A Tribute To Adrian Herschell

Adrian was a founder and pillar of integrity and inspiration for the Plutus consultancy.
Above all, Adrian was a great family man, and a loyal and generous friend. He was a wonderful work colleague, and knew when to work hard, and when to have a bit of fun.

He left a legacy of acute business smarts and respect towards and from his clients. He was dedicated to his clients success and made a real difference to everyone he engaged with. He never veered from the truth with our clients’, and in the most professional way explained why they may on the wrong path.

He made a massive contribution to Plutus, in going beyond the expected to build the brand and give of himself to clients, organizations, various Business Chambers, and the community.

We mourn his loss, but also celebrate a wonderful man, friend, colleague, and sportsman.

Who Benefits From Our Type Of ConsultingMore About Our ClientsWhat Stage is Your Company?Why You Will Benefit From Engaging PlutusThe QB Talk Show with Adrian Herschell


Who Benefits From Our Type Of Consulting

More About Our Clients

What Stage is Your Company?

Why You Will Benefit From Engaging Plutus

The QB Talk Show | with Adrian Herschell

Adrian Herschell – a Tribute

In September 2007, the genesis of Plutus Consulting group was marked by the fortuitous meeting of Adrian Herschell and John Holland at a conference in Parsippany NJ.

Based on the idea that our collective 50 plus years of experience could translate into a complete package of consulting tools and programs for our prospective clients, the brand and business was quickly built and Plutus soon settled on Management Advisory team consisting of John, Adrian, Ted Dzialowski and Peter Thompson.

As a principle, we advise our clients to be ready for change; for example, be it Internal operational, financial, or HR issues, or External challenges like changing market conditions, new competitive actions, or even government regulation and law. And it can come from unexpected places and at inconvenient times.

For us, unfortunately, on September 21st, 2017 we experienced a personal and business loss; our colleague and friend Adrian passed away after an all too quick and brave fight against pancreatic cancer.

Today we consider his legacy to our clients, and to Plutus.

Adrian worked tirelessly to build up a network of clients, business associates in all disciplines, and was active in a number of Chambers of Commerce. He facilitated workshops and seminars and through this built up his credentials and reputation as a consultant that delivered real value to our clients. He worked with John on the marketing strategy and efforts for the brand Plutus, and over time helped build up a unique business ecosystem.

Adrian played a major role in helping to develop our methodologies, processes and best practices. He used his 30 years of corporate experience in business turnarounds, restructuring and organizational strategy to help many of the clients that he and John serviced, to achieve quantum growth. Some achieved earning growths of over 5x in a few years, significantly increasing their business value.

Adrian will not be forgotten; his legacy is hard work and dedication to client’s real needs. He set a standard for high quality business solutions and practical advice, and as a man he was respected and liked by our clients.
We will miss him, but his endeavours to help make Plutus what it is today will live on.

John Holland

  • Articles by Adrian

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    • Chaos-Do You Love It, Or Hate It, Or Both?

      You are swamped; too busy to get back to important prospects; delaying getting quotes out, can’t return phone calls, emails or texts and yet the revenue isn’t growing. Your business is consuming you and you are not happy with the results of your efforts.
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      As companies grow and experience some success they start to hit volume levels that require more people and, more importantly, a higher degree of expertise. Typically the expanded roles are usually a higher degree of sophistication in Accounting/Finance, the adding of Human Resource talent, additional Marketing expertise and others.
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      IN A NUMBER OF SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR THE OWNER/PRESIDENT TO BE DOING EVERYTHING; The common retort when asked why they are involved in everything tends to be something like: “I don’t have time to train them” or “nobody is as committed to the …
    • Will Your Business Die with You?

      Highlights from the June 24, 2015 Workshop - The Mississauga Board of Trade - Business Learning Series : Will your Business Die with You?  
    • Lonely at the Top ?

      In a number of small to medium sized businesses it is not unusual for the owner/president to be doing everything; personally overseeing every detail of his/her company. The common retort when asked why they are involved in everything tends to be something like: “I don’t have time to train them” …

      The Plutus Consulting Group model is different from conventional consulting practices; we have invested in a variety of tools that enable us to uncover all that might be holding you back.  
    • Adrian Herschell on QB Talk Show

      oe Barbieri hosts his own talk show called the Qb Talk Show, with special guest Adrian Herschell of Plutus Consulting Group. Adrian expands on the 7 important stages of business development. To watch the show on YouTube click here.
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      Many business owners are facing legitimate difficult business issues, often a multiplicity of issues that are causing serious lack of sleep and affecting his or her health. Many times there is no one they can talk to about the difficulties – it would scare the people inside the company – …
    • Why Consultants are a Waste of Time and/or Money ( part 2) Adrian Herschell

      Consulting is completely unregulated; anyone can buy some business cards put their name on it and call themselves a consultant. There are many reasons people go into consulting. They may have specific functional expertise, a broad business background, an education in business – fresh out of business school ...
    • Adrian Herschell on Rogers TV In Business

      In Business we cover investing in condominiums with Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Financial Editor for Condo Life Magazine, and discuss Marketing for small business with Damon Adachi of Sevenfold Marketing. We learn about ownership transitions in small business from Adrian Herschell, Transition Specialist, with Plutus Consulting, and our panel discusses innovation and …