L.E.K. Consulting at a Glance

Uppers

  • "The people and the focus on strategy consulting."
  • "The people, the casework, and the amount of responsibility I was given from day one."
  • "Rapidly adapting to accommodate greater work-life flexibility."

Downers

  • "We are selling like hot cakes; almost no time off project work."
  • "Tight staffing, unpredictable hours at times."
  • "Brand recognition."

The Buzz

  • "Great at due diligence; work employees very hard."
  • "Not a lot of professional development support for entry-level consultants."
  • "Very strong firm, good recruitment."
  • "One of the few mid-size strategy places left."

About L.E.K. Consulting

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers four major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and sales and strategy activation consulting. The firm maintains an on the ground presence on five continents and 12 countries, 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 major industries: aviation and travel, consumer products, industrials, building products, biopharma and life sciences, retail, healthcare, digital and technology, MedTech and private equity. 

Digging in

Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven capabilities that drive insights. "The most valuable service that L.E.K. provides," the firm says, "is to leverage deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to deliver fresh insights with real impact to clients." The firm's teams dig into each assignment with open minds, and apply sophisticated analysis, to provide clients with clear, actionable recommendations for its strategy consulting engagements. 

Offering a helping hand

L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social responsibilities -seriously. Since 2006 L.E.K. has been driving social impact through its pro bono initiative. In 2016 the firm doubled its commitment to support two pro bono clients annually in the U.S. For example, L.E.K. recently completed a project with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), a world leader in cancer treatment and research. A team of consultants helped DFCI develop a strategy to maximize the potential of its holiday merchandising program, thereby creating a stable recurring income stream. This engagement ultimately supports DCFI's ability to realize its vision: eradicating cancer and the fear it engenders. The firm continues to commit to making a difference in the community. The work has earned L.E.K. and DCFI a Consulting Magazine Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award.

IN THE NEWS

August 2016

L.E.K.'s Jon Weber Dissects the Consumer Mind-Set

Women's Wear Daily (WWD) 

As technology continues to transform consumer behavior, fashion apparel retailers and brands are struggling to engage shoppers - and get them to spend as well. Here, Jon Weber, managing director and partner in L.E.K.'s Boston office where he heads the firm's retail and consumer products practices, discusses consumer behavior as well as how the retail market has changed in recent years.

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July 2016 

How to Know Which Digital Trends are Worth Chasing

Harvard Business Review

By Rob Haslehurst, Chris Randall, Jon Weber and Charlie Sullivan 

The rapid pace of digital change has put companies in the unenviable position of trying to decide which tech trends to invest in and when. All too often, these "revolutionary" innovations offer only incremental benefits at best; at worst, they are a costly distraction. So how will you recognize a true digital differentiator when you see it? L.E.K.'s Robert Haslehurst, Chris Randall, Jon Weber and Charlie Sullivan discuss a framework for focusing on the innovations that matter. 

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June 2016 

Squeezing the tube: Instead of disrupting their industries, firms should look for opportunities under their noses

The Economist 

In their new book, Edge Strategy, Alan Lewis and Dan McKone of L.E.K. Consulting argue that before turning themselves upside down firms should think harder about profiting from the "edges" of existing businesses. 

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May 2016 

L.E.K. Consulting's Alan Lewis Named One of the Top 25 Industry Leaders

Alan Lewis, managing director and co-author of Edge Strategy: A New Mindset for Profitable Growth, was named one of Consulting magazine's "Top 25 Consultants in 2016" for Excellence in Retail. This award recognizes the "most influential consultants of the year" for their leadership skills and client impact. 

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March 2016 

L.E.K. Consulting's Eileen Coveney Hosts 'Driving Innovation Through Pricing and Business Development' Panel

L.E.K. Consulting's Eileen Coveney moderated the "Driving Innovation Through Pricing and Business Development" panel discussion at Boston Biotech BD Boston Conference on March 9. 

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L.E.K.'s Andrew Kadar Named a 2016 Rising Star of the Profession  

L.E.K. Consulting's Andrew Kadar, a senior engagement manager based in the San Francisco office, was named to Consulting magazine's "2016 Rising Stars of the Profession - 35 Under 35" for Excellence in Healthcare consulting. 

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L.E.K. Consulting

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

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-Founder: Iain Evans
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
  • President, L.E.K Americas: Peter McKelvey
  • 2016 Employees: 1,100

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Strategy
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Marketing & Sales
    Strategy Activation

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (US HQ)
    Offices across 5 continents