The Stem Ranks For Second Year in a Row in INC. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

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The Stem, an award winning, ‘networked consultancy’, announced today that it was named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row.

‘Networked Consulting’ Model Delivers Results For Clients

The Stem’s 625% percent growth over the past three years reflects the continued success of its ‘networked consulting model’ which marries the depth and control of a traditional consulting firm with the precision and flexibility of a talent network.

The Stem has created a global network of hundreds of senior-level independent consultants across four continents with expertise in the areas of customer engagement and digital transformation.

With the networked model, The Stem’s clients benefit from consistent, on-demand access to senior teams of talent, averaging 15+ years of experience, across over 20 specialty disciplines that are precisely matched to the needs of clients. Clients are able to enjoy these benefits without sacrificing control or accountability, and at a price point that is lower than traditional “Big 6” consulting firms or large agencies.

“We are honored to be included for a second year in the INC 5000,” said Gregg Fisher, The Stem’s CEO and Founder. “Our inclusion is great validation of the power of our unique model and of the special talents of each consultant in The Stem network. Our consultants are the leading experts in their fields globally, and work tirelessly to deliver exceptional service to our clients every day.”

Growth Fueled Health & Life Sciences Sector

The Stem’s clients are leaders in the Health and Life Sciences sector who are transforming their approach to engaging their customers, due to a result of changes in customer channel behavior, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes.

Stem consultants, who act as an extension of client teams, help to expertly navigate these changes by crafting insightful engagement strategies, providing advanced insight and analytics, as well as supporting the implementation of omni-channel programs and customer engagement practices.

Founder Re-imagined Professional Services Model

Prior to founding The Stem in 2013, former marketing executive, Gregg Fisher, witnessed a situation which has continued to this day— many marketing and customer experience professionals were leaving the corporate world for consulting gigs. As a result, firms were facing talent shortages in digital and customer engagement, and becoming increasingly dissatisfied with traditional agency and consulting offerings. Fisher set out to offer clients a powerful and refreshing alternative to traditional consultancies by tapping into the growing number of talented independent consultants in the professional services sector.

Eric Harkrader, program management consultant, talked about what it is like to work with The Stem as a consultant.

“The Stem provides me with great professional independence and flexibility, while providing me access to projects I couldn’t access on my own.”

“We are carefully briefed and execute projects swiftly and collaboratively under close review. Overall, it is a professional and creative process which produces remarkable results for our clients.”


About the INC 5000

Companies in the internationally regarded Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. Eligible companies must have been generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They also have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.


About the Stem

Founded by Gregg Fisher in 2013, The Stem is a global management consulting firm specializing in customer engagement strategy and operations in the health & life sciences sectors. The Stem’s unique “networked model” draws on a senior leadership team and the industry’s most seasoned independent talent, offering clients a nimble, cost-effective and refreshing alternative to traditional consultancies, without sacrificing control.

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