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Rhombus Consulting is a firm specializing in Project Management and Advisory Services for identifying and implementing technology solutions that result in solid, quantifiable process improvement and benefit.  We have a particular focus on clients in the life sciences industries located in the greater Philadelphia region.

Why The Name Rhombus

We’re often asked why the name “Rhombus” – our approach to providing consulting services is a balanced approach of four offerings:

e-Business Strategy: to insure that the technology goals and objectives are aligned with their business strategy

Technology Analysis: to determine the best technology solution is developed and/or selected based on the requirements of the organization and the company

Process Improvement: to further leverage technology into quantifiable benefits for your customers and your organization

Project Management: to properly plan and execute the various components of a technology initiative to be successful

The four equal and balanced sides of a rhombus is much like our approach to our clients technology challenges.

Furthermore, our approach to client service is slightly different than that of other consulting firms.  We offer Big 4 caliber delivery with a hand-on approach.  As a result, we believe we approach our client’s technology challenges from “a slightly different angle” – just like a rhombus.

Rhombus Senior Management

Brian Dakin is the founder and Principal of Rhombus Consulting.  Mr. Dakin brings more than 20 years of experience in technology consulting and project management to the organization, ranging from regional software development firms to Big 4 consulting on an international basis.

In 1994, Mr. Dakin was a core team member in establishing the Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Business Process Reengineering International Center of Excellence.  In 1996, Mr. Dakin was one of the initial members of the Ernst & Young Middle Market Consulting practice in Philadelphia, with a special focus on the needs and challenges of young, maturing companies that are experiencing “growing pains” and wanted to grow to the next level.

By 1998, Mr. Dakin joined CB Technologies, a custom software development firm serving the greater Delaware Valley.  During his tenure there, he played integral roles in defining and implementing software development, technology transfer and e-Business Strategy methodologies.  These methodologies and processes have been used on client engagements for Fortune 500 companies to successfully guide them in implementing value-added technology solutions for their organizations.

Mr. Dakin has earned an MBA and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.  He also attained his PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2005, and his ITIL Foundations certification from EXIN.