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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex R Miller.  Alex was previously the Global Head of Strategy and the U.S. Strategy Line Leader for KPMG. With more than 30 years of M&A and strategic consulting experience, Alex has focused on helping corporate and private equity clients assess and complete transformational acquisitions and improve performance, with particular emphasis on helping clients to develop, assess and realize their investment theses and end-to-end “strategy to execution”. Alex has substantial experience across multiple industries including…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Martin Band. Martin is a Software-as-a-Service growth stage Chief Product Officer, CTO and CEO with experience in over 40 SaaS SMEs, Oracle and Salesforce as well as Boston Consulting Group and Schlumberger. Martin is a leader and enabler of hyper-growth and mentor to entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience with Private Equity / Venture Capital. Martin’s speciality is SaaS product strategy and management and software engineering management. He implements global best practices, tailored to a client’s…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sean O’Dowd with the The O’Dowd Group. Sean is an independent consultant, with clients ranging from Fortune 500’s to leading Private Equity & Hedge Funds to Series C+ startups. Sean’s work frequently involves acquisition due diligence or post acquisition valuation creation. Outside of acquisition work, Sean frequently works for Industrial Goods or Aerospace & Defense companies looking to introduce new technologies into their operations, supply chains, or customer offering. Sean began his career at Boston Consulting…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ali Reza with Pier 70 LLC.  Ali is a private equity operating partner with experience at KKR and TPG, where he led transformational change for portfolio companies in retail, consumer, health care and industrial goods sectors. He has also held general management roles with P&L responsibility, such as COO for a health care services start-up and head of market for a geographically distributed multi-site company with over $1B in systemwide revenues. He began his career…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nicolas Mialaret with Asteri Partners.  Nicolas had 10 years of consulting experience at Booz & Company / Strategy& in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada, then Delta Partners in New York City before starting  Asteri Partners in Vancouver, Canada since 2020. Target clients: Large organizations, Investment funds, Private Equity firms Functional expertise: growth and go-to-market strategy, cost reduction and value creation, operational excellence and digitization, due diligence. Industry expertise: TMT, Private Equity, Industrials, CPG, Wealth management,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ryan Dipede with RPMD Advisory. Ryan is a former-BCG and McKinsey consultant with 20+ years corporate strategy, operations and M&A experience. Post BCG, Ryan served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and then Chief Operating Office at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Ryan then went back to consulting, as an independent, advising Pfizer for 4 years as the Global Chair for their Optionality initiative to split the company and create a $100Bn…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nick Mork with Value Unlimited LLC. Nick spent eight years with Bain and Company, finishing in the case team leader role. He specialized in consumer products and private equity clients and was always rated top of his class for analysis. He then opened his own practice, performing Bain-like projects for clients at a fraction of the cost. One of those clients, a Fortune 500 paper and packaging company, hired him to be a senior director…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Camila Fernandez with Alux Management.  Camila Fernandez spent 4 years at Bain & Company and is setting up her independent consulting practice based out of the Dominican Republic. Her academic background is mostly Economics and International Development (Harvard Kennedy School). She started her career in government, then transitioned to Bain & Company and later joined Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI) to run their fintech division in Mexico. Camila is happy to collaborate in strategy, digital transformation…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anthonie Zoomers.  Anthonie is a seasoned and entrepreneurial hands-on transformation CEO. Advisory/supervisory roles for private equity, family companies, banks and nonprofit. Quick scan assessments of strategy and organization – for identifying a company’s performance potential and the key levers to exploit it. Executive coaching and mediation. Results-driven. Strong analytical and conceptual skills. Strategy and execution. Restructuring and renewal. ‘Big picture’ and detail. Creative/imaginative and pragmatic/down-to-earth. Good listener. People-oriented and able to mobilize organizations. Thrives on…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Katherine Feeney with Beckett Square. Katherine runs Beckett Square, through which she works primarily with private equity funds and corporate acquirers on topics including commercial due diligence, investment and portfolio strategy, market screens, and performance improvement. Katherine founded Beckett Square in early 2019 after her time at Bain & Company, where she worked across practices and industries in the Washington, DC and Johannesburg, South Africa offices. Concurrent to founding Beckett Square, she was instrumental in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Hsia with CH Consulting Advisors. Peter  is one of the founders of CH Consulting Advisors, a strategy consulting firm focused on consumer and retail.  He has over 30 years of consulting experience with Accenture, Kurt Salmon, Swander Pace and McKinsey.  CH Consulting focuses on serving the private equity community with due diligence and portfolio strategy as well as working with mid-cap companies on growth strategy.  