Monk Consulting: Providing Expert Advisory Solutions to Businesses Across Verticals

CIO Vendor A great idea creates a business, but the right strategy makes it work. How well crafted a strategy is, decides the future of a business. Thus, crucial business decisions are needed to be taken with utmost care and to ensure the same, most businesses desire unbiased and valuable advice from professional consulting companies. Consultants should offer structured approach to a problem definition/challenge and using right tools and techniques offers an unbiased advice. Consultants offer expert advice or expert counsel to help grow businesses, people and markets. With these objectives and the aim to become an extended team to CXO’s, Girish Trivedi with his co-founders established Monk Consulting in late 2010; a strategy consulting and investment advisory firm helping enterprises develop and implement growth initiatives across industries, markets and customer segments.

Creating Distinguished Advisory Solutions
Monk’s consulting expertise spans across four core areas – a) Strategy & Tactics, b) Benchmarking, Improvement and Assessment services (BIAS), c) Investment Advisory (called GFS -growth financial services) and d) analyst services (called BSS-business support services), and fundamentally relies on providing actionable advice to ensure business viability. The right advice is always an outcome of consulting, which provides value by diagnosing, strategizing, designing, constructing, integrating, operating or implementing solutions and Monk Consulting believes the same. The company’s services are based on three parameters, i.e., original research, consulting services based on facts and advisory, as specified by Girish, Co-founder & Director, Monk Consulting. He adds, “We offer a combination of consulting and domain expertise and that’s they remain true to clients’ businesses.” With its process and team in place, the company has created a niche market for itself. Monk Consulting holds a vast client base, which comprises of large multinational companies, Indian large enterprises, local large companies, private equity/angel investors to start-ups from India, South East Asia, and the US/UK. This is due to the consistency and value driven approach that the company has abided by. Talking about the initial challenges faced by Monk Consulting while building its brand name, Girish says, “Consulting is a value driven business and it is very challenging to give a tangible value outcome until and unless you have demonstrated that through your consulting expertise over the years.

Delivering Consulting Services Coupled With Faith
Not every organization is able to deliver the kind of faith that a customer desires for. Having overcome all the challenges that had befallen its path, Monk Consulting went on to add new names to its client base and even ensured that every new customer comes back to it. From start-ups to large corporations, the company has all kinds of businesses in its clientele. Among the clients, it counts the leading companies operating in Information Communication Technology, media, manufacturing, agriculture, technology and healthcare sectors apart from non-profit organizations and companies
in international services. The organization holds expertise in various verticals, brought in by the co-founders who hail from healthcare, media, digital and entertainment industries.

The leadership team and the advisory board has over 100 years of consulting experience and has the distinction of having worked extensively on global as well as local consulting projects. Especially across Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Europe for some of the largest and most respected names in the Industry. Today, Monk Consulting supports its clients, by being an extended team to the CXOs. The firm leverages speedy advice, high interactivity and geographical flexibility and offers implementable customized advice in various sectors such as;

We offer a combination of consulting know-how with extensive domain expertise and that’s the way we plan to proceed.

o Consulting and investment advisory
Continuously monitoring markets, technologies and geographies for growth opportunities and getting actively engaged in identifying, researching and developing opportunities, growth models and strategies that enable clients to accelerate growth.
o Consulting Projects/Customized Retainers
Undertaking many strategic engagements across various verticals helping enterprises achieve their growth objectives.
Maintaining an extensive network of on-the ground contacts across various verticals and vendor community for gaining insights into the latest opportunities into the industry
o Industry Research Services
Conducting in-depth research for all insights internally and delivering to partner clients
o Extensive Networks of Advisors:
An extensive network of independent experts over and beyond to help companies over come challenges across various business growth
As a trusted partner, Monk works very closely with the CEOs and their teams to generate new growth initiatives and leverage all of Monk’s assets to accelerate their growth. Some of the strengths the firm brings to table are;
• Global consulting experience
• Qualified and experienced senior consultants
• Deep vertical expertise: Leading telecom, media and technology, FMCG and financial services firms and private equity/hedge funds with a focus on vertical requirements across markets
• Cross industry learning & implementation
• Leverage Technology: For efficiency and managing costs
• Low overheads: Great value proposition for our client’s investments

Gearing Up For Continuous Success
The Monk Consulting team works as an extension to the clients’ teams. “We have vertical expertise wherein we help companies on how to establish their domain. We have experience of working in cross countries and on various projects as well,” adds Girish. Since the company’s inception, the team has grown considerably on various possible standards. Be it team size, revenue, or geographical expansion, the company has earmarked significant growth. Moving forward, the organization is planning to open offices in cities like Bangalore apart from international destinations like Singapore and Dubai in coming years. Besides, the organization is also eyeing SAARC countries including Sri Lanka and South East Asia.