MesaFive structures its fee arrangements to provide predictability and align our incentives with those of our clients. Our goal is to avoid surprises while creating long term, sustainable value.
We generally use one of three fee arrangements for our work:
For most projects we provide a customized fixed fee. Our clients know what we will do, in advance, and what it will cost. Our focus is on the result, not the clock. [Unless specifically requested by a client we do not track our time or bill by the hour.]
For many projects we structure a portion of our fees to be paid only at the discretion and satisfaction of the client, without any pre-negotiated criteria or guarantees. We believe in our work and results, and are willing to put our fees at risk subject to the satisfaction of our clients.
For many of our leadership consulting projects we use a fixed monthly retainer in order to provide ongoing, confidential advice and counsel to Managing Partners, CEO's and other leaders. Many leaders want a private, unbiased sounding board to test ideas and to get rapid, critical feedback, but at a fixed, predictable price.