Liquid Consulting is 15 years old this week, and the consultancy is thriving. It gives me tremendous pride and satisfaction to watch so many people step up and transform what was once an idea into an organization that helps so many other companies.
Perhaps the smartest thing I ever did in my tenure there was to hire for culture, rather than merely for competency. That’s what makes it possible for the culture to be stronger than ever, even after my departure. Liquid Consulting is obsessed with serving its clients, with making their lives easier, and with both earning and keeping their trust.
Lots of firms say they are client focused, but it doesn’t take very long to figure out that’s not really the case. At Liquid it is absolutely true, and that’s what sets the firm apart.
Two months ago, when I handed the CEO role to Marcelo Ferrer no one even blinked. He was already doing the job even before I announced the transition, and he had earned the confidence of both colleagues and clients. In the weeks since, it’s become clear that replacing myself was a great move.
To the roughly 90 professionals who make up Liquid Consulting: I am proud beyond words of each of you, and it gives me enormous joy to watch what you continue to accomplish.