Myrtle Consulting Group acquires Kalium Consulting

28 June 2018 2 min. read

The Myrtle Consulting Group has announced the acquisition of Kalium Consulting – a specialist in the mining and heavy metal industries. Both firms deliver organizational transformation services to global clients. The acquisition adds new industries to Myrtle’s substantial portfolio and brings new talent into its senior leadership team.

Headquartered in Houston, the Myrtle Consulting Group delivers organizational solutions to a client base of global manufacturers which are leaders in their respective industries. The consulting firm boasts deep expertise in the aerospace and automotive industries, and helps clients in chemicals, construction, oil & gas, and other key sectors involving heavy manufacturing.

With the acquisition of Kalium Consulting, Myrtle significantly extends its mining and heavy metals expertise. Founded in 2017, Kalium provides operational consulting services to clients including ExonMobil, PotashCorp, and Koch Industries. It was founded by Lance Hartley, a former Senior Vice President of Operations with Hitachi Consulting.

Hartley will go on to become Principal and Vice President at Myrtle, where he will lead the metals and mining practices, leveraging Kalium’s strong presence and reputational capital in Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

"Myrtle's strengths and values complement Kalium's and we're excited about the capabilities and resources—particularly around digital transformation and data analytics—that Myrtle will bring to Kalium clients," said Hartley. "The firms' collective reputations for helping organizations make lasting operational improvements that significantly move the needle and deliver bottom-line results is a true win-win for everyone." 

Myrtle Consulting Group acquires Kalium Consulting

Both Myrtle and Kalium excel in advancing operational solutions for clients with similar industrial backgrounds. Myrtle Founder and CEO Edwin Bosso hailed the “strong synergy and shared culture between both firms”. Well-travelled and fluent in four languages, Bosso spent 13 years with Celerant Consulting in Boston and worked with clients as varied as T-Mobile, Kellogg’s, and Heineken before setting up Myrtle in 2012.

"Expanding further into these markets has been on our radar for some time and through the acquisition, we have now deepened experience and expertise to benefit those sectors," he said. “We look forward to expanding the Myrtle family and bringing the skilled Kalium staff into our fold."

Bosso isn’t the only Celerant Consulting alumni in the Myrtle team. Earlier this year Gary Traylor, who led Celerant’s chemical and hydrocarbon practices in North America, joined Myrtle as the consulting firm’s new co-leader of its proprietary Operomics digital operations offering. This unique methodology offers clients solutions based on process analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Other new arrivals from Celerant include Sean Harris – who managed the Canada practice – and Doug Newman – formerly Celerant’s global head of consumer products.