Dr. Florian Gröne is an advisor to executives in the communications, media, and high-technology sectors for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting group. A strategy and technology consultant for over 15 years, he is a principal with PwC U.S., based in New York City.
He co-leads the firm’s strategy consulting work for the U.S. communications sector, and is the U.S. technology strategy leader for the information services and communications industries. He has spent a decade serving clients across Europe and the Middle East, and has been based in the United States since 2012.
In his work with executives, Florian specializes in
- Strategic scenario planning and wargaming
- Corporate and business unit strategy development
- Digital business innovation and transformation
- Strategic cost reduction and Fit for Growth* transformation efforts
- Capability and operating model development for digital business and technology organizations
- Value creation from structural change such as M&A, spin-offs and strategic partnerships
Florian is a prolific author of thought pieces on forward-looking strategy, technology and digital topics. His ideas and perspectives have been featured in top-tier business publications such as the Financial Times, strategy+business, Bloomberg Business, Forbes, as well as numerous trade media outlets.
Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton’s Worldwide Commercial Business in 2001 (which was rebranded Booz & Company in 2008, and Strategy& in 2015, after combining with PwC), Florian worked in the then new internet economy as a project manager for B2B e-commerce pioneer FreeMarkets, Inc., which is now part of Ariba/SAP, and as a Venture Capital Associate with Gi Ventures AG, a German early stage technology investor. He started his career with Hamburger Morgenpost and Focus Magazin, two German news publishers.
Florian holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Corporate Strategy from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. He also earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, a Master in Business (Diplom-Kaufmann) from EBS University of Business and Law in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, and a Master in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from the University of Hagen, Germany.
Florian and his family enjoy city life from their base on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and periodic breaks in a historic farm house, dating back to the 1600’s, in the Uckermark region outside Berlin, Germany.
* Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& LLC in the United States.