The world is changing fast. You probably also notice this in your direct environment and in the challenges that you or your organisation are facing. It is good that you are aware of this challenging future. It would, however, be great to bring that future closer. Realising the future!
Our conviction is that many organisations can increase their added value if they invest more in the execution of their future strategy.
Complex issues require deliberate attention, solid context awareness, clear course determination and an energetic approach to achieve them. Strategy Unit supports you in this process by offering our combined services consisting of:
- Sharp analysis (shaping your compass)
- Inspiring solutions (guiding ambitions)
- Execution with impact (advancing results)
Strategy Unit helps you to determine a clear direction by means of a clear analysis. Naturally. However, we only consider our service a success if we have proven to be able to accelerate your performance and reach.
We believe in this combination of advice and realisation. In this process, our goal is to increase your organisational capacity, the speed of your decision-making process and your ability to perform. In order to achieve this, we bring along our commitment, enthusiasm, knowledge and networks. However, the personal contact you have with us probably is even more important. Just like the dedication that you can expect from us when it comes to solving your problem.
Strategy Unit is a consultancy firm that works together with its clients to strengthen the strategic capacity of organisations. We deliver a sharp analysis, inspiring solutions, plus impactful execution. That’s what it’s about. We bring the future closer.
Preferably, we unite our strategic competences in a team complementary to the client. Depending on the solution to the issue, we involve additional experts in areas such as management and organisation, financial engineering, creativity & innovation. In this way, Strategy Unit combines the disciplines that are needed to achieve the result you desire, within and outside your organisation.
With us, content is central. Our personal relation. The value we add for your organisation. The speed in which we achieve results. The dedication you can expect from us when it comes to solving your problem. In this we make the difference.
Edgar van Leest
Strategy Unit was founded in 2017 by Edgar van Leest and operates from Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Edgar van Leest has extensive experience in ecosystem development, public-private partnerships and strategy formulation. He combines more than 20 years of professional experience as a strategist, consultant and lobbyist in a dynamic context of industry, knowledge institutes and government.
Edgar van Leest
Edgar van Leest has extensive experience in strategy development, public-private partnerships, and the development of campuses, regions, and innovation ecosystems. Edgar was trained as a public administration and organizational specialist at Radboud University. Over a period of 10 years, he gained experience in strategic consulting, research, and evaluations for ministries, major cities and regions, educational and knowledge institutions, industry associations, and development companies at various consultancy firms. Subsequently, he worked at Brainport Eindhoven for over 10 years, focusing on strategy development and the joint lobbying efforts of companies, educational institutions, and governments (triple helix). He has an extensive network in public administration, business, knowledge institutions, and both public and private representation in numerous regions and at the national level. In 2017, he founded Strategy Unit.
Christian Janssen has a master's degree in Business Geography from Utrecht University. At Strategy Unit he gained experience in the role of analyst and advisor in several projects in the field of regional economic development, sector analyses and enhancement of clusters and innovation-ecosystems. Amongst other things, he has worked on monitoring the competitiveness of the province of Brabant, measuring the systemic impact of InnovationQuarter in Zuid-Holland, a regional agenda on cooperation between the Rabobank-locations near the city of Eindhoven, analyses on the sector of knowledge services for the Economic Board West-Brabant, strategic support on the investment-agenda of Chemelot Circular Hub and strategic advice on co-creation of technical innovation of high-tech-production between Brainport Industries and three Dutch knowledge institutions.
Rik Grooten has a broad academic background with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Maastricht University and a Master's in History of Politics and Society from Utrecht University. Through these educational programs, he has gained extensive knowledge of organizational sciences and acquired skills in analyzing complex societal and business issues. His studies have inspired him to develop strategies to solve these complex issues, based on learning from the past.