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Lin Giralt
Houston, TX
MBA, Wharton
McKinsey & Co
Booz & Co
Lambda International
Aneta Key
San Francisco, CA
MBA, Vanderbilt University
McKinsey & Co
Barclays Capital
AEDEA Partners LLC
George Palmer
Washington, DC
PhD, Northwestern
McKinsey & Co
Independent Consultant
Patrick McGarvey
New York, NY
MBA, MIT Sloan
Bain & Co
Broadwater Enterprises
Massimo Campello
Kuwait City, Kuwait
MBA, Yale
McKinsey & Co
Booz & Co
Aareon AG
Independent Consultant
James Black
New York, NY
MBA, Darden (UVA)
McKinsey & Co
J Black Advisory LLC
Lauren Cole
Los Angeles, CA
MBA, Stanford
Bain & Co
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Warner Bros. Inc.
Cole Media
Michael Vos
Detroit, MI
MBA, University of Chicago
McKinsey & Co
PerkinElmer, Inc
United Technologies
Cranbrook Partners

Professional Development Events

Top Tier New York 2018
June 7 – 8, 2018
Top Tier London 2018
October 4 – 5, 2018
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What Members Say

Leff, Ilene So wonderful to be among like-minded colleagues for learning, improving our practices, getting to know one another and having fun.

Ilene Leff

McKinsey alum

As a veteran of four Top Tier events, I can say that Will and Umbrex always bring relevant and timely topics for building a high quality consulting practice.

Geoff Wilson

McKinsey alum

Top Tier is a "must go to" event - a unique combination of networking, learning, reflecting and just plain good fun! I leave with renewed personal and professional relationships, new ideas to run my practice and new content for my clients.

MaryKate Scott

McKinsey alum

I learned enough in two of the sessions to pay for the opportunity cost of the event several times over.

Jamie Campbell

McKinsey alum

It's great to meet with peers and to expand your horizon. Time well spent.

Joachim Fischer

McKinsey alum

Absolutely fantastic professional development—just what I was missing as an independent!

Eli Diament

McKinsey alum

Umbrex provides a community of like-minded independent consultants who want to make an impact not only with their clients, but also within themselves and their communities.

Mark Gomez

Bain alum

Umbrex is a unique resource, with extraordinary value for consultants and clients. I talk to (and work with) a lot of consultants, consulting networks and, of course, clients. While most consulting networks are a loose amalgamation of firms or consultants under a common banner, Umbrex is something quite different—a vetted community.

David A. Fields

David A. Fields, author of The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients

The Umbrex community is vibrant and supportive, events are top-notch, and the content is just superior.

Romain Ichbiah

Booz alum

Thought Leadership

Overcome Objections to Consulting Fees

Posted Apr 26, 2018

David A. Fields offers insight into the most common objection to fees and provides a few steps that offer clarity and steps to counteract objections.

Digital Employee Disruption

Posted Apr 25, 2018

Soyini Coke discusses the concept of digital labor with Advocate Co-Founders and Co-Presidents Scott Fogle and Tim Wise.

How to Achieve Excellent Execution of Strategies

Posted Apr 24, 2018

Since 1955, only 57 companies have maintained a position in the Fortune 500 while nearly 2,000 companies have come and gone during that same time period. Kaihan Krippendorff’s company blog explores what sets those 57 apart.

Online Review Software – The Dos and Don’ts

Posted Apr 23, 2018

Savvy digital marketing advice from Remen Okoruwa on using online software reviews.

Unleashed Podcast

Episode 49: Will Bachman on Getting Some Things Done

01/30/2018 Jan 30, 2018. On the show today Julia Bunte-Mein is back. Julia, a brilliant and accomplished sophomore at Harvard College, spent a day with me on a Winternship. On our last episode, Julia interviewed me about the advice I’d give to my college-age self, and related topics. Read full episode