Cicero Group is a firm fo- cused on implementing data-driven strategies
for a broad mix of private,
public, and social sector organizations across the globe.
Cicero generates insights,
creates actionable strategies,
and drives transformation
with an overarching purpose
of helping people create and
continuously deliver extraordinary results. "We use data
and experience to generate
insights, create actionable
strategies, and drive transformation with an overarching
purpose of helping people
create and continuously deliver extraordinary results,"
says Scott Neuner, Partner
with the Cicero Group. Neuner sat down with Consulting
to discuss the firm’s overall
performance, financial outlook and its position as one
of the consulting profession’s
Fastest Growing Firms.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Neuner: Our business continues
to thrive on the basis of exceptional client delivery. We subscribe to the notion that consulting services are 'bought not sold,'
and we've found that continually
over-delivering on expectations
brings clients back year after year,
and leads them to refer us to their
networks as well.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Neuner: 2019 will close as another record-setting year for Cicero Group and we hope to qualify
for Consulting's Fastest Growing
Firms again as a result. Just as
importantly, we are very pleased
to have expanded our senior leadership team, and we are already
seeing fruit from the practice
development efforts of multiple
Partner- and Principal-level hires.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s overall
outlook for 2020?
Neuner: The future is bright.
2019 will close as another record-setting year for the firm, and
we are looking to accelerate our
growth in 2020. We have recently
hired several senior leaders with
deep sector-specific expertise and
networks that will open new areas
of opportunity adjacent to our current service areas.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Neuner: Our most important
challenges are always those that
our clients are facing. In 2020,
we will continue to focus relentlessly on helping our clients develop and implement strategies in
support of growth and operational optimization.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s Fastest
Growing Firms mean to your
firm, your employees and your
Neuner: It is an honor to be recognized as one of Consulting's
Fastest Growing Firms. More than
anything, this is a reflection of the
exceptional results our teams are
consistently delivering for clients,
which leads to a strong pipeline
of repeat and referral business. It
also means that our team members
can look clients in the eye and
share first hand experience about
the strategic and operational challenges of scaling a rapidly growing enterprise—because we're living it every day!
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