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New Member Announcement

New Member Announcement

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sean O’Dowd with the The O’Dowd Group. Sean is an independent consultant, with clients ranging from Fortune 500’s to leading Private Equity & Hedge Funds to Series C+ startups. Sean’s work frequently involves acquisition due diligence or post acquisition valuation creation. Outside of acquisition work, Sean frequently works for Industrial Goods or Aerospace & Defense companies looking to introduce new technologies into their operations, supply chains, or customer offering. Sean began his career at Boston Consulting…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Gisela Linge with Strategy Meets Reality.  Gisela Linge spent three years as Director Corporate Strategy & Development at a leading global automotive supplier and has been working as an independent consultant since 2019. Prior to her Strategy role, she was as a team leader in Product Management and Strategic Procurement at BMW and started her career after her PhD in economics at McKinsey, where she became part of the operations practice, focusing on Procurement projects….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marc Rahlves with Rahlves Management Consulting Group. Marc was a Manager at Bain & Co for almost a decade working in consumer goods, financial services, automotive, telecom, and private equity across the globe. As a Principal for The Bridgespan Group he advised foundations and nonprofit organizations. For the last two years, Marc has run his own consulting firm working with technology start-ups and growth companies on strategy and organizational effectiveness. He is also an angel…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Olga Belousova. Olga is independent consultant located in France and combining business consulting with her art project. Olga is focused on services to local and international small and medium enterprises. She spent 2 years in Booz and Roland Berger as a consultant, prior to moving into management consulting Olga gained over 20 years of industry experience and received her MBA from Fuqua school of business. Passionate about initiating and developing strong business relationships, Olga has particular…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sonny Ali.  Sonny has over 20 years of track record of delivering shareholder value as management consultant (BCG, GHD) and CxO-accountable operating leadership roles (Microsoft, IBM, GHD, Engage, TransCapacity, et al) and numerous marque clients (Cisco, SAP, Samsung, Pandora, Intel, PE firms), etc. Sonny lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two teen-age children. Happy to collaborate on projects involving digital transformation, technology product/service strategy (SaaS, Software, IoT, AI, Hardware), innovation, incubation, partnership, and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Elena Bazina. Elena is a cross-functional leader with 15+ years of experience building and scaling complex systems that drive excellent customer outcomes and optimize/ digitize processes. She has in-depth expertise in Product Management, Business and Product Operations, Product Partnerships, and Strategy. Elena spent the last 8+ years in product management in fintech companies in Silicon Valley (Affirm, Intuit, pilot.com). Prior to that she was a consultant with McKinsey and worked in Operations at Payback, Europe’s…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Sims with Agile, Inc.  Paul is a Harvard MBA and former Boston Consulting Group consultant with 20 years of founder, C-suite, and board experience as well as experience advising clients with a variety of growth-related engagements and digital transformation. He has deep executive/operational experience in go to market, disruption, digital transformation, and innovation having built several new channels and ventures inside of privately held or F500 multinationals as well as personally starting & scaling…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ali Reza with Pier 70 LLC.  Ali is a private equity operating partner with experience at KKR and TPG, where he led transformational change for portfolio companies in retail, consumer, health care and industrial goods sectors. He has also held general management roles with P&L responsibility, such as COO for a health care services start-up and head of market for a geographically distributed multi-site company with over $1B in systemwide revenues. He began his career…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Kiran Mahajan. Kiran is a turnaround and restructuring expert, currently leading the turnaround effort at a large German manufacturer (3.5 billion revenue) with a target to reach 9% EBIT. Prior to this, he was Director at turnaround and restructuring firm Alvarez and Marsal, where he led and implemented operations performance improvement projects in Europe and the United States with measurable EBIT improvements at stressed / disstressed firms such as GE, Bed Bath and Beyond, among…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Robert K Armstrong with Epicural.  Bob Armstrong has 15+ years experience consulting to startups, DoD, PE firms, established healthcare market leaders, state and federal government, and Fortune 500 companies. He provides corporate outreach for, and is executive director of the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to EVMS, Bob was an embedded DoD consultant to DoD customers, where he helped restructure Navy fleet synthetic training and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maua Kwamboka Osoro. Maua is an experienced Business Analyst with competencies in digitization, organizational design, and financial due diligence from Mckinsey, PwC, and Crowe Global. She integrates her accounting and problem-solving expertise to provide compelling storytelling for C-suite executives from different industries and geographies. Maua currently lives in Dallas but grew up in Kenya and studied in the UK. She is passionate about delivering innovative solutions to businesses at the forefront of technology….