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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Akshaya Gulhati. Aks has spent over 20 years in the energy industry serving utilities and oil and gas companies across both value chains and in multiple commodities. He has operational experience in 3 companies and 15+ years in energy consulting. As a consultant, he has served energy clients in 15 […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Swapnil Agarwal. A summary of Swapnil’s experience follows. “I am an experienced consultant focused on oil & gas, petrochemicals, and power & utilities industries with 12+ years in various functions across private and public sector. I have previously worked at Boston Consulting Group, ExxonMobil, and Honeywell UOP. Over the years, […]

Ben Lazaroff shares a post that serves as a reminder to look for talent and knowledge in a variety of people and locations.  If you’re starting a company, stop filtering for people with pedigrees, stamps and glitzy-glammy career trajectories. I’ve had all too many conversations with people who give me a slate of exclusively so-called […]

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 […]