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Expert Network Directory

Expert Network Directory

Umbrex conducted an exhaustive search to compile this comprehensive Expert Network Directory to serve as a resource for consultants and our private equity and corporate clients.
 
In this resource you’ll find details on more than 170 expert network platforms. Most of these platforms have a similar business model: for a fee, they will connect you with an expert on a particular topic, typically for a one-hour consultation. 
 
The first section of this resource lists firms you may already be familiar with: AlphaSights, Coleman, GLG, and ThirdBridge.
 
Beyond these market leaders, there is a long tail of over 160 smaller firms, many of which focus on a particular industry, function, or geography, and may be better positioned to connect you with experts in their area of specialty. The third section lists these firms, alphabetically.
 
These networks will connect you with experts for one-hour interviews, and typically not with consultants.  If you are looking for a management consultant to lead a commercial due diligence, market landscape assessment, or strategy work, we invite you to visit the pages of our Private Equity Practice and our Strategy Practice. Umbrex can connect you with an independent management consultant with prior experience McKinsey, Bain, or BCG to support your project needs.
 
Many of these networks offer special negotiated rates to Umbrex members.
 
If you are aware of firms we don’t list, or would like to share with us updated information about one of the firms in our directory, please send us a message on our Contact page.

Top Firms

The following are the leading expert networks:

AlphaSights

AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. It has more than 1,200 employees across nine global offices.

Website: alphasights.com
Industry focus:
All sectors
Number of experts in network:
Unknown
Geographical area served:
Global
Email/contact:
admin@alphasights.com
Phone: 44-20-7399-9750
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/alphasights
Headquarters:
London, U.K.
Number of offices: 9
Year founded:
2008

Coleman Research

Kevin Coleman founded Coleman Research in 2003. In 2021, it was acquired by by VQ, the #1 expert network in Japan.

Website: colemanrg.com
Industry focus:
All sectors
Number of experts in network:
Unknown
Geographical area served:
Global
Email/contact:
sales@colemanrg.com
Phone: 1-212-223-0185
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/coleman-research
Headquarters:
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 5
Year founded:
2003

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)

GLG boasts the world’s largest expert network. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York.

Website: glginsights.com
Industry focus:
All sectors
Number of experts in network:
Approx. 1 million
Geographical area served:
Global
Email/contact:
glginsights.com/contact-us/
Phone: 1-212-984-8500
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/glg
Headquarters:
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 19
Year founded:
1998

Guidepoint

Guidepoint’s fourteen offices on three continents provide 24/7 service. Every client has a dedicated project manager and service team which provides relevant advisors that fit project needs. Expert services also include one-to-one consultations, quick polls and scalable surveys.

Website: www.guidepoint.com
Industry focus:
All sectors
Number of experts in network:
~ 900,000
Geographical area served:
Global 
Email/contact:
sales@guidepoint.com
Phone: 1-212-375-2780
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/guidepoint/
Headquarters:
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 14
Year founded:
2003

Third Bridge

Third Bridge, which was founded in 2007, serves over 1,000 investment firms, offering clients 24/7 coverage through its team of 1,000 employees located across eight offices. It offers direct access to prequalified industry experts through 1:1 consultations and private meetings.

Website: https://thirdbridge.com
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Global
Email/contact: 
https://thirdbridge.com/contact-us/become-a-client/
Phone: 1-646-532-4569
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/third-bridge/?trk=ppro_cprof
Headquarters:
London, U.K.
Number of offices: 8
Year founded: 
2007

Expert Network Aggregator

Inex.One

InexOne is different — it is an aggregator of over twenty other expert networks. Their service allows you to submit a request to multiple firms and interact with multiple networks through a single platform. The founder, Max Friberg, is a McKinsey alum and was interviewed on Episode 426 of Unleashed.

Website: inex.one
Industry focus:
All sectors
Number of experts in network:
Unknown
Geographical area served:
Global
Email/contact:
inex.one/contact
Phone: 46-8-505-421-62
LinkedIn: hk.linkedin.com/company/inex-one
Headquarters:
Stockholm, Sweden
Number of offices: 4
Year founded:
2017

Expert Network Directory

The following directory contains more than 160 firms, listed alphabetically:

Advarra

Advarra focuses on clinical research. It provides solutions aimed at safeguarding trial participants, empowering clinical sites, ensuring compliance, and optimizing research performance.

