Our Clients Achieve Success

How we work with clients is determined by the situation. Here is some recent successful work that demonstrates our capabilities. 

 
Shivani is a key member of the team. She provides strategic and financial leadership, and pushes us to think long term and about the big picture when making key organizational decisions.
— Stacey Waldspurger, Founder and CEO of Tomato Sherpa

Stag Dining Group curates dining and entertainment experiences that incorporate inventive, artisanal food and art in a sophisticated, fun atmosphere. Stag works with major clients such as Levi’s and Airbnb to deliver unique events, create community through collaborations with food, wine, and spirit makers, and puts a unique spin on classic drinks with Derby Cocktail Co.

SITUATION

After initial success, Stag Dining was evolving from a mobile food to an experiences company. The change in focus exposed the need for new business practices, team development, and updated business analytics.

METHOD

Friday Consulting supported Stag Dining's evolution by reshaping business operations and updating accounting practices. Working closely with the principals to facilitate team building and improve communication helped everyone quickly adapt to the new systems. Regular huddles to check progress kept the team on track and improved collaboration.

RESULTS

Healthier client relationships and 2 years of increasing profitability.

BUILDING A BETTER COMPANY

With a deep understanding of the company and goals, Shivani was able to provide objective analysis and feedback to drive results. Matthew Homyak, Stag Dining Co-founder and President, credits Friday Consulting with helping him build a better company, “Shivani inspired me to be a stronger leader. Together we redesigned job roles and responsibilities, upgraded our work scoping and contracting skills, and built the operational foundation for business growth. She brought out the best in the team and raised our level of performance. Together we have navigated a lot of change - Friday has been a solid pillar of support."

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Friday Consulting delivered exactly what we need–a financial model that helps us to make decisions and provide information to investors.
— Giles Hayward, Co-Founder of Torii Labs
Friday Consulting is doing exactly what I hired them to do: providing the knowledge and skills I need and asking the right questions to keep me on track to make my vision a reality.
— Joe Sadusky, Owner of Dreme Lounge Other Clients

The Werehaus is a San Francisco-based creative studio producing original and commercial film, video, and photo content that brings client’s brands to life.

SITUATION

A group of friends informally built a successful studio. Growth compelled them to develop a consistent vision for the future. This involved evaluating communication and team roles and formalizing structures to manage the business.

RESULTS

Developed a decision-making process used to create a new partner operating agreement and increased the team’s feeling of mutual purpose that generated more meaningful communication.

METHOD

Friday Consulting helped support the evolution to a more formal structure by providing leadership coaching, team building, and improved internal communications. Working closely with the team at The Werehaus, Shivani facilitated conversations and created space for the partners and employees to share perspectives that helped them navigate the sensitive issue of change from a common understanding of the business. She articulated the challenges and surfaced possible solutions for discussion. 

NEW IDEAS, INSIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS

The Werehaus Co-Founder, Steven Simonetti, appreciated how Shivani helped build a rationale framework for discussing the future, “She brought new insights into operating issues we hadn’t actively been thinking about and exposed us to new ideas on solutions that wouldn’t have been on our radar. Shivani reframed the discussions with a wider point of view and her frank and unbiased method helped us get to a place of deeper learning and understanding"

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Having Shivani be our startup’s interim CFO has been transformational and enlightening from both a business and personal perspective. She brings a critical yet creative eye to everything we discuss, and she’s become a trusted advisor. I can’t recommend her services highly enough, and look forward to continuing to work with her as she helps us grow our business sustainably and sensibly.
— Elizabeth Bacon, Founder and President of Find Wellness