Getting to like L.E.K.
Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm
that offers five major capabilities to its clients: strategy,
mergers and acquisitions, operations and organizational
development, shareholder value management, and marketing and sales
consulting. The firm maintains some 22 offices around the world,
while its clients are global companies that are leaders in their
industries, ranging from Fortune 500 members to small businesses.
In the U.S., the firm has strength in eight major industries:
aviation and travel, building products, biopharma and life
sciences, retail and consumer products, energy, healthcare, media
and entertainment, MedTech and private equity.
Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven
research capabilities. "The most valuable service that L.E.K.
provides," the firm says, "is to gather, distill, and analyze vast
amounts of data." The firm's data-crunchers dig into the numbers to
provide clients with clear, actionable recommendations using
advanced research, benchmarking, modeling, analysis and strategy
Offering a helping hand
L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social
responsibilities-seriously. As part of its environmental and social
responsibility program, the firm works with charitable
organizations on projects to improve the environment and to
strengthen social services. One such client is Medicines for
Humanity (MFH), a nonprofit that helps local health care partners
implement effective health care initiatives for children and become
self-sustaining organizations. L.E.K. worked with MFH to develop a
business model that combines health care services and
And, when it comes to going green, L.E.K. is more than just
talk, working with clients on issues related to climate change,
such as policy and regulation, green investments and developing
low-carbon business strategies. In January 2008, L.E.K. became
carbon neutral, making it the first major consultancy to implement
such a policy across its global operations.
The firm's outreach doesn't stop there. In 2011, it began
publishing a blog, written by current L.E.K. consultants, on life
at the firm. Called the L.E.K. Advisor (http://ask.lek.com), the blog serves
as a window into both the company and the consulting profession for
those who may be considering applying.
IN THE NEWS
Airline Fees Keep Climbing
John Thomas, head of L.E.K.'s global aviation practice, was
quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the
impact of ancillary revenues for airlines.
New Managing Director
Wiley Bell joined L.E.K.'s New York office as Managing Director,
focusing on healthcare services. A former partner and head of the
Healthcare Practice at the Parthenon Group, Bell will be
responsible for advising clients on a variety of strategic business
Read more at Crain's.
Digital Clues Demystify the Conundrum of
In a piece for
chainstoreage.com L.E.K.'s Dan McKonehighlighted two core
questions retail executives are forced to answer if they want to
succeed in this new digital era:
Executive Profile - Peter McKelvey
Peter McKelvey, President of L.E.K. Americas, was profiled in
the Boston Business Journal. Read the profile
Stuart Jackson Named Global Managing Partner, L.E.K.
Stuart Jackson was name Global Managing Partner of L.E.K.
Consulting. A 30-year veteran of the firm, Jackson has spent most
of his career in North America, and most recently served as leader
of the firm's North American practice. Read more
L.E.K. leader named as one of 2012's top
Jackson, President of L.E.K. Consulting's North American
practice, was named one of Consulting Magazine's 2012's Top 25
Consultants for Excellence in Leadership. The magazine
identified Jackson's leadership skills, including a demonstrated
ability to help his clients achieve positive outcomes;
out-of-the-box thinking on time management principles; and for
playing a pivotal role in L.E.K.'s continued growth.