Website: www.advarra.com
Industry focus:
Product development/clinical research
Number of experts in network: 
~ 1,000
Geographical area served: 
Global
Email/contact:
advarra.com/contact-us/
Phone: 1-410-884-2900
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/advarra/
Headquarters:
Columbia, MD, U.S.A.
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded:
1983

Africa Expert Network (AXN)

AXN is an information brokerage and expert connection service focused on sub-Saharan Africa and headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Website: www.africaexpertnetwork.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
~ 500
Geographical area served: 
Africa
Email/contact:
africaexpertnetwork.com/%20contact
Phone: 1-202-536-1107
LinkedIn: N/A
Headquarters: 
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded:
2017

ALMExperts

ALM Experts offers an online database featuring profiles of expert witnesses, investigators, process servers, court reporters, consultants and litigation support professionals.

Website: www.almexperts.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
~ 15,000
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
experts@alm.com
Phone: 1-888-809-0133
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/alm
Headquarters: 
Unknown
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
Unknown

Apex Leaders

Apex Leaders aims to guide investment decisions and eliminate waste from private equity processes.

Website: www.apexleaders.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
North America
Email/contact: 
info@apexleaders.com
Phone: 1-208-900-2737
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/apex-leaders-llc
Headquarters: 
Boise, ID, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2009

Arbolus

Arbolus offers experts network services and a platform which helps clients see their previous conversations with experts. It also uses AI matching to help find the best experts for specific projects.

Website: www.arbolus.com
Industry focus: 
Software
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
www.arbolus.com/request-a-demo
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/arbolus/
Headquarters: 
Barcelona, Spain and London, U.K.
Number of offices: 3
Year founded: 
Rebranded in 2019

Arches

Arches’ expert network seeks to provide facts and information to help cients capitalize on opportunities in Asia by overcoming cultureal differencs, diverse economic structures and policies and insufficient data reports.

Website: www.arches-global.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Asia
Email/contact: 
support@arches-global.com
Phone: 81-50-6862-9779
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/arches-global/
Headquarters:
Singapore
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded:
2019

Asia CEO Network

Asia CEO Network provides resources for business, political and social matters in Asia. Founded as an informal network by a group of CEOs, MDs and entrepreneurs with experience doing business in Asia, it became a formal network in 2010.

Website: www.asiaceonet.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Asia
Email/contact: 
info@asiaceonet.com
Phone: 662-305-6653
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/asia-ceo-network-ltd/
Headquarters: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2010

Atheneum

Atheneum gives professionals access to information within 24-36 hours. Founded in Berlin, it now has 11 offices worldwide. CEO Mathias Wengeler has been quoted saying Atheneum is a “one-stop shop for primary research.”

Website: www.atheneum.ai
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
~ 800,000
Geographical area served: 
Global
Email/contact: 
info@atheneum-partners.com
Phone: 1-929-575-7465
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/atheneum-partners/
Headquarters: 
Berlin, Germany
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2010

Avalon Red

Avalon is an expert network for the Spanish-speaking world.

Website: www.avalonred.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Spain/Latin America
Email/contact: 
N/A
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/avalon-la-red-de-expertos/
Headquarters: 
Madrid, Spain
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
Unknown

Axon Advisors

Axon Advisors was founded by Emily Brammer, previously of MDRxFinancial, a healthcare data research firm in New York. She has led the expansion of Axon’s coverage into all sectors, including technology, basic material, utilities, financials and consumer goods.

Website: www.axonadvisors.com
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
sales@axonadvisors.com
Phone: 1-317-800-7952
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/axon-advisors/
Headquarters: 
Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2012

Bioexpert Network

Bioexpert Network focuses on life science experts in fields including pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. During a 2 to 3 week-long process, it will hand-pick a group of experts with years of experience and give them the opportunity to examine your project. It also offers access to biotech company pitch decks.

Website: www.bioexpertnetwork.com
Industry focus: 
Finance/patents/medical devices/digital health/business development
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
N/A
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bioexpert-network/
Headquarters: 
Barcelona, Spain
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2017

Bioinformatics Inc.

Bioinformatics experts are drawn from The Science Advisory Board. The proprietary global network encompasses more than 25 market segments and includes scientists and clinicians with profiled expertise in 80 different research and diagnostic techniques.

