Big firms need big teams and big budgets to survive, and the clients they can bill the most get the best senior consultants. These firms need to load up their projects with billable staff, no matter the value they provide. Too often, they also manage up to the CEO’s office, sometimes to the detriment of their direct client. That is not FIC’s approach.
Over more than 20 years FIC has delivered practical fact-based recommendations, based upon a detailed knowledge of individual client needs and their culture. We avoid the “one size fits all” solution.
Our projects can range from multi-month intensive engagements focused on turning around a line of business to part-time advisory retainer relationships that provide longer-term guidance related to strategic choices, organizational structure, or other issues. We also conduct short workshops on key issues to allow management and the Board to build its knowledge, set priorities, and achieve consensus quickly.
We adjust our operating model to meet client needs and customize the level and type of our involvement accordingly.
We staff our projects with highly experienced consultants with prior years of financial services experience that is relevant to each specific assignment. No kids with attitude need apply.
We are a boutique firm that focuses on customized work, even as many others sell a canned approach that benefits their own firm’s economics , if not their client’s.
We strive to provide an excellent client experience that ultimately results in an improved overall performance and bottom line for our clients.