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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex Mitchell.  Most recently, Alex was SVP Unlocking Innovation at LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator), a 501c3 non-profit, where he oversaw all of LACI’s founder-facing work, including startup recruitment, startup programs, and the LACI Impact (venture capital) Fund and LACI Debt Fund. Previously, Alex served as SVP of Market Transformation […]

In this article, Steve Koltai reflects on the U.S. Government’s role in the country’s innovation ecosystem. The stories of how the largest buyer of goods and services in America – the US Government – does (or more often, doesn’t) have access to America’s freshest new ideas are enough to fill many thumb drives. I call […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Bloemendal with PRETB Pte Ltd. Paul is active as Enterprise Risk Management & Strategic Reframing Specialist under his companies PRETB Pte Ltd in Singapore and Bloemendal Consults BV in the Netherlands. He brings in extensive experience as commodity trader having managed agricultural sourcing, shipping and trading desks in companies […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Danielle Anderson with Perspective Consulting.  Danielle is a Customer Experience, Digital Strategy and Innovation Specialist with 19+ years of experience in consumer-focused industries including Retail, Luxury Goods and Hospitality. She has a successful track record of advising Boards and partnering with CEOs to drive high-value initiatives, build unique brand experiences […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Hierse with G-SAM.  Wolfgang built his consulting experience in McKinsey’s Metals/Energy/Chemicals practice with strategy and operations projects in Germany, USA, Scandinavia and Russia. He holds a PhD in Physics. During his subsequent time at Merck he worked in leadership roles in Innovation, Strategy, Product Management, Procurement and Sustainability. Combining […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bill Hauschen. Bill has 15+ years of marketing and strategy experience, with a focus on how to use data to drive better marketing decision-making and performance. Bill started his career with McKinsey & Company, where he left as an Engagement Manager. He worked with clients in numerous industries, with a […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bianca Bozzone with Bozzone & Associates. Bianca spent a decade at a family office, developing and managing the strategy and portfolio contributing to inclusive and sustainable solutions and innovations across sectors. She has been managing her own consulting practice since 2019 and is passionate about partnering with clients to develop […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Hanna Mahlen with HM Consultancy. HM Consultancy provides people-centric strategy and implementation to help clients meet and exceed their objectives. Its founder, Hanna Mählen, is an experienced and versatile consultant who delivers results for clients through a combination of strategic thinking, analytical skills, and hands-on execution, with expertise in strategy, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maxim Kulchenko. Max began his career in consulting, specializing in digital transformations, technology, and operational efficiency for a decade. He then transitioned to a leadership role as a technology executive at a multinational telecommunications company with a market value of USD 9 billion, where he focused on driving business transformation […]

In this article, Robyn Bolton explains why problems with innovation is often a leadership communication problem. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in an alternate reality? If so, you’re not alone.  Most innovators feel that way at some point. After all, you see things that others don’t. Question things that seem inevitable and true. […]