The Trium Group is a boutique management consulting firm that helps leaders around the world align, equip and mobilize their organizations to solve complex business problems and execute multi-dimensional strategies.
The consultancy was formed in 1998 by Andrew Blum, Jib Ellison, Tom Miller and Jon Rich―four friends with a shared mission to change the world by changing the way business leaders and their organizations think and act. Blum runs the firm as CEO and Managing Partner; the others now lead other businesses.
Trium and its people are best known today for helping organizations solve and execute against complex problems, and for doing so with quality and scale of impact like no other―in areas like corporate transformation, restructuring and post-merger integration, and leadership-driven change management. The firm is committed to approaching these complex challenges with a holistic perspective, collaborating with clients to ensure that plans are fully executable, that people are aligned around these plans, and enabling capabilities are built and cultural changes are driven. (You can click here to see press releases on our recent work).
Regardless of the client's challenge or task at hand, Trium approaches it with the higher-level aim to change the way leaders and organizations think… and act. This matters to us because we hold the fundamental view that businesses have a profound impact on the world around us, so by helping organizations become brilliant—in other words, helping them become entities that deliver sustainable value for customers, employees, shareholders, and their communities; where leaders inspire passion and performance among their people; and where individuals have a clear sense of vision and purpose that sends them home each day confident in the impact of their contributions—we can change the world. This also serves to create organizations where we'd be proud to have your children work.
Notable highlights in the firm's more recent history:
― 2012: Trium was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the top boutique consulting firms in the country. The firm also announced its collaboration with PhD and author of Reading the Room, David Kantor, to translate his lifelong research around interpersonal communication and behavior change into a practical business application. Dr. Kantor also joined the ranks of Academic Partner.
― 2011: Trium broadened its Academic Partner ranks with the addition of Peter Sims, entrepreneur, Stanford d.school collaborator, and bestselling business book author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries (2011) and co-author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (2007) with former Medtronic CEO and Harvard Business School professor Bill George.
― 2010: Trium welcomed Academic Partner, Ori Brafman, a self-described "social observer" recognized for repeatedly pushing the envelope of thinking about leadership, decision-making, and human interaction via the three New York Times bestselling business books he has co-authored: The Starfish & The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (2006), Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior (2008), and Click: The Magic of Instant Connections (2010). The firm also expanded its work in a number of areas including the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
― 2009: Trium promoted three of its best from within, elevating consultants Monica Chi and Brad Sutton to the position of Partner based on superior client work and firm leadership. Building upon its strong international presence, the firm for the first time delivered more work overseas than in the U.S.
― 2008: Trium delivered its 100th client engagement. The firm also doubled its international business.
― 2007: Trium earned recognition from San Jose Magazine as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's 50 "Best Place to Work." The firm also added incremental thought leadership by welcoming Academic Partners Dr. Jennifer Chatman of the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley and Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
―2006: Trium generated widespread attention when The Wall Street Journal published an article on the firm's unique approach of aligning and sharing risk with clients by linking its compensation to client results and satisfaction. Also that year, Trium Managing Consultant Yul Kwon leveraged his leadership consulting skills to win the reality TV show Survivor Cook Islands.