CH Consulting is based in the San Francisco Bay…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Roman Churilin.  Roman has 8 years of hands-on experience in international management consulting (McKinsey), private equity & fast-growing tech startups with concentration in B2B commercial strategy development & execution and ops turnarounds: – While working at McKinsey and a PE fund he delivered over 10 projects for corporate & public organizations from various industries (eg, metals & mining, healthcare, real estate) to streamline their sales ops, increase assets productivity, reduce OpEx, and build employee capability;…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bart Sichel with bps Captura. Bart is President of bps Captura, which provides independent advisory and consulting to corporate senior leaders, private equity firms, and boards across multiple consumer facing industries.  Bart has hands on experience driving growth, and provides expertise in Marketing, Digital Transformation, Ecommerce, Innovation, Format Renewal, and Customer Loyalty. Bart was Chief Marketing Officer at Burlington Stores, leading Marketing, Ecommerce, and Corporate Strategy, and he was part of the dedicated executive management…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Agres with 2nd St Strategy. James is a Senior Management Consultant with 10+ years of strategic consulting experience. His work focuses on sell-side and buy-side commercial due diligence for Private Equity and Investment Banking clients. James possesses deep expertise in developing and executing organic and M&A driven growth strategies for mid-market clients. He also has extensive experience in operational performance improvement, value creation, and transformation initiatives across diverse industries including industrials, healthcare, consumer products,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Seth Townsend with Tonisgah Group. Seth  spent 5 years at McKinsey as part of the Healthcare practice, leading efforts across sales growth, pricing, operations, due diligence, M&A, and corporate strategy for companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare industry.  Following his time at McKinsey, Seth worked at Novartis where he held roles in Commercial, Shared Services, Finance, and Operations in both the US and Switzerland.  He was most recently Head of Commercial Support Operations…
  Tommy Kim provides an article that explains the differences between Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC). Private Equity (PE) vs. Venture Capital (VC). You suddenly realize that you are being presented with two similar, yet different types of capital sources. PE and VC investment management businesses offer investors different types of return on capital using unique risk profiles in long-term illiquid assets. Whether you are interested in this side of the business as entrepreneurs and CEOs seeking capital…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christopher Rischard.  Christopher Rischard spent eight years as Digital Leader in the TMT practice at Booz & Company based in Paris and Madrid focused on digitalization, data and tech-enabled growth strategy. After several years as a Principal, he set off as an independent consultant in London in 2014. Prior to Booz and his MBA at INSEAD, Christopher lived in Washington DC where he was raised and he worked for 8 years in enterprise solutions sales…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Brenna Rauw with Vulpine Strategies.  Brendan Rauw was a project leader at BCG in the private equity and healthcare practices, and spent ten years after BCG leading technology commercialization for universities.  Brendan has particular expertise in intellectual property, licensing, and entrepreneurship in the life sciences. Brendan lives in Portland, OR, advising private equity investors and pre-revenue life science companies across the country on strategy, partnering, and market assessment.  Brendan is particularly interested in healthcare and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Andre Martinelli.  André has spent his career helping companies and people grow.  Prior to starting his consulting practice, André was a Director, Go-to-Market for Vista Consulting Group (VCG), the operations arm of Vista Equity Partners. Before that, André was a Managing Director at Blue Ridge Partners, a management consulting firm exclusively focused on helping companies accelerate profitable revenue growth. In both roles, André worked with portfolio company CEOs and Chief Revenue Officers to develop go-to-market…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Seline Karakaya with Excelerate Global.  Seline Karakaya is Founder and Managing Director of Excelerate Global, a venture capital and private equity advisory group. In this capacity, Seline has worked with closely with companies ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals to support their growth priorities. She works closely with founders, CEOs, and Boards of Directors—often as an interim CXO—on the most pressing issues, from hiring to pricing, strategy to fundraising, organization to business development. Prior to founding…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Deepak Batra.  Deepak was at Bain for 6 years, predominantly based out of India working on global projects, and had an opportunity to work out Amsterdam and Boston. While his work was sector agnostic, Deepak specialized “functionally” in Private Equity due diligence. Post his consulting stint, Deepak worked with OLX, India’s leading online classified platform (Craigslist counterpart) in several roles ranging from Analytics, Strategy to General Management. He is based out of New Delhi, India, working as…
Michael Wise recently co-authored this article for McKinsey that explores how best-practice purchasing is now an even more potent source of value creation for private-equity leaders. A careful review of purchasing is typically part of any private-equity (PE) playbook, with procurement savings factoring prominently into 100-day and longer-term business plans. As part of the process, procurement professionals are typically charged with finding and acting on low-hanging opportunities like requesting price reductions and volume discounts from suppliers. Leading PE firms are adopting…