Fifth Era develops compelling corporate strategies for a digital age working with the executive teams and boards of our advisory clients and portfolio companies.  We do so with an emphasize on executable plans - not lofty concepts that an organization can not make happen.  


We work with the boards and executive teams of our advisory clients to set strategies, identify, conceptualize and launch new businesses and penetrate new markets and to drive the corporate growth agenda.

Our expertise includes:

  • Corporate strategy including facilitation of boards and executive teams
  • Mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs and fundraising
  • Business unit strategy with an emphasis on growth
  • Innovation strategy and alignment
  • External innovation, collaborative innovation and ecosystem development
  • Public-private dialog and business advocacy
  • Regulatory policy that stimulates innovation and business formation

Whenever we are setting strategy, our intent is always to align and mobilize the entire company in the process of our work together - only in this way is implementation assured.



More than 100 years of experience as advisors, investors, corporate executives and board directors - the leaders of Fifth Era began with McKinsey and were senior partners of AT Kearney, Booz and Monitor where some clients were served.

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LEarning Journeys

Unlock the Secret's of Silicon Valley's Innovation Ecosystem

Unlock the Secret's of Silicon Valley's Innovation Ecosystem

For more than ten years Fifth Era has organized learning journeys to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Usually CEO's bring their entire leadership team and/or board of directors and we craft a custom experience.

Sometimes we group individuals together into a shared learning journey - future innovators, entrepreneurs and investors:

  • Gain invaluable insights into the Future and the Fifth Era
  • Immerse yourself in the world's leading innovation hub
  • Learn the best practices of the most innovate companies
  • Meet the players - technology entrepreneurs, venture and angel investors, service partners, government officials
  • Learn the Secrets of Silicon Valley
  • Prepare yourself to transform your company & business

Week long learning journeys begin every three months. Click the button to reserve a place on the next or to enquire about a custom learning journey for your company and team.



Fifth Era works with national, regional and local governments on economic development initiatives including developing industry sector plans, clusters of innovation strategies, entrepreneurialism ecosystem approaches and ensuring growth oriented regulation is implemented.  For a list of development services click here


Fifth Era has been a special advisor to government entities in the US, Europe and Asia including the following: