V2A Strategic Management Consultants
Growth Rate: 23%
V2A is a management consulting firm based on more than a decade of experience in helping clients define and achieve their objectives through rigorous strategic planning, operational improvement, organizational development, integration services, applied business analytics, and cultural transformations, says Roberto Jimenez, Director, V2A Strategic Management Consultants.
The firm complements its client services with an in-house innovation lab, Akcelita, which allows it to develop next generation technology solutions applied to real world problems.
V2A Strategic Management Consultants was ranked No. 50 on the Fastest Growing Firms list after posting 23 percent growth. Jimenez recently sat down with Consulting magazine to discuss its performance.
Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to you exceptional growth?
Jimenez: The key to V2A’s growth has been the great value our clients have recognized in our services, which has led to recurring projects, particularly in the core industries we serve, Banking and Insurance. We have developed long-term relationships with our clients, leading to multi-project and multi-team portfolios. With respect to services, we significantly increased our analytics and LEAN practice, as well as incursions in HR re-engineering and organizational projects. These new opportunities coupled with a growing talent pool of the highest caliber have contributed to V2A’s continuous growth.
Consulting: How is 2015 shaping up for your firm?
Jimenez: 2015 will be a very strong year for V2A. We expect double-digit growth vs. 2014. In addition to our continued expansion in Financial Services, we are also expanding into new industries including Utilities and Telecom, as well as new geographies particularly in Central America. We are also benefiting from the recent launch of Akcelita our innovation lab delivering accelerated custom technology solutions. By partnering with Akcelita, we are successfully providing our customers a full suite of end-to-end solutions.
Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2016? Where do you see the most opportunities?
Jimenez: Perspective for 2016 looks promising despite a very steep economic recession in our key market (Puerto Rico). In addition to continued expansion of our core industries and services, we plan to continue leveraging our strategic partnership with Akcelita. We also plan to continue our expansion in South Florida.
Consulting: What do you see as the biggest challenges for your firm in 2016?
Jimenez: The biggest challenge for our firm in 2016 will be to continue managing our growth while delivering “best-in-class” service to our clients. Another challenge will be to continue sustaining and strengthening our unique firm culture as we grow in number of consultants and in different geographies.
Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?
Jimenez: Being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms is a great honor for V2A. We are well known among the business community in Puerto Rico, yet this provides great exposure for us in the U.S. market. Internally, this distinction serves to strengthen our employee’s commitment to the firm and our culture, and helps us to continue attracting top talent into our firm.