Summus Group is a private- ly held Management Con- sulting firm based in Charlotte, N.C. founded on the belief
that high value consulting is best
realized when you pair world-class talent possessing specialized, relevant experience, with clients seeking lasting partnerships.
The company was built on the
backbone of Strategy, Transformation Management and Delivery services for the financial and
technology sectors. Bill Sanders,
Founder and Managing Director, sat down with Consulting to
discuss his firm’s revenue growth
and overall financial performance.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s exceptional
Sanders: We are fortunate to have
exceptionally talented people and
premier clients; a combination
that creates an atmosphere of
teamwork and partnership. Most
of our associates have worked in
the consulting and financial services industries. It is this duality
of background that helps us relate
to our clients on a much closer
level and view ourselves as partners and extensions of our clients.
Pairing top talent that has this
mindset with clients we admire
and trust has helped Summus
Group achieve amazing growth.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Sanders: We moved into our
new office space, which has
helped further inspire creativity
and collaboration. We have also
put an intense focus on ensuring
we have the right foundation in
place to sustain our expected future growth and be able to better
respond to our clients’ needs. We
have continued to expand the diversity of experience on our consulting and leadership teams this
year which allows expansion into
different services and industries.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2018? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Sanders: 2018 looks to be another great year for Summus Group.
We will complement our existing
focus in capital markets, product
development, payments, risk/fraud/
compliance and fintech, with new
service offerings while expanding
into new markets and verticals.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2018?
Sanders: Pacing our growth and
ensuring we continue to follow
our selective process to find elite
associates. We pride ourselves on
bringing our clients high value con-
sultants and never taking on work
where we might not be the best fit.
We want to have sustained growth
which will allow our team to con-
tinue to receive honors like this for
years to come. Our goal is to grow
responsibly while maintaining our
core vision for the company.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Sanders: It is such a tremendous
and humbling honor to be one of
the fastest growing consulting firms
in the country. This award is especially significant in that it is focused
on our industry. To be recognized
amongst our peers is something
our team is extremely proud of; our
hope is that potential future teammates and clients see this and think
of Summus Group when looking
for their next partnership.