We give advice. If you need us to, we can help implement it. Sometimes we even take on functional roles for a time, if the management team needs augmenting.
Our approach involves a blend of analysis, strategic advisory services, and hands-on execution — and is uniquely tailored for each engagement to help accomplish a specific, agreed upon, business objective.
We work with large and small companies, and have a variety of different engagement models ranging from long term, occasional, behind the scenes advice to intensive, hands-on interventions.
Below you can see examples of the types of problems we help solve, the types of companies we work with, and the reasons people decide it makes sense to bring in helpers like us.
What problems do we help solve?
Clients seek our help with challenges like how to grow faster; or how to improve the chance of success of a new venture or growth initiative.
New ventures seek help to:
- Maximize valuation at various “deal points”;
- Cross the finish line faster, with less investment;
- Avoid potentially disastrous errors along the way; or
- Complete key milestones, for which their team lacks bandwidth, or skills.
Established businesses seek help to:
- Improve the ROI of growth initiatives;
- Increase enterprise value faster than the core business is growing; or
- Improve the outcome of an M&A initiative.
Who do we work with?
We work with startups; large, established companies; and research organizations — in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Most of our clients are focused on growth: through new products, new markets, new business initiatives, or acquisitions. Innovative science or technology of some type is often at the heart of their business.
Recent engagements have been in the fields of digital health, life sciences, communications, cleantech, homeland security, and applications of photonics & small-tech.
Why get help?
Some clients face challenging problems they are not sure how to solve. Some have incomplete management teams, and need to outsource specific functions. Some need vital strategic inputs, but need them only intermittently. Some want an objective independent assessment of a situation. Others know what to do, and how to do it, but lack bandwidth. We have helped in each of these situations.
What is your Challenge?
Learn more about the types of challenges we help people overcome, and the typical types of engagements we tackle.