Strasys is a London based advisory and solutions firm that helps organisations to innovate and solve complex and ambiguous problems through putting people at the heart of their strategy and behaviour.
Strasys brings deep customer and strategic foresight to enable
organisations to reimagine their
products, services and businesses,
and establish the organisational
behaviours to succeed.
Our work spans across multiple sectors. We work with our clients’ board, executive team and operational leaders to quickly build the insight, confidence, solutions and organisational behaviours to capitalise on opportunities within their industry.
Using our proprietary methods and tools, we bring together multiple disciplines to design disruptive solutions and enable behavioural change to deliver a step change in performance. We invest heavily in refining our methods and knowledge and we collaborate with leading academics and network of experts.
To us every client context is unique. We create bespoke programmes of work and assign the most appropriate skill mix. Our ‘learning by doing’ approach allows our clients to practice innovation and learn from the insight, capabilities and skills that we transfer thus increasing engagement, traction and sustainability.
We pride ourselves on building trusted long-term relationships with our clients through great work and establishing lasting value.
We partner with our clients to deliver actionable solutions that reflect system and organisational behaviours, capacity and capability. We do not come with predetermined solutions.
Our work is driven by rigorous analysis and evidence base, identifying realities and fuelling innovation.
Our solutions are based on a deep understanding of the human dynamics – from consumers, employees, shareholders to taxpayers.
We create new perspectives and disruptive insights, creating a pathway to a sustainable future.
Our solutions generate greater cash flows and build headroom to allow organisations to focus on value creation.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of academics, anthropologists, behavioural science experts, clinicians, data scientists, designers, economists, entrepreneurs, leaders from industry, subject matter experts and strategists. Together, we offer a unique perspective and the skillset to create innovative bespoke solutions.
At Strasys, Naeem is focused on pushing the boundaries in combining leading research, rigorous thinking, new technologies and behavioural science to help organisations to reimagine their products and businesses, and establish the organisational behaviours to succeed. As well as growing Strasys, he is a passionate promoter of curiosity and making Strasys the very best place to work and innovate.
Prior to Strasys, Naeem has worked at Arthur Andersen, Barclays, Accenture and The Berkeley Partnership.
Lesley works with leadership teams to improve care for patients by making health and social systems ‘work’. Using her clinical and managerial experience of delivering complex change to frontline services and transforming NHS organisations she helps clients simplify complex agendas, overcome political hurdles and change the way they operate to deliver real value to patients.
Prior to Strasys, Lesley was CEO of a Foundation Trust, held executive roles in various NHS organisations and was policy advisor to the Department of Health.
His leading research and practice in personnel behaviour change enables organisations to become more commercially successful. He works with multiple levels of leadership to ‘learn by doing’ and rapidly effect improvements in service delivery, people behaviours, governance, talent management and infrastructure. Currently, he successfully supporting clients to embed customer-focused innovation to drive income and cost performance.
Shakeel leads our work in the private sector and is responsible for the professional development of the Strasys team.
Prior to Strasys, Shakeel has worked at Courage Brewing, BUPA, Ernst and Young and The Berkeley Partnership.
She has helped clients navigate through complex regulatory and stakeholder environments leveraging her extensive experience in organisational development, corporate governance, risk management and public consultation.
A qualified doctor, Amanda brings an analytical and evidence based approach, intellectual rigour and a thorough understanding of practical delivery to the development of organisational strategy that makes a real difference for customers. She is currently working on supporting the creation of an accountable care organisation.
He has helped a wide range of clients and organisations in tackling complex issues that balance the challenges of quality, cost and performance improvements. At Strasys, David leverages his extensive experience in financial management, operational leadership and organisational development to enable clients to develop and execute strategies to achieve sustainable growth.
A qualified accountant, David brings an analytical and commercial approach, intellectual rigour and his financial turnaround experience to help clients to outperform and create greater customer focus.
Prior to Strasys, David has worked at KPMG, Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and held various CEO and CFO roles in the NHS across both commissioning and provider organisations.
Cathy has held leadership positions across commissioning organisations, think tanks, commissioning support service, hospital operations, patient representation organisations, humanitarian organisations and the European Commission. With her operational experience and deep understanding of health and social care in the UK she is able to support leadership teams to address complexity and deliver better outcomes.
Prior to Strasys, Cathy was the SRO for the North Central London STP, Accountable Office for Barnet CCG, COO of Greater Manchester AHSN and various leadership roles across the NHS. She is also regularly contributes to various publications and commentary on health services.
In his most recent stint at Groupon, Sami was responsible for web and mobile customer experience across 30 countries in the EMEA, LatAm, and APAC regions.
Leveraging his diverse customer experience and technology background, Sami helps Strasys clients to evolve their customer engagement, rebuild their organisations around the consumer and effectively grow their business.
Prior to Strasys Sami has worked in Financial services, Digital and Media consulting, Ecommerce, and a brief foray in the restaurant business.
At Strasys, Carl leads on our product development combining the power of cloud computing, big data analysis and artificial intelligence to help our clients to master digital disruption, make better decisions and realise the true value from transformational change.
Prior to Strasys, Carl has worked at MMT Energy, Mblox and The Berkeley Partnership.
Carl holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from The University of Nottingham.
At Strasys, Giovanni leads on our strategic insight work, collaborating with clients to solve their business challenges and improve decision-making through data analytics, striking a balance between rigour and pragmatism.
Prior to Strasys, Giovanni was a university researcher and teacher of econometrics, statistics and mathematics working in the UK and Australia. He was recently lecturing at the University of Warwick.
Giovanni holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Università di Bergamo (Italy), a Masters in Economics and Econometrics and a PhD In Economics from the University of Southampton.
He has spent the last few years in senior hands-on industry roles managing the implementation, launch and scale of two customer experience driven startups into substantial businesses: Geek Squad (culturally unique digital home integrator, a joint venture between Best Buy & Carphone Warehouse) and the European arm of Asurion (consumer electronics protection managed service). He was recently one of the four founding employees of ANDigital a digital boutique working with clients to establish in-house agile product delivery operations and governance.
At Strasys he leads our digital practice and is currently helping clients to leverage connected home technology and deliver a compelling customer service experience.
At Strasys, Sally specialises in providing person-centred healthcare solutions and contributes her expertise in innovative mindset and design improvement solutions to the wider range of Strasys projects. Sally's aptitude for influencing and inspiring people and organisations enables clients to manage change and deliver tangible outcomes.
Prior to Stasys, Sally worked as a senior nurse in policy and strategy within the NHS and DH. She has also worked for Marie Stopes and PwC and is currently an elected Chair of the Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum.