“With Quinlan & Associates, what I greatly appreciate is their end-to-end consulting service. They made genuine efforts in understanding our opportunity and challenges, and tailormade a solution that enabled and supported us to capture the opportunities. Their expertise, approach and market connectivity allow them to create something that is extremely relevant for us. Their workshops engaged our people so that the solution could be put to day to day use. Quinlan is not the standard package you get from the traditional consulting firms, it is a good difference.”
Joanne Hon, Former Head of Asia Pacific (Dealogic)
“Smartkarma has worked with Quinlan & Associates on a number of projects. Their work is rigorous and of a very high quality which has proved to be useful and insightful as we grow our business. It has also proved attractive to a broader audience of stakeholders, including our investors, customers, prospects and the financial press.
A major challenge that any Fintech creating a completely new category faces is how to define and articulate that category and the vision behind it. Quinlan & Associates intellect and clarity of thinking helps solve that challenge. It’s a vital step in “crossing the chasm” and gaining traction with your target customers.
A relationship with Quinlan and Associates is never simply limited to the scope of a specific project, they become a sounding board for your craziest ideas; clearing the fog with common sense, whether via a quick Whatsapp message or a phone conversation. The importance of this to a busy founder cannot be over-emphasized.”
Jon Foster, Co-Founder (Smartkarma)
“Quinlan & Associates presented some very useful insights on China’s securities markets to Société Générale’s Global Markets Executive Committee, demonstrating a strong grasp of both the strategic and operational considerations for foreign banks to succeed in China.”
Stephane Loiseau, Head of Cash Equities & Global Execution Services (APAC) (Société Générale)
“Quinlan & Associates was extremely thorough and easy to work with. As a team of PhDs, we are very particular about research quality and the Quinlan team not only matched our expectations, but exceeded them. Their ability to delve into a topic and build a coherent framework around that subject matter and present it in a clear, concise manner is impressive. It was a joy working with Ben and the team and look forward to working with them again soon.”
Evan Schnidman, CEO (Prattle)
“Quinlan & Associates have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They have over-delivered every step of the way, kept clear lines of communication open and have been available at the drop of a hat to hop on a call to provide strategic advice as issues have arisen. The insights they provide derives from the deep industry knowledge of the partners, and the tireless research and professionalism of their associates. We look forward to continuing to work with Quinlan & Associates as they advise us on identifying new opportunities and opening up new markets.”
Ray Horan, CEO (Emotics)
“Where other consultants have systematically failed, Quinlan and Associates took the time to understand our business and the industry dynamics, which resulted in materials with a strong narrative reflecting our mission, culture and voice.
Successful in a tough mandate to source difficult statistics and research relevant to our niche industry and across emerging economies, Quinlan and Associates were highly effective, producing a finished product far more professional than we could have conceived of ourselves, the benefit of their independent, sharp team.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Quinlan and Associates and will be using their services in the future.”
Lawrence Morgan, CEO (Nest)
“Ben filled our auditorium with laughter with his humorous take on diversity, harnessing creativity, and how to promote and leverage diversity in one’s career and everyday life. Following the session, our employees in Hong Kong enjoyed a skills-based workshop on applying humor to help ease tension in every day work situations.”
Morgan Stanley Women’s Business Alliance
“Q&A took the time to understand our audience and objectives, developing a bespoke session that set the tone for our entire programme. We were impressed with their ability to deliver deep industry knowledge on the forces driving disruption, innovation, and transformation through personal experience and case studies. Q&A’s insights on the future of financial services left a lasting impression on our most senior leaders in Asia Pacific.”
Angela Clowry, APAC Brand, Marketing & Communications Leader (EY)
“Q&A are diligent with strong attention to detail while remaining agile and nimble in their engagement. They created a top-tier quality product which continues to be referenced internally and externally over a year later.”
Nick Armstrong, CEO (identitii)
“Q&A’s seminars were oversubscribed and very well attended by regional business heads and C-suite executives. Client feedback was extremely positive; they felt Q&A spoke about the challenges they faced in a far more concise and fact-based manner than any other consultancy they had engaged with.”
John Mullally, Regional Director (HK/China Fin Services) (Robert Walters)
“Quinlan & Associates did an excellent job supporting us with our pitch to investors and strategic partners. They have a deep understanding of the financial services and technology industries, which was extremely helpful in helping us define and articulate our unique business model and future strategy. Q&A created a high-quality product in a very short amount of time; they were diligent and responsive to our requests, ensuring that the end result was very well received by our clients and partners.”
Rahul Kotwal, Managing Partner (Zerobridge)
“Q&A ran an excellent workshop on the uses and applications of Big Data and A.I. in financial services for the FTAHK. The session was engaging and the materials were extremely valuable in highlighting key issues within the businesses of attendees.”
Musheer Ahmed, General Manager (FinTech Association of Hong Kong)
“I approached Quinlan & Associates on a personal recommendation to help us with a major strategic project. We were amazed that Benjamin could understand our organisational structure and needs in a single meeting, and subsequently develop a multi-pronged proposal to execute our strategic aspirations, including.
Quinlan & Associates prepared all of the relevant strategic documentation / pitches on our behalf. Their work was instrumental in seeing this project through, right inception all the way to completion. Their high quality outputs provided us with a clear edge over tenders from other notable competitors, leaving a powerful impression with our key stakeholders and ultimately allowing us to win the project.
I would happily recommend Quinlan & Associates to work on any strategic pitches for clients looking to grow their business and/or build market visibility”
Cynthia, Founder & Director (Discovery Mind)
“Quinlan & Associates helped us to develop a truly world-class strategic proposal to support our future growth plans. They were able to distil complex industry data and business processes in a clear and easy-to-understand manner, including bringing out our values, mission, and business model (and how we differentiate ourselves from competitors). Their strategy deck was instrumental in helping us to secure government and investor funding to capture new market opportunities, as well as strengthen our entire stakeholder engagement process. They were extremely fast and efficient in their approach, and the team was a real pleasure to work with.”
Pietro, Director (Tamia)
“The strategic review by Q&A really helped us to articulate a clear message of Alphametry’s vision and product.”
Fabrice Bouland, CEO (Alphametry)
“The work done by Q&A was amazing and far exceeded our expectations, especially when compared to its consulting peers.”
Frank Cheung, Chairman (Picowork)
“In early 2018, we reached out to Quinlan & Associates for branding and strategy consulting. The managing partners are well known in HK fintech arena hence it is hard to miss Q&A from all major media coverage. With deep corporate background in top tier investment banks, plus broad network, Q&A is absolutely one of the go-to choices if you are committed in a million-dollar business, especially in a hybrid field of finance and technology. The team is undoubtedly professional, highly experienced, practical, client oriented, but still very approachable. The process is super-efficient and straight forward, given we have similar career background and clear mind map to start with. The delivery turnaround is above expectation given the super tight deadline. And I would not hesitate to recommend Q&A’s consultancy service to others.”