Propeller is a manage- ment consulting firm with offices in Portland,
San Francisco, Denver and Silicon Valley. Consulting caught
up with Amy Weeden, CEO of
Propeller to discuss the firm.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Weeden: Our employees are essential to our growth and success.
We have an exceptional team of
consultants who work with our clients to drive value and implement
creative business solutions. Our
strong culture ties us together with
a shared purpose to create meaningful impact and enjoy ourselves
in the process. Measurable results
and glowing feedback from clients
allow us to take on greater challenges which drives our expansion
to new clients and markets. Growth
has been part of Propeller’s vision
since we formed the company and a
strong partnership with our clients
is an important part of that vision.
As an ESOP company, we provide
detailed visibility of our progress to
our employees and engage them in
the journey. Our opportunities and
successes are shared collectively.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Weeden: 2019 has been a strong
year for the Propeller team and
we are pacing to hit our aggres-
sive targets. We continue to serve
long-standing clients and have add-
ed many new clients across a wide
range of industries. Earlier this year
we expanded east to open our office
in Denver and will open a Silicon
Valley office in the fall. Additional-
ly, we added some exceptional tal-
ent to the team and have been able
to expand our service offerings to
meet the ever-changing needs of the
market. From a client perspective,
we are seeing tangible results from
multi-year transformation efforts
that have positioned them for suc-
cess within the marketplace.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Weeden: We plan on continuing our
growth into 2020 by expanding our
business and client relationships in
both our existing and new markets.
We expect to continue our accelerat-
ed rate of growth and invest in pro-
cess and structure to enable sustained
growth in the coming years. From a
talent perspective, we are very fo-
cused on what makes Propeller a
great place to work and will aggres-
sively work towards attracting and re-
taining exceptional people who align
with our culture and client service
approach. As macroeconomic forces
shift in 2020, clients will be looking
for consulting partners that provide
more tangible value—creative ap-
proaches, innovation and practical
know-how to get things done.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Weeden: As we approach 2020,
we are a different company than
we’ve ever been before. We will
need to adapt to uphold our company culture and quality of service
as we grow in additional markets.
Consulting: What does being named
a Fastest Growing Firm mean to your
firm, employees and clients?
Weeden: Propeller is honored to be
named one of Consulting’s Fastest
Growing Firms for three years in a
row. We believe in setting aggressive
goals and are thoughtful about how
we pursue those goals. This recognition is proof that our goals and strategies are meaningful in our industry.
Our employees are essential to our
growth and success—we wouldn’t
be where we are today without such
amazing staff. We celebrate this as
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