Healthcare consultancy Vynamic opens office in Boston

11 September 2015 Consultancy.uk

Vynamic, a healthcare management consulting firm based in the US, has earlier this year opened a new office in Boston, its second in the country. Looking ahead, Vynamic’s Boston hub aims at mirroring the growth trajectory of its Philadelphia headquarters.

Founded in 2002 by Dan Calista, a former Executive at Accenture, Vynamic has since grown to a well-known boutique advisory firm in the healthcare industry. The management consultancy currently has a team of 90 professionals and works for among others pharma companies, the major health plans, software companies in the health-care space and public health. Last year Vynamic was named a best small consulting firm to work for by Consulting Magazine, while Ivy Exec early 2015 even recognised Vynamic as the #1 most prestigious boutique consultancy to work for.

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In line with its growth ambitions, the firm’s management team earlier this year announced an expansion drive, with a new office in Boston at the heart of its plans. With the move, Calista anticipates capitalising on growing demand in New England, and in particular from clients in the Boston region, which he dubs “one of the country’s hottest markets for the healthcare industry”.

“After more than a decade of success in Philadelphia, Vynamic is continuing on our growth trajectory by launching an office in Boston. Both cities are widely viewed as areas of great healthcare innovation and naturally Vynamic felt it was a great fit to be in both markets to service our expanding client base,” comments the CEO. The consulting firm – known in the US for innovations such as banning late-night emails and providing employees with treadmill desks – picked Boston because the city shares many similarities with Philadelphia beyond being a hub for the health care and biopharmaceutical industries, says Calista. “Philadelphia and Boston are rich in culture — historical culture and popular culture” adding “Both are known for being the first in so many things.” Boston is for instance home to the first public park, first newspaper and first public library, while Philadelphia is home to the country’s first hospital, first stock exchange and first zoo.

Dan Calista - Vynamic

The new office opened in May this year, and has initially been staffed with around half-dozen employees. In the past months the firm has recruited a number of new consultants, with larger plans in place to add 10 to 15 staff members a year, which mirrors the company growth in Philadelphia.

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US change management consultancy opens office in London

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

One year after UK consultancy Thought Provoking Consulting invested in American change management firm Change 4 Growth, it has opened its first international office in the UK. Change 4 Growth’s new London locale will see the company look to supply organisational transformation solutions crafted over the last several years in the US to British clients.

Specialising in transformational change, American retail boutique consultancy Change 4 Growth (C4G) offers an expansive range of services. This includes organisational change management, culture alignment and engagement, leadership development, training and e-learning and recruitment of staff support. Well-known retail brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Chico’s, Eddie Bauer and Ann Taylor are already among C4G’s clients, but since receiving investment from Thought Provoking Consulting in early 2018, the company has been keen to pursue expansion of its own.

Speaking at the time of the deal, Beth Thomas, CEO of C4G, commented, "I’m so excited to be working with Thought Provoking Consulting... The move will allow us to tap into a breadth of retail expertise and help our clients find solutions that are critical in this age in areas such as pricing, promotions, planning, product development and supply chain."

US change management consultancy opens office in London

In 2019, this has seen the Ohio-headquartered consultancy announce the opening of its first international office in London. Led by UK native and Managing Director, David Lucas, the base in Britain’s capital will bring the firm’s holistic service to clients in Europe looking deal with change at every level within their organisations.

Commenting via his LinkedIn profile, Lucas said, “At a time of huge technological upheaval, the importance of organisational and cultural change, married with operational speed and agility, has never been greater. Achieving that balance between people, process and technology for the digital era is the burning platform for most organisations…The C4G team… offers a spectrum of change and re-alignment capabilities and can bring proven approaches, methodologies and solutions to support the UK market.”

In the US, C4G has been able to tap into the fact that disengagement and unhappiness at work have become an epidemic across multiple sectors, resulting in poor business performance and bottom line results. With the UK’s high streets currently faltering due to an influx of e-commerce competition, Brexit pressures, and stagnating real wages, C4G will likely also find fertile ground for its retail-focused transformation services on both sides of the Atlantic.

Remarking on the firm’s arrival ‘across the pond’, Thomas concluded, “Many of our clients are global organisations who have facilities and employees around the world, and as an avid admirer of Britain’s innovative retail community, it has long been my intention to open a C4G office in the UK… With David Lucas, who brings a proven track record of transformational change at the helm and our sister company, Thought Provoking Consulting… we’re more excited than ever to explore the synergies to be discovered in having a UK powerhouse to support not only the retail sector but all industries.”