At summusgroup, we work side-by-side with our clients to develop and implement sustainable execution and governance structures to meet the demands of an ever-changing business landscape.  Taking advantage of a diverse group of seasoned consulting professionals, we work with you to develop and implement repeatable plans ensuring clear communication and visibility of objectives.  Our methodology is centered on establishing measurable success criteria and validation of results, while mitigating employee impact to ensure seamless adoption of change.


“59% of U.S. workers say communication is their team’s biggest obstacle to success, followed by accountability (29%)”

“To put a value to projects failure, for every $1B invested in the US, $122M was wasted due to lacking project performance.”

“70% of organizations have suffered at least one project failure in the past 12 months”


Across Banking & Capital Markets, Regulatory & Compliance, FinTech & Digital Payments.

Tactics and Solutions: summusgroup partnered with multiple client Business Units and third-party payment and card network partners to develop a program management structure aligning sales, implementation and operational activities – serving as the pilot of a true Enterprise PMO.  In turn, we…

  • Created comprehensive view of client sales and delivery roadmap, managing all targeted clients from initial sales contact to implementation.

  • Established cross-functional task force between the third-party network operator and internal teams to ensure implementations were executed efficiently and effectively.

  • Conducted lessons learned assessment of first five client implementations to identify opportunities for greater efficiency across pre-implementation efforts.

$1.1MM, 8% Above Revenue Expectations


Newly established program management structure supported 15 client implementations

Implementation Tee-up

New Client Launches for 2019

While creating framework to support 38X growth in targeted implementation volume

Business Unit Integration

Business Units Integrated

E2E program management structure integrated 6 BUs across the enterprise

Reaching Efficiency

Efficiency Actions Identified

Creation of standardized playbooks expected to reduce implementation time and expedite revenue realization

Tactics and Solutions: for the divestiture of a client’s major business, summusgroup was brought in by a client for ring-fencing, oversight, reporting and management of all work, with deep day-to-day management of the technology components.  Along the way, we…

  • Ring-fenced all components of the lending business to be divested inclusive of strategy and analysis to governance, program execution and reporting through sell off.

  • Served as the primary point of contact for E2E integration of the 13 workstreams across internal business lines, as well as all outside workstreams spanning regulators, outside council, and stalking companies.

  • Analyzed current state process and human capital needs versus future state and implemented optimized and streamlined processes, automation, and reduced resource costs.

  • Led technical migration (100+ systems, architecture, end users, data centers) and contingency planning.  

  • Managed Migration Services as well as negotiations between leadership and counterparties for post separation services.

  • Built out new operations in approximately 1 year.

  • Achieved less than 1% variance on execution budgets.

Asset Divestiture

Assets Split/Sold

$2.4B in assets sold to outside party, $1.6B in assets retained in new business

Workstream Count


Multi-workstream coordination to account for the decommission of all necessary business components

Technical Tools

Technical Tools

Analysis, validation, decommissioning, standup, migration of both 3rd party and homegrown applications

Internal Lines of Business

Internal LOB’s

Integration across Risk, Legal, Compliance, Executive Committee, Tech, Product, HR, etc.