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Competitive Intelligence

  Amanda Setili was recently interviewed by Colleen Francis  on LinkedIn Live where they discussed how the pandemic will improve certain areas of business for the employer, the employee, and the customer.   What a fun and thought provoking conversation with Colleen Francis today. We covered a lot of terrain, including: – How having a diverse team makes you more resilient in the face of market upsets. – 3 things you must do to maintain your team’s productivity and enthusiasm…
  From the archives of David Bernal’s company blog, timeless advice on how to build a competitive intelligence function that responds to business needs and informs an effective  strategy. Recently, I had a discussion with the VP of strategy for a major multinational retailer. Even a company with vast resources and highly capable management struggled with a common issue for top management: the lack of actionable, timely and relevant competitive information to make appropriate corporate strategy and performance-improvement decisions. Many…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mayowa Ubebe with Cardinal Cornerstone. Mayowa spent 2 years with McKinsey & Company as an Associate working on strategy development and implementation projects across across the public, private and third sectors. She was based in the Lagos office with wide-reaching experience working with global clients in the consumer, financial services and energy industries, national governments and multi-lateral development/donor organisations. Prior to McKinsey, Mayowa had a 6-year career in the energy industry managing offshore EPC projects…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Allyson Pritchett.  Allyson spent 4+ years as a Project Leader and Consultant in the Retail / Consumer practice at Boston Consulting Group and recently began independent consulting in 2020. Prior to BCG, she worked in Business Development for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts as well as Corporate Strategy for 7-Eleven and Dean Foods Company. Allyson has particular expertise in implementing large scale transformations and has lead major transformations in retail, travel & leisure, and financial…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Liz Kenny.  Liz Kenny is a former McKinsey consultant with eight years of independent consulting and freelance experience. She partners with clients to drive sales growth as either a consultant, or a short-term embedded team member. Liz has a strong blend of both consulting and operating experience, and has supported strategic initiatives across a wide range of industries including retail, technology, media and entertainment, and financial services. Liz balances her time between strategic and creative…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Brendan Kelly.  Brendan Kelly has more than 15 years of professional experience across multiple sectors and industries including public affairs, top-tier consulting, and financial services. Following an early career as a lobbyist for the Irish financial service industry, he joined the Dublin/London office of McKinsey in 2010 where he worked primarily on strategy and operations for clients in the banking and insurance sectors. On leaving McKinsey in 2014 he worked initially as an independent consultant…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ricardo Fernandez to our community.  Ricardo Fernandez spent 10 years in consulting in BCG, Accenture and KPMG focusing on strategic projects, due diligences, innovation, integrations and business plans. The last 8 years he has been focusing on digital growth technology companies where he has experience in Growth, Sales, Marketing Operations and mostly in Financial Services. He recently left Prodigy Finance a Fintech marketplace that has originated $1B to lend to international students going to the top…
Many financial service leaders are not convinced that total market growth is important. Luiz Zorzella explains why even small companies can benefit from paying attention to and capitalizing on what is happening to the market. You may have heard – or asked – questions such as: “If our company does not hold a large market share in our markets, should we worry about market growth?” “How would we even estimate market growth?” “If most of our existing clients are in…