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nisha Mendelsohn with Mendelsohn Strategy.  Nisha Mendelsohn has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and business operations, specializing in the CPG/food & beverage sector. Most recently, Nisha served as Chief Operating Officer and led food & beverage investment strategy at Sapling Capital, a Los Angeles based single family office. Prior to forming her consulting practice in 2015, Nisha oversaw the wine direct-to-consumer business for FIJI Water-owned brands, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery and Landmark…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jamie Warlick with FedComply. Jamie is a former BCG management consultant now working part-time in Lower Middle Market acquisitions. Prior to BCG, Jamie served as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps and worked as an investment banker at Barclays Capital. He holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA from Yale University. His work experience has included business strategy, project management, operations, procurement, organizational transformation, due diligence, and financial modeling. Jamie lives in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Vatistas with Powning Ltd. With more than 30 years of experience, Paul has worked for such companies as McKinsey & Co., Morgan Stanley, News Corporation (parent of Fox, Star TV, and HarperCollins), Hays PLC, Quinstreet.com, and Haig Barrett Partners. He now lives in Sussex in the UK with his family, and provides consulting services with an emphasis on Strategy, and B2B Lead Gen projects Paul has founded several businesses, including BTC Logic, Blackrock APU LLC,…
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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Karen Zwiebel. Karen is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience as a strategy consultant and business executive. While working at McKinsey & Company and as an Independent Professional, she has helped clients define, develop, grow and optimize their businesses. As an executive at several international banks, she oversaw the launch of new businesses, managed $10 Billion of bank expense and led large international change efforts such as digital modernization, product development, business…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Robert Tas.  Robert has spent his career as Visionary Chief Growth/Marketing Officer (CMO), change catalyst and digital pioneer with a history of success leading transformations and igniting revenue growth by defining brand marketing strategies, use of data analytics and using digital as a performance weapon. His experience spans D2C e-commerce, financial services, CPG and Telecom industries. He has managed large transformational efforts, worked with leading agencies and managed media budgets in access of $250M. He…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Madukauwa-David.  David, previously a generalist at BCG, recently kicked off his own consulting firm focused on corporate strategy/M&A in healthcare. Prior to BCG, he was an engineer and researcher, working at Georgia Tech, IFSTTAR, CEA, and Airbus among others. David has deep expertise in new product development within medical devices/medtech but has led cross-functional engagements across a wide range of industries. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and their two furry kids….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ana Maricevic with Partners for Life. Ana is a research immunologist by training and still fascinated by all things medical. She started out at McKinsey and moved on to be an independent consultant, investor and board director in Life Science companies. She has expertise in innovation, new business development and oncology among others. Having recently arrived in Boston she is looking forward to potential collaboration….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Luke Secosky with Secosky Consulting Group.  Luke is the founder and owner of Secosky Consulting Group. Prior to starting his own independent consulting business, Luke spent 8 years at Bain & Company – 5 years as a Practice Manager for Bain’s Americas Consumer Products & Retail Practice, and 3 years as a generalist consultant. Luke has also worked in a variety of strategy, operations, and analysis roles for Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut) and Goldman Sachs. Luke…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nicolas Mialaret with Asteri Partners.  Nicolas had 10 years of consulting experience at Booz & Company / Strategy& in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada, then Delta Partners in New York City before starting  Asteri Partners in Vancouver, Canada since 2020. Target clients: Large organizations, Investment funds, Private Equity firms Functional expertise: growth and go-to-market strategy, cost reduction and value creation, operational excellence and digitization, due diligence. Industry expertise: TMT, Private Equity, Industrials, CPG, Wealth management,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Lan Harrington with Gravitas Consulting. Lan is the founder of Gravitas Consulting, an advisory firm focused on M&A, commercial diligence, and growth strategy. She has 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and investment banking. Lan spent five years at Bain & Company, where she did a number of international M&A engagements out of Bain’s Dallas, London, and San Francisco offices. She then joined MHT Midspan, a startup investment bank serving middle market businesses and private…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ashish Vatsal with Vatsal Consulting Group.  