RedCloud is a boutique Management Consulting firm based in Bellevue,
Wash. that empowers businesses to realize their potential & reach peak performance.
Consulting caught up with
Brett Alston, Managing Partner,
to discuss the firm.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Alston: While we attribute our ability to scale to our unconditional dedication to integrity, transparency, and
our mature business operations, we
can’t ignore that we are in the right
place at the right time. The robust
Seattle-metro economy continues to
boom, providing opportunities for
growth, as demand from our clients
across healthcare, technology, financial services, cyber security, and other trending industries come to us with
additional project opportunities.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Alston: For many industries across
the greater Seattle metro area, to-
day’s economy is unlike anything
we’ve seen before. Yes, we’ve seen
hot, booming markets before—but
given the overall growth of Seattle’s
economy in the last decade, a hot
market now is seemingly larger than
previous ones. Our region’s anchor
multinational corporations are some
of the most valuable, productive, and
innovative in the world; spawning
opportunities for many companies
ranging from service providers to
startups. Construction booms as it is
attempting to keep pace with the re-
gion’s appetite for professional and
residential space, and the tourism in-
dustry is reaching all new heights as
Seattle becomes a more popular des-
tination for vacationers and profes-
sional conferences. In our consult-
ing industry we are seeing similar
growth opportunities as companies
of all sizes, scopes, and industries
are seeking smart, efficient, and tech
driven solutions to help them com-
pete in the very economy described
above. In fact, over the two quarters,
RedCloud has added more consul-
tants than ever before.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Alston:: To accurately look forward
into 2020, we must recognize that
this “new normal” economy, driven
primarily by Seattle’s spot as one of
the top hubs for engineering talent,
is bringing new faces to the world of
consulting. In the past, our team has
been made up of highly experienced
business management professionals,
able to mold their skill sets to help
clients address challenges, pulling in
more technical resources as needed.
But in today’s market, we’re seeing traditional “tech jobs” come to
every sector, including consulting.
No longer must developers simply
work at a tech company—their skills
(and the resulting innovations and
systems) are needed in nearly every
corner of the economy to keep up
with the pace of change demanded
in today’s business environment.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Alston: To grow is one challenge,
but to remain true to who we are
with the same values and groundwork we started in 1995 is another
challenge in itself that many companies lose sight of when the work
is plentiful and the new hires are
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Alston: Across the board the recognition as one of the Fastest Growing
Firms truly validates our integrity
and transparency based approach.
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