COMATCH Announces Global Talent Pool Now Exceeds 9,000 Consultants

Gaslight Media

August 8, 2019

COMATCH, one of the world’s leading online access points for independent management consultants and industry experts, today announced their global talent pool now exceeds 9,000 individuals. The significant milestone

New York, NY (August 8, 2019) – COMATCH, one of the world’s leading online access points for independent management consultants and industry experts, today announced their global talent pool now exceeds 9,000 individuals. The significant milestone is a direct result of the company’s rapid growth and strategic expansion throughout the U.S. and Europe that is dramatically shifting the landscape of the consulting industry and supporting companies from startups to global players with the appropriate expertise.

In less than 5 years, COMATCH has built a broad network of hand-picked freelance consultants and successfully completed more than 2,000 projects worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of the management consultants in the network previously worked for one of the traditional top tier consultancies (McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain) and a further 15 percent for one of the international Big4 companies (Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG). The recent opening of COMATCH’s U.S. headquarters in NYC is a significant factor in its expansion. In the first 6 months of 2019, the number of freelance consultants in the COMATCH network in the USA doubled.

“Our move into New York City and our aggressive expansion has rapidly escalated the number of members of our eminently qualified consultant pool,” said Sven Merten, Managing Director U.S., COMATCH. “Our impact on the consulting industry, our ongoing success and the desire for top-tier consultants to become a part of the COMATCH network is a testament to the success of our unique methodology.” "Our clients are very satisfied with the performance of the consultants we find for them. This is clearly reflected in our recommendation rate of 94%. It pays off that we are very strict in the selection of applicants for our network and only about half of the already highly qualified applicants ultimately join the network. Quality is the decisive success factor", added Christoph Hardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of COMATCH. Leading consultant ranking sees COMATCH in pool position In Germany's most important consultant ranking, Brand Eins has just ranked COMATCH number 1 among consulting networks. The ranking, which is based on scientific quality standards, includes the opinions of companies that have gained experience with the ranked consultants as well as the opinion of competitors about a consulting company. In this way, an objective picture of performance is achieved.

"We offer highly qualified consultants the chance to be successful as freelancers and ensure with tailor-made services that they concentrate entirely on what they enjoy: solving their clients' problems. Brand One confirms that we have the right consultants in the network and have become a relevant player in the consulting market," said Dirk Schuran, CSO and member of the COMATCH management board. Soft skills complement hard matching criteria Finding the right consultant for a complex project is not an easy task. COMATCH combines its innovative matching algorithm with the know-how of experienced employees. At the moment, a comprehensive, scientifically based soft skill matching is gradually being integrated into the algorithm. In addition to the professional qualifications and relevant previous experience, the individual work preferences of the freelance consultants in the COMATCH network are automatically compared with the requirements of a project in the shortest possible time. The Consultant Preference Indicator, COPI for short, was developed together with Catch Talents on the basis of scientific studies.

"In recent years, we have proven how well, quickly and reliably our innovative technology finds the right expertise for our clients. With COPI, we are adding a crucial dimension to the automatic matching process and ensuring that the non-technical strengths and preferences of the consultants are taken into account even better in this step," commented Dr. Jan Schächtele, Co-Founder and Managing Director of COMATCH. About COMATCH COMATCH is the online marketplace for independent management consultants and industry experts. Since March 2015, COMATCH has matched independent consultants with clients in need of external support. Companies of all sizes use COMATCH, including international corporates, consultancies, private equity funds, start-ups and SMEs. Consultants that want to join the network have to pass a two-step selection process to guarantees high quality consulting services (only half of consultant applications are accepted). Founders and Managing Directors of the Berlin-based company are former McKinsey consultants Christoph Hardt and Jan Schächtele. Former McKinsey colleague Sven Merten leads the U.S. office as Managing Director.