Originally published in IvyExec.com in 2021. Below is an excerpt from the article:
Keystone, an innovative strategy and economics consulting firm, is revolutionizing the standard fare firm alumni program, imbuing it with the transformative ideas and uncommon service approach it implements in its consulting work for the world’s leading technology firms. Keystone Next utilizes the best practices of successful technology platforms and ecosystems to nurture Keystone’s community of current and former team members and foster the firm’s culture of learning and transformative ideas. “Even when my colleagues move on from the firm, they remain an active part of the Keystone community,” says Senior Associate Sydney House, who runs the firm’s alumni initiative, Keystone Next, with Keystone’s President Jeff Marowits.
The mission of Keystone Next is to foster an array of compelling and mutually beneficial conversations and build knowledge and insights from exceptional peers. “Keystone Next members are eager to share and our current team members are eager to learn insights and perspectives that alums continue to develop post-Keystone,” explains Marowits. “At the same time, alumni continue to value the special learning that Keystone’s innovative work and its network of experts continuously develop.”
Keystone Next was started in Spring 2019 by then Keystone Associate Yiwei Zhao (now a Keystone Next member and Senior Product Operations Manager at Cruise) and Marowits. “After I joined Keystone, I quickly observed that Keystone has an amazing network. I was inspired by their journeys and the experiences they shared, which sparked the idea for Keystone Next — a Keystone alumni network that helps us stay connected with one another in various ways for life.”
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