Ashish is an independent consultant interested in combining strategy, implementation, and data for values-driven organizations that recognize financial return is just one dimension of success. He most recently spent eight years as a Managing Consulting, Owner, and Account Leader at Point B and started his own consulting firm earlier this year. Prior to Point B, he was consultant with BCG Chicago. Prior to that, Ashish was an investment analyst…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Guillermo Reyes with BP&S. I have more than 25 years of experience in business turnaround, articulating strategies and developing performance initiatives in 27 countries, as well as in charge of the strategy formulation and management of some of the most important corporations in LATAM. During my career as strategy consultant, I have served more than 300 clients in the consumer goods, financial services, retail, media & entertainment, health services, education, energy, transportation and automotive sectors,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Henry Tung with Alex Russell LLC. Henry Tung, MD MBA had 10 years of clinical medicine experience as an anesthesiologist prior to returning to school to Kellogg Graduate School of Management to earn an MBA. Post MBA, he consulted for McKinsey & Co. in their medical device, pharma and provider and payer practices before being recruited to industry. Positions included senior executive roles with responsibilities in strategy, business development, commercial leadership and general management in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Leila Gedsø-Kharazmi with Consulting 101. Leila has 10+ years of management consulting experience from Bain, BCG and QVARTZ in addition to two years’ work with M&A transactions in Carnegie Investment Banking.   Her areas of specialisation is strategy and organisational development within various industries. Furthermore, Leila has leadership experience from managing the Business Development unit in Telenor‘s consumer division. Leila holds a double MSc degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Copenhagen and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ryan Dipede with RPMD Advisory. Ryan is a former-BCG and McKinsey consultant with 20+ years corporate strategy, operations and M&A experience. Post BCG, Ryan served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and then Chief Operating Office at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Ryan then went back to consulting, as an independent, advising Pfizer for 4 years as the Global Chair for their Optionality initiative to split the company and create a $100Bn…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Florian Heitzenberger.  Florian has a BCG background, worked as Manager Corporate Business Development/Strategy for a global industrial goods company and has been running his own consulting firm focused on strategy, business model innovation, post merger integration and start-ups since 2018. Florian lives in Vienna (Austria) and is happy to collaborate on projects in Europe….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Lynn Compton Seay with Seay Associates. Lynn is a registered nurse with 5 years of clinical experience and a deep understanding of frontline care delivery.  As a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, she worked broadly across functions (operations, strategy and org) and developed depth in large-scale enterprise transformations. As a Vice President and General Manager at Kaplan North America, she led and grew a division that creates and delivers digital products for the institutional…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Daniel Behr. Daniel is an entrepreneurial leader skilled at developing and implementing growth and innovation strategies. He brings a unique combination of experiences in strategy consulting, startups, business development and the commercialization of new technologies in the life and physical sciences. Daniel seeks to help leadership teams figure out “where to play” and “how to win”. He is based in the Boston area….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Vasyl Davydko. Vasyl is an independent consultant with expertise in financial services, media and technology. Originally from Ukraine, raised in Spain since age of 13, he started his career at McKinsey Madrid office. He later worked at Amazon Spain, prior to joining as COO one of the leading SME digital lending ventures based in SE Asia. Vasyl later co-founded EduCredit, an education financing platform for IT students. He spent last year and a half as…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Hugo Teophilo Rufino. Hugo has worked for McKinsey in the practices of financial services, public sector mostly serving clients in strategy, org design, performance implementation and digital transformation Besides McK, he worked for PwC/Strategy&, Altran and as Executive Director for companies in the Tech and Insurance industries He lives in Brazil with his wife and baby daughter. Hugo is passionate to serve clients and collaborate in strategy and transformative projects….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Neeraj Monga with ANTYA Investments. Neeraj is a top-ranked investment professional with extensive experience in forensic accounting, corporate governance, fundamental equity analysis and thematic research. Over a successful career spanning twenty years in global investing and advice, Neeraj has assisted clients in avoiding torpedo stocks that decimate portfolio performance. Neeraj focuses only on actionable and strategic investment advice and avoids the EPS-based rat-race that provides little value-added information to institutional investors. In his consulting practice,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Vijay Mehra with d2t2 LLC. Vijay has over 25 years consulting and industry experience in information technology, digital and operations.  