New York, NY – December 12, 2019 – Driven by its expansion into the US and the UK markets, COMATCH announced it has hit two major milestones, solidifying itself as one of the world’s leading online access points for independent management consultants and industry experts. There are now 10,000 consultants in the network and over 10,000 project requests, at over $1.1 bn value, have been made by clients.
In today’s fast moving, tech-enabled, global economy, businesses of all types and sizes are looking for flexible ways to access and manage the high-quality talent they need to prosper. The strength of the COMATCH network in supporting this need lies in the quality and breadth of expertise it offers, as well as the ability to match individuals to projects based on ‘fit’, experience and soft skills. With 10,000 independent professionals, averaging 20 years experience, living in 104 countries and speaking 101 languages, the network is both global and local.
To maintain quality COMATCH has, since its inception, implemented rigorous screening and interview processes for all consultants. Ongoing discussions and frequent, formal contacts deepen knowledge and relationships with every consultant. This understanding, the expertise and experience of COMATCH staff in placing independent workers, plus cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) matching, guarantees a fast and flexible response to even the most challenging client brief.
“The opening of our New York City headquarters has quickly and significantly strengthened our impact on the consulting industry here in the States and resulted in a significant increase in the number of consultants in the U.S. network,” said Sven Merten, Managing Director U.S. at COMATCH. “Combined with the growing need for specialized independent consultants by U.S. companies, we predict this rapid growth will not only continue but drastically accelerate in 2020.”
COMATCH is the online access point for independent management consultants and industry experts. Since March 2015, COMATCH has matched consultants with clients in need of external support. Companies of all sizes use COMATCH, including international corporates, consultancies, private equity funds, start-ups and SMEs. Consultants that want to join the network have to pass a two-step selection process that guarantees high quality consulting (only half of the consultants’ applications are accepted). Founders and Managing Directors of the Berlin-based company are former McKinsey consultants Christoph Hardt and Jan Schächtele. Former McKinsey colleague Sven Merten leads the U.S. entity as Managing Director.