The Fastest growing Firms, 2015: Maven Wave Partners


Maven Wave Partners

Rank: #11
Revenue Growth: 213%

Companies seeking to accelerate performance rely on Maven Wave to provide strategy-led, results-focused consulting and technology solutions and the firm assists clients in creating and capitalizing on change opportunities through a unique blend of strategic insight, business knowledge, and technology expertise, says Anthony Chambers, a Partner with the firm. “Our solutions capitalize on the evolution of technology trends such as the cloud, data analytics, mobile, and user experience, to foster innovation that helps our clients grow their businesses,” he says.

With a whopping 213 percent growth, Maven Wave is ranked No. 11 on our list of Fastest Growing Firms. Chambers sat down with Consulting to discuss the firm’s extraordinary performance.

Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to your exceptional growth rate between the years 2011 and 2014?

Chambers: Market-leading enterprise clients and their customers increasingly want cloud-based solutions that are more social, mobile, and rooted in analytics. Maven Wave has outpaced the market because we deliver a hybrid of the experience and strategic thinking found in a brand-name consulting firm, combined with the creativity, expertise, and agility that drives a cutting-edge technology products firm. Maven Wave is a one of the top Google for Work Premier Partners in North America.

Consulting: How is 2015 shaping up for your firm?

Chambers: Everyone wants to shorten the fuse from idea to innovation. It’s the unifying idea behind the increased interest we are seeing in all facets of our business. Our clients have a rapidly growing need for: Anytime, anywhere, any device collaboration through Google for Work; Better data and deeper use of quantitative methods to unlock hidden value; Improved agility, digital product acceleration, and new digital development. Our ability to cater to these needs has resulted in the strongest pipeline in our history in 2015.

Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2016? Where do you see the most opportunities?

Chambers: While we see the trends that powered 2015 continuing, we are also seeing increased demand for Maven Wave owned cloud solutions that extend the functionality of Google’s cloud environment for specific corporate use. These long-term IP-based revenues complement the recurring revenue we generate through our relationship with Google. Together with the growth we see in the rest of our business, our future looks bright; our pipeline is nearly double its value compared with the same time last year. 2016 will be all about execution.

Consulting: What do you see as the biggest challenges in 2016?

Chambers: Finding great talent is the perpetual biggest challenge. In today’s hyper-competitive market, we hire our industry’s top talent—those individuals who have what we call x-factor—that indescribable quality that draws others to aspire and succeed. Our ability to retain individuals with x-factor is the key to our success.

Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?

Chambers: We get up day after day, and go to work focused on making our clients successful. But every once in while, we get the chance to pause and reflect. Receiving this recognition is one of those moments, and we couldn’t be more proud.