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Kris Safarova is FIRMSconsulting’s Founder & CEO. She was a management consultant, corporate banker and master classical concert pianist. She was voted as one of the Top 30 Business Guru’s in 2023 alongside Tom Peters, Jim Collins, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, and Joseph Stiglitz.
Kris developed FIRMSconsulting’s intellectual capital investment model. She advises on business strategy and leadership, and runs most of the firm’s programs. She is the author of over 20 books on strategy, and is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
MBA, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, 2012, Deans list with distinction.
B.Comm., UNISA, 2011, Cum laude with highest distinction.
Dipl. Music conc. Classical Piano., DG Shatalov Music College, 1997.
Kris Safarova has extensive experience across many industry sectors, including significant depth in emerging markets, financial services and media. Notable matters include advising:
Director, Corporate Finance
Business Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate and Manager at 2 major international professional service firms
Classical concert pianist touring internationally
The Strategy Journal, Author
Succeeding as a Management Consultant, Author
The Strategy Engagement, Author
Turquoise Eyes, Author
Ivey Business Journal feature, Ten Ways for CEOs to Turnaround SOEs, March/April 2013
Ivey Intouch Magazine Profile, Sep 2019