Navigant Consulting, Inc. at a Glance


  • "Flexible hours and the ability to grow my career organically as my interests change."
  • "Emphasis on diversity and excellence."
  • "Great opportunity to grow and be involved in a rapidly evolving business."


  • "Usually work on 5+ projects at once, so billing has to be by project."
  • "Days with work overload or underload."
  • "Need more consistent culture."

The Buzz

  • "Good in healthcare."
  • "Acquires small firms to keep hold on market."
  • "Big box."
  • "Good consultants but company is stock price driven."

About Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The firm provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies. The business is organized in four reporting segments - Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare; and Energy. 

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 5,000, and operates through offices in over 50 cities, primarily in North America, but also in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Transformation in the DNA 

Navigant's 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 engage, 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, Risk & Compliance 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 Navigant, 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's Healthcare practice 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. 

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 is embedded into the culture and processes for everyday problem solving throughout the firm. The firm has launched several Innovation Challenge competitions, 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. 


July 2015 

Navigant and MATTER Support Chicago's Healthcare Innovation Community 

Navigant created a strategic relationship with healthcare technology incubator MATTER to contribute to the growing healthcare innovation environment in Chicago. Through the relationship, Navigant's healthcare practice leaders will help to bring new and innovative solutions to market in the life science and healthcare industries. 

April 2015 

Navigant Community Connections Day 

Employees across the Firm made a tremendous impact in our local communities during our 2015 Community Connections Day of Service on April 25, 2015.  More than 550 employees from 35 offices participated with friends & family around the globe to volunteer at 35 different organizations and positively impacted nearly 14,000 youth.  A social media campaign following the service day elicited more than 16,000 votes and named the Center for Children & Families in Vermillion, SD, the Verona Public Library in Verona, WI, the East Village Youth Program in Chicago, the First Book Canada in Toronto and Impact Lives in Mitchell, SD as the grant winners of a $5,000 donation from Navigant. 

March 2015 

Navigant Healthcare Leader Recognized as a "Rising Star"

Richard Bajner, Managing Director and co-leader of Navigant Healthcare's Value Transformation team, was recognized by Consulting magazine among the "Rising Stars of the Profession." Bajner was among more than 200 nominees considered for the recognition, which annually honors 35 talented professionals in the consulting profession under the age of 35. 

December 2014 

Navigant Earned 100 Percent Rating for Sixth 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. 

December 2014 

Navigant's Cycling Team 

With 45,612 miles ridden in 2014 and more than $31,000 raised for charitable organizations - this global team is a force to be reckoned with! The Navigant Cycling Team offers members many perks including health and wellness and a decreased carbon footprint. Team members around the world come together to make a difference on our world - directly and indirectly. 

September 2014 

Navigant Launches New Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis 

The Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis (Center) is a data-driven, non-partisan resource center designed to bring valuable insights relative to how changing health policy and market dynamics are impacting the U.S. healthcare system. The Center focuses on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry's major sectors and monitors signals from the market to identify innovative solutions and facilitate implementation within the fast-changing healthcare environment. In 2015, the Center has been at the forefront of changes, trends and breaking news within healthcare industry, including the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision, implications of the ICD-10 deadline and healthcare reform. 

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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
  • 2015 Employees: 5,000

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Disputes, Investigations & Economics
    Financial, Risk & Compliance Advisory
    Financial Services

Major Office Locations

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