David Thevenon

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David Thevenon

David Thevenon

Senior Partner – Sydney

“Advancy: the opportunity to convert all of our efforts into value add for our clients, in a global boutique’s entrepreneurial environment, with minimal admin and politics”

I founded the Sydney office in 2001 based on three differentiation principles:

  • Implementation – we don’t consider the job done until value has materialised on our clients’ bottom line
  • Senior Commitment – we don’t let the juniors do all the work; our senior staff are passionate about results and draw on a wide array of industry, entrepreneurial and consulting experience
  • Challenging the given – we don’t get hired to rubber stamp the past; we see ourselves as agents of change, and our clients hire us to develop customised, sustainable, value creating solutions of competitive advantage

As a result, we have developed a group of loyal clients, comprising of pre-eminent private equity funds, large multinationals and mid-size companies seeking to develop a leadership position in their sector. Our areas of expertise span across Corporate Strategy, Operational Improvement and Mergers & Acquisitions in FMCG, Food & Beverage, Retail, Healthcare, Education and Services.

Experience and Education

  • 20+ years of experience in management consulting in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific, acquired at OC&C and Bain & Co
  • Founder of the Rest Inn hotel chain, that was successfully sold to ACCOR in 2000
  • MBA, Wharton – Rotary Scholar
  • Master of Science Engineering, Ecole des Mines – High Honors
  • Chairman, About Life Wholefoods (2008-2013). Sold to Private Equity, returning 4.2x money to investors