Prior to branching out with his own LLC, he was the Digital & Technology Leader (Asia Pacific) for KKR Capstone and prior to that he was the South East Asia Digital VP & Associate Partner for McKinsey Digital Labs, an arm of McKinsey & Company. He is thoroughly experienced in solving complex business and information…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Harrington with Pathfinder Consulting Group.  Prior to launching Pathfinder Consulting Group LLC, Paul spent ~9 years with McKinsey & Company, where he was a Partner based in Washington D.C. Within the firm’s Global Public and Social Sector Practice, Paul led the Go to Market (GTM) team, which spanned 23 countries. Prior to McKinsey, Paul held roles General Dynamics Information Technology, Johnson & Johnson, Ariba (now part of SAP) and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nick Mork with Value Unlimited LLC. Nick spent eight years with Bain and Company, finishing in the case team leader role. He specialized in consumer products and private equity clients and was always rated top of his class for analysis. He then opened his own practice, performing Bain-like projects for clients at a fraction of the cost. One of those clients, a Fortune 500 paper and packaging company, hired him to be a senior director…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Casey Enders with Resolve, Inc. Casey has dedicated her career to advising leaders – including philanthropists and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, large nonprofits, and the United Nations – on how to strategically evolve their organizations and teams to ensure their operations and people are positioned for the greatest impact. Most recently, she led Unlocking Potential, a nonprofit established in 2017 and dedicated to expanding access to high-quality professional development in the social sector….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anubhav Raina with Raikon. Anu helps MNCs & venture funded start-ups with strategy, financial modelling & capability development – especially with a view towards building new business lines/initiatives. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an engagement manager with McKinsey in London, UK. He started his career as part of the asset-backed finance team at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, US. As a tech entrepreneur himself, he is naturally passionate about digital transformation, future proofing…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Richard L. Koppel with MilestoneCVC. Richard has over 35 years of domestic and global experience in management consulting, transformation/change management, and technology operations/partnering. He has lived and worked throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He maintains a global reputation in technology, enabling innovation for transformational change. He has significant M&A experience including delivering numerous post-merger integration programs across the financial services, professional services, and entertainment industry sectors. He has held senior roles including Consulting Partner…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nidhi Chadda with Enzo Advisors. Nidhi is a generalist growth investor and advisor across public and private markets. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Enzo Advisors, a global sustainability consulting firm focused on helping companies build best-in-class sustainable business models within an ESG construct and works closely with institutional investors to integrate ESG policies and frameworks across their investment processes. Prior to launching Enzo Advisors, Nidhi was a portfolio manager at RBC Global…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marco Berizzi.  Marco acted as Chief Financial Officer within pharmaceutical and medical device space and as Head of Business Solutions for a company developing business intelligence, advanced analytics and planning platforms in Switzerland since 2013. Prior to this, he spent almost six years in Bain & Company, Italy accomplishing business due-diligences underlying private equity transactions, serving financial institutions customers within corporate banking & risk management projects and dealing with business improvements & BPR projects in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alexei Beltyukov with US Energy Ventures. Alexei spent five years working on strategy projects at McKinsey and has been an entrepreneur since 2007. His industry experience is mostly in traditional (oil&gas) and clean energy and transportation. Turnarounds and technology-based solutions for legacy industries are his passion….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Brent Packer with synthesize.consulting. Brent is a former Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. During his 5+ years at the Firm, he worked with Fortune 500, public sector, and nonprofit clients while specializing in digital/analytics/product and sustainability (recognized as 1 of 16 manager-level experts globally). He has also worked with multiple startups and founded two social ventures, including an open-source zero-electricity structure that filters, cools, and dispenses water to help eliminate plastic waste. Brent now has…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rob Mann with MilestonCVC. Having worked across the globe, Rob has over 20 years of consulting and industry experience focused on growth and innovation, product development and related operations. He previously worked at McKinsey as a Senior Expert in Product Development & Design. He led North Highland‘s Growth & Innovation Practice which became an ALM Top 10 practice under his leadership. While working at PwC (PRTM), SapientRazorfish and Kearney, his work entailed growth and innovation,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Stepan Chrz.  