Advisory Consulting

Big problem Consulting

Advisory services is the core of Ellis. This is where you will come face to face with the massive power of Ellis capabilities.

But first, let's define consulting. Large consulting firms like Bain perform consulting engagements where which they send in a team of highly educated, bright, inexperienced staff to analyze something. When the engagement is finished, they hand over a report full of analytical calculations and a conclusion or recommendation. Then they all leave with a large chunk of your money. This is how McKinsey describes it.

"We serve clients at every level of their organization, in whatever capacity we can be most useful, whether as a trusted advisor to top management or as a hands-on coach for front line employees. For every engagement, we assemble a team with the most appropriate experience and expertise." - from McKinsey & Co homepage.

That's not what we are talking about. The consulting we do requires brainpower & the ability to communicate your conclusion There are no classes on consulting. Nor is there a career track. For us, there are just these three requirements, with intellect being the primary.

  1. Top tier intellect. The ability to think fast on your feet.
  2. Exponential experience. Experience everything pertinent.
  3. Outstanding performance. Perform at the highest levels.

Top Tier Intellect.

The first trait required is top tier intellect. The brighter you are, the better off your clients will be. It has been determined that an IQ of 125 is the hot spot for success. At 125, you are brighter than most people and nearly everyone will understand everything you say because you think the same way they think, sequentially & rationally. If you are trying to run a university or a hospital, or a global corporation, that’s valuable.

But that's not good enough for a top notch adviser. An IQ of 140 is considered genius. So, let's push it up five more points to 145. Above 145 people begin to think differently.

High intellect people (above 145) are noted for superior cognitive ability; creativity & innovation; for making connections between disparate objects, concepts, ideas, or facts that most of us wouldn't think of connecting. They also perceive relationships among seemingly unrelated objects, ideas, or facts and develop unique and original solutions to problems from these relationships. They tend to be curious, rapidly assimilate and learn new information, think strategically and easily see the bigger picture. They combine seemingly disparate, unrelated facts into remarkable solutions. In the process, they inevitably think abstractly and apply abstractions—that is, they become smarter. The solutions to complex problems sometimes appear instantly in the high intellect (genius) mind before the problem is fully defined.” They may blurt out the answer before the speaker asks the question. They keep everything in the back of their brain to call on at a moment’s notice. They have superior reasoning skills. They happily live in the realm of abstract processes, procedures, practices, systems methods, structures, steps & mechanisms.

Exponential Experience.

Exponential experience is experience on steroids, far superior to normal career experience. Experience is the knowledge or mastery of a subject gained through involvement in or exposure to that subject from different perspectives. Terms such as "empirical knowledge" or "a posteriori knowledge" are used to refer to knowledge based on experience. Throughout history to this day, the most powerful and valuable people to a society or a profession are those with the most pertinent experience. Everybody has a lifetime of experience, but it takes an unusual life to develop pertinent exponential experience in business or commercial affairs. The author's experience starts with a labor job working in an underground mine. One of the key things I learned there is how to stay alive in a dangerous environment. Next came the biggest and largest public accounting firm in the world..The I held C suite positions in two Fortune 500 companies. In the second, I was instrumental to disrupting the American marketplace by introducing mag strip cards and digital transactions to the marketplace. On my way out of that one, I attempted an LBO (leveraged buy-out). That didn't work, so I ran for Congress, where I received instruction in Power Politics. Politics wasn't for me, plus I lost, but i met everyone who was anyone in DC. After losing the election, I found myself on the banks of the Colorado River, so I founded this practice. Since then I have experienced everything there is to experience with non-public, privately owned businesses. Including a stint working with the Saudi royal family on a precious metals project that came to naught. ... mag card ...

Outstanding Human Performance

There have been some massive breakthroughs on the measurement of human performance. We stumbled upon it in Business Daily, and we developed the definitive definition of human performance. Read it here. Expertise page of this website.

Here's the vexing problem the economy faces daily: "Everything that can be automated, will be automated." [Shoshana Zuboff 1988] "Programming is eating the world." [Mark Andreessen.] Companies must be prepared to tear themselves away from routine thinking and behavior.

Dont be the next sitting duck.

Problem Solvers

We tackle the big problems and your most critical issues. Every problem is an opportunity in hiding. In these areas, we consistently deliver value: tax strategy, business structural strategy, intellectual asset strategy, international tax, interstate tax, corporate governance, surviving disruption, protecting vital business assets, finance, borrowing, fund raising & cash management. We are known for our holistic perspective and we capture value company wide.

It’s very likely that most privately owned businesses don’t have an abundance of expertise in those areas. We step into the breach to provide novel solutions with our pertinent experience at all levels of the American enterprise system.

All our services create value out of thin air without you or your staff lifting a hand.

  • continuously great problem solving
  • outstanding problem solving skills
  • tax strategy
  • business strategy
  • business structures
  • intellectual assets
  • international tax
  • interstate tax
  • corporate governance
  • managing disruption
  • protecting vital business assets
  • finance, borrowing
  • fund raising
  • cash management

Other services.

  • Tax services
  • Tax strategy
  • Federal tax
  • State tax 
  • Interstate tax
  • International tax
  • Intellectual property 
  • Business structures 
  • Immigrate foreign companies
  • R&D credits
  • Tax controversy 
  • Tax audit
  • Timely Preparation
  • Tax Planning
  • Secure Web Portal 
  • Penalty abatement 
  • Avoid penalties 
  •  We will structure your business for tax advantage
  • We will structure your business to protect vital business assets
  • We will structure your business for greater maneuverability
  • We will structure your business to pivot on a dime without consequence
  • A great structure achieves myriad valuable goals easily and effortlessly.
  • A bad structure constantly interferes with business goals & exposes your vital assets to lawsuits & litigation.
  • A bad structure is a trap because it’s inflexible, cumbersome & poorly conceived.
  • A bad structure adds to tour tax burden.
  • A bad structure puts all assets at risk needlessly.
  • A bad structure is a lead weight around your shoulders.
  • A bad structure makes it more difficult to survive & thrive in a competitive environment
  •  Trade secrets 
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights 
  • Patents
  • Web sites
  • Customer database
  • Social media accounts
  • Business Services
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Data driven management
  • Capture & interpret critical operating data
  • CFO service
  • Streamline & simplify
  • Cash management
  • Remote office
  • Management financial statements
  • Compiled financial statements