V2A is a management consulting firm
based on more than a decade of experience in helping clients define and
achieve their objectives through rigorous strategic planning, operational
improvement, organizational development, integration services, applied
business analytics, and cultural transformations, says Roberto Jimenez,
Director, V2A Strategic Management
Consultants. The firm complements
its client services with an in-house innovation lab, Akcelita, which allows
it to develop next generation technology solutions applied to real world
problems. V2A Strategic Management
Consultants was ranked No. 50 on the
Fastest Growing Firms list after posting
23 percent growth. Jimenez recently sat
down with Consulting magazine to discuss its performance.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
Jimenez: The key to V2A’s growth has
been the great value our clients have
recognized in our services, which has
led to recurring projects, particularly
in the core industries we serve, Bank-
ing and Insurance. We have developed
long-term relationships with our clients,
leading to multi-project and multi-team
portfolios. With respect to services, we
significantly increased our analytics
and LEAN practice, as well as incur-
sions in HR re-engineering and organi-
zational projects. These new opportuni-
ties coupled with a growing talent pool
of the highest caliber have contributed
to V2A’s continuous growth.
Consulting: How is 2015
shaping up for your firm?
Jimenez: 2015 will be a very strong
year for V2A. We expect double-digit growth vs. 2014. In addition to our
continued expansion in Financial
Services, we are also expanding into
new industries including Utilities
and Telecom, as well as new geographies particularly in Central America. We are also benefiting from the
recent launch of Akcelita our innovation lab delivering accelerated
custom technology solutions. By
partnering with Akcelita, we are successfully providing our customers a
full suite of end-to-end solutions.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2016? Where do you see the
Jimenez: Perspective for 2016 looks
promising despite a very steep economic recession in our key market
(Puerto Rico). In addition to continued expansion of our core industries
and services, we plan to continue
leveraging our strategic partnership
with Akcelita. We also plan to continue our expansion in South Florida.
Consulting: What do you see as
the biggest challenges for your
firm in 2016?
Jimenez: The biggest challenge for
our firm in 2016 will be to continue
managing our growth while deliv-
ering “best-in-class” service to our
clients. Another challenge will be
to continue sustaining and strength-
ening our unique firm culture as we
grow in number of consultants and
in different geographies.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms
mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Jimenez: Being named one of
Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms is
a great honor for V2A. We are well
known among the business community in Puerto Rico, yet this provides
great exposure for us in the U.S.
market. Internally, this distinction
serves to strengthen our employee’s
commitment to the firm and our culture, and helps us to continue attracting top talent into our firm.