MDV Consulting announces a strategic alliance with Harthill Consulting

MDV Consulting is delighted to announce we have created a strategic alliance with Harthill Consulting, pioneers in the research and assessment of leadership capability. The alliance will support and accelerate the use of capacity building solutions in the people strategies of businesses seeking responses to complex and unpredictable environments. Our two organisations will work more closely together to provide transformational solutions across the entire people lifecycle.

In the past few years, MDV Consulting has been spearheading the practical implementation of vertical development (otherwise known as adult constructivist development) into company-wide talent systems. Drawing upon extensive research and expertise, their leading-edge approach is being used by many blue chip, UK clients to build the capacity of their people to create more sustainable and agile businesses.

Harthill Consulting has been at the forefront of research and practice into vertical development for over 30 years, assessing thousands of leaders internationally through their market-leading Leadership Development Framework. Harthill also works with complex, multi-national organisations to help their leaders and teams develop the lifelong capabilities to respond to their challenges. Their work has been widely recognised in leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review’s ‘Top Ten Must Reads in Leadership’ for David Rooke’s and William Torbert’s article: ‘The 7 Transformations of Leadership’.

“The pressures on leaders and businesses in today’s fluctuating and multi-dimensional environments are immense,” said David Rooke, Director of Harthill Consulting. “The need to cope with and make sense of the demands of modern life is driving more organisations to look to equip their leaders and potential leaders with the capacity and perspectives to rise to these challenges. We know MDV Consulting well and share an enviable client list. By combining our science with their practical solutions, our clients are able to access greater insight into how to get the most out of their leadership talent. They will also benefit from accessing a larger corporate network and the exchange of ideas that brings.”

“We are extremely excited about the additional benefits this alliance brings to our clients,” said Mike Vessey, Managing Partner of MDV Consulting. “It builds on Harthill’s unique perspective and international experience in developing leadership capability, with MDV’s best in class talent consulting, leadership assessment and development solutions. Our collective experience translates into a greater knowledge of what works to deliver transformational people results. Together we can now offer advice and expertise from start to finish; talent strategies, capability frameworks, leadership assessment and development through to performance management and coaching. Our combined network of associates offers an expanded breadth of HR specialisms, along with expertise in the field of vertical development. Additionally we can deliver global solutions through a mutual international associate network.”

For more information, please contact: Kate Pilgrim of MDV Consulting at or on +44 (0) 7949 609 746, or Lynn Draper at Harthill Consulting at or on +44 (0) 1600 714419.