Synechron lauded a top consulting company to work for

24 May 2018

Synechron, a consulting and technology company for the financial services industry, has been named a ‘Best Place to Work’ by The Business Intelligence Group, a US-headquartered assessment and research firm.

From its bases in New York (headquarter), New Jersey, North Caroline, Tennessee and Virginia, Synechron provides business consulting, digital and technology services to banks, insurance companies, asset & wealth managers and FinTechs in North America. Beyond the US and Canada, where the firm has three offices, Synechron serves clients across all corners of the globe through its network of 22 international offices.

Months after Synechron globally rolled out its ‘Employee 2020’ initiative – an internal HR and culture program that aims at providing employership excellence to its 8,000 strong workforce – the consultancy has attracted major plaudits for its initiative and early achievements to date. “Congratulations to Synechron for building an organization focused on employee satisfaction and performance,” said Maria Jimenez from The Business Intelligence Group, a Philadelphia-based expert in assessments and rankings.

Jimenez: “After analyzing the employee survey data, it was clear that this is a special company to work for, one where executives and management focus on making work more than… just work!” Dozens of research series conducted over the past years have consistently shown that employers that score well in employership enjoy a higher employee engagement and productivity, as their people are more committed to the company’s goals and dedicated to their own job. 

Synechron named a top company to work for

A top employer for ‘Synechronites’

Devised from employee feedback, at the heart of Synechron’s ‘Employee 2020’ blueprint are five core that define what it means to be a ‘Synechronite’, explained John Gaunt, the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our core value – ambition, empowerment, responsibility, and a limitless drive for excellence – are what sets Synechron and its employees apart from other companies. This recognition validates our commitment to our employees and the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest in the industry that make Synechron a great place to work every day.” 

The revelation comes weeks after, in another ranking, the same research house praised Synechron’s marketing team for the campaign it delivered to support the announcement of the firm’s new Blockchain Accelerators. According to research by Synechron among executives in the financial services arena, Blockchain is well on its way to become a major disruptor of strategies and operating models in the industry. To help clients embrace the phenomenon, the firm’s consultants developed an accelerator program that support the rapid design and development of Blockchain-leveraged solutions.

After Tim Coates, Synechron’s Blockchain lead in the US, received praise from another analyst firm (he received a Markets Choice Awards for his market leading efforts), the team responsible for bringing the offering’s value-added over to media and ultimately clients has too been placed under the spotlights. Together with teams from among others IBM, Hawthorne, Hitachi and Varo, Synechron’s marketing team have been handed a ‘Marketing Excellence Award’ on the back of the media exposure and reach they realised within the financial services industry. 

Meanwhile, Gaunt continued that while Synechron is delighted with the recognition, the consulting firm is by no means planning to rest on its laurels, and will in the coming months press ahead with planned initiatives aimed at further improving the company’s workplace and culture.

Across the Atlantic, Synechron has been named a great company to work for in the Netherlands by Great Place to Work Institute for four consecutive years.


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Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Chicago

19 April 2019

Management consultancy Liberty Advisor Group was among the companies named to the 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago. The ranking was published by Crain’s Chicago Business and administered by Best Companies Group.

Based in Chicago, Liberty provides consulting services in the areas of business and technology strategy, mergers and acquisitions, transformation and assurance, business threat intelligence, and data and analytics. Founded in 2008, the company has worked on over 300 M&A deals and delivered over $1 billion in operating income improvement. Liberty’s diverse clientele has included Fortune 500 companies and major oil & gas and manufacturing firms.

The firm’s lean team of 63 strategists, technologists, and entrepreneurs ultimately focus on helping organizations accelerate growth, drive operational efficiency, and reduce risk.Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in ChicagoThe boutique consultancy has now been named one the Best Places to Work in Chicago, reaching number 68 in the rankings. To build the 100-company ranking, Best Companies Group first evaluated each company’s policies, practices, and demographics, and then analyzed employee surveys reflecting workplace experiences and attitudes. Over 14,000 Chicago-area employees responded to the survey.

"This recognition further confirms that Liberty Advisor Group truly is an excellent place to work, with our unique team of senior, results-focused consultants working to solve clients' toughest business and IT problems," Jay Norman, CEO, Liberty Advisor Group, said. "Thanks to Crain's Chicago Business for this honor, and to everyone at Liberty for exemplifying our core values of inquiry, resolve, candor, integrity, courage, community and entrepreneurship."

Boutique staffing companies Engtal and City Staffing topped the list, coming in first and second place, respectively. Other consulting firms that made the grade were Burwood Group (#5), 10th Magnitude (#9), Pariveda Solutions (#13), Integrated Project Management (#16), West Monroe Partners (#24), and Accenture (#38).

Among its other achievements, Liberty is also a Great Place to Work-Certified organization, and was named the #35 Fastest Growing Firm by Consulting Magazine in 2018 – achieving a 112% growth rate between 2014 and 2017.