Before joining a data consultancy boutique as a Chief Commercial Officer, Stepan worked at McKinsey’s Prague office with a focus on strategy, transformations and B2B sales. He worked on 5 continents with clients spanning from light and heavy industry to telecoms and banks to online classifieds. Stepan holds a doctoral degree in theoretical economics from Charles University and an MBA from Cambridge. Outside work, Stepan is an outdoor enthusiast and a backpacker. During…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alexander Savchuk. Alexander Savchuk started his career in Bain and subsequently has been running his own Moscow based telecom&IT consulting firm. Alexander developed entry strategy to the CIS markets and/or assisted in business development for a couple of dozens of hightech firms, to name a few: MCI, AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Telenor, Ericsson, Microsoft, Cisco. All major Russian telecom companies were among clients of Alexander’s firm for strategy development for years. In 2014 Alexander decided to…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Elias Schulze with The Africa Group.  Elias is an emerging markets entrepreneur and media strategist. Elias previously co-founded and managed Kana TV, Ethiopia’s leading television network, which was later acquired by Canal+. He formerly served as an MD for Kaymu, a Jumia Group company, operating across 17 African markets. He is also Managing Partner of The Africa Group, an early-stage VC and boutique advisory shop focused on specialized opportunities in Africa. A former Engagement Manager…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Federico Di Franco.  Federico spent six years at Bain & Co Brazil in commercial and marketing practices for consumer goods companies, airlines and automotive. He loves to create value and lead people in order to achieve their full potential and generate measurable benefits and great impact for companies and organizations. Recognized for assessing operational needs and developing solutions to save costs, improve revenues, and drive commercial full potential initiatives, Federico is happy to collaborate on…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Elise Kidd Slansky with EMKS Global Consulting.  Elise spent five years as a Travel, Transport, and Logistics practice expert and researcher at McKinsey  and two additional years at Deloitte prior.  Since 2019, Elise has been running her own consulting firm, EMKS Global Logistics, LLC.  Elise is a passionate supply chain leader with recent warehousing, process improvement, and project management experience. She is a driven and goal-oriented professional specializing in strategic planning, research, and analytics.  Elise…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Laura Wheeler.  Laura brings deep experience in Strategy, Analytics and E-commerce which she has honed through her years at a top-tier management consulting firm (McKinsey), as an operator at best-in-class retailers (Ross Stores and Gap), in client service as the Retail Practice Lead at a start-up marketing analytics consulting firm (Absolutdata) and culminating in P&L ownership as the General Manager/Chief Digital Officer at DTC divisions of Omni-retailers (Saks, Perfumania). Her project work has covered a…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rob Ristagno with Sterling Woods Group. Rob shows companies how to quickly and profitably grow sales with certainty by using a data-driven market segmentation methodology called Scout X. Now the CEO of the Sterling Woods Group, Ristagno began his career at McKinsey and served as a senior executive at several private equity-owned businesses, including America’s Test Kitchen and Homesite Insurance. He has helped companies big and small, including Visa, Pepsi, and Comcast. His work has…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anil Kale with Midway Growth Partners.  Anil has over 20 years of experience in accelerating the growth of startups and business units of larger companies. Key experiences include growing Les Mills On Demand from $4M to $65M 2017-2020, Micron Imaging from $16M to $749M 2003-2008 and building 3 startups (one which went public, one which was purchased, and one that raised $68M from tier 1 VC’s). Anil has been consulting through his own agency since…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Camila Fernandez with Alux Management.  Camila Fernandez spent 4 years at Bain & Company and is setting up her independent consulting practice based out of the Dominican Republic. Her academic background is mostly Economics and International Development (Harvard Kennedy School). She started her career in government, then transitioned to Bain & Company and later joined Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI) to run their fintech division in Mexico. Camila is happy to collaborate in strategy, digital transformation…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Theresa Nanigian with TN Executive Coaching. Theresa is an executive coach with a particular expertise in leadership. She works with senior leaders, those in leadership transition and teams to successfully lead themselves and others by taking a future-back approach to sustainable individual/organisational change. Before establishing her coaching practice, Theresa worked at McKinsey as a management consultant, headed strategic planning at a division of GlaxoSmithKline and ran a worldwide technology division at American Express. She lives…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michael D Pollack with Pollack Consulting.  