strategy development

Welcoming new member Mayowa Ubebe

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mayowa Ubebe with Cardinal Cornerstone. Mayowa spent 2 years with McKinsey & Company as an Associate working on strategy development and implementation projects across across the public, private and third sectors. She was based in the Lagos office with wide-reaching experience working with global clients in the consumer, financial services and energy industries, national governments and multi-lateral development/donor organisations.

Prior to McKinsey, Mayowa had a 6-year career in the energy industry managing offshore EPC projects at ExxonMobil and performing hands-on wireline oilfield services as an Internationally-mobile Field Engineer with Schlumberger in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Mayowa currently lives in London, UK with her husband and son. She enjoys blogging and is passionate about mentoring female high school students in the developing world. She is available to collaborate on strategy development or implementation projects in any industry.

Welcoming new member Astrid Marechal

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Astrid Marechal with Paraty 22 SA. Astrid Marechal began her career as a Tire Designer at Goodyear Technical Center in Luxembourg.  Later, she  was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where she worked for ten years in North America, Brazil, Russia and Western Europe. Astrid has extensive expertise in strategy development, transformation and go-to-market solutions across multiple B2B industries, including industrial, technology and materials sectors. She has held several interim management positions as P&L owner of BUs. Her clients refer to her as a very sharp and driven person, who is great at getting to the bottom of things and coming up with solutions.  She is also recognized to connecting well with the organization at all levels.

When time allows, Astrid enjoys spending time with friends and family and going on motorcycle trips. Astrid speaks fluent French, English and Portuguese and has a good knowledge of German. Astrid lives in Luxembourg, and is fully mobile geographically.

Welcoming new member Lindsey Pitt

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Lindsey Pitt. Lindsey Pitt started her career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey, largely in retail, CPG and media; some strategy work, some implementation work.  She subsequently joined Strategos, a boutique consultancy focused on organic growth in blue-chip organizations, where she collaborated with clients to design insight programs and develop and pitch opportunities for investment (think Shark Tank or Dragons’ Den).  In contrast to McKinsey strategy work, these projects were mostly handled by clients themselves through facilitated workshops, which was great for building engagement/ownership.  She freelanced as a consultant in UK for 8 years before moving to San Francisco in 2010.  Since she wanted to get her hands dirty, she joined the managed services team at an alternative legal services provider, designing solutions and reengineering processes.

In normal times, Lindsey volunteers at 826 Valencia, a not-for-profit that supports under-resourced students with writing skills.  She also talks about writing a crime novel, but doesn’t actually do it.

She’d love to collaborate on organic growth projects, process reengineering, and strategy development/execution work.  She also has deep subject matter expertise in Legal Department redesign(!)

Welcoming new member Zac Peake

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Zac Peake with Constratego Ltd.  Zac Peake has broad consulting and corporate experience, with work that spans strategy development, growth planning, performance improvement, cost reduction, organisation design, and transformation / change for a mix of consumer and retail, financial services, and private equity clients.

Zac has worked at Booz & Company (Consumer and Retail practice), The Parthenon Group (commercial due diligence) as well as independent consulting. Zac’s previous corporate work includes roles as strategy director at Mitchells & Butlers and marketing / growth director at PE backed A-Plan Insurance.

Zac lives in Cambridgeshire, UK.  In his free time Zac plays board and card games, listens to audio books and podcasts, snowboards, and strives to occasionally produce a half decent watercolour painting.