Revel Consulting names new Technology Managing Director

23 May 2018

Digital consultancy Revel Consulting has named Harsh Parikh managing director. Parikh brings nearly 20 years’ experience developing high-end technological solutions for a wide range of clients to the table as Revel marches forward with its ambitious growth strategy.

A full-service digital consultancy, Revel was launched as CRM Consulting in 2006 and rebranded two years later in response to B2B demands for advanced digital infrastructure solutions. Strong growth in the decade since reached one of several peaks in 2016 when Revel outgrew its roots in suburban Seattle and doubled its square footage with a new headquarters in the bustling Belltown neighborhood.

That year also saw Revel expand its presence across San Francisco and the Bay Area, where it acquired Two Shea Consulting – a tech consultancy servicing Silicon Valley clients. Revel’s B2B consulting pedigree now includes work with clients as prestigious and varied as Microsoft, PayPal, Yahoo, Samsung, and Expedia.

Parikh’s hiring as Managing Director for Technology comes hot on the heels of the appointment of David Overcash as Chief Commercial Officer. Both men will report to Vikas Kamran, CEO and co-founder, and formerly a Senior Manager at Accenture. Parikh and Overcash are expected to work together to blend growth strategies with the evolution of new technological solutions for clients.

Harsh Parikh, Managing Director - Revel Consulting

Having kick-started his career with roles at Accenture and Microsoft, Parikh has developed expertise in digital marketing, enterprise solution architecture, CMS platforms and tech strategies and roadmaps.

Parikh is a seasoned technology executive with nearly 20 years of experience leading large engineering teams, architecting complex technical solutions across multiple service offerings and platforms, and building and scaling geographically distributed teams to deliver them. His most recent role was as Senior Technology Director at SapientRazorfish, where he spent ten years.

“Harsh is a true leader who knows what it takes to build teams that can architect, implement and run comprehensive digital transformation initiatives, and we’re excited to have him on board,” said Kamran.

“While large legacy firms struggle to reformat to meet today’s reality, Revel’s digital native status puts us on the fast track to becoming the industry’s premier full-service digital consultancy. Pairing Harsh’s deep technology expertise with the commercialization strategies we’re putting in place sends the signal that we’re not slowing down any time soon.”

Commenting on his appointment, Parikh said: “Revel’s been digital since day one, which positions the firm to accelerate in today’s changing consulting market and makes it a powerful draw.”

“Very few firms are digital natives, able to respond at the pace the market demands and put the right pieces in place to deliver the full set of solutions companies are looking for. I’m excited I can be part of Revel as the firm does just that.”


Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO

18 April 2019

London-based global leadership consultancy YSC has appointed Eric Pliner as its new CEO, replacing Robert Sharrock, who held the role for five years. Pliner, previously the firm’s Americas leader, will remain based in New York City.

For 30 years, YSC Consulting has been providing leadership advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries. The firm provides services in the areas of leadership strategy, performance, research, and analytics. YSC also has offerings in organizational leadership and CEO & board advisory. The firm’s approach is grounded in the behavioral sciences, allowing clients to better align business strategy and leadership.

In 2017, Graphite Capital complete a private equity investment in the firm, which has allowed YSC to continue its rapid expansion across the globe. Today, the firm has 19 offices across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, staffed by 225 professionals with backgrounds in clinical psychology and organizational behavior, among other areas.

YSC’s incumbent CEO, Robert Sharrock, will now move into the roles of managing director of YSC’s board and CEO of the advisory practice. Sharrock had previously indicated that he would move into a client-facing role following one year of results after the private equity infusion.Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO


 “Having achieved the goals we established as a business during my tenure, I look forward to fully devoting my time to the client service areas of the business I find most rewarding, which is working directly with board members and CEOs,” Sharrock said. “I will also be offering my unreserved support to Eric and our global team as we continue to expand our distinctive business around the world.”

Eric Pliner, who has been with the firm since 2010, will step into the role of CEO. An expert in organizational behavior, talent management, and development, Pliner joined the firm as a senior consultant, working his way up to managing director and head of YSC Americas in 2014.

Prior to joining YSC, Pliner was director of organizational talent management & development at the NYC Department of Education, and was an adjunct instructor in the curriculum & teaching department at Hunter College in New York. He holds an MBA in management, organizational behavior, and human resources from the City University of New York – Baruch College.

“Robert has successfully led the business through five years of sustained growth and shaped the brand into a premier global leadership consultancy,” Pliner said. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead this iconic firm as we continue to serve world-class organisations in understanding and developing the critical leadership to achieve their future business strategies.

“Whether through individual executive assessment, pre-deal due diligence and post-deal integration for private equity transactions, design and execution of inclusive leadership and diversity strategy, coaching for senior executives and teams, resilient change leadership, and more, YSC’s global services are and will remain distinctive, characterful, and best-in-class,” he added.

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