Strategy Consulting

We help clients “see around the corner” when making critical strategic decisions.

Competitive Intelligence

CI is our bread and butter. We deliver actionable insights to help clients maximize competitive advantages.

Primary Research

Our classically-trained primary researchers are skilled in teasing out those valuable nuggets of critical knowledge.

Due Diligence

We help clients mitigate risks associated with acquisitive growth and protect against potentially risky associations.

Market Analysis

We help clients understand why they are winning or losing in the marketplace and deliver unique insights for smarter, faster decisions.


Our award-winning software allows clients to more efficiently collect, organize, and analyze information, and harness insights from across the enterprise.

IP Protective Services

Our Integrated Intellectual Property Asset Protection Solution is a risk-based, coordinated approach to securing critical IP.

Executive Training

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff convey CI industry best practices, provide useful, real-world examples, and tailor instruction to meet customer needs.


Pete Grimm

What makes Cipher different is our people. Our team blends experienced corporate strategists, classically-trained primary researchers, industry experts, highly-trained former government intelligence analysts, and former “Big Four” consultants. This breadth of perspectives allows us to tackle our clients’ most challenging strategic issues from all angles. It’s a true privilege to lead such a diverse group of talented, dedicated and smart people.

Pete Grimm Managing Director, Cipher Systems


  • “We leverage Knowledge.Works primarily for competitive intelligence and knowledge management for a large amount of information. The ability to quickly access information in the way that we want and the ability to complete our competitive analysis with one-click functionality has been a game changer for our organization. KW gives our team the capabilities and output ability of a much larger group, helping to streamline our efforts in order to get more return on investments.”

    Director of Market Insights
    Large Global Satellite Service Provider
  • “We truly value our long-term partnership with Cipher. We have relied heavily on their expertise and experience to build out our market insight capabilities to better effect strategic decision making. They had a clear understanding of our strategic needs and have helped us to prioritize our investments over time and grow in a smart manner.”

    Director of Strategic Intelligence
    Large Healthcare Organization
  • “Cipher has become our 1-stop shop for our strategic intelligence needs. Their research services, expertise, and technology solutions have enabled us to become more prescriptive in our inputs to the strategic planning process, reducing uncertainty and helping us to become more anticipatory in our strategic support.”

    Director of Strategic Insights
    Large Financial Services Organization


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