Ricardo Strategic Consulting at a Glance


  • "Good work-life balance and strong prestige in the industry."
  • "Interesting and challenging work, great co-workers, and clients"
  • "Technical challenges coupled with strategic consulting."


  • "Slow career development."
  • "As a small firm, resources and formal training are limited."
  • "Long hours."

The Buzz

  • "Automotive."
  • "Strong industry expertise."
  • Limited brand recognition outside sector.

About Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is a leading provider of consulting services in the automotive and transportations industries. The firm is a subsidiary of global automotive engineering outfit Ricardo-a lineage that means that, while the consulting firm has only been formally operational since 2002, it is part of a traditions of automotive consulting and solutions dating back almost a century, to Ricardo's founding in 1915. 

In terms of services, RSC works closely with its parent company and offers a mix of strategic and technical consulting: services include everything from corporate and business strategy to market analysis and advice on mergers and acquisitions. According to the firm's website, RSC "has successfully delivered more than 500 major projects covering the entire automotive value chain" since 2002. 

Global footprint

Globally, Ricardo has a footprint in 10 countries, with an understandable focus on centers of transportation and energy production and consumption. RSC has a presence in five of those countries: Germany, the U.K., U.S., India and China. 

RSC is led by Markus Doerr, who had served the company for twelve years, most recently as European managing director, at the time of his current appointment in 2008. Holding a combined Master's in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Doerr has also held positions at A.T. Kearney, Roland Berger and Ford of Europe. 

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Detroit Technical Center, 40000 Ricardo Drive
Van Buren Township
Detroit, MI 48111-1641
Phone: 1 (734) 397-666
Fax: 1 (734) 397-6677


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: RCDO
  • Stock Exchange: LSE
  • Managing Director: Markus Doerr
  • 2016 Employees: 76

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Corporate and Business Strategy
    E-Mobility Strategy and Implementation
    Integrated Cost Reduction and Operations Improvement
    Marketing, Sales and Services
    Market and Economic Analysis
    Market Regulation and Policy
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Quality and High Value Problem Resolution (HVPR)
    Research and Development Management

Major Office Locations

  • Detroit, MI (US HQ)
  • Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK (Global HQ)
  • Delhi
  • Munich
  • Shanghai