Michael has over 25 years at driving industry transformation and delivering insights through leveraging best in class analytics. Prior to Pollack Consulting, Michael was a Managing Director at JP Morgan in Asset & Wealth Management where he was the Global Head of the Portfolio Analysis Group, the group that provided investment analytics for both external and external analysis of JP Morgan’s investment performance. Prior to this role, Michael was…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sven Sauer with SVEN SAUER HEALTHCARE CONSULTING. Sven has over 25 years of experience in pharma and healthcare with deep knowledge and understanding of the German and various other European healthcare systems. In 2011, he founded SVEN SAUER HEALTHCARE CONSULTING, which successfully provides services to the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry in Germany and Europe. Prior to that he held several senior executive roles with Eli Lilly in Germany, the US and across Europe; and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Erica Reischer with Dr. Reischer Coaching.  Erica is a clinical psychologist, author, and executive coach. Drawing on over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, business leader, and management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Erica partners with leaders and the organizations they serve to hone leadership skills, enhance teamwork, support organizational change, and optimize workplaces. In addition to her clinical and coaching work, Erica is a contributing writer for The New York Times, The Washington…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sanaz von Elsner with Von Elsner Coaching. Dr. Sanaz von Elsner is a certified systemic business coach and a certified career counselor. As a coach she conducts workshops for a broad range of companies and nonprofit organizations enabling them to improve teamwork, employee personal development of their employees and workplace atmosphere. She is specially focussed on all the leadership subjects and works with leaders on their struggles. Beside Companies. She also coaches individual clients in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Wilton with  Monevate. James Wilton spent 3 years at McKinsey and Company, where he led the pricing service line at Fuel (McKinsey’s practice for startups), and recently left to found Monevate, a pricing strategy consulting firm focused on serving growth-stage companies. He has ~15 years experience in consulting roles, with ~9 years focused on pricing strategy transformation and new product pricing. Prior to joining McKinsey, he served as the Head of Strategic Pricing at…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Berthold Hannes with Dr. Hannes Consulting. Berthold spent 15 years with A.T. Kearney in the Munich and Duesseldorf offices, leading A.T.Kearney’s Utility practice in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for many years. He was also a member of the European and global Utility practice leadership team. From 2006 until 2013 he was a Bain & Company partner in the Duesseldorf office, leading the Utility practice in GSA. In 2014 he started his own consulting business, based…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mark Organ with Categorynauts. Mark spent a couple of years at Bain as an Associate Consultant before founding and leading Eloqua, the category defining marketing automation company in 2000. Eloqua went public in 2012 and is now part of Oracle. Mark then worked as an independent consultant helping Asia and North American SaaS companies go to market. In 2010 Mark founded Influitive, the category defining advocate community company, which today is scaling profitably. Today Mark…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maria Kinkina with One More Consulting. Maria spent four years as a strategy consultant at Bain London and has been running her own independent consulting firm – One More Consulting – since 2019. Prior to Bain, Maria was the Head of Impact Assessment and Strategy at Teach for Bulgaria. Maria’s areas of expertise include strategy, customer, commercial excellence and transformation management. She has been working primarily in the retail and consumer goods sector and with industrial…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Haywood with Haywood Strategic Consulting. James  spent three years at Bain & Company, with a large part of that time in the Private Equity practice doing strategy and commercial due diligence projects across different industries including energy, industrials, manufacturing and telecommunications. Prior to Bain, James was a Chemical Engineer, and has worked on two oil refineries in the UK, as well as having an operations role for Conoco UK. He then spent five years…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Andrea Ziegler. Andrea spent five years as a Consultant with BCG and Bain, in Canada and South Africa. After leaving consulting, Andrea spent a couple of years doing in-house strategy work for Bell Canada. Since then she has been the President/CEO of three small to medium-sized digital media businesses, each of which she successfully sold. Andrea’s undergraduate degree in Systems Design Engineering combined with her MBA and extensive experience in strategy, operations and management enables…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Fabio Olivi.  