a-connect is a management consultancy with a difference.
We act as trusted partners to our clients by providing them with sound advice, customized solutions and access to specialist skillsets from the world’s most distinguished pool of independent professionals. By doing this, we help organisations solve their most critical challenges, driving business performance and transformation.
Our networked consulting model allows companies to access freelance talent more easily than ever before. The model itself has not only disrupted the traditional consulting world, it has proven highly successful for clients too.
Founded in 2002, we now serve many of the world’s best-known companies. Our talent pool spans over 70 countries and comprises a network of more than 2,400 independent professionals. Supporting and empowering them is our core team of permanent employees – Client Service Partners, Talent Service Partners, Associates, Project Managers and Global Functions – who together drive our company forward.
a-connect is privately owned, which means we’re able to look beyond the short-term. Instead, we focus on the long-term goals of our clients, independent professionals, colleagues and overall company.
Our focus on long-term, sustainable success is reflected in our track record over the last two decades:
- 3,560 projects successfully delivered
- 2,000,000 hours serving clients
- 85% client retention
- Growing client base of Fortune 500 companies
Who leads us
While our two founders Hanne and Nils are still fully involved in the business, our strategy and day-to-day management is led by Bernhard Stadler and Julia Neubauer. Both bring a wealth of experience across our business and in consulting, paired with an ambitious strategy for a-connect: one that will see us grow rapidly over the next five years and further develop our human-led, digitally enabled consultancy.
What drives us
“When I started here two years ago as an Associate, I had limited experience of consulting. Through multiple client and IP engagements, I have grown not only my consulting and project management skills, but also a deeper understanding of the life sciences industry. This role has enabled me to collaborate with brilliant people around the world and expand my professional network. The entrepreneurial spirit is incredibly strong within a-connect.”
“a-connect prides itself on human relationships and nurturing strong connections. We are highly productive, smart about our business model and two steps ahead when it comes to risk management. My colleagues enjoy their work, love sharing their passions with all, and are great team players that lean on one another. We love building communities among ourselves. This is an environment that strives for excellence, never settles for less and consistently delivers high-quality results.”
“What I like about a-connect is the personal touch. We are not a platform; we’re human-led and that’s clear from every interaction you have. My colleagues are always generous with their time and knowledge, and it inspires me to go the extra mile. Not just for them, but for our clients and for our consultants.”