most businesses to find new paths for long-term growth and to compete with digital-native companies. However, the pace of technology change is faster than ever, the cost of capital remains elevated for some companies with […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Chakshu Diwan.  Chakshu has more than 5 years of experience in Strategy & Operations domain including 2 years at Bain & Company and from past 3 years he has worked for venture-funded B2B SaaS, Fintech, Prop-Tech & eCommerce startups in the area of Product & GTM Strategy as an independent […]

Barry Saunders shares a case study on conducting a market scan and creating a market strategy for commercializing the GovZone Secure Hosting capability that ESA has built internally for Education Services Australia. We were engaged by Education Services Australia (ESA) to conduct a market scan and create a market strategy for commercialising the GovZone Secure […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ed Wiley with Ed Wiley Ventures. Ed is an independent consultant whose work focuses primarily on how best to leverage Generative AI for productivity benefits and product enhancement. Ed joined McKinsey (2001-2004, San Francisco office) upon completion of a PhD at Stanford, where he studied with some of the pioneers […]

Michele Ross shares a post and link to a podcast designed to help you with time management and an overwhelmed calendar. For close to a decade, I felt like a prisoner to my calendar. It was continuously jam packed with meetings that I could not decline regardless of conflicts, low priority, or otherwise (trust me, […]

In this article, Kirstin Lynde explains why leadership development initiatives fail and how to improve results.  Why are leadership development announcements frequently met with rolled eyes and furtive sidelong glances, rather than enthusiasm? It doesn’t have to be that way. According to McKinsey research, two-thirds of 500 executives recently surveyed cited “leadership development” as their […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marie-Pier Darsigny.  Marie-Pier began her journey in medicine, successfully completing the theoretical component of the medical doctorate program, establishing the foundations for her analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Drawn by the business world, she decided to pivot her career and joined a promising AI startup in Montreal called Lyrebird before being […]