As a serial consulting entrepreneur, board advisor and founder of Garwood Solutions, Rob Garner is often a sought after guest for webinars and podcasts. In this recent podcast interview with Climb in Consulting, you have the chance to learn a lot more about Rob and his professional story so far.
Having climbed the ranks in KPMG, Rob left to launch his first business, Avail, with his business partner Martin.
From a standing start they grew the business to over 70 people in just 5 years. Ultimately selling the business to the Tribal group in a rather unique deal.
After taking on the Managing Director role for this newly formed 350 person consulting business, Rob then faced the daunting task of consolidating a collective of previously distinct public sector consultancies while also steering the business through one of the worst markets the sector had ever seen.
Having started his own firm, built and sold a second and now advising a range of consulting business on how to successfully grow, Rob’s seen a lot and has a wealth of experience which he shares during the interview.
Rob and podcast host, Nick Synnott, cover some really interesting topics including:
The unique deal that Rob and his co-founder created with Avail and the importance of building the right operating model when it comes to scaling a consulting business.
How Rob and his management team were able to successfully navigate the public sector downturn during his time with Tribal. Plus his lessons to others facing tough times in their businesses.
The advice Rob shares with the consulting businesses he works with and what you can learn from his experience to help you grow your own business and career.
This interview is packed with advice and insights into the key principles of building a career like Rob’s. It’s sure to be a valuable listen if you’re looking to take the next step in your career or considering striking out on your own.