We work with senior teams and policy makers to develop strategic plans that are broadly understood, executable, and measurable.

In  short —

Practical Strategy provides a full range of strategy consulting services designed to help any organization achieve its goals.

Based on our decades of experience with both public and private equity backed companies, we will work with you to design a customized flexible project that can be executed and fit into your organization.

Growth strategy

We will work with your team to map out all of the potential growth opportunities. In these strategies we can validate and value multiple types of growth including new products, new markets, new geographies.!!!!

M&A strategy

We will work with your team to map out the strategy behind your M&A plan and then help you identify the best M&A opportunities to fit your strategy.

Corporate and business strategy

We will work with management teams and boards on corporate strategies or with specific business units or functions on their multi year strategy. We are thought leaders on corporate portfolio management.

Value creation planning

Over the last 20 years as private equity has grown, traditional corporate strategy has been augmented or in some cases replaced with Value Creation Planning.

Commitment planning

We developed a widely used methodology for delivering what private equity calls a value creation plan but what we often call a “commitment plan.”

Private Equity Operating Group Advisory

We will provide advice and a go forward roadmap to scale and maximize value from private equity operating groups.

Our hope is that at the end of any project our clients say three things about us.

What We Do

Practical Strategy was developed in a private equity context and then generalized to non-profits, policy makers and any place that leadership, strategy and execution come together. Our work is classic strategy but all of our work is designed to be implemented. With private equity as our context, we did not have the luxury of doing a strategic plan that sounded good but never got executed. And as it turns out, coming at strategy with this lens changes how we do our work. 

Our projects include growth strategies, value creation planning, competitive strategies, and any other project that you would engage a large consulting firm like BCG, Bain and McKinsey. The types of work we do is the same but our work is done differently and our bar for success is higher.