After graduation, Fabio started working in Large Consumer market industry with Companies like Procter&Gamble and Colgate Palmolive. Remained 4 years in this Industry, he then moved in the Management Consulting, having worked in Accenture (2 years, mainly Banking and Financial), KPMG Business Advisory (10 years, mainly Manufacturing) and finally in Bain&Company, where he remained for 4-5 years (Telco). In all of those years of Consulting, he specialized in Supply Chain, Procurement organization, Organization,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Cecile Bernheim with S2E Partners. Cécile created S2E Partners consulting firm in 2014. She advises Boards, CEOs and executive teams of small and mid-cap companies on Strategy-to-Execution and Corporate Governance. Her action is guided by her conviction that “aligned strategy, disciplined execution and good governance lead to greater results” Cecile put her deep understanding of consumers, customers and market dynamics at the service of her clients and delivers valued insights and recommendations. Her professional experience…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anuar Heberlein with STRATYGIKA CONSULTING. Anuar has participated in transactions totaling +US10 billion and in +50 strategy & management engagements over the past 15 years. He has extensive experience working with C-suite executives and helping many Fortune 500 clients with corporate and growth strategy projects, conducting market research, performing due diligence, supporting transactions and implementing performance improvement projects. Prior to founding Stratygika in 2012, Anuar worked with Second City Capital, a Vancouver based Private Equity…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Browne with Lexington. Paul is combines a wealth of experience in international blue-chip companies with an intellectual drive, curiosity for data, and experience in helping high-performing complex executives get outstanding results. He has lived and worked extensively across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He lives with his author wife, (N.M. Browne) in Richmond-on-Thames, UK – useful for Heathrow. Paul is an Associate at the Møller Institute at the University of Cambridge and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Oliver Speier with Proworks Consulting. Oliver is a senior transformation advisor with ~14 years of experience in Operations Management, Lean and strategy for large corporations within various industry sectors. I have been working in different roles (e.g. hands-on support to leadership & strategic coaching) and on multiple engagements predominantly in Europe and Asia. I was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey&Company’s Operations Practice in Singapore serving large banks and insurance companies specifically around challenges such as…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Giovanni Fontana Giusti with Stradé. After an engineering degree and an MBA Giovanni started in consulting in a French consulting firm (Bossard) then in Bain London and Sydney. After that he worked as an executive, then as a CEO/Business owner in the luxury business on one hand, and in the TIC industry (Testing, Inspection and Certification). Now he works as an independent consultant in Italy and in France….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Joy Fairbanks with Fairbanks Venture Advisors. Joy is an experienced founder, investment evaluator, and advisor to high growth, innovative companies across sectors. Prior to forming her own boutique advisory, she served clients at LEK Consulting and Mitchell Madison Group where she was an engagement manager. Joy has extensive experience advising companies across geographies from M&A and strategic planning to process improvement and supply chain management. She advises on business modeling, customer discovery, MVPs/prototyping, product/market fit,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome H. Nevin Yuksel-Ekici. Nevin has 20+ years of strategy and transformation experience. This includes 11 years at a global enterprise software, hardware and hybrid cloud firm (Dell/ EMC), and 6+ years at Bain & Company. In her last role, she led cross-BU/cross-functional strategy projects, and co-led strategic planning for Dell Technologies. This involved working with the Dell Technologies executive leadership team and cross-functional leaders to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, as well as clarifying and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alp Refik. Alp is a seasoned consultant and sales and marketing leader with extensive project implementation and digital transformation experience. Broad industry exposure, from technology to banking to FMCG. Strong commercial and project management skills. Alp has spend last 5 years developing digital marketing solutions for fortune 500 under Google large customers organisation and managed agency networks as well as direct client relationships. Alp is based in Amsterdam and fluent in English and Turkish….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Derek Robinson with Renegade. Derek is a hands-on Strategy advisor with a track record of developing high-impact new business ventures. Derek trained at Bain, Coca-Cola and Cox Media Group before launching Renegade – a boutique collective of ace consultants, built to drive explosive growth for their clients. He lives in Atlanta with his husband, Eric, and can’t wait to travel again once the dust clears. Derek is always up for a collaboration, either in Atlanta…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Xavier Lederer with Ambrose Growth. Xavier was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company for 4 years in Europe (Brussels & Amsterdam office). He is now a business coach, helping CEOs of mid-market companies, who are frustrated by the way their company is growing, redefine their growth strategy/execution and their management approach, so they can get back on track to profitable growth. Prior to starting his own practice Xavier was the President of a chocolate manufacturer…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Markus Gremmel. Markus runs his independent consulting and investment firm with focus on sales, marketing, sales partnerships, and development of business models. Markus has a deep industry expertise in cards, payments, consumer lending, and financial services in general, emanating from a variety of senior roles in banking: e.g., Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at BAWAG Group, non-executive board member of a leading card issuer and ATM operator, board member of a niche bank in debt capital…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maia Scher. Maia spent +7 years as