HQ: WAYZATA, MINN.
Trissential is a management consulting firm specializing in business
improvement and project implementation. The firm offers clients specialized practices for Enterprise Transformation, Organizational Effectiveness
and Change Leadership, Business
Architecture and Analysis, Portfolio/
Program/Project Management, Software Quality/Testing and ERP. “Our
passion is improvement, which is embodied in our Essential Business Model. Effective strategy brings clarity that
you need to prioritize the right work,”
says Keith Korsi, CEO of Trissential.
“Efficient management helps to improve portfolio, program and project
management.” Korsi sat down to discuss the firm’s success.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Korsi: Our organization cannot
grow without our great people and
our dedication to our core values.
The quality of our work, the value
we deliver, and our exceptional part-
ners also drive our continued suc-
cess. Our recent acquisition by SQS,
the world’s leader in software quali-
ty assurance, brought a new service
offering to Trissential and the U.S.
that dovetails perfectly. Trissential’s
business model is now even more
comprehensive, adaptable, and scal-
able to the various needs of our cli-
ents. Another factor to our growth is
servicing the client demand in Agile
Transformation and Organizational
Change Leadership. More and more
companies that are dealing massive
change have realized the need for a
dedicated transformation partner.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Korsi: This past year has been one of
integration and transition. In June, we
wrapped up the first full year since
the acquisition and have successfully combined the best of both worlds.
Trissential has brought all of SQS’s
capabilities to the U.S., and now SQS
prepares to take Trissential’s business
model to the rest of the world.
Consulting: How would you de-
scribe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Korsi: We are excited for 2017.
The integration will be fully completed and Trissential will have
transformed from a $35 million
regional consulting firm, to a $450
million global player. In that, we
see the market continuing to respond to our offerings within
Quality Assurance, Agile Transformation and Organizational Change
Leadership. The client response
was fantastic in 2016 and we expect that will only continue.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2017?
Korsi: A big challenge for the up-
coming year will be finding and re-
taining top talent in the Agile Trans-
formation, Organizational Change
Leadership, and Quality Assurance
pillars. The demand in this space is
high, and will continue to be in 2017.
We will also focus on continuing our
current steady growth here in the
U.S., while working with our parent
company to take the Trissential mes-
sage and brand internationally.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Korsi: Since we started the company, it was always our goal to be
recognized for doing good, by the
industry. Trissential is proud of what
we have accomplished and grateful
for everyone who helped to make
this award happen. We have always
aimed to be a great place to work for
our employees and a great company
to work with for our clients.