Quesnay is a woman-owned innovation consulting services firm that helps traditional firms and brands accelerate innovation by working with startups.

We achieve this by running innovation competitions and acceleration programs as well as providing strategic partnership consulting services.

Clients and program sponsors include:

AARP, American Family Insurance, CSAA Insurance Group, Farmers Insurance Group, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Hearst Corporation, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual Group, MassMutual, National Association of Broadcasters, PayPal, Prudential, QBE Insurance Group, RGAX, Royal Bank of Canada, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, Sterling National Bank, TD Bank, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, & Wells Fargo.



Project Manager (Full Time)

New York, NY


Job Description

Quesnay is looking to incorporate a Project Manager, based in New York, NY who will manage innovation projects from end-to-end including analysis and strategy definition through actual project launch to drive new revenue and differentiation for clients. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated professional who has a passion for innovation and fostering excellent relationships while maximizing the results for both corporate sponsors/clients and startups. If you're extremely organized, resourceful, have deep analytical, problem-solving and project management experience and looking to find a key role within a leading-edge innovation acceleration firm, this one is for you.


Job Responsibilities

Analysis & Strategy

  • Co-lead market & technical analysis in area of client's focus

  • Define strategy and recommended approach with supporting rationale

  • Identify & analyze partners and technical capabilities needed to launch new digital products and services

  • Gather and analyze information

  • Formulate and test hypotheses

  • Present analysis & strategy to client management

  • Run basic revenue models, p/l, and cost-to-completion projections

Project Management & Client Management

  • Lead the execution of the project

  • Scope and define type and amount of internal and external resources required

  • Manage day-to-day client interaction and expectations

  • Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs & evaluate alternative solutions

  • Report project status and anticipate and address changes needed to meet goals

  • Build a knowledge base of each client’s business, organization and objectives

  • Track and report project status, issues, opportunities to internal team

Proposals – scope and draft proposals



  • MBA required. BA or BS degree

  • PMP certification desired

  • 7 years of experience as a Project or Product Manager in Consulting or at an innovation-related company

  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

  • Prior experience launching products & services with tangible results

  • Superb PowerPoint skills

  • Experience managing individual contributors

  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the client and propose ideas and solutions

  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and within budget with internal and external resources

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills

  • Must be a self-starter with the clear ability run projects

  • Results driven

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting and multi-task


Candidates should send their resumes to:  jbyrne@quesnays.com

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Innovation Management Consultant (Full-time)

New York, NY


Job Description

  • Research and analysis on markets, trends, startups, new technology

  • Developing supportable strategies

  • Making product and partnership recommendations based on the analysis and strategy to drive real results

  • Evaluating companies & solutions from both a product as well as business perspective

  • Client-facing presentations of recommendations and analysis

  • Co-leading strategy, innovation and digital partnership projects

  • Co-lead innovation competitions – designing and optimizing challenge strategy, submission requirements, prizing, judging criteria and process as well as marketing and recruitment of applicants/teams/ideas



  • 5-7 years’ experience in consulting, corporate strategy and/or product strategy

  • MBA required

  • Strong research skills - ability to seek out the information needed to support recommendations

  • Creative thinking to propose solutions for clients and to attract strong applicants to clients’ innovation competitions

  • Strong analytical skills, including both product and business evaluations; reporting experience a plus

  • Strong communication, both written and verbal, and presentation skills

  • Superior PowerPoint skills and the ability to distill and visualize information

  • Experience managing or playing a significant role managing projects

  • Ability to structure executive level presentations, as well as detailed analysis documents

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work on projects independently and drive results

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting and tackle multiple priorities

  • Intellectual curiosity


Candidates should send their resumes to:  jbyrne@quesnays.com

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