Alistair Maxwell heads Strategic Consulting division of Decision Inc.

02 November 2017 Authored by Consultancy.co.za

South African consulting firm Decision Inc. has appointed former KPMG advisor Alistair Maxwell as the Business Manager of its new Strategic Consulting division. Maxwell has been tasked with establishing the new arm, building its market offering and enhancing the company’s broader reputation in strategic data and information analysis.

Founded in 2013, Decision Inc. is a privately held consulting firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The advisory firm supports clients with a broad range of management and technology consulting services, with a focus on information related offerings including data strategy, business intelligence, analytics, data management, operational excellence and systems integration.

To meet growing demand for strategic services, Decision Inc. has launched a new practice, named Strategic Consulting. The offering examines how the firm’s clients can integrate their strategic priorities more effectively using their data and financial information, and sits within the firm’s wider Information Strategy division.

To lead the business development side of the new wing, Decision Inc. has brought in Alistair Maxwell from AllLife Insurance, where he was head of projects and analytics. Prior to that, Maxwell was a Senior Manager at KPMG South Africa in their management consulting practice for nine years. He was latterly the lead for cost optimisation, growth strategy, enterprise wide strategy design and strategic market entry, working mainly for organisations in the mining, private equity, telecoms and financial services sectors.  Decision IncIn his new capacity, Maxwell will focus on growing the Strategic Consulting business line, working closely with the executive team and other business managers. “Joining Decision Inc. to head up this dynamic new line of business provides me with the perfect platform to help organisations transform themselves for the digital age. With the extensive range of solutions available from the company, we will provide a more cohesive and integrated strategic offering that helps clients create the differentiation they need for a more connected business environment,” commented Maxwell.

Reflecting on the addition, Nicholas Bell, the firm’s CEO, said “We are excited about expanding our offerings and the wealth of experience Alistair brings to the organisation, having previously led teams that have assisted blue chip clients in defining and operationalising their corporate strategies as well as assisting them in sustainably improving their revenue and margin performance. With our current solutions Alistair will provide clients with a holistic offering to define their strategic direction.”

Growth ambitions

As part of its broader growth ambitions, which span both national growth as well as international expansion, Decision Inc. last year attracted an investment from the South African Enterprise Development (SAED). David Pimstein, Managing Director of the investment company, said at the time of announcing the funding (September 2016): “SAED identified Decision Inc. as a business that has distinguished itself as a leading information management, data analytics and business intelligence technology provider. We look forward to playing an active partnership role to unlock potential and enhance the sustainability and growth of Decision Inc.”

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