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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Maven consultants are experts across a wide range of industries and have a full toolkit of capabilities.
“Catapult Learning has worked with Maven on several engagements spanning a wide array of strategic and operational initiatives. Maven has always exceeded our expectations by producing actionable results that have helped generate significant efficiencies.”
— Stuart Udell, Catapult Learning, CEO
“The Maven team was able to create specific detailed recommendations and action plans to solve our short-term issues and provide recommendations for long-term success.”
— Chris Moody, President Cherokee Nation Industries
“Maven’s team helped our company look into and plan for the future. They asked probing questions which uncovered opportunities to improve. They made sure we got full participation which enabled a more enthusiastic execution of our strategic plan.”
— Reggie Dupre’, CEO Dupre’ Logistics