Through our agile network we are able to provide on-demand support tailored to your individual needs. An excerpt of competence areas in which we have worked as consultants, provided interim managers or filled permanent roles:

Start-up Support

Many of the executive partner in our network are successful entrepreneurs and/or venture capital investors themselves who know what it takes to leverage an innovative business idea and prosper  throughout the growth stages. Building on this experience and their network, they are happy to act as advisors, pass on their knowledge as interim managers or part of a consulting team and leverage their contacts with helpful service providers and potential business partners. 

What distinguishes us:

  • Experience from having led or consulted numerous start-ups 
  • Infrastructure of CROWDCONSULTANTS as an incubator 
  • Performance-related remuneration or participation as an investor.

 

Examples of related services:

  • Definition of USP, business strategy and implementation planning 
  • Preparing for the next growth phase 
  • Sourcing of executives and specialists (interim and permanent employment) 
  • Free recruitment of advisory board members from our network 

CASE STUDY: IT infrastructure for a startup

CASE STUDY: Professionalizing and growing the sales team

Project and Program Management

Our Executives and Digital Natives have successfully implemented some of the most complex and innovative change initiatives, including post-M&A integration, process digitization, entry into new markets, new product launches and new business development.  

What distinguishes us: 

  • Executives with hands-on experience in similar situations
  • Cost efficiency due to cross-generational teams of experienced executives and digital talents
  • Risk minimization through performance-based remuneration. 

Examples of related services: 

Establishing, optimizing and supporting the implementation of complex projects and  transformation programs, e.g. through 

  • Individual interim managers or experts for a few weeks or even years 
  • A “value management office” as an agile and lean center of excellence with digital natives at its core and an experienced executive as a coach 
  • Consultants who help your PPM experts to develop their tools, processes and leadership approach 
  • Specialists in recruiting experienced experts to complement and strengthen your PPM team 

CASE STUDY: IT infrastructure for a startup 

CASE STUDY: Professionalizing and growing the sales team 

Digital Strategy & Implementation Planning

You are seeking for chances to digitize your business? We are convinced that digital strategies and initiatives should always result in enhanced customer experience and satisfaction and increased employee efficiency.  

 

What distinguishes us: 

  • The combination of industry and function-specific experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art digitization opportunities 
  • Performance-related remuneration of the results and not of the working hours spent 
  • Digitization experts and tailored consulting teams   

Examples of related services: 

  • Development of digital business strategies in response to new challenges imposed by digital technologies and to leverage digital capabilities and market opportunities 
  • Development, acceleration and implementation of new digital business models 
  • Development of agile plans for the pragmatic implementation of digital strategies with a portfolio of initiatives based on existing capabilities, capacities and budgets 

CASE STUDY: Current-state assessment for IT strategy 

CASE STUDY: IT Transformation to SAP S/4 HANA 

Organizational, IT & Process Transformation

In order to be successful in the future, every organization must continually change its organizational structure, its infrastructure,  processes and the IT. Our executives know that any transformation requires a sustained effort over a long period of time that cannot solely be delegated to external consultants. They know the obstacles and pitfalls from their own experience, speak the languages of IT, human resources and other specialist areas and are therefore able to provide you with the best possible support in your transformation efforts. 

What distinguishes us: 

  • The combination of industry and function-specific experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art digitization opportunities 
  • Performance-related remuneration of the results and not of the working hours spent 
  • Competence-based, tailored consulting teams or proven experts as interim managers

Examples of related services: 

  • Identification of improvement potentials in your IT, processes and organizational structure 
  • Development of target operating models that make optimal use of your company’s capabilities and support your business strategy 
  • Development of practical short- and long-term implementation plans from the current to the desired status 
  • Ensuring that the business model, operating model organization/personnel model and IT systems are congruent to each other and the strategic goal

CASE STUDY: Strategic roadmap for an IT executive 

Change Management & Communication

The successful implementation of new business strategies or digital transformation initiatives requires employee buy-in and commitment – to be achieved through active change management. Our executives have successfully led or supported various radical and evolutionary changesand have witnessed how vital an effective change management is for the success of every initiative. 

What distinguishes us: 

  • the combination of industry and function-specific experience instead of the use of available permanent employees who have to be utilized to capacity 
  • performance-related remuneration of the results and not of the work units performed 

Examples of related services: 

  • professionally managed change project with clear goals and KPIs 
  • detailed assessment of the willingness within staff and the impact of change 
  • continuous, open, and goal-oriented dialogue 
  • education and training in the event of skills shortages 
  • regular stakeholder engagement mapping and coaching of key people 

CASE STUDY: Post-Merger Integration and Change-Management 

CASE STUDY: Post-Merger PMO and Change Management 

Recruitment of Executives and Specialists

There are indisputable similarities between management consultancy, interim management and recruitment for temporary and permanent positions: It is always important to have a precise understanding of the required experience and skills as well as the know-how where those can be found. That’s why we use our recruiting and staffing expertise both for our consulting engagements as well as for searching for candidates for our clients and network partners. 

What distinguishes us: 

  • success-based remuneration – why pay for us to identify a certain number of contacted candidates? We only want to be rewarded for successful placement. 
  • experienced executives use their network and assess the qualification of potentially interesting candidates 
  • crowdsourcing via our network(s), social media and numerous freelancer databases 

Examples of related services: 

In this way, we ensure fast, flexible and cost-effective, success-based results in 

  • interim engagements and permanent appointments of executives and specialists 
  • temporary employment 
  • “temp-to-perm “-solutions with consultants who change to a permanent position with the customer 
  • “co-working” of part-time or interim specialists for the professional bridging of longer absences of employees 

CASE STUDY: Recruiting a sales team 

CASE STUDY: Interim management for sales 

Coaching & Mentoring

Rapid changes, frequent upheavals and increasing complexity in the working world have led to establishing coaching and mentoring as important measures for situation handling, self-reflection and personal development in recent decades. 

In an environment with numerous coaching associations and hundreds of different coaching training courses, whose lack of scientific foundation is repeatedly criticized, CROWDCONSULTANTS relies on a pragmatic, yet proven approach: experience and success instead of diffuse methodological competence. In our company, successful executives pass on their experience – even those resulting from personal defeats or decisions which have turned out rather bad in retrospect. We are convinced that experience is more important than theoretical methodology. 

What distinguishes us: 

  • coaching / mentoring by successful executives, individually selected according to situational experience, personality as well as industry and functional competence
  • success-based remuneration – we believe in the competence of our executives and that the situational experience of a former executive cannot be defined by standard fees. Therefore, we adapt our fees to the respective situation – with a performance-related component 

 

 

Examples of related services: 

Typical assignments of our executives (some with various coaching certificates) are the short-term support in difficult decision-making situations or the long-term development of executives: 

  • individual short or long term coaching 
  • team coaching as an element of change initiatives 
  • introduction and development of internal mentoring networks 
  • professional mentoring by functionally- and/or industry-experienced executives 
  • career mentoring for individual support before, during or after career changes 

CASE STUDY: Coaching an IT manager   

CASE STUDY: Coaching a sales leader