In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Anush Newman, Managing Director at JMAN Group, the global data consultancy specialising in the private equity market.
Anush’s story makes for a fascinating listen. He cut his consulting teeth in the oil and gas industry, working in roles that took him all over the world, to locales as exotic as Kazakhstan, Sellafield and Northern Scotland! After tiring of all the travel, Anush embarked on a successful contracting career which eventually led (by way of a broken spreadsheet!) to the creation of JMAN, the global data consultancy Anush founded with his cousin Leo.
Fast forward to today, and JMAN now a team of over 200 consultants working across London and Chenai with plans for further global expansion. Earlier this year, they were recognised as one of the Times ‘Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies’ with an annual growth rate of over 80%.
But Anush and JMAN’s journey hasn’t been without its hiccups, and in this episode Anush shares openly the challenges they faced and how they managed to turn them around to go from almost going under to becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing firms.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole host of other fascinating topics that Nick and Anush discuss in this one, including…
– Anush’s decision to move from the stress-free world of contracting to running his own firm
– How breaking a client’s Excel spreadsheet led to the lightbulb moment behind JMAN
– The single-minded approach that led to JMAN breaking into the private equity market
– Creating a ‘one-team’ culture in an organisation that spans the globe
If you want to learn the secrets of someone who’s gone from contractor to successful consulting leader, then this episode is a must listen.
We hope you enjoy the show!
Books, magazines, and websites mentioned in the show:
Legacy: What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business Of Life, by James Kerr
The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams, by Sam Walker
The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking, by Barbara Minto