Navigant Consulting, Inc. at a Glance


  • "The ability to run your own show."
  • "Amount of available billable work."
  • "Education reimbursement."
  • "Opportunities to work with diverse group of clients."


  • "Expectation to work at all hours of the day/night."
  • "During busy season, hours can get tedious."
  • "The left hand sometimes doesn't talk to the right hand."
  • "Corporate processes are growing and taking a more time."

The Buzz

  • "Smart—cornering their own market."
  • "Promotions are common."
  • "Strong in energy but searching for identity."
  • "Middle of the road."

About Navigant Consulting, Inc.


Making an Impact

Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. According to the firm, its professionals "combine technical expertise with business pragmatism in highly regulated industries" to address critical business needs. Those highly regulated industries include construction, energy, financial services and healthcare. 

Formed in 1996 under the name The Metzler Group, Navigant has grown through a series of complementary acquisitions including Peterson Consulting and Barrington Consulting Group. In 1999, the company changed its name to Navigant Consulting, Inc. 

Listed on the NYSE, Navigant employs a staff of more than 2,700, and operates through offices in over 50 cities, primarily in the United States, but also in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 


Transformation in the DNA 

Navigant's true sweet spot is in working with clients and industries in the midst of significant transformation. While the firm delivers many of its specialized services and solutions across a spectrum of industries, the Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare sectors represent the largest served by Navigant. Since its early days, the firm has succeeded by staying true to its core: providing strategic and operational advice as well as legal, disputes and compliance expertise to highly regulated industries in the midst of transformation. That transformation may come in the form of regulatory change, evolving consumer demands, globalization or cost pressures, to name a few. 

Also core to Navigant's DNA is the firm's disputes and investigative services. The goal of any investigative engagement is to help resolve critical situations promptly, minimizing possible damage to operations, reputation and shareholder value. To that end, Navigant provides advice and analysis throughout the process, and evaluates compliance programs designed to prevent and detect future problems. The firm will also parlay, when appropriate, with stakeholders and oversight bodies. 


Industry Know-How 

In the Energy industry, Navigant helps clients to deploy and integrate renewable energy, energy storage, and other emerging technologies; to understand the potential of Smart Grid; and to address consumer and regulatory demands. In the midst of these changes, energy industry players are looking for ways to strengthen their enterprises to increase performance, opportunity and growth. Navigant helps clients do that by providing insight into regulatory processes, pricing, supply-and-demand dynamics, market design, fuel sourcing, financing, technologies and operations.

The Financial Services sector is emerging from the most significant economic crisis in recent history. Navigant works closely with financial services and financial institution clients to develop sound operations, risk management, distribution and compliance strategies to ensure they are well-positioned to anticipate and take advantage of the changes ahead. In complex disputes and high stakes investigations, the firm's professionals provide services in accounting, economics, regulation and data and discovery management. According to the firm, this comprehensive service offering helps clients gain operational efficiencies, manage risks and improve financial performance. 

Within the Healthcare sector, the firm's consultants assist health systems, physician practice groups, payers and life sciences companies in designing, developing, and implementing integrated solutions with the goal of creating high-performing healthcare organizations. Navigant Healthcare assists clients in building capabilities and achieving sustainable peak performance around quality of care, cost, leadership, and culture in today's changing healthcare environment. The firm provides strategic, operational, management and financial advisory services to health systems, physician practice groups, payers and life sciences companies.


Pointing North

Navigant's website provides insights and regularly publishes commentary to help readers and clients find their way out of business quandaries, such as how to manage through the credit crisis or navigate the "green" real estate industry. The firm's emphasis on thought leadership offers several outlets for its professionals to be published, hit the speaking circuit or provide expert commentary in Navigant's "3 Minutes to Impact" podcast series available on iTunes and on its YouTube channel. 


Challenging Status Quo 

Innovation is core to the Firm's strategy. To help foster innovative thinking, Navigant formed an internal Innovation Development Council (IDC) and brought on a Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. Innovation has been embedded into the culture and processes for everyday problem solving throughout the Firm. Since the IDCs inception, the Firm has launched an Innovation Challenge competition, introduced an Innovation Speaker Series which hosts innovative thought leaders from a variety of channels to speak live about topics that support and drive innovation, and created multiple outlets for employees to share and dialogue about their new business ideas.



March 2014 

Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis Introduces Pulse Weekly

In 2014, Navigant Healthcare introduced a research center focused on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry's major sectors. The Center, led by Paul Keckley, healthcare industry analyst, policy expert and Managing Director at Navigant, creates Pulse Weekly, a weekly healthcare reform news column, which monitors signals from the market to keep clients up-to-date in this fast-changing environment.


January 2014 

Minimizing Risks while Capitalizing on Opportunities - Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine 15 

In the January 2014 issue of IQ, Navigant professionals examine compliance challenges and how companies can minimize risks while capitalizing on opportunities. In each example, businesses which are able to foresee the unforeseeable and head off risks before they become problems are the winners. The articles examine traditional anti-money laundering measures and FCPA- or corruption-related AML compliance, cautions private equity firms should heed in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny, new rules regarding the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and more.


November 2013 

Navigant Helps Open First Ben Carson Reading Room 

Navigant's Black African Employee Resource Group (ERG), with the support of Navigant's Lend a Hand Foundation, has made lasting impact on the children of Washington DC by raising $17,500 to open DC's first Ben Carson Reading Room. The Carson Scholars Program was established to provide funding and support to local schools around the country to create a nurturing environment for children to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills.


December 2013 

Navigant Earned 100 Percent Rating for Fifth Year on HRC's Corporate Equality Index

Navigant once again maintained its standing as one of the companies receiving a perfect 100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool of corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender employees.


September 2013 

Navigant Healthcare Receives Top Nods 

Navigant was ranked 4th in the Modern Healthcare list of Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting Firms for 2013. Additionally, leaders within Navigant's Healthcare practice were recognized as standout leaders in the industry in 2014. Chuck Peck, M.D., Managing Director was featured on Becker's ASC Review list of 101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry. James Dolan, PhD, Associate Director within the Firm's Life Sciences Strategy team, appeared on Consulting Magazine's list of Rising Stars of the Profession, which recognizes outstanding talent under the age of 35.


April 2014 

Navigant Community Connections Day 

In 2013, Navigant held our inaugural all hands service day, "Community Connections."  This year, on April 5th, employees, friends and family members from 38 offices partnered with over 30 different charities to support the local communities and the Firm's 1MX2020 campaign through activities and fundraising efforts.


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Navigant Consulting, Inc.

30 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 583-5700
Fax: (312) 583-5701


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: NCI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Julie M. Howard
  • 2014 Employees: 2,700

  • Employment Contact
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  • Major Departments & Practices
    PRACTICE AREAS Disputes, Investigations & Economics Energy Financial, Risk & Compliance Advisory Healthcare   INDUSTRIES Construction Energy Financial Services Government Healthcare

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL (HQ)
  • Offices in 50 cities in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia

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