People

Our teams have many decades of combined experience advising the industries in which we specialize. Prior to their consulting careers, many held senior executive positions and led global functions in leading institutions. They regularly write and publish research papers and articles. And many are regularly invited to chair and speak at industry conferences.

We are supported by an experienced Advisory Board which is an invaluable source of additional insight and judgement on which to draw for the highly complex issues our teams are regularly asked to consider.

Together our teams have successfully delivered projects in over 24 countries.

James Edsberg

James Edsberg works with the management of some of the world’s leading financial institutions and professional and business services firms to help them identify and exploit domestic and global growth opportunities. He implements and leads client-centric strategy programs in operations, market positioning, business planning, client relationship management and business development on a global basis.

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Henry Weston Davies
Advisory Board

Henry Weston Davies leads global projects for clients in the financial services and professional and business services sectors. He specialises in formulating and implementing client centric strategies in operations, market positioning, business planning, client relationship management and business development.

Henry is based out of our London offices but visits the US and Asia regularly as part of ongoing projects.

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James Phillips

James Phillips leads strategy projects with both alternative and traditional asset management firms on a variety of investment research, capital raising strategy and brand marketing assignments. He advises portfolio managers on their marketing strategy and fund product collateral, identifies the universe of investors appropriate for their investment strategies, and prepares them for investment and operational due diligence meetings with prospective investors.

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Harriet Creamer
Advisory Board

Harriet Creamer has over twenty five years experience of working in legal services sector, both as a client lawyer and in management. Harriet trained, practised and became a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, where – having become the City of London’s first PSL - she headed up their knowledge management function, developing and managing knowledge services across their worldwide network of offices.

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John McLaren
Chairman

John McLaren has over 20 years of experience working with and advising CEOs and Boards of leading companies in business services, digital media, industrials and financial services.  He specialises in transformation and change and is a recognised authority in the development and execution of effective global communications strategies, thought leadership programmes and in international brand management. 

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Tom Price
Advisory Board

Tom Price works with Wealth and Asset Management firms to advise them on their structural, compliance, regulatory and operational challenges. He is a former Chief Operating Officer at one of Europe’s leading Family Offices. Prior to that he was commercial and legal advisor to UK and European financial institutions and funds, specialising in asset management and transaction structuring.

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Peter Schuh
Advisory Board

Peter advises leading financial institutions, professional services companies and investors on strategic and operational business challenges. He has over 17 years’ consulting and project management experience in leading complex assignments for European and global businesses often with a transformational impact relating to their market and client strategy. His current focus is on client strategy, product strategy and market entry strategies for players in Asset Management, Capital Markets and Corporate Banking.

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Warren Riddell
Advisory Board

Warren Riddell advises major international professional service firms and engineering groups on new market entry strategies. He has particular knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets and helps US and European firms understand and identify opportunities across the AsiaPac region. 

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Claudia Goodman

Claudia Goodman is a partner at Gulland Padfield. Claudia advises global clients on brand strategy, future trends, new market opportunities, competitor analysis and client behaviour. She works with Private Equity and Business services clients. She leads Commercial due diligence projects and manages the Gulland Padfield research institute.

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