Summus Group is a pri- vately held Management Consulting firm based in
Charlotte, NC 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 FinTech
sectors. “We believe in helping
our clients make their tomorrow better,” says Bill Sanders,
Managing Director of Summus
Group. “We're grateful for forums like this; while it's nice to
be recognized for the hard work
we do and validate our success,
it's nice for us to also say 'thank
you' to our associates and clients that make this all possible.”
Sanders sat down with Consulting to discuss Summus Group.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Sanders: The exceptional people we
hire into the firm and clients we're
lucky enough to work with. We have
been able to hire highly talented associates, expand the depth of our
client relationships and leverage that
formula to create an atmosphere of
teamwork and partnership. Summus
Group genuinely values our clients
and how they define success; we
strive to exceed expectations on every engagement.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Sanders: 2019 was another great
year for us and 2020 looks even better. We have continued to expand both
our consulting workforce as well as
our internal teams to help as we scale
the business. We've added several
new clients this year, and have just
begun to tap into their challenges...
and are quite optimistic about the early partnerships we've built with them.
We continue to focus on expanding
our footprint and reach with ongoing
expansion into Atlanta and recently
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020? Where
do you see the most opportunities?
Sanders: 2020 is looking to be an
expansion year across new clients
and markets, however we expect to
remain true to our focus on Financial Services and FinTech industries.
We've already been asked to lead
major work into 2020 (and beyond)
in a few areas that are of particular
interest to our firm—M&A work and
Business Transformation across both
operational and digital footprints.
Consulting: What would you say are
your firm’s biggest challenges in
Sanders: Ensuring we continue the
path we've blazed so far - which is a
focus on working with top clients and
finding and going all in on top talent.
We want to maintain our culture and
core values; they are at the center of
everything we do. We never want to
sacrifice our center for faster growth,
we always want to remain true to ourselves on this wonderful journey of
growing a company that we believe
works hard, ethically and morally for
our teammates and clients.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Sanders: It is an incredible honor to
be recognized for the 3rd consecutive
year. It is a testament to the hard work
of everyone at Summus Group. Our
hope is that potential future teammates and clients see this and think
of Summus Group when looking for
their next partnership.
17 REVENUE GROWTH: 211% HQ: CHARLOTTE, NC FASTEST GROWING