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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Fabio Olivi.  After graduation, Fabio started working in Large Consumer market industry with Companies like Procter&Gamble and Colgate Palmolive. Remained 4 years in this Industry, he then moved in the Management Consulting, having worked in Accenture (2 years, mainly Banking and Financial), KPMG Business Advisory (10 years, mainly Manufacturing) and finally in Bain&Company, where he remained for 4-5 years (Telco). In all of those years of Consulting, he specialized in Supply Chain, Procurement organization, Organization,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maia Scher. Maia spent +7 years as Management Consultant at McKinsey and has been working as independent consultant and held executive corporate roles (SME companies and startups) since 2015. With broad and generalist background, she has developed particular expertise in general management & strategy, organizational issues, and company build/ biz.dev. She has undergrad degree in Economics and MSc. in Social Psychology. She is passionate about delivering impact with purpose in a broad set of topics,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tomás Elewaut with Hopen – Management Consulting.  Tomás spent seven years at McKinsey & Co., leading projects in South America, and has been running his own consulting firm focused on strategy, organization and business development since 2012. Before starting his own consulting practice, he was founder and business development manager of and important agribusiness operation that raised capital from US institutional investors and the IFC (International Finance Corporation). Prior to McKinsey, he worked for the…
  The power of writing a list should never be forgotten. Luiz Zorzella has compiled a six-point list of tools and approaches that improve efficiency.  If you ever thought: ‘Hmmm… wouldn’t it be nice if I had a one-pager list of the tools that people use to improve process efficiency?’ Then today is your lucky day! I have listed below my compilation of the main tools and approaches I found which other executives and consultants use to directly or indirectly…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Adriana Mascolli Fontes. Adriana is a former Senior Expert in the Organizations Practice at McKinsey with a  focus on Organization and Leadership development. Since leaving the Firm in 2012, she has been collaborating with top boutique leadership consulting groups like Mobius Executive Leadership in designing and delivering leadership development programs. She is a certified Coach (ICF) and holds several certifications in the field of Organization, Culture and Leadership Development. She spent 11 years at McKinsey,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Shona Especkerman with Invictus Consulting.  Shona is an accomplished management consultant and senior adviser with 20+ years of experience in Top Tier consulting firms (Booz & Company, Schlumberger, Accenture) on complex strategic engagements for companies, governments and investors. She has been running her own firm since 2016. She has extensive experience designing innovative solutions for strategy, business development, organisation, business operations and digital challenges. She is passionate about collaborating with senior executives, investors and government…
  Dan Markovitz explains why using post-it notes may not be the best way to organize your workflow. One of my clients, a physician in an academic medical center, has been struggling with her personal kanban. She avoided all the common pitfalls—she kept finished tasks in her Done column, limited her WIP, and used Super Sticky Post-It notes to ensure that she didn’t lose any work to evening janitorial services. But she wasn’t making a whole lot of progress, which…
Stephen Redwood provides a post that addresses a common problem most companies face when shifting to a new system: how to organize all the moving parts to prepare for the transformation.    Not since the world went from moving around by horse and cart to the use of steam engines, has the pace of change accelerated as much as it is now. So, when back in February 2018 Forrester published a paper entitled Digital Rewrites the Rules of Business it…
Stephen Redwood explains how organization design projects can fail to meet their objectives. It’s a funny thing, but when it comes to the subject of organization design the first question clients usually ask me is: “How can we not screw this up?”Not unreasonably, clients recognize how unsettling these projects can be. They know that, too often, the results can fall short of expectations, so they want to minimize disruption and increase the odds of success.   In this article, points…