Back in the fall of 2009, two of our would be founders sat down over coffee to talk about the future. The decaying model of the traditional consulting firm was ripe for reinvention and they both knew it. Frankly, the practice of simply cultivating leads and moving bodies left far too many clients woefully under served. It was a model designed to enrich the middleman and ignore the more dynamic global needs of the client.
Over weeks, the conversations evolved and the opportunities and possibilities became clear. What if a firm could provide broad solutions, instead of just filling a gap? What if, in addition to building teams, a firm could help build the system infrastructure or assess controls, as well as provide experienced fractional C-suite executives? What if a firm could help guide strategy and provide expertise without the burden of expanded payroll? In short, what if a firm stopped moving bodies and started moving companies forward?
Out of these conversations The Fahrenheit Group (Fahrenheit) created a consulting and professional services firm that helps growth-oriented organizations overcome their most challenging hurdles to success. The founders knew it would require a focus on talent. Serving such a vast array of client needs was going to require real horse-power and a roster of high-caliber resources. And so it went. What began as a simple conversation grew into a powerhouse of a firm called The Fahrenheit Group.
We leverage the extensive knowledge of our team to understand our clients’ true needs and implement practical solutions serving clients across all industries focusing on emerging growth and middle- market companies including closely held, family-owned, private equity, non-profit and government. In 2017, Fahrenheit launched our eighth venture, Fahrenheit Capital Partners, a niche sell-side investment banking firm serving the middle-market.
“Fahrenheit was a home run. There was a tremendous amount of work that needed to be done and Fahrenheit came in and played a leadership role, took ownership for getting it done, and we accomplished an amazing number of things…transformational types of things…in a period of several months, all while continuing to get the daily business taken care of accurately and on time.”
John Walker, CEO & President– Greater Richmond ARC
A certified public accountant with more than 20 years of corporate finance and public accounting experience with top-tier companies – Performance Food Group, Perdue Farms and Arthur Andersen. Keith leads the firm’s consulting practice and serves as the delivery lead for several clients.
A recruiting industry veteran with a unique blend of large corporate experience and dynamic entrepreneurial spirit. Rich works with every level of business, from emerging growth to Fortune 500 companies, and is key in client development and talent acquisition.
An original founding partner and investor in several successful professional services firms and technology-related ventures. Karen was one of the original founding partners at Fahrenheit Finance until May 2012 and remains an advisor to the firm. Karen is a creative visionary and business strategist, benefiting our firm’s growth and our clients’ best interests.