ScottMadden Management Consultants at a Glance


  • "Small firm that cares about its people--strong culture."
  • "Opportunity to learn and gain breadth of experience."
  • "Daily challenges, good culture, ability to work remotely."


  • "The plight of the mid-sized firm."
  • "We rely too much on institutional knowledge rather than having firm methodologies/standards."
  • "Our name recognition does not match our level of expertise and quality of work/deliverables."

The Buzz

  • "Formal."
  • "Slightly disorganized."
  • Growing brand recognition

About ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in four main practice areas: Energy, Grid Transformation, Clean Tech and Sustainability, and Corporate and Shared Services. While it is best known for its work in the energy industry, the firm also has clients in entertainment, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, manufacturing, high tech/communications, and the federal government.

Founded in 1983, the firm is headquartered in Atlanta, with an additional office in Raleigh, NC. From these two locations, the firm works on projects for clients all over the world, albeit with a strong concentration of work coming in North America. 

Putting the Scott in ScottMadden 

The firm was founded by utilities industry executive Peter Scott, whose first client also happened to be the utility where he had previously worked. According to the firm, Scott partnered with the client and became a long term advisor, setting a model for client engagement-including a focus on long-term results-that ScottMadden attempts to live up to even today. Indeed, the firm continues to retain that first client even today. 

Since 2000, the firm has been led by current CEO and President Brad Kitchens, who has more than 25 years of experience in business and consulting. A former employee of Deloitte & Touche, Kitchens' pre-ScottMadden resume includes stints in Deloitte's capital markets practice, as well as several years in the oil and gas industry. 

No cookie cutters allowed 

According to the firm's website, ScottMadden's differentiation within the consulting industry comes from its willingness to create long-term partnerships with its clients, and to personalize its work based on each client's specific needs. Indeed, that commitment to meeting needs is what led the firm to expand its practice areas beyond energy in the early 2000s, in the process moving away from being a niche practitioner and towards the role of a general management consulting provider. 


July 2015

ScottMadden Discussed the Dynamic Grid of the Future at the NY REV Summit

ScottMadden, Inc. is proud to have sponsored and moderated a panel at Infocast's NY REV Summit held July 29-30, 2015, in New York, NY. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the latest updates on the REV initiative, its impact on the energy industry in New York, and the future of utilities throughout the United States. The panel, "Dynamic Grid of the Future," examined how utilities and jurisdictions can learn from what NY REV is trying to achieve and the impacts it may have as other states contemplate the future of the grid. 

April 2015

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update: Facing the "Strange" - Electric Vehicle Sales Trends and Business Model Analysis

ScottMadden, Inc. recently released its newest edition of the Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication offers our inside view of major events and emerging trends in the energy industry and includes an in-depth analysis of electric vehicle (EV) sales trends and business models. ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update explores how EVs continue to make inroads and utility and other companies in this sector seek the right charging infrastructure and business models. 

March 2015

ScottMadden to Sponsor and Present at Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 2015

ScottMadden, Inc. is proud to have joined leading industry players as a sponsor for SSON's 19th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week, held March 9 through March 12 in Orlando, Florida. Brad DeMent, partner and finance and accounting practice leader at ScottMadden, served his second year as conference chair. ScottMadden presented an interactive workshop, "Shared Services 101: The Fundamentals of Designing, Building, and Implementing Shared Services." and an advanced workshop, "Creating the Next Generation of Shared Services." 

February 2015

ScottMadden Releases Winter 2015 Energy Industry Update

ScottMadden, Inc. released the Winter 2015 edition of The Energy Industry Update today. As market changes, regulatory processes, and technology evolution unfold, energy and utility companies will face them and adapt. Themed "Changes: Turn and Face the Strange," this issue surveys a broad array of strategic issues, including: insights drawn from our first-hand look at developments and lessons learned in Germany, a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, a view of how utilities are looking with interest at electric vehicles, and a review of natural gas prices and gas production from shale formations. 

November 2014

ScottMadden Presented HR Shared Services Benchmarking Study Highlights during Complimentary Webinar

ScottMadden, Inc. and American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) conducted a complimentary webinar, "HR Shared Services Benchmarking Insights," on November 12, 2014. In this session, ScottMadden presented highlights from the third cycle of its human resources shared services (HRSS) benchmarking study conducted with APQC, a multi-year study focused exclusively on U.S. or North American HRSS organizations with service centers and centers of expertise. 


October 2014

ScottMadden Partnered with SEPA for Webinar on Executive Fact-Finding Mission to Germany

ScottMadden, Inc. partnered with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to present the webinar, "Key Lessons Learned on the SEPA Executive Fact-Finding Mission to Germany," on Thursday, October 30, 2014. This session presented top findings and insights learned from this fact-finding mission. SEPA, ScottMadden, and a select group of executive participants from the mission explored the energy transition in Germany and related challenges, opportunities, and new business models. 

September 2013

ScottMadden Launches Corporate Rebranding

ScottMadden announced its new brand, which coincided with the company's 30th anniversary. This rebrand includes a new logo, tagline, and redesigned website. These changes are part of our deliberate strategy to emphasize our commitment to "getting it done right." Although we have undergone a transformation, our mission and commitment to our clients remain unchanged-to deliver actionable and sustainable results in Energy, Grid Transformation, Corporate & Shared Services, and Clean Tech & Sustainability.

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ScottMadden Management Consultants

3495 Piedmont Rd, NE
Building Ten, Suite 805
Atlanta, GA 30305-8800
Phone: (404) 814-0020
Fax: (404) 814-0027


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: Brad Kitchens
  • 2015 Employees: 150

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Grid Transformation
    Clean Tech & Sustainability
    Corporate & Shared Services

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA (HQ)
  • Raleigh, NC

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