MYRTLE CONSULTING GROUP
Houston-based Myrtle Con- sulting Group is made up of a diverse team driving operational transformation.
“What gets us out of bed in the
morning is the fact that we are
doing this for people,” says Edwin
Bosso, Founder and CEO. “We
are doing this for our families. It is
extremely important to be human
and remain human. Being human
is a primary skill of being a good
consultant.” Myrtle is focused on
helping clients transform their
businesses. “We want to be their
preferred partner, and allow for
the ability to sustain and continue
to build on results,” he says. Bosso
sat down with Consulting to discuss Myrtle’s success.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Bosso: There are three: One, our focus on doing exceptional work for
our clients, not relenting until the
work is done; two the ability to build
relationships with global companies,
expanding our work to other parts of
the business to grant a sustainable
platform of growth; three, the continued partnerships, as most of our
clients have been working with us
for several years.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Bosso: 2018 is another growth year
for Myrtle. We have graduated to a
level of financial independence and
continue to grow and invest. We are
starting to see results from our previous investments and are looking
forward to continuous and stable
growth in those areas.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2019?
Bosso: 2019 is going to be a good
year for Myrtle. We have made investments in new regions, such as Canada
and Latin America, that are starting to
produce and translate into projects and
long-term partnerships. We have additional partnerships and investments
in other geographical areas in the UK,
Europe and Africa with growing sectors in Energy, Chemicals, Metal and
Mining. We expect to pass another
threshold in 2019.
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Bosso: The biggest challenge is go-
ing to be continuing to attract and
train a solid group of consultants that
personify what it means to be a Myr-
tle man or Myrtle woman. Our people
are one of our biggest differentiators,
and we expect them to live the Myr-
tle values and deliver the quality of
work that our clients expect. We are
investing into getting the right peo-
ple onboard, upgrading performance
management system and employee
development processes in order to
grow solid individuals that come to
Myrtle for a career, not just a job.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Bosso: I am not sure what it means
to the Clients, but assume it authenticates their trust in us. For the Myrtle firm and our employees, it means
a validation of our plans and what
we do everyday. There is also a little
bit of pride in it, but that also comes
with a responsibility year over year
to continue to build the right fundamentals and processes to make sure
we are building the sort of business
that we are aiming to become.
*REVENUE GROWTH: 226% HQ: HOUSTON