Website: www.bioinfoinc.com
Industry focus: 
Life sciences and diagnostics
Number of experts in network: 
~ 55,000
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
info@bioinfoinc.com
Phone: 1-703-778-3080
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bioinformatics-llc/
Headquarters: 
Arlington, VA, U.S.A.
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2019

Bridger

Bridger is a tech-driven consulting platform connecting businesses with industry professionals to share on-demand knowledge.

Website: www.mybridger.com
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
mybridger.com
Phone: 1-646-969-9953
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bridger-consulting-platform/
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2018

Business Connect China (BCC)

BCC was founded in 2008 by Ted Lin, formerly of Bessemer Venture Partners, and Chang Zhao, who led the development of supply-chain-management projects in China for Oval Technologies. The network’s specialists include expert recruiters, investigators, data gatherers, researchers, advisory teams, survey teams and more.

Website: www.businessconnectchina.com
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
~ 280,000
Geographical area served: 
China
Email/contact: 
client-sales@bcc.global
Phone: 86-21-8012-6400 / 917-484-0215
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/business-connect-china/
Headquarters: 
Shanghai, China
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2008

Candour Energy

Formed in 2014, the Candour Energy expert network is dedicated to energy and industrials. Its hand-picked team provides expertise to clients in consulting and financial markets.

Website: www.candour.com
Industry focus: 
Energy
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Global
Email/contact: 
mail@candour.com
Phone: 44-0-203-198-1911
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/candour-energy/
Headquarters: 
London, U.K.
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2014

Capvision

Founded in 2006, Capvision has experts in industries including consumer & retail, healthcare, TMT, consulting services, automobiles, finance, mechanics, energy and environment, engineering and transportation. The company is currently listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Website: www.capvision.com
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
~ 360,000
Geographical area served: 
China/Global
Email/contact: 
ussalesteam@capvision.com
Phone: 1-646-781-8802
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/capvision/
Headquarters: 
Shanghai, China
Number of offices: 4
Year founded: 
2006

CIC expert network

The CIC expert network was founded in 2014 with a focus on China.

Website: www.cninsights.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
~ 50,000
Geographical area served: 
China
Email/contact: 
marketing@cninsights.com
Phone: 86-21-2356-0288
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/china-insights-consultancy/
Headquarters: 
Shanghai, China
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2014

Clarity

Clarity is DIY marketplace which offers on-demand business advice for sectors including marketing, social media, strategic planning and business development. It says it has completed over 73,000 calls with experts, who have 72 hours to respond to prospective clients.

Website: www.clarity.fm
Industry focus: 
Marketing/business development/strategic planning
Number of experts in network: 
Over 2,000
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
support@clarity.fm
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clarity-fm/
Headquarters: 
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 2
Year founded: 
2015

ClearHorizon

ClearHorizon is a Sao Paolo, Brazil-based company formed by professionals from the economic, financial, management, audit and information technology areas. It operates in coordination with Primary Global Research for scheduling, follow-up, billing and collections.

Website: www.clearhorizonresearch.net
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Brazil/Latin America
Email/contact: 
contato@clearhorizonresearch.com
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: N/A
Headquarters:
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
Unknown

CleverX

CleverX offers 1-on-1 video calls and instant messaging and says its 50% more affordable than any other comparable service. Founded by Sharekh Shaikh, its stated goal is to make knowledge affordable and accessible for everyone.

Website: www.cleverx.com
Industry focus: 
Unknown
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Not specified
Email/contact: 
N/A
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/cleverxhq/
Headquarters: 
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Number of offices: 1
Year founded: 
2019

CognitionX

The CognitionX expert network is an AI Advice Platform developed to address the challenge of fast and effective access to knowledge. Founded by Charlie Muirhead and Tabitha Goldstaub, the the CogX community offers 530 hours of content from 1200+ expert speakers and global leaders across 18 topics.

Website: wwww.app.cognitionx.com/expert-network/
Industry focus: 
All sectors
Number of experts in network: 
Unknown
Geographical area served: 
Global
Email/contact: 
info@cognitionx.io
Phone: N/A
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/cognitionx
Headquarters: 
London, U.K.
Number of offices: Unknown
Year founded: 
2015