Newsletters: Article

June 2019


Meet Paul Yoo

Associate Partner

This month, Transom welcomes Paul Yoo as Associate Partner. In this role, Paul will lead Transom Consulting Group’s Consumer Goods practice with expertise in sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, and innovation functions.

Paul previously served as CEO of This Saves Lives, a socially responsible food company, and as Head of Business Development at The Honest Company, an ethical producer of household products. He also served as a senior strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company and as an intelligence officer for the federal government.

Paul holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and earned his B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.

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Meet our new Senior Advisors

This month, Transom welcomes Man Jit Singh, Eric Martin, and Evan Schlessinger as Senior Advisors.

Man Jit will consult to Transom’s Technology, Media, and Telecom clients on a range of growth-focused topics, whereas Eric will specialize in innovation and organizational transformation and Evan will advise consumer goods and financial services clients on consumer insights, strategy, marketing, and distribution.

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Leadership & Innovation

Cross-Silo Leadership

May-June 2019

Though most executives recognize the importance of breaking down silos to help people collaborate across boundaries, they struggle to make it happen. That’s understandable: It is devilishly… more »

The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping North America

May 15, 2019

Best Buy and American Express use it to dole out employee bonuses. Target and Intuit point to it to justify investments. Delta Air Lines and UnitedHealth can’t stop talking about it… more »

Banking, Lending, & Payments

Banks Waking Up to Fintech Threat Throw Billions Into Digital

May 9, 2019

Scrappy online financial startups have spent the past few years building buzz, backing and the beginnings of a customer base. For a while, the world’s banking giants largely ignored them… more »

Just Because Banking Customers Don’t “Switch” Doesn’t Mean They Love You

April 29, 2019

The importance of improving customer experience is central to virtually every financial institution’s mission. Organizations worldwide have continuously ranked ‘improving… more »

Asset Management & Private Equity

Southeast Asia Wins Hearts of Private Equity Investors Again

May 7, 2019

The 10-economy bloc edged out nine other regions and countries in the global industry body’s annual ranking of market attractiveness over the next year, according to data provided to… more »

Private equity loves IBDs, but will that last?

May 14, 2019

A few years ago, the independent broker-dealer industry was supposed to be in its death throes. Margins were in sharp decline. Costs from technology and regulation, in particular the… more »


Insurtech Investments Break New Records in Q1

May 10, 2019

Insurtech investors worldwide executed the highest number of transactions, the highest number of property/casualty transactions, and the highest volume of Series B and Series C funding… more »

House Passes Bill Making Big Changes to U.S. Retirement System

May 23, 2019

Americans could see the most significant changes in more than a decade to their retirement plans under legislation the House of Representatives passed Thursday, with measures… more »

Consumer Goods & Retail

How Trump’s Tariffs on Chinese Goods Will Hit Your Shopping Cart

May 10, 2019

The more President Trump escalates his trade war with China, the more American shoppers will notice higher prices in their favorite grocery stores, hardware shops and big-box retailers… more »

In Plastic-Bag Wars, the Industry Fights Back

May 20, 2019

The backlash against single-use plastic has engulfed straws, bags and takeout containers, but the plastics industry is fighting back, arguing alternatives can be worse for the environment… more »

Tech, Media & Telecom

Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition

May 20, 2019

Facial recognition software is coming under increasing scrutiny from civil liberties groups and lawmakers. Now Amazon, one of the most visible purveyors of the technology… more »

T-Mobile, Sprint make concessions, FCC chairman supports $26B merger

May 20, 2019

T-Mobile and Sprint have made enough concessions that the nation’s top telecom regulator is prepared to approve the telecom companies’ $26 billion merger. The combined company will sell… more »