Our team is made up of seasoned industry professionals who have been in your shoes and can add immediate value.

They have the following characteristics which we leverage for global clients:

  • Extensive business experience leading consulting engagements and acting as trusted advisors: Our team have a minimum of 10 years of experience gained at top consulting and advisory firms.
  • Real-world experience as founders and interim leaders: Our team is made up of those who have founded and built companies (driving growth ten fold in the six years prior to sale) as well as those who have held senior full time and interim leadership roles.
  • Multilingual and culturally aware: Our team have worked in over a dozen countries for global and local clients.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help your business become more competitive, please contact us.

Senior Team

Kristian Smith
Kristian leads the Edge advisory team. He works primarily with clients in the market research & insights and oil & gas (upstream and downstream) sectors and has worked and consulted in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

He has a mix of entrepreneurial and corporate experience. In the corporate world, he has created and implemented both traditional, externally facing strategy as well as more internally focused operational efficiency programmes, he has executed on M&A, JV and divestments in multiple geographies and has supported multi billion dollar capital projects.

As an entrepreneur, Kristian had most recently exited GlobaLexicon, a language services business he co-founded where he led a ten fold increase in revenue in the six years prior to sale.

A former Air Force Captain, Kristian holds an MBA from London Business School and speaks German, French and Spanish.

Colin Frey
Colin focuses on clients in the retail & consumer goods, financial services and public sectors where he concentrates on go to market, marketing strategy and corporate turnaround.

Originally a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, he has extensive line management experience in MD, Global Strategy Director and Corporate Development roles within companies such as Pepsi-Cola, GE and Shell. Colin holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Andrew Quake
Andrew focuses on clients in the financial services, travel and hospitality sectors.  He has worked extensively across, and has deep market knowledge of, the Asia Pacific markets.

He has significant experience covering line management, sales and strategy roles in global companies such as Mastercard and Visa and is a former strategy management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Andrew holds an MBA from London Business School and is based in Singapore.

Teresa Chu
Teresa focuses on strategy development and innovation management across a wide range of industries

An ex-management consultant, Teresa is a founder and Director of several successful start-up businesses and brings real world entrepreneurial experience to bear for our clients. Teresa holds an MBA from London Business School and is a native Mandarin speaker.