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ABOUT

Uptown Consultants is a collection of elite business consultants committed to taking businesses from local to global, onward and upward. The firm represents companies seeking to bolster their business through robust process improvement, sharper communication strategy, sales and marketing, and smart expansion into international markets. Uptown’s on-staff experts in the disciplines of law and business processes offer various in-depth insight into financial decision-making for the betterment of their clients.

Drew Wilson
Managing Partner
USA

An international business consultant with extensive experience in the public, private and philanthropic sectors, Wilson is the day-to-day leader of company activity and operations at Uptown Consultants. Wilson has more than ten years in operations and management and specializes in international logistics. Most recently, he served as the Houston Director of Operations for esteemed international media and business consulting group Thomson Reuters. Throughout his career, Wilson has gathered extensive international business experience and learned to bridge the cultural and economic divide in dozens of countries throughout the world.

Previous to his time at Thomson Reuters, Wilson worked for the US Speaker of the House of Representatives. He also strongly believes in strengthening the community via philanthropy and a dedication to promoting public good.

Education

  • London School of Economics 

  • American University 

  • University of St. Thomas - Houston, Texas

 

Awards

  • Philanthropist of the Year (HIFFA)

  • 2009 Jefferson Award Recipient

  • 2018 UST Distinguished Alumni of the Year 

 

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“Helping businesses succeed and engage with both their customers and others in a meaningful way have been long-time goals for me. Uptown Consulting is here to help take businesses from local to global and make a positive difference doing so.”

Sebastian Conti
Sr. Consultant
Marc Labbett
Partner
London, England
Melanie Long
Consultant

Marc serves as the branding, marketing and logistics strategy expert at Uptown Consultants and uses his experience to steer Uptown’s clients with confidant strategy, preparation and specialized logistical support.

Prior to joining the company, Marc worked in the Global Logistics Industry for almost 10 years managing international trade lanes closely coordinated with international corporate objectives. He started in Sydney, Australia and then after 2 years moved to London, England. Marc’s keen understanding and appreciation for detail is geared towards optimized strategical approach and yields proven results time after time. Marc speaks intermediate Spanish and following his travels brings a well-diversified cultural appreciation to the table.

Education

  • University of St. Thomas - Houston, Texas

  • University of the West of England

 

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“Partnering with the elite team of Uptown Consultants has given me the opportunity to focus and develop my skills as a valuable extension to clients’ teams, and I look forward to playing my role in taking Uptown Consultants onwards and upwards, ensuring that those we work with get the best we have to offer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sebastian is a high performing sales and project management professional that is not only results-driven but has a proven track record of consistently being at the top rank among his piers.  He is an experienced Sales Executive and Business Development Manager with over fifteen combined years experience in account prospecting, qualification, closing and client management.  Sebastian consistently meets / exceeds goals while maintaining a drive to exceed customer expectations and a commitment to quality excellence.  He works well both collaboratively and autonomously.  Equipped with strong analytical and technical proficiency with a demonstrated ability to succeed under pressure, Sebastian is naturally talented at forging positive relationships and rapport.

Education

  • Texas A&M University

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"I've spent the past 15 years working closely with clients and understanding their needs through several types of businesses.  My goal is to implement a service that exceeds their expectations for their business needs.  Consulting for Uptown has given me an opportunity to share my passion for exploring a company's needs and providing the highest level of project execution while successfully connecting my clients to their target market."