Communications

Communications

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex Jacobs-Hajian.  Alex is a C-Level Strategy and Operations Management Consultant focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Deep Technical Know-How, and Business & Legal Acumen

Functional Expertise:
• Program and Project Management
• Client Relationship Management and Value Realization
• Digital and Technology Strategy
• Lean Six Sigma Certified

Industry Domains:
• Resources and Utilities
• Communications, Media, and Technology
• Healthcare and Life Sciences
• Government and Public Service

 

The scope of an internship or employee position can be difficult to define; fortunately, Robbie Kellman Baxter shares key tips that help clarify communication and identify requirements, ensuring expectations are understood.

The needs of a new subscription business change rapidly, especially early on.

Before organizations invest in technology infrastructure, they often serve subscribers in a more labor-intensive way. This is a good strategy for businesses to take as they work to refine product market fit and race to launch that first offering (minimum viable product) into the market.

Having an intern, or a contract (short-term) employee can be a cost-effective and flexible resource. And because of the global pandemic, there is a lot of talent available. Many talented people have been laid off and want to get into something new and growing. Students taking all their classes online have extra time available that would have gone to extracurriculars, sports and socializing. And many students are taking time off from college.

Even though the market for interns and contractors is huge and highly active, many executives seem unclear about how to optimize roles that work for both the organization and the individual workers.

I know this is a little bit of a departure from my usual newsletter content. But I hope many of you find it useful as you get creative in building out the talent for your team. And I also hope it is helpful for students and jobseekers who are open to roles that are less structured than the standard full-time employment.

 

Areas covered in this article include:

  • Intern vs Contractor
  • Payment Options
  • Negotiation and communication

 

Read the full article, How to Scope and Define an Internship, on LinkedIn.

 

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Niara Phillips.  Niara spent two years as a management consultant with Bain & Co and two years as a strategy and operations consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. She has been operating as independent consultant since January 2020. Prior to Bain, Niara was a senior advisor (appointee) within the federal government under the Obama Administration. Niara has particular expertise in stakeholder engagement, project management operations and execution,and has led major transformations in IT, industrials, and agribusiness. She recently relocated to Portland, Oregon and previously called New York City home. Niara is happy to collaborate on remoted projects involving strategy and operations.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anushia Kandasamy with Samanea Asia Consulting.  Anushia is a management consultant and senior leadership facilitator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 11 years of experience at McKinsey & Company. Anushia has extensive experience working with in the public sector, as well as with larger SMEs in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. She has also served United Nations agencies on Change Management and Leadership Development.

As a versatile problem-solver, Anushia works across a range of topics related to socio-economic development – and is especially adept at the intersection of government and business. She is also keen on capacity-building, having successfully supported senior leaders in larger SMEs on topics such as problem-solving, communications and managing change.

In addition to these topics, Anushia also conducts impact reviews, helps organisations to set up their business performance management and programme management practices.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome T.G. Jayanth with Corvine Consulting to our community.  T.G. Jayanth was a practice expert in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice of McKinsey for four years before leaving in Dec. 2019 to launch his consulting practice focused on helping clients get the best returns on their capital project investments. T.G.’s expertise covers the entire project life-cycle, from early project concept through development, risk management, preliminary and detailed engineering, procurement and contracting, construction, commissioning and handover to operations. He helps clients establish effective project management office (PMO)’s, build their project organizations, and raise their project performance to best-in-class levels of excellence.

Prior to McKinsey, T.G. had a 35+ year career in capital projects, with leadership roles with Owner, Contractor, and Supplier companies. As V-P of Capital Projects for SunCoke Energy, T.G. built a capital projects organization from the ground up implementing best-practices and leading and mentoring a team executing a portfolio of projects.

T.G. has extensive international project experience, including several years leading LNG projects in North Africa (Algeria). He speaks fluent French. T.G. has helped clients realize recurring savings of 15 – 30% on their annual capital spend, and believes he can do the same for any company regardless of industry that has an annual capital spend in the $200M – $3B range.

T.G. lives in the Houston, TX area but is willing to serve clients anywhere in the world.