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IMC NCR: Management Consulting Industry Trends

As with most industries over the past few years, management consulting has been, and continues to go, through fundamental changes. Along with a steady shift to a "free agent nation," we are seeing the increased retirement of managers and executives, increased need for technical expertise and the increasingly complex business environments that call for more consultants. Hear from two experts where the consulting marketplace is headed over the next year or two and how to position your business.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:30 to 9:15 PM
Where: Arlington Hyatt Hotel
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA  22209
Contact: Raymond Suarez

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Management Consulting
Industry Trends

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"Management consulting” refers to the industry and practice of helping organizations improve performance by analyzing problems and developing plans for improvement.  Government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations retain management consultants to gain objective advice, to access specialized expertise, and to augment permanent staff.  
How will political, financial, and industry conditions affect where and how we focus our consulting practices in coming years?  How is the consulting industry changing in response to political partisanship, future elections, fiscal cliff economics, sequestration, health care restructuring, Wall Street reform, and more?  How will consulting firms – including smaller firms that specialize in an industry or function – adapt?  What must you do differently to better serve your clients and to better succeed with your consulting business? 

Tonight's program, we will draw upon knowledge and insight from two industry experts to strengthen our ability to develop services and solutions that help our clients and improve our business bottom lines.  Our discussion will focus on two key drivers of our dynamic industry:
  • Supply of consulting services, consolidation among large firms, and the rise in smaller, independent firms filling important roles, and
  • Demand for consulting services, federal contracting actions, and the bundling and solicitation of major contracts in the DC area.
About Our Speakers


Brian Friel
Brian is a Federal Business Analyst with Bloomberg Government.  He analyzes federal contracting actions and trends, shifts in management consulting and professional service segments, and has written about the business of government since 1996. 

Brian oversees the production of BGOV200, an annual market analysis and ranking of government contractors.  He co-authored a comprehensive analysis of multiple-award contracts which identified and analyzed over 1,200 contract vehicles in use by the Federal government.  While attending American University, Brian launched, turning Government Executive magazine’s website into a daily news operation with 100,000 subscribers.  Over 15 years he has reported on the Executive and Legislative branches for, National Journal and Congressional Quarterly.

Gene Zaino
Gene is an expert on the independent contract workforce and President/CEO of MBO Partners, founded to connect individuals operating independently with organizations seeking flexible, specialized independent talent. 
Gene graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  After four years as a CPA and management consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, he spent over two decades building consulting firms. 

Gene has served on the expert advisory board for the Human Capital Institute, is the champion of the State of Independence report, and publishes the annual MBO Partners Independent Workforce Index, a comprehensive research initiative tracking growth, trends, and career issues for independent workers in the U.S.  His workforce expertise has been featured at industry events, in publication, and on television, including the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Money Magazine, Forbes, the Washington Business Journal, CNNfn and USA Today.

Dinner Buffet

LOCATION: Hyatt Arlington is conveniently located in Arlington, VA hotel. Just minutes from Washington, DC and only steps to the Rosslyn Metro.

METRO: ROSSLYN (Exit East side. L on Fort Myer Dr., RT on Wilson)

DRIVING: Maps & Directions

PARKING: Hotel underground self-parking garage; enter on Nash Street, $20.00/day. Hotel valet $25.00. On street Pay-to-Park where available.

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