2019 Vault Rankings
“Amazing culture and people”
“Truly visionary leadership”
“Strong focus on the individual”
“Occasional long hours and difficulty planning vacation”
“Little brand recognition outside Scandinavia”
“Few international exit opportunities”
Founded in 2002, QVARTZ is a Nordic-based strategy consulting firm with its eyes set firmly on global growth. Currently operating out of five offices, the firm serves clients in a number of different sectors, including private equity, water, energy and cleantech, pharma and medtech, the public sector, consumer brands and retail, manufacturing, transport and logistics, financial services, and media and telecoms.
Formerly known as Quartz+Co., the firm simplified its name in 2015, with the new spelling serving a dual purpose: not only does QVARTZ help to differentiate the brand, it also happens to be a phonetic approximation of how most people in the firm's home markets pronounce the original brand anyway.
While it may be a young firm, QVARTZ has always had serious ambitions for the industry it operates in—its website notes that the firm thinks of itself as "a civilisation" that "was founded with the ambition to change management consulting from within."
To achieve that lofty goal, QVARTZ is built around two key values: results and relationships. The former, says the firm, make it relevant to clients, while the latter "pave the way for mutual understanding and commitment, which are key enables of results."
Those values are supported by six key beliefs: excellence, diversity, civilization, followership, flexibility, and the "self-invented word" iconicity, which refers to the firm's ability to create iconic moments for clients.
Copenhagen N DK-2200
Phone: +45 33 17 00 00
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Hans Henrik Beck
Employees (All Locations): 2,017
Consumer brands & retail
Media and telecoms
Pharma & medtech
Transport and logistics
Water, energy & cleantech