Clients

Clients

Our clients are innovating in mobile and social, fighting cancer, improving consumers’ lives and the performance of businesses through innovative technology and models, creating jobs, and addressing some of the most daunting social issues of our time. We are privileged to work alongside you!

Companies in high-growth areas

  • Internet / mobile services and marketplaces
  • Technology / software
  • Life sciences
  • Financial services including venture capital
  • Social ventures

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Entrepreneurs and executives

  • Forming and launching new businesses
  • Pursuing critical milestones
  • Transforming their organizations
  • Facing temporary leadership or skill gaps
  • Balance new projects with management activities

We’re proud that over 90% of our business has come from existing client referrals.
See what clients are saying about S&A

Through this initiative, our group became so highly functioning that it was no wonder other parts of the company tried to replicate the process S&A led us through.

—Bob Mass, former head of Medical Directors, Genentech

With S&A's consulting and project management assistance, we boosted critical CRM capabilities and sales effectiveness, on time and on budget. I recommend S&A for top-tier consulting firm quality work without excessive cost, rigid approaches, or ego.

—Kat Panos, former head of project management, Barclays Global Investors

Following three new drug launches S&A led Lessons Learned assessments that examined the entire development and commercialization process that Genentech followed. Their work enabled us to understand the root causes of issues, assess their business impacts, identify best practices, and improve our approach in critical areas such as Healthcare Economics and Managed Care. They brought an understanding of the many commercial, development and manufacturing functions involved and did great work for us.

—Bill Annett, Director, Commercial Blueprint Initiative

Lynley's experience building new ventures enabled Glue to regain control of our product development project and launch the platform that runs our rich sucessful programs today. She made sure all key components of the launch were in place and created financial projections and investor materials that led to a round of funding. Because of her effectiveness as a partner to me, she was selected to become Glue's CEO when I retired.

—Greg Hawkins, Executive Chairman, The Glue Network and former CEO, Buy.com

Private.me is a big idea that needs A players to achieve the vision. S&A’s experience and flexible structure has enabled me to receive expert advice and top notch strategy and marketing assistance while I'm bootstrapping the company through our launch.

—AJ Esmailzadeh, Founder and CEO, Private.me

The key processes and tools S&A worked with us to create were essential nuts and bolts to help us manage growth. But, even more importantly, the process of creating them ensured that all management took ownership of what it means to grow a highly functioning organization while our products and revenue take off.

—VP, Product Development

Recommended to us by our VC, Sigma Partners, Lynley Sides filled the VP, Marketing role for an interim period during which we integrated an acquired company and repositioned our offering to focus on Fortune 100 customers. Lynley is a top notch consultant whose experience and relationships with vendors and specialists enabled S&A to plug in and quickly make an impact at a critical time.

—George Weidemann, CEO, UMarketing, former CEO, Responsys
and Chairman of the Board, Direct Marketing Association

S&A first helped us agree upon clear objectives then worked with us to identify the most critical improvement opportunities including process, roles, tools, templates, communications and training. The program infused new thinking and delivered a "right-sized", scalable foundation that will benefit the company into the future. And they were an absolute joy to work with.

—Debbie Ogasawara, Director, XenoPort

With the S&A team, I've successfully led multiple major initiatives while continuing to run a large organization. They conducted assessments, designed solutions, and supported implementation to accomplish critical corporate goals and position us well for the growth we've experienced since. They are a pleasure to work with and have regularly exceeded my expectations.

—VP, Major Biopharma Company

As we prepared to launch a new fund, Lynley conducted a market assessment and worked with us to formulate a new positioning and communicate it through an integrated marketing plan. We successfully launched Outlook Ventures under a new brand and website which were received very positively, largely due to Lynley's unique expertise - understanding of the VC market, start-ups, and multi-media marketing. We subsequently invited her to become a "catalyst" for the firm and have partnered with her on numerous occasions since.

—Randy Haykin, Managing Director, Outlook Ventures

This organization was my #1 problem a year ago. Now, it is not even in the top 50 problems. The changes in this organization resulting from the [S&A-led] initiative have been overwhelmingly dramatic; well beyond what I had imagined was possible.

—Chief Medical Officer, Publicly Traded Company

S&A's assessments and best practices research helped the Genentech executive team to fully understand the root causes and business implications of issues and to chose a path forward. They designed complex solutions for large, matrixed organizations and successfully facilitated change. I found them to be highly skilled, intelligent, and flexible and have recommended them since.

—Amy Burroughs Nader, former Head of Commercial and Business
Development, APT Pharmaceuticals and Director, Genentech

Lynley Sides has been a phenomenal asset for my companies. Her range of abilities, devotion to client satisfaction, and intuition for solving underlying problems is a tremendous benefit. My experience with startups is that often the problem you think needs solving is a symptom of the real issue. Lynley has the ability to shift functions and execution targets rapidly to solve these types of issues where single vertical consultants would come up short.

—Christian Buckley, Co-founder, The Glue Network and COO / Strategic Advisor, Goodsnitch

XenoPort was experiencing delays and excessive costs in clinical trials at a time of rapid company growth. S&A worked effectively with a senior cross-functional team, helping us sort through strong and sometimes conflicting views to streamline critical activities, establish clear accountabilities, and identify “quick wins” that reduced costs and timelines. S&A’s planning and follow-through were outstanding and I look forward to working with them again.

— Dave Sevello, Senior Vice President of Development, XenoPort

I brought Lynley in to help us think through our go-to-market strategy, messaging and launch plan. Her experience creating new startups and products was invaluable in helping us put many key elements in place such as a website, videos, PR, and social media presence and successfully launch the Goodsnitch mobile app.

—Rob Pace, Founder & CEO, Goodsnitch,
former Senior Partner, Goldman Sachs and National Chairman, Salvation Army