Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Company Profile


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.

Uncovering the Keys to Dispute Resolution

Perhaps the most difficult and damaging conflicts and disputes any organization can face are those that arise internally. Among the array of services Navigant offers, the firm has a large Disputes & Investigations team focused on addressing these issues, whether they arise from fraud, corruption or the less headline-grabbing, but nonetheless taxing, challenges of compliance. The firm has on hand a staff of experts, among them CPAs, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners, with experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, internal audit and litigation support that is essential to undertaking effective corporate investigations. 

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. These services are offered internationally, tackled by teams that fit the project, no matter the cultural, linguistic or logistical needs. 

Taking its investigative expertise to the page, Navigant also produces Investigations Quarterly Magazine, a custom publication that looks into the current state of corporate regulation, the potential transgressions and the best way to manage that kind of internal risk.

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. 

Lawyers who require Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit can look to Navigant to offer the thought leaders and course opportunities necessary. Through a partnership with the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), Navigant develops and instructs several courses that allow clients to fulfill their CLE requirements. Sessions are offered either in-house, via webinars or as part of legal roundtables throughout the United States on topics including antitrust issues, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, fraud, and corporate governance. 

Beyond Disputes

Besides the Disputes and Investigations practice, Navigant also provides expert services and thought leadership to the energy and healthcare industries. In the energy industry-which is undergoing rapid transformational change-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's experts help clients to do that by providing insight into regulatory processes, pricing, supply-and-demand dynamics, market design, fuel sourcing, financing, technologies and operations. 

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. The firm uses an interdisciplinary approach-Navigant describes it as "unique"-which leverages the combined experiences of its consultants, many of whom have served as healthcare executives, clinicians, and physicians. This enables the firm to assist 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.


Sunshine Act Compliance - Perspectives on the Final Rule for Implementation

The Sunshine Act, a subsection of the Patient Affordable Care Act of 2010, requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to make annual reports of certain payments and transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals. Navigant provides perspectives and expert insights on the Sunshine Act and the implications on life sciences company operations, ranging from written standards and training and education, to auditing, monitoring, tracking, collecting and reporting.


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.


Europe Trails U.S. on Mobile Markets 

The GSMA, in collaboration with Navigant Economics, authored a report that examines the health of the European mobile market and reveals that Europe now lags far behind the U.S in LTE deployment and mobile investments.


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

Navigant once again maintained its standing as one of the 190 companies receiving a perfect 100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The 2012 survey is Navigant's third year in participating and the third year in which it has received an 100 rating.


Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting Firms

Navigant was ranked 4th in the Modern Healthcare list of Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting Firms for 2013.


Navigant Named "2012 Consultancy of the Year - Gulf Coast Region" by Oil & Gas Awards 

Navigant was named the Oil and Gas Awards' "2012 Consultancy of the Year - Gulf Coast Region".  Recognized for its recent work for Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC, a U.S. based company that submitted its application nominating Navigant for LNG export on August 31, 2012. To support the company's application, Navigant utilized its proprietary GPCM-based gas market model to assess the long term effects of LNG exports on domestic natural gas commodity prices in both the regional and national gas markets. 

▲ Show Less▼ Show Full Description

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
  • 2013 Employees: 2,700

  • 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

Become a Vault Basic Member

Complete your Vault Profile and get seen by top employers