My company hired Wave 3 on at least two separate occasions to evaluate certain strategic initiatives. In both cases, they were successful and made the progress we were looking for. Wave 3 explored and integrated complex sets of information, both internal and external to the company, before making a recommendation consistent with the company’s strategic goals, the company’s competencies, and the realities of the market. I recommend Wave 3 to organizations that need to apply strategic thinking to complex situations while accounting for the many human elements.
AVP, Corporate Development – Pacific Life
I engaged Wave 3 to assess our current level of maturity across industry-specific capabilities and work with leadership to implement capabilities requiring prioritized focus. Wave 3 brought a broad external perspective and knowledge of best practices critical to the success of this transformational effort. Wave 3 invested the time to understand our company culture and develop a customized plan to accelerate our strategic transformation journey. I have worked with many consultants throughout my career so I found it refreshing to work with a firm so focused on delivering quality results tailored to the needs of my company, its culture and the reality of its early maturity in embracing a thoughtful and analytical approach to developing a strategic framework. Many consultants provide superficial, wonky, ‘one size fits all’ solutions that are not sustainable or applicable, but Wave 3—and Olivier in particular—invested the time to understand the business environment and company culture, and help me to develop a customized plan to successfully surface areas for focus to maximize our limited resources in order to accelerate our strategic journey. Olivier is able to rapidly absorb and distill information then pivot quickly to action and results. In addition to his knowledge I enjoyed Olivier’s calm and professional demeanor. I would recommend Wave 3 without reservation to those seeking quality and sustainable results.
Director, Operational Excellence – Western Digital
Working with Olivier has been one of my most cherished experiences in the corporate world. An agile thinker who is always eager to embrace new challenges, Olivier can be counted upon to consistently provide wonderful strategic thought partnership and change manaegment expertise. He has been a critical component in the leadership support and organizational championship of my nascent Strategy and Applied Analytics teams. Olivier not only brings his own expertise to any situation, but also has at the ready the breadth and depth of knowledge of his extensive and brilliant network. The combinatorial effect accelerates his impact as an independent consultant beyond any in my experience with larger firms. I look forward to many more engagements with Olivier and his network as we continue the strategy journey here at Pacific Life.
VP, Strategy & Applied Analytics – Pacific Life
Olivier was able to drive a significant amount of progress on our global digital strategy. In doing so, he displayed his ability to successfully manage many stakeholders, to play a variety of hats from analyst to Partner on the management consulting scale, and deliver to promised timelines and quality. His clarity of thought and communications allowed him to deliver high quality thought product which was beyond our expectations.
VP, Strategy & Transformation – CBRE