Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch: ReganStein

By Business & Finance
23 February 2018
Joe Aherne, CEO, ReganStein

In our Ones to Watch section, we highlight some of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. This week we feature ReganStein.

What is it?

ReganStein is redefining the management consulting sector offering highly-skilled expertise for strategic and tactical business projects. The company sees itself at the centre of the ‘uberisation’ of the consulting sector using a hand-picked panel of experienced, independent professionals. ReganStein provides specialised and in-depth knowledge in areas that span the full supply chain – from economic impact studies, data protection, protected disclosures, international growth strategies, exit planning, peer mentoring and research.

Key differentiators include access to qualified specialists at competitive rates with a constant focus on the client’s return on investment.

Economist Jim Power; seasoned international business development expert Kieran Sheahan; Lauren Kierans, legal expert in protected disclosures; and Caroline Sweeney, experienced HR consultant are some of our partners on the ReganStein panel.

ReganStein’s stated proposition is to deliver readily-available business expertise that is more convenient and cost-effective than engaging large unwieldy and highly-priced consultancy firms – their ambition is to become a major positive disruptor to the international management consulting market.

Who’s behind it?

ReganStein is an off-shoot of the Leading Edge Group, a boutique management consulting firm in the business process improvement space with offices in Cork, Toronto and Melbourne. The company was established by Joe Aherne in 1995 and employs 40 people worldwide.

The seasoned businessman, who has strategic expertise across diverse sectors in the domestic market and abroad, is a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants having studied at Cork Institute of Technology, Cambridge University and Dublin Institute of Technology.

How is it funded?

The R&D and Irish market entry phase have been funded from the resources of the Leading Edge Group. There is a significant investment required to drive the international strategy of the business and they are currently considering sourcing alternative finance to fund its next phase of development.

Future plans?

The ReganStein strategy is to become a global brand, mirroring the same trajectory as the Leading Edge Group. Plans are to launch the business in Toronto in Quarter 3, 2018 followed by establishing a UK and Australian presence in early 2019.

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