Kurt Salmon at a Glance


  • "Less travel than most other consulting firms."
  • "Great culture and work-life balance."
  • "I have the autonomy, tools and support needed to be successful and continue developing."


  • "Incentive comp model."
  • "Slow growth and development."
  • "Being publicly traded."

The Buzz

  • "Coming back from tough time."
  • "Elite among boutiques, particularly in retail."
  • "Known for strategy work."

About Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon is a management consulting firm that offers services in four broad industries: CIO advisory, global financial services, health care, and retail and consumer. Within these industry sectors, employees have the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of services and capabilities. The firm's distinctive name comes from its founder-a German immigrant and textile engineer-who set up a solo operation in Nashville, Tenn., in 1935. The company has since grown into a multinational operation spanning 16 offices in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The firm is owned by Management Consulting Group plc, which also owns Alexander Proudfoot. 

With offices around the world, Kurt Salmon has grown into a multinational consulting firm. But throughout this transformation, the firm has remained dedicated to its historical commitment to industry specialization. This is reflected in nearly every aspect of the business-from firm organization and culture to its innovation and go-to-market strategies. For example, when staffing a project, the firm draws from its global talent pool-but only those with deep industry experience-in order to form the most qualified team to address the client's need. This global vertical approach enables a truly visionary end-to-end perspective that enhances project deliverables.  

An Independent Advisor

The firm is led by Chiheb Mahjoub, who has served as president and CEO since 2009. A member of numerous industry organizations and think tanks, Mr. Mahjoub does more than just act as Kurt Salmon's leader. He also advises financial institutions and European multinationals on many aspects of their strategic planning. His special focus is on digital transformation.

The firm bills itself as an independent advisor, free from outside interests-a fact that, it claims, "means that our recommendations are objective and take into account only our clients' best interests." Perhaps as a result, the firm also notes that its client retention rate is around 70%. 


July 2015

Technology Accelerator Focused on Retail and Consumer Goods Launches in New York

In response to the widening gap between what consumers expect and the shopping experiences and products the retail and consumer industry provides, Parsons School of Design, Harvard's i-lab and global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon are joining forces to create XRC Labs, a New York-based accelerator that unites entrepreneurs and investors to solve the biggest challenges-and unlock the next generation of opportunities-facing the retail and consumer industry. 

May 2015

Reinventing U.S. Retail Banking

While banking technologies have taken center stage, new data from a joint Kurt Salmon/Phoenix Marketing International study shows that consumers continue to rely on traditional bank branches and tellers to conduct their financial business. Rather than supplanting traditional methods, digital paths are providing an alternative for many consumers' basic banking needs, while in-person interactions at the branch remain critical for more sensitive issues. The truly omnichannel retail bank of the future retains the bank branch as a central hub of activity, blending physical presence with digital technology to create a "phygital" environment where consumers can design their own customer experience, utilizing the channels with which they are most comfortable. 

March 2015

2014 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report

Kurt Salmon's Health Care IT Practice has been named a ranked provider of vendor selection services, according to the 2014 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report. Kurt Salmon received an overall score of 94.1 out of 100 for vendor selection. The report also recognized Kurt Salmon for excellence in the planning and assessment segment.

January 2015

The Kurt Salmon Review

With the U.S. economy running at full steam again and new technological advances being unveiled at a breakneck pace, it can feel like the future is rushing toward us, rather than the other way around. But as we demonstrate in this issue of the Kurt Salmon Review, beyond this maelstrom of activity lie unprecedented opportunities for retailers, consumer companies and investors. Each opportunity, however, comes with its own set of challenges. 

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Kurt Salmon

650 Fifth Ave, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 319-9450


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Stock Symbol: MMC
  • Stock Exchange: LSE
  • CEO: Chiheb Mahjoub
  • 2015 Employees: 1,161

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    CIO Advisory
    Financial Services
    Health Care
    Retail and Consumer

Major Office Locations

  • New York (HQ)
    Hong Kong
    San Francisco

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