Felix Velarde: consultancy, chairmanship, board advisory services
Consultant, board advisor and non-exec director
I offer consulting services for ambitious owners, chiefly around strategic planning workshops for business growth and agency proposition development. I chair a small number of forward-thinking companies and act as a board advisor, non-executive director and troubleshooter.
Strategic planning workshops
“His no-nonsense approach breaks down complexity and keeps you focused on the things that really matter… Felix turns theory into reality and puts strategy into practice. The results speak for themselves.”
Claire Nash, MomentumABM
“I had never thought of hiring someone but when this particular opportunity was presented to me, I decided to take the leap. And that leap changed my life forever. Sure, I could read a dozen books, give myself a pep talk or two, and do all of the things I was doing before, but it would not even measure up to the lessons I learned working with Felix.”
Shane Ketterman, Rewire, Oregon
“Felix is brilliant at getting management to focus on what really matters – and getting us to let go of things that are not contributing to our strategic aims.”
Fred Moore, COO, Matter Of Form
“I worked with Felix for just over a year and it changed my career and business forever. If I had to point to one thing, it would be, I believe that Felix taught me how to think and how to design strategy. We were a successful company before and we are so afterwards but now we are organised, strategic, purposeful and ultimately ready to continue scaling in an organised and efficient manner.”
Chris Donnelly, CEO, Verb Brands
Chair and non-exec roles
I’ve been fortunate to have chaired some stellar companies: from leading eCRM strategy consultancy Underwired to the world’s leading luxury digital agency Verb Brands, five times agency of the year winner Impero to the UK’s most respected design and build firm Deeson. I have recently finished a two-year stint as chair at startup rockstars White Bear Studio and am also chairman at the highly regarded Rawnet (which was recently sold for a 25% premium).
I also act as a non-executive director for tech startups and have particular experience working with VR, machine learning and employee engagement companies as well as agencies of all kinds.
I am interested in hearing from especially ambitious companies where I can add significant value through scale-up planning and preparation for M&A activity.
You can reach me at [email protected].