Maven Wave helps leading companies make the shift o digital and shorten the
fuse to innovation. Maven Wave
combines the expertise and discipline of top-tier consulting with
the agility you’d expect from a cutting-edge technology firm. Partner
Jeff Lee sat down with Consulting to
discuss Maven Wave’s performance.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s growth?
Lee: Companies are seeking rapid
digital innovation so they can disrupt
markets and outpace competitors.
Speed is crucial, but they are encumbered by legacy systems, processes,
and behaviors, and financial resources for change can be limited. With
the cloud, companies can jump immediately onto a robust, high-speed
platform built to scale massively and
tap into ready-made advanced capabilities in real-time analytics and
beyond. They can refocus time and
energy on value-creating activities,
while only paying for what you use.
It’s game-changing for companies of
all size and stage.These companies
seek consulting partners to make
the leap and transform how they do
business. Maven Wave helps them
build capabilities to harness volumes
of data and derive decision-making
insights in real-time.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Lee: We are experiencing an exceptional year of growth, likely
on the order of a 50 percent year-over-year increase. A good portion of this business is of a recurring nature, so it builds a foundation for continued growth into the
future. Clients eager to progress
their transformation plans are still
initiating new projects right up
through the end of the year.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2018? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Lee: The tide of customer movements toward cloud-based digital solutions is only accelerating;
we’ve truly only seen the tip of the
iceberg. The first movements have
been onto SaaS applications such as
Google’s G Suite and Salesforce, in
addition to basic lift-and-shift data
center utilities, such as cheaper
cloud storage. We will continue to
see growth in these areas.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2018?
Lee: First, it will continue to be a
fight for top talent and rapid technological advancements naturally
create new areas of scarcity. Our
growth trajectory requires sizable
additions in people with new skills.
For Maven Wave, there is nothing
more pivotal to our success than the
caliber of our people. We expect to
bring aboard the most elite talents,
and we will be working diligently
to keep up with demand.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Lee: It’s an honor, and we are
very thankful. We also see it as
validation that our formula is
working. Exceptional talents plus
digital solutions at the forefront of
client demand equals growth. Our
team members should be proud,
because they earned this badge
and they set the standard. When
we pursue growth, our clients
benefit because it propels us into
the next frontiers of advancement,
bringing new expertise and more
cutting-edge solutions to bear.