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Priyanka Ghosh
London, England
MA, Michigan State
McKinsey & Co
Merril Lynch
Peter Eckart
Palo Alto, CA
PhD & ME, TU Munich
McKinsey & Co
ZocDoc Inc
Dubai Holding
ASCE Partners
Geoffrey Tham
Melbourne, Australia
MEng, Monash
McKinsey & Co
Paul Blomerus
Vancouver, Canada
PhD, Oxford
McKinsey & Co
Rolls-Royce Aerospace
Westport Innovations
Independent Consultant
Nils Boeffel
Munich, Germany
McKinsey & Co
Booz & Co
Teradyne Inc.
Independent Consultant
James Black
New York, NY
MBA, Darden
McKinsey & Co
Procter & Gamble
J Black Advisory LLC
David A. Fields
New York, NY
MBA, Carnegie Mellon
Ascendant Consortium
Ascendant Consulting
Nicola Purrello
Sicily, Italy
McKinsey & Co
Independent Consultant

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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

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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

The Consulting Benefits of Delayed Projects

Posted Aug 15, 2018

David A. Fields offers excellent advice on how to deal with a project that has been delayed.

Trouble the Water to Catch the Fish

Posted Aug 14, 2018

In this week’s episode of 36 Stratagems, Kaihan Krippendorff explores Microsoft’s strategy to push PowerPoint into a lead position, and the triple play tactic used by Comcast to bundle products and confuse consumers.

The Boston Creme of Market Research

Posted Aug 13, 2018

Caroline Taich offers a few insightful and valuable key tips on gathering market research information.

Tips on the Business of Consulting

Posted Aug 12, 2018

Three quick, key tips from Robbie Kellman Baxter on what to do when a client approaches you for something that is ‘out of scope.’

Unleashed Podcast

Episode 94: Dirk Hanschur, CEO of Log-hub, supply chain software

08/12/2018 Our guest today is Dirk Hanschur, the CEO of Log-hub, a firm that has created a range of supply chain analytics tools that work as Add-ons to Microsoft Excel. In this Episode, Dirk explains a selection of these apps which include geo-coding, distance calculator, live tracking, shortest path calculator, milk run optimization, and more. Read full episode