We are a network of independent consultants focused on three main service areas:
Our mission is to (1) provide world-class consulting support to our clients in our chosen focus areas; (2) support each other in finding assignments and resources for assignments, and (3) pay our consultants exceptionally well for their services.
About Blonkvist Partners
Our network consists largely of experienced consultants in the focus areas above who come from large consulting firm backgrounds at the Manager, Senior Manager, Director and Partner levels.
Our resources also include former CPO's and supply chain VP's, leading independent consultants, as well as former Big 4 Consulting Partners and senior staff.
We have similar experiences and backgrounds and offer outstanding results-oriented cost reduction program management and organizational leadership.
Currently, Blonkvist Partners is on-track to have approximately 100 experienced consulting resources in our network by the middle of 2009. We expect to continue to rapidly grow this network for the next several years.
In addition, Blonkvist Partners collectively has hundreds of contacts in the procurement, supply chain and organizational leadership arenas. Many of these have complementary skill sets and relationships which are beneficial to our clients (China-based sourcing resources, Venture Capital related firms, other consulting firms, legal support, clients, alumni, etc).
How does the network operate?
Blonkvist Partners coordinates resources and seeks opportunities for independent consultants that are available. We share leads, intellectual capital, and experiences for the benefit of our clients. We pay our network resources based on the value add that they are bringing to a particular transaction - selling, staffing, and delivering assignments. Our incentives are completely aligned toward providing outstanding results for our clients.
About our Founder
Bradford Blonkvist is the founder of Blonkvist Partners. He has over thirteen years of experience with Deloitte Consulting and Archstone Consulting prior to founding Blonkvist Partners.
Mr. Blonkvist has nurtured a large footprint of relationships across the consulting industry.
Professionally, Brad typically advises CFO's and CPO's in enterprise cost reduction, procurement organization/process design and global supply chain execution. Mr. Blonkvist has worked across many industries including industrial manufacturers, CPG companies, and financial services.
Our network model provides Blonkvist Partners with the benefit of having a number of experienced consulting leaders in our group.
Within our network, we have seasoned consulting veterans who have left traditional consulting firms in favor of selling and delivering work to clients independently. Blonkvist Partners provides the coordination and resources for these "old-hands" to effectively deliver outstanding programs for their clients.
Why a Networked Model?
We believe that our networked consulting model is the future growth of the consulting industry. Why?
Unlike traditional consulting firms, our successful consultants have chosen to self-manage their entrepreneurial careers and have full-incentive to exceed your expectations.
Unlike staffing firms, we actively manage our assignments and client deliverables as well as provide tools and oversight of our consultants.
Blonkvist Partners is committed to supporting independent consultants and ensuring that our work significantly exceeds your expectations.
Why do Traditional Consulting Firms Charge so much?
With Partner bill rates in excess of $400/hour and newly minted MBA's billing at $200/hour, it would appear that traditional consulting firms are making a killing!!
In reality, they don't because their model is flawed by the "utilization paradigm."
Typically, up to 70% of their collective Partner hours and 30% of their non-Partner hours are not billable. This combined with their overhead and infrastructure requires traditional brick & mortar consulting firms to charge incredibly high rates.
How we are Different
Blonkvist Partners is at the forefront of a new generation of consultancies that is not handicapped by the "utilization paradigm."
Blonkvist Partners pays resources when they are billable and occasionally for specific business development activities. In addition, we operate in a virtual environment, minimizing our overhead and infrastructure.
These structural differences allow us to change the traditional consulting value equation - our clients work with outstanding and extremely well paid senior practitioners at costs significantly below traditional consulting firms.