BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Kalypso is celebrating its 10th birthday and sharing the story of its success. Co-founded by consulting industry veterans George Young and Bill Poston, Kalypso has grown into one of the world’s premier innovation consulting firms with operations in the U.S., and throughout Europe and Latin America. The 200+ person team has more than doubled in the past two years and expects to double again in the two years ahead. So, what are the secrets to the firm’s success?
“Kalypso’s success comes from its unique positioning,” Young reflects. “We’re exclusively focused on product development and innovation and we have a comprehensive set of services within that focus that helps us deliver better results from innovation.”
Kalypso works with clients to formulate and align strategy, improve business processes and governance, and increase organizational effectiveness. The firm is also a respected provider of objective technology advisory and implementation services for information systems that enable innovation.
The story of Kalypso has always been the story of its people, who are united by a set of six core values. The firm provides a fun and flexible work environment for people that do serious work. From its Characters with Character profile series to its annual KARMA event, Kalypso has made itself an attractive home for professionals to grow both professionally and personally by creating friendship, eminence, excellence and prosperity.
And, of course, Kalypso wouldn’t exist without its clients. Kalypso continues to have the opportunity to work with the most innovative companies in the world, who are committed to driving organic growth from innovation. These clients have been a tremendous source of repeat and referral business, which has allowed the firm to continue doing what it does best – help clients succeed.
Looking forward, Kalypso expects to continue its steep growth trajectory by growing both organically and inorganically, Poston says. Kalypso also plans to launch an employee stock ownership program this summer designed to broaden its base ownership and build a foundation for the next generation of partners of the firm. “Kalypso will continue to be an attractive home for talented individuals, teams and other consulting organizations that believe in the power of the Kalypso platform,” says Poston.
The firm will continue celebrating its 10th birthday over the next year, sharing stories that give readers a glimpse into the unique world of Kalypso.