Distributor Spotlight: A&D Resources Merges with Summit Consulting


Specializing in assessment and development of individuals, teams, and organizations, A&D Resources is an authorized distributor of Hogan’s personality assessment solutions in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. A&D Resources also provides consulting services at an executive level to global enterprises.

Recently, A&D Resources announced a merger with Summit Consulting, one of Denmark’s leading business psychology consulting firms. Specializing in organizational and leadership development, Summit Consulting describes itself as “the most business-driven psychologists and the most empathetic management consultants.”

“With this merger, we have created one of the largest business psychology firms in Denmark and Europe, strongly focused on developing leaders and organizations by means of leader assessment and organizational and leadership development,” said Karsten Søderberg, who was previously managing director at Summit Consulting and is now group CEO.

In addition to Søderberg having taken on the role of CEO, Lone Aggernæs Thornberg has become managing director at Summit Consulting, and Charlotte Søderberg has joined A&D Resources as managing director.

A&D Resources and Summit Consulting have had a close working relationship for many years since Summit Consulting uses Hogan’s personality assessments for a large proportion of its consultancy services for personal and team development programs, as well as for larger-scale development programs for companies in Denmark and abroad. The merger of the two companies will give A&D’s clients, partners, and resellers access to an even broader range of the industry’s best and most experienced business psychology consultants in the fields of organizational and leadership development.

“This merger marks the transition from a close, long-term collaboration between A&D Resources and Summit Consulting to a consolidated global business psychology consultancy, with the industry’s best consultants and specialists in Hogan assessments and organizational and leadership development gathered in a single organization,” said Joan Jakobsen, founder of A&D Resources.

Both companies will retain their names and addresses, and all employees will remain in their current positions, keeping their current clients. This means that the consultants or contacts clients have had up to now will continue to advise and serve them in the same professional manner as always.

“We are excited to work with the combined Summit and A&D Resources teams,” said now-former Hogan CEO Scott Gregory. “The merger is a combination of two highly respected and complementary firms with a resulting global reach. We all share strong values about client service, science-based assessments, leadership development, and business growth. We welcome the combined firm into the Hogan family and look forward to many more years of productive partnership.”

In celebration of this merger, we at Hogan want to pay tribute to Joan Jakobsen and Flemming Honore, who worked tirelessly over the past 19 years to create the A&D Resources we know today. Joan, alongside her team, has created a powerhouse in the Nordic and Benelux regions, and this merger will propel them further into a bright future. For Joan and Flemming, their future plans include a nice glass of wine in the south of France and research collaborations.

Of course, we must also credit the A&D team, a group of individuals with high regard for quality services, customer service, and scientific rigor, for their extra efforts during this merger. Scott Gregory speaks for everyone at Hogan when he says, “We have always been proud to have the team at A&D as the face of Hogan in the markets they serve. They have been and continue to be respected experts in all things Hogan and have become trusted advisors to their many clients. It is our pleasure to continue our relationship with A&D’s world-class team.”