Expertise On Demand
XPM Group is an innovative firm based on a unique consulting model: expertise on demand. For many clients, the days of big consulting teams and paying big fees to train junior external staff are over. Increasingly, clients require senior expertise or exceptional project managers to supplement or develop their internal teams.
Our experts have led or advised more than $5 billion in projects across a variety of industries. Our business model is based on elevating the effectiveness of your team. We can help you drive or objectively evaluate the progress of your most important initiatives.
Our engagements are flexible, and aligned with your business objectives. Professional arrangements may include any combination of fixed fees linked to milestones, monthly retainers for senior expertise, or gain sharing with at-risk fees based on specific results. We can scale to meet client demands, but many engagements involve the best one or two individuals suited for each project.
Traditional consulting firms have various service models:
- early engagements may be loss leaders for the larger teams they must eventually deploy,
- software and technology alliances can bias recommendations while padding profit margins, or
- assigning the best, most senior individual experts may not be economically viable.
Regardless of the consulting firm or service model, project success always depends on the trust, credibility, and experience of the specific individuals involved.
We carefully scrutinize the clients we take, the people we hire, and the experts in our powerful network. Rob Balon, our founder, either personally leads or advises every client engagement. Every individual engaged by our firm stems from a direct business relationship built on years of credibility, trust, and results.
Our experts and senior professionals include Fortune 500 executives, board level advisors, private equity directors, investment bankers, technology experts, systems architects, change agents, training/e-learning experts, and exceptional project managers.