In today’s episode I bring you not one but two guests as I speak to Rob Ferrone and Adam Blomerley of Quick Release.
Having started out as contractors, Rob joined forces with his co-founder, Adam Grant to launch Quick Release in 2003. In Rob’s own words they were ‘two Excel types who saw a gap in the market and wanted to create a fun company of like-minded data geeks’.
It was shortly after this that Adam Blomerley joined the business with his famous ‘5 year plan’ – something we discuss in today’s show. This saw the start of the transformation of Quick Release, moving them from a provider of quality automotive Change Management resource to a fully-fledged Product Data Management Consultancy.
Over the following two decades Rob, Adam and Adam set about scaling firm to help them achieve their goal of ‘world domination’, growing from a team of four into a global consultancy of over 250 people.
Rob and Adam were fantastic guests and share some hugely candid insights into their journey and what it takes to grow a successful consulting firm.
In this conversation we go into detail on a whole host of topics including:
- The early days of QR and how they were able to go from day rate contractors to building and scaling a successful consulting firm.
- The lessons they’ve learnt over the last two decades building Quick Release and the key steps that helped them grow to the size they are today.
- And Rob and Adam’s detailed advice for anyone looking to build a successful career in consulting.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Adam and Rob. One of the key values of Quick Release is that they are ‘Quite Refreshing’, that they dare to be different, bringing a new approach and a fresh perspective and they certainly delivered that in this conversation.
You can find out more about Rob on his LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-ferrone-quick-release/
You can find out more about Adam on his LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-blomerley-338a2a48/
You can find out more about Quick Release at – www.quickrelease.co.uk
Specific things we discuss in the show: