At a Glance
"Work-from-home, independence, a wide variety of clients"
"The opportunity to make big differences for our clients"
"The time away from family"
"Gary Hamel's firm"
"Not well known"
Innovation is the name of the game
At Strategos, innovation is seen as the key to developing and maintaining a successful business. A boutique strategy and innovation consultancy with offices around the globe, Strategos' philosophy is that innovation needs to be systemic and live at the heart of a business if it is to deliver results and engage employees. Accordingly, the firm helps to define game changing strategies for its clients, as well as to develop opportunities and build a true culture and capability for innovation.
For a small firm, Strategos works on big issues. With around 30 experienced professionals across multiple locations, it works with mostly corporate clients on a wide range of innovation topics and challenges. The promised results? Compelling strategies backed up with big, new ideas, faster results, a healthy pipeline of new products and services, enterprising and productive employees and innovative business models. Strategos seems to make good on its promises, having performed services for 25 out of the 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, in addition to other members of the Fortune Global 500.
A whirl of difference
Strategos' marquee clients span the business spectrum, including names such as Applied Materials, Whirlpool Corporation, Nokia, Roche Diagnostics and Royal Dutch/Shell.
The firm's website prominently features glowing client testimonials. One client, Whirlpool, approached Strategos for help when it realized it could not remain a household brand name by simply coming up with better appliances."It needed to find more fundamental advantages," says Strategos, which helped Whirlpool executives think outside the box. Within two years of hiring the firm to help develop new ideas, Whirlpool had created several new product lines, such as a new line of appliances for younger lifestyles, a system of high quality, attractive looking, appliances and organizers for garages, and started the Inspired Chef cooking schools that showcase Whirlpool products. Within two years, Whirlpool's "innovation pipeline" was flowing with ideas, and Whirlpool estimated that these new appliances, once on the market, could produce $3 billion in annual sales.
With such a strong grounding in innovation, it's no surprise to find that Strategos takes the concept of exchanging information seriously too. Members of the Strategos team regularly publish articles on the firm's innovation blog, while the firm also maintains a LinkedIn group that is dedicated to creating and updating a community of innovation specialists, both within the firm and beyond.
IN THE NEWS
Strategos and InnoCentive to Form a Strategic Alliance
InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Strategos, a global leader in strategy and innovation consulting services, announced a strategic alliance that will provide clients with a strategic and systemic crowd sourced innovation solution designed to develop breakthrough strategies, drive top line growth and embed innovation capability within the enterprise. By integrating InnoCentive's prize-based innovation solutions with Strategos' rigorous and proven strategic innovation methodologies, clients will be able to leverage large communities of people (crowdsourcing) to bring new expertise and diverse perspectives to bear on critical strategic questions and growth challenges.
Strategos became a private company August 31, 2012
150 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 655-0826
Employer Type: Private
CEO: Gary Getz
2014 Employees (All Locations): 9
Chicago, IL (HQ)
Enterprise Innovation Capability
Innovation Leadership & Organization
New Market & Product Innovation