Abelian Partners was created by former bank executives to provide practitioner consulting solutions to financial institutions.

Abelian consultants have “sat in the chair” and made the tough decisions that clients face every day. Abelian consulting teams are efficient with ideas and designs because industry experience backs up all recommendations.

In today’s new work-dynamic, Abelian is connected to a strong network of independent contract professionals with deep practitioner experience. Abelian consulting teams include staff from this network in order to bring the best skill set to the client project. Typically, Abelian consultant teams bring greater expertise and subject matter knowledge to clients than most large consulting firms.

Abelian follows a project management logic similar to the currently-popular Agile software development cycle. This style, based on short “sprint” cycles and continuous feedback matches the management style of Abelian’s principals. In short, Abelian challenges traditional project management frameworks to consider both strategy and implementation simultaneously. And during an engagement, short deliverable cycles are complemented with extraordinary communication in order to place Abelian Partners as a truly trusted advisor to clients.


Abelian Partners was founded on a belief that culture drives results. Abelian actively manages its teams and clients with a foundation of integrity, empowerment and communication.

“Doing the right thing” drives everything at Abelian. Values of trust, honesty & kindness are all wrapped into the package of integrity. Abelian likes the people and clients with which it works. It sees the clarity in right versus wrong and always makes the “right” choice.

The keys to successful teams are 1) staffing roles correctly and 2) allowing those roles to run without micromanagement. Abelian team members are empowered to think & create individually, which empowers a strong and efficient team. Solutions from these teams further empower Abelian clients in day-to-day business and strategic initiatives.

Empowered teams composed of individuals of integrity deliver results through an ethic of communication. Transparency both within a team and across to a client are hallmarks of a successful project. Written meeting minutes, clear project plans and regular client updates are standard. But most importantly, Abelian teams develop relationship trust with clients. As such, Abelian often functions as an extension of existing Management, allowing a seamless transition from strategy through implementation.

The Abelian Name

The name Abelian Partners is derived from the abstract algebra concept of Abelian Groups. An Abelian Group is a set of objects that is commutative, or interchangeable. A typical example of an Abelian Group is the set of integers with respect to addition…that is a + b = b + a. While a and b are entirely different numbers, both can be interchanged without effecting the result.

Similarly, Abelian Partners builds its teams out of unique consultants each with a specific role and expertise. However, teams are managed from a very “flat” management style emphasizing the equivalency of members. Abelian teams communicate well and empower members to work cross-functionally and creatively. As such, partners, team consultants and clients become empowered as fully implementable solutions are developed.

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Abelian consultants have “sat in the chair” and made the tough decisions that financial institutions face every day.