We are partnering with leading businesses and investors
who want to source the best consultants for their growth
and efficiency projects. No more defaulting to the biggest
brand firms or risky word-of-mouth searches
and recommendations.

Outsized helps clients to improve
returns and fast-track skills building

We improve returns at lower risk by resourcing projects faster and with higher quality consultants. No more relying on vague and time consuming word-of-mouth recommendations or defaulting to generic big brand, big fee consultants with often generic advice

in unstructured

Bring clarity to which external support option is best for your initiative and budget, with the confidence of knowing that they’re proven, quality checked and relevant

Access out of
reach expertise

Easy access to the best consultants and firms from around the world with the full spectrum of skills and experiences

Flexible resources
for lean core operations

Bring in quality consultants and freelancers when you need them to fill capability or capacity gaps while keeping fixed costs low

Reduce time,
cost and risk

Save time by freeing up resources for your core activities. Remove admin overheads and reduce quality risks


Creation of a competitive environment between high quality alternatives ensuring the right skills at the right price

Outsized supports clients
from start to finish

We help clients improve returns and build skills more effectively by providing support all the way from scoping and RFP management
through to matching and selection



Post yourself or work together with us to scope out the project ensuring priorities, needs, budgets and objectives are clear to all stakeholders



Skills required are matched, supported by best-in-class machine learning software, against rigorously vetted and rated consultants from both local and international markets. Additional bespoke offline outreach and referencing is also undertaken to complement options.


Selection & Delivery

The client selects and contracts with their preferred consultant after interviews. The consultants deliver the project against the agreed scope and budget



The client rates the consultant’s performance. Consultants give feedback (private) to clients on how project efficiency can be improved as well as any recommendations or insights they have gathered

Our three pronged approach

A comprehensive quality assurance process delivering only the best and most relevant consultants based on scope and budget

Independent research from start to finish

We bring clarity to which external support option is best for your initiative and budget, with the confidence of knowing that they’re proven, quality checked and relevant

and referencing

Skills required are matched against rigorously vetted and rated consultants. Additional bespoke offline outreach and referencing also undertaken to complement options

peer experiences

Continuous feedback and ratings on consultant performance provides a natural quality control and allows clients to select proven quality

Example projects

Our projects cover the full range of support areas within the financial services vertical

Investment readiness

Preparation and fundraising for FinTech start-ups and MFIs

Omnichannel strategy

Additional to customer journey design and execution for large bank


Establishment and execution for large Insurance company

Pan African leadership

Conducting leadership workshops for PE firm

MSME distribution

Supporting the business expansion of a large MFI

HR due diligence

Part of overall investment due diligence for Emerging Markets PE firm

Digital strategy

Supporting mass market distribution for life insurance company

Digital channel development

Direct to customer digital channel development for Life Insurance company

Niclas Thelander

Managing Director

Niclas Thelander founded Outsized after building up and leading the value creation team at emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments. He worked w...

Anurag Bhalla


Anurag Bhalla co-founded Outsized after ten years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in financial services across insurance, savings and i...

Amneet Sahdra

Consultant Partnerships and Operations Manager

Amneet specialises in sourcing top talent with a passion for all things people related. She has worked with some of the largest retail organisations i...

Gaurav Kumar

Advisory Board

Gaurav Kumar is a Senior Partner and founding member of IFMR Capital, bringing access to debt capital for institutions that impact low-income househol...

Simon Martin

Director - UK

Simon is a senior programme manager, business developer, strategist and technologist gained via a 17 year career in corporate services, management and...

Sephra Abraham

Marketing Executive

Sephra has had experience with digital marketing and sales from her previous stint with a Lodha-ventures-backed FinTech start-up called LoanManch...

Peter Sayburn

Advisory Board

Peter Sayburn is the co-founder and CEO of proposition design consultancy Market Gravity. He has deep international experience from Retail Financial S...

Gautham Radhakrishnan

Advisory Board

Gautham is a partner at Tata Capital where he is responsible for the $600m Opportunities Fund. Prior to this he has been with emerging markets investo...

Martyn Mensah

Advisory Board

Martyn Mensah is the CEO of UT Holdings, a leading Ghanaian FS group. He holds an MBA and a diploma from Imperial College, London and is the first Afr...

Doug Lacey

Advisory Board

Doug Lacey is a Partner at LeapFrog Investments leading deal origination and value creation across Africa. Over 30 years experience from emerging mark...

Megan Brand

Summer intern

Megan Brand is one of our summer interns, during her summer break from Leeds University she will be helping us on various projects. 

Reuben Dsilva

Research Analyst - Intern

Reuben is an Economics graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He was previously at a leading corporate forex advisory firm and before that intern...

David Hobbs

Advisory Board

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