We’re Helping Organisations Change
Minus the Complexity
Welcome To Chrys
‘Change can’t be an afterthought. Nor can it solely rely on communication and training. Change must be plugged into the heart of an organisation's delivery approach. It must reflect in its DNA. Then, change is inevitable.’
Francesca Valli, founder
Francesca is a connector of people, a talent scout and, above all, a deliverer
Check out Francesca’s past record delivering results to a spectrum of different organisations
Diageo is the global drinks giant and the pioneer of transformative business services. Francesca started her career at Diageo in finance, in the 1990s, in a long and happy partnership and worked to create measurable impact, most recently in the source-to-pay global rollout. Francesca restructured and elevated the efficiency of Diageo’s change methodology with much success.
"Bringing Francesca on board was one of the breakthrough moments on this huge transformational change. Her tireless energy, thoroughness, robustness and professionalism shone through in the way that she organised, planned and mobilised others around her change agenda."
-Barry Dawson, Transformation Director
An insightful experience that led Francesca into the world of cultural transformation. She collaborated with this boutique consultancy that uses shared stories to create an environment where the transformation thrives. Francesca managed clients in the education industry as they embarked on an adventure of transformation and positive change.
"Francesca is a kindred spirit in embracing the emotional and pragmatic aspects of change and fearless in presenting the client with a thoughtful and loving challenge."
-Victoria Ward, Founder and Director
2012 - 2015
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading B2B event company, part of the RELX Group. Francesca worked on a programme that aimed to transform enterprise architecture. Francesca mobilised the programme in Europe and Asia, setting it on the path to delivery. She worked in Europe, US, China and Japan. In 2013, for her efforts, she was bestowed the ‘Passion for Winning’ award.
"Francesca has the skill, experience and gravitas to run large scale and complex programmes with a budget of £m and a team of hundreds. Francesca fully understands every aspect of the programme, meaning she can home in on hotspots and support her team to get them resolved."
-Steve Dillon, Business Delivery Manager
2011 - 2012
Inmarsat is the global leading provider of satellite communication services. Francesca turned around a global business solution to do with customer relationship management, with trackable success and setting the programme on the path to delivery.
Two consultants that Francesca met at Inmarsat, Guillermo Acilu and Kiran Venkatesh, went on to found a tech start-up and selected Francesca as a non-executive director for their board, in 2017.
2009 - 2010
Snapp was a startup in the mobile apps and digital space. This was Francesca’s own entrepreneurial venture aimed at empowering organisations to build digital capabilities. Snapp’s first app that taught Chinese went on sale in the Apple App Store in Feb 2010.
The best testimonial? Grant Passey, Snapp co-founder and chief executive officer, has remained an adviser and is a life long friend.
2008 - 2009
Meteor is the mobile company in Ireland, owned by Eircom. Francesca played a key role in delivering a billing and customer relationship solution. Crucial to success was her engagement of the finance stakeholders. This obtained buy-in from Eircom for a further multi-£m investment that assured launch.
"Francesca is a consummate professional who consistently performed at a high level managing a critical part of a large programme. Her personality allows her to bring points of view together, keeping professionals on target with deadlines."
-Larry Smith, CEO
2007 - 2008
The flagship company in the France Telecom portfolio. Francesca led the technical work-streams, between the Orange and Accenture teams. She implemented a customer relationship management solution to the broadband business in the UK as well as outsourced sites in India.
"Francesca delivers. As our technical lead on a CRM release her tenacity and pragmatism ensured a smooth deployment across 17 locations, impacting 2,500 users on and offshore."
-Susan Caesar, Programme Director
1999 - 2006
The global eye health company. Francesca led the delivery of a business solution in EMEA markets and the European Logistics Centre. She redesigned financial processes in a centralised distribution context. Initially recruited as the troubleshooter for the Finance Director, a formative professional experience, Francesca progressed to project leadership in a long and successful engagement.
"Francesca and I worked together on ERP rollouts for EMEA. Francesca is very result oriented, highly motivated, energetic and an extremely competent worker who packages these qualities into an extremely engaging personality".
-Jeff Patuto, CFO and VP for Finance and IT, EMEA
Francesca learnt the ropes of financial and management accounting with The Intercontinental Hotels Group at their luxury flagship hotel in London. Her 5-year employment started the moment she arrived in London from her native country, Italy. Armed with her education and interpersonal skills, (and only a working knowledge of English), she started to relentlessly chase her dreams.
When travelling through the US and the Caribbean, Francesca was called to support the launch of the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, where she assured that all financial processes would be in place at launch.
We work with you to assess the status of the change. Together, we put in place turnaround plans or change-focused interventions to assure progress.
How we work
Honest collaborations create powerful results
At least, that's what we believe
Meet Our Partners
Together, We Bring Transformation
As a leading procurement consultancy Xoomworks work with a range of global to mid-sized organisations to transform procurement functions from being old-world cost centres to being innovative revenue generators. With a focus on processes and systems as well as on the behavioural changes that are key to the transformation, their achievements are remarkable.
Xoomworks' expertise covers sourcing, managing and transacting, from transactional control and visibility of spend through to sourcing and supplier management.
Saltare provides specialised Business Intelligence and Information Management consultancy services. They help organisations understand the information they need by analysing and identifying ways in which they can work smarter, faster and aligned to their wider business strategy.
Saltare is the home of 4dBI - Four Dimensional Business Intelligence. 4dBI is Saltare’s unique methodology which is at the core of everything they do.
We believe partnerships and collaborations create the most potent results for our clients
Meet Our Team
Francesca Valli is the founder of Chrys. She’s a change expert backed by experience and results in transforming organisations. Francesca can turn programmes around and create that specific outcome for your transformation needs. She also gives talks on change, demystifying its perceived complexity.
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Victoria Ward is the founder of Sparknow. An expert and a thought leader on the hidden power of networks and neuroplasticity, she creates a deeper understanding of the role of stories, ethics and values in corporate culture.
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Grant Passey is a digital transformation expert, with a deep understanding of today's technology, who has delivered to a range of global clients. With Francesca, he was the founder and CEO of Snapp, an entrepreneurial venture in digital and mobile strategies.
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Our Core Associates
James Cumming is the founder of re:find, a specialist interim and executive search firm. James is Chrys' delivery partner and comes with a large network of change experts, analysts, consultants, project and programme managers.
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Deanne Earle is the founder of Unlike Before. A global expert practitioner, she builds the structures and makes the interventions that deliver the transformation. Deanne is a speaker on the criticality of the business change aspect in implementation projects.
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