We work diligently with our clients to solve their problems

Helping our clients is what we do

Our Model

Our flexible staffing model and access to top talent ensures that every project can deliver great results at a cost mid-market companies can afford.

Our people

All Maven consultants extensive experience with either Bain, BCG or McKinsey. In addition, most also have several years of experience in executive leadership roles in Fortune 1000 companies. A blend of expert problem solving and industry experience is a powerful resource.

Working with us

With Maven you will experience a passion and dedication to delivering results, not just reports. Our approach will be thoughtful, analytic and pragmatic. We will have a bias toward action. We are relentless about creating results.

Our Services

Profit Improvement

With companies both large and small, we always find opportunities to improve profitability. We start with a comprehensive diagnostic of the business to identify a long list of areas for increased efficiency, lower costs or higher prices. Then we focus our efforts on the most promising areas and build a detailed roadmap for capturing the value. We typically find opportunities to lower overall costs 5%-15%.

Strategy

We work with companies on their strategy when the path forward for them is not clear. Some have too many opportunities and need help on where to focus. Others are looking for new ideas. Whether you need help clarifying your overall company strategy or just a strategy for part of the business, Maven can help bring analytics and structure to those strategic choices.

Due Diligence

As investors with consulting DNA, we bring a unique approach to due diligence – we appreciate you need unique insights to focus on a potential investment’s core value quickly and efficiently while managing the relationship with the target, various third parties, and your prospective lenders and investors. Investing a mere fraction of your equity check into a third-party validation – or highlighting red flags – is no longer merely a wise choice: it’s a necessity. Having worked in private equity and closing many deals over the years, Maven is an expert at that balancing act, creating many templates and reports that are now various firms’ standards. We look forward to doing the same for you

100 Day Plan/VCP

After the acquisition, getting off to a good start is critical. We collaborate with management teams to develop a robust plan to accelerate value creation.  Setting clear objectives, goals, strategies, tactics and metrics enables the Board to have confidence in growing the value of the enterprise.

Lifecycle Management

Managing a successful business is often a consuming venture which doesn’t allow for longer-term strategic planning and business lifecycle management. Regardless if you’re an owner or a minority shareholder, you need to be thinking about maximizing equity value over the long-run and that means thinking about the next sale, recap, merger, or divestiture even if you just made the investment or joined the team. Maven has firsthand and frontline experience throughout the investment cycle and can help you develop and execute a flexible plan to achieve those goals.

Buy-Side M&A

Strategic and accretive acquisitions are core to many successful investments but they take time – time that many busy portfolio managers don’t have. Or skill sets that few portfolio companies have… or don’t need permanently. Maven has managed the entire spectrum of strategic acquisitions for corporates, private equity firms, and family offices from sourcing through diligence, negotiations, documentation, execution, closing, and integration. If you know you need to grow inorganically but simply don’t have the bandwidth to do so, talk to Maven about our flexible partnership solutions.

Program Management Office

Most mid-market companies struggle to execute on major company initiatives. Working on the business is so much more challenging than working in the business. Maven offers an annual program to provide the training, coaching, tools, structure, coordination, discipline & accountability needed to get all those projects done. When was the last time your company got 90% of the projects for the year done?

Annual Planning

Whether your company has been doing annual planning for years or if you are new to the process, Maven Associates can help you have a productive kick-off to your year. We facilitate customized annual planning sessions designed to meet the unique objectives of the company’s leaders. Having a 3rd party facilitate your planning meeting allows everyone on the management team to participate equally.

Expertise

Maven consultants are experts across a wide range of industries and have a full toolkit of capabilities.

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Metals & Mining
  • Chemicals
  • Nonprofit & Public Sector
  • Consumer Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Industrial Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Media
  • Transportation Services

Strategy

  • Mission & Vision
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Portfolio Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Strategic Planning

Marketing

  • Customer Loyalty
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Lead Generation
  • Pricing
  • Product Management
  • Sales/Channel Management

Cost Management

  • Capital Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Service Operations
  • G&A Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • M&A Strategy
  • Acquisition Screening
  • Strategic Due Diligence
  • Merger Integration
  • Diverstitures
  • Target SWOT Analysis

Organization

  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Human Performance
  • Communications
  • Teamwork
  • Trust

Performance Improvement

  • Business Process Redesign
  • Capability Sourcing
  • Complexity Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Profit Hunt
  • Revenue Enhancement