Commercial Due Diligence
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 working at the International Energy Agency (OECD) in Paris as an Energy Analyst and as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director.
Post Bain, James worked for Schlumberger Business Consulting directing strategy and operations improvement projects for upstream oil & gas companies, across the globe. His last permanent role was Director Global Strategy & Strategic Planning for Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company, an international oilfield equipment and services company.
Since 2019, James has been running his own independent consulting firm focusing on three areas; 1. growth strategy and commercial due diligence, 2. organisation effectiveness and executive coaching and 3. social impact.
James is happy to collaborate on projects in any of these areas across any industries.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Katherine Feeney with Beckett Square. Katherine runs Beckett Square, through which she works primarily with private equity funds and corporate acquirers on topics including commercial due diligence, investment and portfolio strategy, market screens, and performance improvement. Katherine founded Beckett Square in early 2019 after her time at Bain & Company, where she worked across practices and industries in the Washington, DC and Johannesburg, South Africa offices.
Concurrent to founding Beckett Square, she was instrumental in the launch of Lock 8 partners, a lower-middle-market Saas-focused growth equity fund. Katherine is based in Washington, DC, where she also serves on the boards of two local nonprofit organizations. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tarik Djeddour with Stellaris Consulting. Tarik is a Healthcare focused former McKinsey manager who started his own consulting firm in 2016. He mainly focuses on go-to-market strategy, commercial due diligence, and insight & analytics projects, supporting pharma and med device teams mostly in Europe and the US. An engineering & MBA graduate of Imperial College London, Tarik has worked for industry leaders such as Honeywell and Shionogi, as well as boutique consultancies.
His 20 years of professional experience is a blend of senior consulting know-how for blue chip clients and hands-on senior executive operational experience across the start-up to incumbent spectrum. He is married to a primary care physician and splits his time between London and Girona in Catalunya, Spain. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, and is developing fluency in Spanish and Catalan. Tarik is happy to collaborate on projects
Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Agres with 2nd St Strategy. James is a Senior Management Consultant with 10+ years of strategic consulting experience. His work focuses on sell-side and buy-side commercial due diligence for Private Equity and Investment Banking clients. James possesses deep expertise in developing and executing organic and M&A driven growth strategies for mid-market clients. He also has extensive experience in operational performance improvement, value creation, and transformation initiatives across diverse industries including industrials, healthcare, consumer products, ecommerce, retail, media, high-tech and financial services. James is a proven team leader experienced in delivering multiple concurrent complex, ambiguous, and data-driven projects in rigorous and fast-paced environments, consistently addressing the most challenging strategic issues facing my clients and delivered distinctive solutions.
James has received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a specialization in Strategy and Finance and a BS in Computer Science from DePaul University.
His specialties are:
• Commercial due diligence
• Primary market research
• Growth strategy development and execution
• Post M&A integration and synergy capture
• Advanced problem structuring, problem solving and data analysis
James is looking to collaborate on lower middle market due diligence and growth strategy engagements, particularly where extensive primary market research is needed.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Andrew Hone with Zenith Strategy Associates. Andrew Hone spent three years as a Principal in the Strategy and Private equity practices at Bain & Company. Prior to Bain, he was a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting, where he specialised in corporate strategy and private equity advisory services. For the last eight years he has been running his own consulting firm and operates across ANZ and the UK. He focuses on strategy development, performance improvement and transaction services.
Andrew is based in Sydney with his wife and two children and is a keen golfer. Andrew is happy to collaborate on projects across ANZ and the UK involving strategy development and implementation, cost reduction and performance improvement.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michael Casaburi with Revulus Growth Partners to our community. Michael Casaburi spent 13 years at Bain and has been running a boutique consulting firm focused on market due diligence for investors and growth strategy for companies since 2013.
Michael brings top tier consulting approaches to investors (e.g., PE firms), the middle market, and BUs of large companies. He’s worked with some of the largest investors/companies globally as well as smaller firms/companies.
Michael lives in a Chicago, Illinois suburb (Naperville) with his wife and children. Michael is happy to collaborate on projects involving market due diligence, growth strategy, and strategic planning.