Seven Small Jewels, 2011: Kalypso

The idea for a brand new consulting firm can come about in all sorts of ways. But leave it to an innovation firm to have its roots at a retirement party.

Kalypso

Bill Poson and George Young HQ: Beachwood, OhioAdditional Offices: Boerne, Texas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, Paris, Munich, Milan, Bangalore, India and Taipei, TaiwanBillable Consultants: 952009 Revenue: $10.7M2010 Revenue: $18.5MRevenue Growth: 73%2011 Revenue: $32M (projected)Client Industries: Consumer Packaged Goods (Retail), High-Tech, Life Sciences, ManufacturingService Line: Strategy, IT

The idea for a brand new consulting firm can come about in all sorts of ways. But leave it to an innovation firm to have its roots at a retirement party. That’s whereKalypso co-founders George Young and Bill Poston, then partners at Deloitte Consulting, were when they came up with the thought of launching their own firm.

At the time, the two were working on product development, product innovation and product life-cycle management, and the party—for a long-time mentor—served as a springboard.

LOAD MORE