Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

3) Business knowledge – typically broad exposure across different topics like strategy, operations, organization and several areas where you’ll have expertise.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm based in Southfield, MI known for its work in corporate turnarounds, bankruptcy assignments and restructuring. Generally regarded as turnaround market leaders, AlixPartners is doing a killer job at taking up more room in the consulting space by strategically hiring a plethora of gurus. Among these are turnaround teams, the role of Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and incentive-based success fees.

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Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

This Firm Profile started as an email from Sean, asking if we could write on Alvarez & Marsal, “The Turnaround Guys”. Combining their industry experience, the pair were forerunners in what became a specialty area in professional services: turnaround management, corporate restructuring and operational performance improvement for companies and stakeholders. The firm’s first turnaround client was the household brand, Timex Corporation. Turnaround and Restructuring.

Student Consulting – Does it deliver?

Tom Spencer

This may include discrete projects completed at arms length, such as due diligence on a transaction, or turnaround projects where consultants are embedded within an organisation. At my previous management consulting firm, student consulting clubs are informally known as the “kiss of death” by recruiters. Student consultants certainly mean well: for their CVs if not the organisations they consult to.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

FTI expanded into investigation and research capabilities as well as turnaround, restructuring, bankruptcy and forensic accounting with the moves. They did much of the work piecing together Mr. Madoff’s money trail and just recently flew over to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Government, who hired FTI to improve operations of utilities and highway units (2014). Restructuring/Turnaround Services. Honored with Seven M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Founded in 1995 by former Bain consultants and headquartered in New York City, they focus on developing airline strategy and implementing major operational turnaround. That being said, pay is very competitive; in fact, Seabury Group’s engagement cost rates are as high as those from top strategy firms, but comp can be higher because they spend much less money on the sales and recruiting processes. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. SEABURY GROUP CONSULTING.

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How to Overcome Executive Isolation

Harvard Business

Senior executives tend to be shielded from organizational problems and data; they are given limited and filtered information about their operations, employees, and customers. For example, when Xerox was undergoing its turnaround under Anne Mulcahy , in the early 2000s, each member of the senior team took responsibility for a small portfolio of key customers.

7 Factors of Great Office Design

Harvard Business

The New York headquarters housed over a third of its workforce, including developers, the sales team, operations, and leadership. The developer teams realized that they were more interactive than they initially imagined, but also needed quiet space to churn out quick turnaround projects.

The Mistakes PE Firms Make When They Pick CEOs for Portfolio Companies

Harvard Business

When a private equity firm adds a new company to its portfolio, analysts rigorously size up its financial, operational, and competitive condition. From looking at the qualities of the CEOs at the best-performing of these firms, we have found three fundamental CEO qualities that drive growth in the most successful PE investments: Systems thinking (the capacity to understand how a change in one aspect of the workings of an operation affects the others).

We Interviewed 57 Female CEOs to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top

Harvard Business

Organizations should intervene to identify and develop promising future talent early in their careers, helping women broaden their skills by providing access to operating roles and leadership opportunities, both horizontal and vertical moves, in core business functions. Turnarounds play to many women’s strengths — particularly if they are challenge- and risk-seekers — including their desire to solve problems and make a difference. Harry Haysom/Getty Images.

Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change

Harvard Business

Our study of the actions and impact of 411 leaders of UK academies found that only 62 of them managed their turnaround successfully and sustainably transformed their school. We found the Architects sustainably transformed a school by challenging how it operated, engaging its community, and improving its teaching. Transforming a school is a long, hard, and often lonely task.