Benton Consulting’s cross-industry and cross-functional experience enables us to provide unique solutions for a variety of clients. Below you will find samples of some of the engagements we have had the opportunity to drive and support.
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Future of Fish
A unique partnership between Ashoka, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Central, a design strategy firm, takes a new approach in exploring the challenges facing the seafood industry to encourage sustainable methods of fishing that respect species harvest limits, preserve the marine environment and reduce bycatch.
Benton Consulting led the business efforts, turning the potential ideas into for-profit business solutions. We were responsible for creating multiple business plans to determine the viability of a global solutions that maximize the impact on the fisheries.
Unlike most other highly confidential projects, this one is quite public. You can read all about our work at http://fof.centralstory.com/
[Categories of work: strategy, financial modeling & analysis, business planning, complex problem solving]
U.S. Credit Card Issuer
Benton Consulting led the development of highly intuitive modeling tools to allow the Bank to better understand credit card product offers before they are marketed.
To support this endeavor, we developed Business Requirements in conjunction with leaders from Marketing, Finance and Management, and provided background of current Best-in-class trends to use for education and benchmarking. From there, we created two highly sophisticated models to allow multiple scenarios to be run, including aging, resulting in 5-year Pro-formas. The end deliverable was not only the financial model, but the recommended go-to-market approach.
[Categories of work: strategy, financial modeling & analysis, payments]
International EFT Network
For a non-U.S. EFT Network, we developed a new go-to-market strategy to address the significant competitive changes in the PIN Debit landscape.
Much of the effort was focused on leading the Board of Directors through complex decision making. To support this, we analyzed, recommended and gained consensus from senior management and the Board of Directors on an overall competitive strategy. Specifically, we created strategies and analyzed impact for each existing product and service, including all pricing components.
One of the things that complicated the environment was the threat of regulatory involvement from the government. This had to be analyzed, and the threat and the impact of the threat had to be influence the revised strategy.
[Categories of work: strategy, complex pricing, financial modeling & analysis, decision support]