Global Conductor, a privately held management consulting firm founded by former PricewaterhouseCoopers consultants, has identified a shortage of high-caliber management consultants in the marketplace due to the Big 5 consolidation and refocus over the last five years. “The major consultancies used to be the finishing school for the best and brightest talent coming out of our universities. These consultants would eventually join the ranks of Industry with the broad experience of Strategy, Operations and Information Technology that was honed through multiple consulting engagements” said Troy Edgar, President and CEO, Global Conductor.
“Our clients are recognizing the skill gaps within their own staff: Strategists who can’t Implement; Strong Technologists who can’t articulate the organizational Benefits; and Operational managers who only know how to control Costs but can’t grow the Business.” Companies are looking for ways to supplement their internal staff with true Management Consulting skills, but even with unemployment at a record 10%, these skills are extremely difficult to find. Staffing companies have tended to focus on technical or line worker skills, while the remaining Consulting Firms are motivated to sell an IT implementation or outsourcing engagement rather than provide the individual Management Consulting resources required.
“I foresee this shortage of experienced Management Consultants to continue to grow as the economy expands in the second half 2010, and have positioned Global Conductor to capitalize on this shortage by developing and retaining talent with the broad mix of Strategy, Operations and Information Technology skills.”
About Global Conductor
Global Conductor (globalconductor.com) is a privately held, management consulting firm specializing in project leadership services to Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, entertainment, financial services, and consumer products industries.