L.E.K. Consulting at a Glance


  • "Lots of responsibility, many short strategy cases, low travel, great people, great pay."
  • "The culture of collaboration that L.E.K. fosters."
  • "If you like strategy consulting, responsibility and limited travel, there is no better gig."


  • "Can't seem to break into the upper levels."
  • "Hours can be longer than other firms; lots of due diligences."
  • "You will be forced to take charge whether you like it or not. There is a high pace of learning required."

The Buzz

  • "Smart, diverse, exciting."
  • "Brilliant, but endless hours."
  • "Can't seem to break into the upper levels."
  • "Top tier in a few industries."

About L.E.K. Consulting


Getting to like L.E.K.

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers four major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations and organizational development and marketing and sales consulting. The firm maintains more than 20offices 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 ten major industries: aviation and travel, industrials, building products, , biopharma and life sciences, retail and consumer products, oil & gas, healthcare, media and entertainment, 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 outstanding analysis to deliver exceptional insights to clients." 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.



June 2014

The Rebirth of U.S. Manufacturing: Myth or Reality?

The media has been full of reports lately about a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing. The cheerleaders cite an array of heartening examples, but is this revival for real? L.E.K.'s Carol Wingard and Michael Connerty examine the results of a recent study of decision makers in 10 U.S. manufacturing industries to determine if this "rebirth" is myth or reality.

Read more here.


May 2014 

Here are some data companies MedTech firms should partner with

Jonas Funk, a Chicago-based partner in the firm's MedTech practice, was quoted in industry publication MDDI. Read more here.


May 2014

Top 25 Honor 

L.E.K. Consulting's Bill Frack, a partner based in the Chicago office, has received the "Top 25 Consultants" award for excellence in healthcare

Read more here.


April 2014

Food & Pharma: How to Succeed in Dietary Supplements & Nutraceuticals 

Nutraceuticals are increasingly becoming power plays for both Big Food and Big Pharma companies. Driving this phenomenon is the draw of capturing a growing number of consumers who are seeking proactive health solutions to avoid negative pharmaceutical interventions. Here's a basic breakdown of issues companies should consider before they get in the game.

Read more here.


March 2014

Rising Star at L.E.K.

L.E.K. Consulting's Maria Steingoltz, a senior engagement manager based in the Chicago office, has been named to Consulting  magazine's "Rising Stars of the Profession - 35 Under 35" for 2014.

Read more here


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.

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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
  • 2014 Employees: 1,050

  • Employment Contact
    Visit L.E.K.'s careers page

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Marketing & Sales Mergers & Acquisitions Operations & Organization Strategy

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (US HQ)
    21 offices in 13 countries

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