We founded StangerCarlson to help senior leaders and their firms become more successful. Decades of experience working in senior roles at PwC, IBM and clients have taught us what makes leaders and their strategies win in the marketplace. Our greatest strength is sharing this knowledge with our clients as strategic management consultants, executive coaches and facilitators to help them achieve stronger results. We are hands-on in our approach, customizing for each client and situation and tailoring our work to different leadership styles and cultures. We deliver personally for our clients, caring deeply about their success.

Meet StangerCarlson

We work closely with our clients to deliver value. We bring extensive experience in your industry to our work. We also deeply appreciate the unique characteristics of each firm: history, culture, client mix, personalities, leaders, risk profile and needs. For this reason, we listen hard before giving advice, and we use our experience to enrich the work product that we co-create with you, carefully tailoring specifics to your needs. Richard and Carolyn take a hands-on approach rolling up our sleeves to deliver personally for our clients.

Our philosophy is to keep asking ourselves: “what’s in it for you,” always keeping in mind that our fees are coming out of partners’ pockets. We are committed to delivering value that enhances your business success. We don’t “break glass.” We understand how partnerships work and that our work can be successful only if it is embraced by your partners.

Learn more about our approach and global reach.

We are a business strategy and leadership advisory firm that focuses on the services industries, particularly professional services. We bring strategic thinking grounded in deep business acumen and personal leadership experience. We take a hand-on approach. Our senior executives, Richard and Carolyn work with you directly, bringing templates and industry benchmarks, customizing each engagement to your style, needs and culture.

Our Services

Our greatest strength is sharing our deep professional services knowledge with our clients as strategic management consultants, executive coaches and facilitators to help them achieve stronger results. We are hands-on in our approach, customizing for each client and situation and tailoring our work to different leadership styles and cultures. We deliver personally for our clients, caring deeply about their success. Our services focus on five areas:

 

Business Strategy – Facilitating the process of developing and implementing a successful business strategy in a collaborative way that includes all of the firm’s partners. Bringing established competitive benchmarks, industry knowledge and decades of professional experience as business leaders at accounting & advisory firms.

 

People Strategy – Working with you on identifying, designing and adopting the programs and behaviors that will help you attract and develop the team – partners and staff – to implement your strategy, driving strong business results and high client satisfaction and staff engagement.

 

Performance – Acting as your execution partner to make sure that strategies are implemented. Providing the support that gives you the resources to execute the strategies, allowing your partner and staff the bandwidth to continue to provide excellent service to clients.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions – Playing a key role in helping you successfully acquire or merge with other firms. We are experts in finding the seller, buyer or partner you are seeking where the business objectives and skill sets of the two firms will complement each other.

 

Coaching & Advising – Acting as executive and team coaches to partners and high potential staff to help them develop the soft skills and business acumen that it takes to excel at business development, client relationships and team leadership. Acting as strategic advisors to managing partners and practice group leaders to bring them deep industry expertise and professional advice and judgment on a wide variety of issues that are critical to the firm.

 

Other Services

Retreats & Workshops – Co-creating and facilitating retreats and workshops that provide meaning learning experiences to your leaders, partners or broader teams. Combining action learning, team building, change management and structured social time in the right mixture to achieve your business goals.

  • “StangerCarlson helped us develop the right business strategy to continue our success into the future. Richard and Carolyn knew our industry, quickly learned our culture and involved all our partners. They did great work without breaking glass.”

    Mark Levenfus, CPA
    Mark Levenfus, CPA
    Managing Partner, Emeritus
    Marks Paneth LLP
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