By Need

Clew is a consulting firm that partners with some of the most successful companies in the world.

We research and analyze organizations, markets, products, services, plans and people to inform and impact the business decision making process.

Down below are a few brief descriptions related to general consulting, talent discovery, executive search and training. To view detailed Clew case studies and sample project overviews, please contact David Carpe, Principal. Please be sure to include a note regarding your general area of interest along with detailed contact information so that we may respond.

Consulting, Research and Analysis

For consulting clients, we investigate and research organizations, markets, products, services, plans and people. We have delivered a great number of specialized research solutions to support myriad business planning and research goals within client organizations. It is difficult to capture here the breadth and depth of our experiences, but in a handful of representative recent engagements, we have:

  • investigated potential vendors of pension solutions;
  • researched ad hoc wireless sensory networking;
  • profiled the world’s leading software industry technologists;
  • analyzed the state of six sigma within the financial services industry;
  • examined partner evaluation processes of a major silicon manufacturer;
  • researched thermal printing processes;
  • delivered due diligence on an investment prospect in global staffing services;
  • investigated and researched stage-specific producers of cancer therapies;
  • investigated contractual parameters between a major technology firm and a bank;
  • researched and profiled java virtual machine experts;
  • examined commercial credit card functionality within top issuers;
  • surveyed/benchmarked strategic human resource capabilities;
  • researched bioinformatics firms with specific delivery capabilities; and
  • many other projects, which we are happy to discuss.
  • Talent Discovery and Acquisition

    We tailor our services to suit the individual client and the unique elements of the project. Our practice is defined by delivering the most brilliant minds to Clew clients, and our track record speaks for itself. We have completed innovative projects for corporate leaders like Fidelity and Microsoft, leading consulting firms like McKinsey and IDC, startup juggernauts like RSA, (purchased by Ariba) and Millennial Net, as well as venture capital firms, private equity funds and M&A advisors.

    We have researched the organizations and minds behind entire markets, specific technologies, applied research disciplines and other emerging, entrenched or uprooted industry practices, processes and products. Some clients have required intensive dialogue and transcription, while still others have required extensive profiling and documentation. Few projects have been identical in scope and scale, though several have been similar in nature.

    Executive Search and Selection

    Because of our expertise in human capital research, we have been called upon over the years to complete a great number of senior level searches on retainer or fixed fees. While this list is quite extensive, we have recruited in the areas of: Board and Advisory Leadership, Operations (GM’s, VP’s, COO’s), Product Development (CTO’s, VP’s), Finance (CFO’s, Controllers, VP’s), Legal (Counsel), Sales and Marketing (EVP’s, SVP’s, VP’s, Directors), as well as a great number of other specialized roles.

    Our clients have spanned every major industry, ranging from the world’s most formidable players to some of the most cutting edge start ups. A more comprehensive listing of our search experience is available upon request.


    Clew is dedicated to training managers and individuals to improve understanding and competency in the areas of both primary and secondary research (see FAQ for definitions). We have helped many bright minds better navigate the talent and source discovery and information acquisition processes.

    We have trained independent research practitioners and CI consultants, corporate teams of all sizes, and boutique firms, including both consulting and executive search. Contact us if you are looking for a unique training resource to take your team or program to the next level and require highly customized solutions – not pre-packaged seminars. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs.

    How may we help you?

    To discuss how we can help your organization, call 781.674.2539 or send us an email.

    Clew is headquartered in historic Lexington, MA just outside of Boston.

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