Acropolis Advisors & Catalant Form Strategic Alliance to Rival the Big 3 in Strategy Consulting
Acropolis Advisors and Catalant are excited to announce an elite partnership in the world of top end strategy consulting for the C-Suites of public and private companies.
“The strategy consulting market is largely unchanged over the past 100 years; we propose a different approach.”
“The strategy consulting market is largely unchanged over
the past 100 years; we propose a different approach.”
10 years ago Clayton Christensen published a Harvard Business Review article titled “Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption”, suggesting consulting’s fundamental business model had not changed in 100 years and was in need of change. While the consulting model has gone unchanged in the decade since Christensen’s article, client needs and expectations have evolved. Companies require more flexible and targeted solutions, and their problems require a combination of strategic and operational expertise. The way people work has changed, as well. Digital technologies have created a more connected world where some of the best consultants are choosing to become independent, taking more control over how they work and offering companies direct access to people who have solved their specific problem before.
Our partnership is a unique business model innovation that combines the best strategic advisory talent with the fast-growing benefits of utilizing the high-skilled part of the freelance economy.
“What makes our partnership valuable for clients: Unmatched strategy advisory combined with deep industry consulting capabilities across the globe.”
“What makes our partnership valuable for clients:
Unmatched strategy advisory combined with deep
industry consulting capabilities across the globe.”
This partnership brings together the unparalleled strategic capabilities of Acropolis Advisors and Catalant’s global network of seasoned strategy consultants. Bill Achtmeyer, the Chairman and Managing Partner of Acropolis Advisors and former CEO and founder of Parthenon — who years ago co-founded Acropolis Advisors with HBS strategy icon Professor Michael Porter — developed a proprietary strategic construct to help CEOs achieve sustainable competitive advantage while serving the needs of all stakeholders. Catalant is the leading platform for the world’s best independent business consultants. Catalant’s network of over 80,000 independent consultants includes ex-McKinsey, BCG, and Bain consultants, most with over 7 years of experience and relevant operating experience in industry.
Unlike the traditional consulting model, where most of the work is delegated to a large team of junior resources, we will serve the modern business environment with a nimbler approach. The Acropolis/Catalant partnership allows us to dynamically flex the team size and composition matching the required expertise with the evolving nature of the business’s need over the course of an engagement.
Our collaboration focuses exclusively on strategy consulting services for the C-Suites of both public and private companies. This specialized approach ensures a laser focus on driving growth, innovation, and sustained value creation.
“We were introduced to Catalant on our first engagement where we required deep expertise on a battery component that is critical to supporting the electric vehicle revolution. We needed to tap into experts around the world who had extensive operational knowledge. Catalant understood fully the analytic approach we employed and helped to crack the case in less time and with more insight than in my experience at Bain or Parthenon,” said Acropolis Chairman, Bill Achtmeyer.
“The gravitas of the Acropolis team is a game-changer for us in assisting the CEOs of our enterprise clients. We have known for some time that there is pent-up demand to serve the C-suite. There is fatigue with the extraordinarily expensive and constant consulting support from McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. Our approach is a welcome alternative,” said Pat Petitti, CEO of Catalant.
“In the course of getting to know the Catalant team and Pat, it became clear to us that he has built an amazing juggernaut of top talent that seeks to work on their terms and not as part of a large, matrix -laden, and risk averse firm. Multibillion dollar global corporations that house many business units and operate globally have significant growth challenges. They must challenge the status quo to be successful. They cannot turn to McKinsey, Bain, and BCG for breakthrough strategies because those firms also consult with their competitors. We can tap exceptionally capable folks who know the industries of our clients backwards and forwards and where our primary goal is to aid in developing strategies that achieve sustained competitive advantage. This is a perfect marriage,” reflected Achtmeyer.