Management Consultant at McKinsey and has been working as independent consultant and held executive corporate roles (SME companies and startups) since 2015. With broad and generalist background, she has developed particular expertise in general management & strategy, organizational issues, and company build/ biz.dev. She has undergrad degree in Economics and MSc. in Social Psychology. She is passionate about delivering impact with purpose in a broad set of topics,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Richard Baum with Consumer Growth Partners. Richard co-founded Consumer Growth Partners (“CGP”) in 2005 and is the Managing Partner. CGP is a hybrid investment and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on companies in the retail (channel agnostic) and non-perishable branded consumer products sectors. Prior to CGP, Richard spent 16 years on Wall Street as a top-rated Equity Research Analyst at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Sanford Bernstein & Co. where he followed specialty retail…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Terry Chevalier with Sunstone Associates. Terry is a 25-year industry veteran with a focus on telecommunications and the wireless space. He spent three years with Bain & Company as a Case Team leader before joining AT&T‘s Corporate Strategy and Development team. At AT&T he led multiple strategic projects and initiatives and led the AT&T Auction bid team for wireless radio spectrum and government subsidies. Prior to consulting, Terry started his career in the U.S. Intelligence…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rahul Bhargava with PurpleCrest. Rahul was a management consultant at McKinsey for 6 years, and has been running his own consulting firm since 2012. PurpleCrest, his firm, focuses on strategy consulting and high-performance business coaching to mid-market organisations in India and Canada. After leaving McKinsey, Rahul also led the operations for one of the United Nations offices in India, focusing on accelerating the achievement of health related millennium development goals (MDG-4 & 5). He is…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Stacye Thrasher Brim with STB Consulting. Stacye spent about 2.5 years consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2014. Her firm provides strategic planning, portfolio governance, project management, and process improvement consulting to small- to medium-sized organizations and nonprofits to help them establish the direction of their organization, optimize their investments, and ensure their projects deliver business value. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia and when she’s not tackling client…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Armstrong with Mcinco. Paul spent two years with Mercer Management Consulting based out of London and three years with Bain based out of Sydney. He has been running an independent consulting practice since 2009. Paul spent two years, from 2015 to 2017, working for George Weston Foods, a major food producer in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to consulting Paul was an engineer and project manager with Shell. Paul has worked across many industries…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Eduard Saez with Antifragile Solutions.  Eduard Sáez spent 3 years at Bain & Company, mainly focused in M&A and Private Equity practice. After those years, Eduard co-founded a fashion ecommerce startup. He exited the company after selling his equity to an industrial investor, and decided to travel the world for a while. He is currently living in Andorra, working as an independent consultant doing strategy & marketing projects mainly in the fintech space. He also…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Cathrine Cornella. Cathrine focuses on the circular economy in Switzerland and transitioning businesses to a less resource-intensive and more circular business model. Most recently, she spent a couple of years working in various organizations in Malawi (Southern Africa) and Switzerland on sustainable agricultural supply chains, economic empowerment of farmers and young people, and development projects. Initially, she worked with McKinsey and as an independent consultant focusing on strategy and operational efficiency in financial services, telecommunication…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Taoufik El Khazzani.  Tao spent 2 years within the Operations practice at McKinsey working within the telecom, hi-tech and automotive sectors. Following this first consulting experience, he joined Vivendi to lead trend forecast and strategy projects in the telecom and media space. He then decided to add another expertise focusing on the luxury and fashion industries : after a M.S. at Institut Français de la Mode (IFM), he has managed strategy and business development for…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bulent Seber.  After a consulting stint at Bain, Bulent joined his family consultancy business in the diamond industry. He helped diversify the company into taking actual stake in the diamond industry with both manufacturing and wholesale operations. He helped companies including his own capitalise on opportunities during and post 2008 Great financial recession implementing best practice principles. He currently also serves on the Board of Diamond Club of Antwerp….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mats Hugossonn with EpikOne Sweden AB. Mats has a passion for solving complex industry and business challenges in an international context. He has a background as a management consultant at McKinsey, CEO and business unit manager with a focus on developing new business and generating growth. He is very hands-on and goal-oriented with a strong track record in strategy / business development, sales leadership and creating results. His industry expertise is mostly from business services,…