Establishing a partnership built on trust and cooperation by maximizing value to clients, collaborating on joint ventures, and giving back in a meaningful way
Founded in 2016, the Consulting Consortium is comprised of award winning boutique consulting firms working in a unique partnership to maximize value for its members and clients. By collaborating with the best in the Consulting industry, we are well positioned to provide differentiated and comprehensive solutions by connecting clients with in-depth expertise and scarce talent.
In addition, the Consulting Consortium will create opportunity for its members to leverage assets, so they can focus on what they do best – client service. We deliver on this promise by guiding prospective clients and employee referrals to the members with best fit, jointly developing and sharing knowledge bases and tools for its members, and minimizing costs through shared resources.
Only 1.4% of Management Consulting firms have more than 100 employees(1). The Consulting Consortium bands together smaller firms to operate at the same level of the 1% – big firm capabilities, delivered by the smaller firms who have a passion and specialty in solving their clients’ most challenging problems.
Our team is composed of seasoned CEOs, entrepreneurs, and consulting professionals dedicated tomaximizing value to both our Clients and Associates.
Benefits from Day One
Share referrals with other associate firms to realize benefits and drive value for clients through best-fit expertise
Capitalize on the Consortium’s global expertise to redefine the standard consulting model and achieve great success as a new path is paved
Reduce back office administrative costs and allow resources to focus on what they do best
Engage in a partnership built on trust, communication, transparency and leadership
Expand your geographic reach by partnering with firms across the US and the world
Build a competitive edge through shared resources, enabling greater flexibility when choosing clients, project components, or project phases
Consulting Consortium associates are thoroughly vetted, award-winning, boutique consulting firms. Our pride in our associates is surpassed only by our commitment to our clients.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Management Consulting firms with fewer than 100 employees account for more than 96.5% of all firms in the Management Consulting Industry. Yet, they make up as little as 30% of total industry revenue.
– NAICS Code 54161: https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2014/econ/susb/2014-susb-annual.html (Data released on September 29, 2017)
Michael Wong is a Co-founder of The Consulting Consortium, as well as Founder and CEO of DayBlink Consulting. With over 20 years’ experience in management consulting, Michael has a proven track record of leading C-level executives and their teams through times of change in areas such as strategic execution, operational improvement, mergers and acquisitions, corporate communication, and cyber security.
At DayBlink, Michael leads all aspects of strategy and operations, and continues to deliver results on key client initiatives. Due to his singular emphasis on exceptional delivery and corporate culture, DayBlink has earned some of the industry’s top recognition: Consulting Magazine’s 2016 “Seven Small Jewels”, Fortune Magazine’s #20 2016 “Best Small Workplaces”, Vault’s 2017 “Vault Consulting 50,” and Entrepreneur’s #44 2017 “Best Company Cultures in America.”
David Kaufman is Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor of the Consulting Consortium, and Co-founder and CEO of Acquis Consulting Group. David provides guidance on the Consulting Consortium’s strategic growth, leveraging Acquis’s industry expertise in specific industries such as travel, expense & meetings, life sciences, and early stage ventures.
As Acquis’s CEO and Managing Partner, David drives the company’s extraordinary achievements. His vision has shaped Acquis into a firm for which consultants want to work, and whose expertise clients want to utilize. He has always sought to hire exceptional people, encouraging them to nurture and learn from each other. David graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and began his career at Arthur Andersen where he earned his CPA, CMA, and CFM. With more than 20 years of experience in both hands-on and advisory roles, David is a global leader and recognized expert in the consulting industry, and is regularly invited to share his insights at conferences and expert panel discussions worldwide.
As Chief Executive Officer, Mike sets the strategic direction of the Consulting Consortium in concert with the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership. His industry experience, leadership, and guidance ensure that the Consulting Consortium realizes its vision and serves its consultants.
One of DayBlink’s founding Partners, Mike is an accomplished Executive with over 16 years of experience focused in the Telecommunications and Cable industries. Within the industry, he has earned a reputation as a leader in strategic program execution, frequently involving new product launches, strategic systems introduction and integration, as well as call center and service fulfillment operations. These engagements have required management of advanced technologies, aggressive timelines, cross functional delivery collaboration, multiple vendor partnerships and high level senior executive visibility. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Philosophy (honors society). Mike is an avid fitness and health enthusiast, spending his time at CrossFit gyms and experimenting with new healthy food recipes.
Cheif Operataing Officer
Chris McDermott serves as the Chief Operating Officer and leads Business Development activities within the Consulting Consortium which includes a range of activities from Associate outreach to new client acquisition. Leveraging over 10 years of experience across business consulting and operations, he has worked directly with Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies across a variety of industries around the globe to improve all aspects of their strategy and execution.
Chris began his career as a technology consultant at SAP, working in cross-functional delivery teams with a focus on large, global projects. He is currently an Engagement Manager at the Acquis Consulting Group where he helps clients with their end-to-end supply chain process and strategies. Chris graduated from Drexel University with a focus on Information Systems and Business before attending the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to obtain his MBA.
Kerby Houff is an Advisor to the Consulting Consortium where he contributes his experience with organizational strategy and redesign, business process reengineering, internal communications, financial management, and data analytics.
Kerby supports the Consulting Consortium from his primary role as Managing Director leading the Management Consulting Services practice within Acquis Consulting, a founding Associate. Kerby has led a number of different projects for Acquis partners including building out a new C-level role, supporting business units and correlating responsibilities for a growing life sciences firm, and driving operational efficiency through a life sciences firm’s product portfolio management processes. Prior to joining Acquis in 2011, Kerby was a Managing Director at DRT Strategies, a boutique management consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He managed DRT’s Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Sector, and was responsible for all projects with the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Department of Treasury. Kerby holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University and Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. Kerby is also a Professor of Management at Virginia Tech.
You must also submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for membership:
- Proof of general liability, workers’ compensation, cyber liability, errors and omissions, and umbrella insurance coverage
- Three-year financial history
- Company overview including mission/values, service offerings, past clients, organizational structure, and leader bios
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