L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting Company Profile


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.

Digging in

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 development methods.

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 microenterprise lending.

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.


July 2013

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.

June 2013

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 issues. Read more at Crain's.

May 2013

Digital Clues Demystify the Conundrum of Catalogs

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:

  • How do we reduce direct marketing costs without putting the business at risk?

  • How and where do we invest to ensure an impactful surrogate for the catalog?

March 2013

Executive Profile - Peter McKelvey

Peter McKelvey, President of L.E.K. Americas, was profiled in the Boston Business Journal. Read the profile here.

January 2013

Stuart Jackson Named Global Managing Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

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 here.

May 2012

L.E.K. leader named as one of 2012's top consultants

Stuart 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.

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L.E.K. Consulting

75 State Street
19th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 951-9500
Fax: (617) 951-9392


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-Founder & Chairman: Iain Evans
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
  • President, L.E.K, North America: Peter McKelvey
  • 2013 Employees: 1,000

  • Employment Contact


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Marketing & Sales

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Operations & Organization

    Shareholder Value Management


Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (US HQ)
    London (Worldwide HQ)
    22 offices in 16 countries

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